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MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR CULTURE AND INTERNAL PERFORMANCE

Voula Christou is ‘Head of Internal Operations and Scale-Up Champion’ for the Redmond Group and here Voula talks about how very proud and excited she is to champion the internal drive, for new and proposed processes and improvements, supporting the Redmond Group scale-up. And how Redmond Group have been signed up three years ago to the UNITED NATIONS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. In particular, is the business’s understanding of the importance of community and shared responsibility.

 

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Redmond Community Zoo visit for Skye and her Family Friends

Redmond Group offers day visits to our Community Zoo as part of its social involvement with all of its employees. We arranged another great day out at the zoo, this time for our Procurement and Plant Administrator, Skye Donaghy, and her young guests. On their visit they got to see the chickens, pygmy goats, kunekune pigs, mini pigs, rheas, alpacas, llamas, wallabies, bees, and the peacock.

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Social Justice Day – Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice

Redmond Group would like to recognise and be part of celebrating and raising the profile of World Day of Social Justice.  The theme of which this year is “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”, and which promotes a peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Today, Tuesday 11th February, is an International Day to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. It is a day to bring awareness to the gender divide within this career path and to encourage a strengthened female participation.

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Redmond Group supports World Cancer Day

Today is World Cancer Day. Redmond Group would like to spread awareness and give recognition to those affected by the disease, whether directly or indirectly, those who have beaten it, and those that did not.

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Welcome 2020 – We will carry on Asking Twice

Welcome 2020, at Redmond Group, we’re excited to see you! 2020 is not just a year for the continued development of our growing business, but a year during which we promise to do even more to help our environment, our communities, and – especially – each other.

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Redmond Group supports Human Rights Day 10th December 2019 – Youth Standing Up for Human Rights

It’s relevant to all of us, every day; and human rights are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Human Rights Day is the 10th December every year and in 2019, the theme is Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.

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Redmond Group honours United Nations Day

As a horrendous period in history drew to a close, the world decided to come together.

On the 24th October 1945, fifty-one countries came together in peace to create the United Nations and this year celebrates its 74th Anniversary…

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Pia the Peahen is a proud mother of 2 chicks

Pia, our Community Zoo Peahen, gave birth to 2 healthy chicks in late June and they have been progressing well.

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Redmond Group proud to inspire the Innovators of the future

Ms Udara Mahagedara is working on her PhD Assignment, based around SME waste management systems.  Redmond Group’s Managing Director Stephen Redmond and our HSQE & Sustainability Director Mick McCarthy were happy to spend time with Ms Mahagedara discussing how an SME (and sub-contractor) can manage this complex and ever more important subject.

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Wallabies New Years Eve treat

Friday is here! We’d thought we let you all unwind with a video… back on the 31st December our Community Zoo wallabies were treated to their New Years Eve meal.

 

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Community Zoo update

Joining our community zoo recently is Percy the Peacock, and Pia the Peahen. Percy joined us first, he is an Indian Blue Peacock, he was subsequently joined by Pia, who is a Black Shoulder Peahen. Both species are native to South Asia.

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Governors in School Day

Mick McCarthy, our HSQE & Sustainability Director, provides voluntary
professional assistance as a Co-operative Governor to the school’s Board of Governors at Deanesfield Primary School in South Ruislip, Middlesex.

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Community Zoo update

Our Community Zoo is growing! The livestock now includes chickens (bearded silky banthem, porecelin, frizzels, malaysian seramas) pygmy goats, kunekune pigs, mini pigs, rheas, alpacas, llamas, wallabies, a peacock and bees.

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Donation to London Islamic Cultural Society (LICS)

In December our HSQE & Sustainability Director, Mick McCarthy, presented a cheque for £200 to the London Islamic Cultural Society (LICS) at Wightman’s Road Mosque, with which we have a warm working relationship.

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Santa always delivers!

Santa visits The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, on Christmas Day.

Here Santa is with one of his elves along with the lovely nurses at the hospital.

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Santa to revisit Princess Alexandra Hospital on Christmas Day

Santa has been reinvited to revisit the Princess Alexandra Hospital, in Harlow, on Christmas Day – He will be there with one of his elves on the 25th December to personally wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

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Santa’s visit to The Princess Alexandra Hospital Harlow

Santa’s visit to the Harlow Hospital went well, and he wishes to thank Kerry Knight and Jan Boland for donating presents.

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£200 presented to the St Joseph’s GAA Football Club

Mick McCarthy, our HSQE & Sustainability Director, presents the cheque for £200 to our local football club, the St Joseph’s GAA Football Club.

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Community Zoo welcomes a rare Albino Wallaby

Redmond Group and staff welcomed a rare Albino Wallaby to our Community Zoo.

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Santa and his elves to hand out presents at Harlow Hospital children’s ward

Santa and his elves will be handing out presents at Princess Alexandra Hospital children’s ward in Harlow on the 1st December

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Wallabies join Community Petting Zoo

Four wallabies, which are of the Macropodidae family (the same family as kangaroos) have joined our Community Petting Zoo.

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Rosie gives birth to a baby cria at Community Zoo

A baby Cria, Bucky, was born to Rosie the llama in the zoo on the 8th Oct.

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Community Petting Zoo on the road

Redmond Group provided our Community Petting Zoo animals for the first time at Essendon Community Day.

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Rheas join Community Petting Zoo

Redmond Group’s Community Petting Zoo has received a couple of new additions this week, we have taken on board two Rheas, which are distantly related to the ostrich and emu.

Some photos below.

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Ticco the Hedgehog released back into the wild

Ticco the Hedgehog’s cage door was opened today to allow his voluntary release back into his natural habitat.

Below are pictures showing our team with him.

His weight as of the 23rd August 2018 was a healthy 690 grams.

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Meeting at Wightman Road Mosque

As part of Redmond Group’s ongoing commitment to community cohesion, the company has recently established a relationship with the London Islamic Cultural Society in Harringay.

Stephen Redmond visited the mosque on 20th July 2018 and met with Ms Bibi Khan and Zamir Abdullah to discuss opportunities for continued engagement, as well as work experience placements for young people who attend the mosque.

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Redmond Group manages U14 Girls Football Team at the London Youth Games

Mick McCarthy of Redmond Group took on the challenge of managing Hillingdon Borough’s under 14’s Girls Football Team at the London Youth Games.

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New plans for community zoo

Redmond Group are investing in a transfer box to enable transportation of a selection of animals from their community zoo. The animals will visit communities that are local to the construction sites Redmond works on.

Wildlife and woodland restoration programme update.

Redmond Group is celebrating a successful first two years of a five-year wildlife restoration programme across 11.5 acres of woodland.

The programme is being monitored in accordance with the United Nations Global Compact and the woodland is open to small groups of people on pre-organised visits. Animals in the Redmond Group community zoo are kept here.

Since Redmond Group initiated the restoration programme, new animals have been introduced and species have returned. The ground was prepared to save hedgehogs and their habitat and pheasants have become a permanent fixture, alongside many other native birds.

The rule of the restoration programme is that no animal can be killed and that all animals must be catered for through considered land management techniques. Woodpeckers, tawny owls, birds of prey, barn mice, muntjac deer, badgers, hedgehogs and rabbits and at least one cuckoo are all living in the woodland!

Redmond Group employees are regular volunteers on the land, carrying out initiatives to support the restoration programme.