Striving To Help Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May 2021
Mick McCarthy, HSQE & Research Director, commented, “This subject has never been more pressing given the changing and challenging landscape for our businesses and our people coming out of the effects of a pandemic. The need to examine and innovate goes beyond ticking a box but ensuring CARE and COMPASSION and where needed help is at hand for all our colleagues”.
Hear about our recent first step 90-minute timeout to complete an online stress awareness in the workplace computer training module by all Redmond Group colleagues…
TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT DATA – ‘CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS’ A GOVERNMENT BACKED ACCREDITATION – WHY?
Stephen Redmond, MD, stated, ‘This is an excellent award and reflects our strict protocols to minimise any potential threat to our business as part of our good governance responsibility under ESG policies and to put them into practice. This achievement is a reflection on the good teamwork and disciplines we have put in place to protect our customers and our own business operations, particularly with increased home working as well as onsite access to our IT systems.’
‘Is Sustainability Top of Your Agenda or Your Customers? Let’s debate’
Who is bold and has the foresight…
Post Covid-19, a more conscientious consumer will drive a change in priorities which has implications for the construction industry and MEPH providers.
Consumer pressure will affect B2B (construction and building developers) where they vote with their purchases, as exampled by ESG and carbon reduction. Understanding consumer drivers will become an ever more critical factor for the MEPH market. Are Procurement departments ready and willing to accept market forces’ reality and work with supply chains to improve real reductions in their carbon footprint?
Procurement departments will want to know they are working with a supply chain that understands its importance and makes strides and efforts to improve their relationship with each area, particularly carbon reporting per contract. Hear what we have to say.
What are the Leadership Requirements for Project Managers in the Construction Sector today?
What are the Leadership Requirements for Project Managers in the Construction Sector today?
Taking the message to Universities, read a talk given by Stephen Redmond, MD of the Redmond Group to second-year undergraduates taking Project Management (MG2130) as distilled by Fintan Clear, Senior Lecturer, Brunel Business School.
TAKING STEPS TO PROTECT AGAINST THE CYBER THREAT
Redmond Group completes the first stage of Cyber Essentials Plus Certification.
With Cyber Crime costing business £1.44bn p.a. from industrial espionage alone and growing, the construction industry and its supply chains are not impervious to this threat. We’re proud to have taken the first steps to enhance our cyber security with independently audited Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
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.
Setting High Standards for On-Site Safety
Setting high-quality safety standards have always been the foremost drive at the Redmond Group, even before the onset of Covid-19 added to new processes and protocols. It forms one of our three brand pillars; PROFESSIONALISM, COMMITMENT, SAFETY.
Mick McCarthy, HSQE & Research Director, comments, ‘We have always prided ourselves in our health and safety record, quality management methods; it’s in our DNA. Whether that be ISO practices or indeed around specific industry accreditations, It is something we regularly are complimented on by customers. Keeping abreast of regulatory and compliance standards and legislation is part and parcel of running a smooth and efficient operation’.
Redmond Group SECURES £100K GROWTH Grant
Stephen Redmond MD commented; “We are extremely grateful for the assistance provided by the Hertfordshire Growth Hub. This award will support our innovations to the decarbonisation of buildings heating and ventilation to address the climate challenge of zero carbon emissions. This is particularly important as buildings account for one-third of all emissions across Europe and about eighty percent of existing buildings will still be around in 2050. We hope our efforts will help Hertfordshire become one of the best performing regions on climate improvement initiatives in the UK”.
Redmond Group awarded high marks by the Considerate Constructors Scheme for the fourth year running
Redmond Group is proud to announce that in our latest audit by the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), we achieved a score of 42/45 for our everyday working, and the processes we have in place. Having won Silver for the last three consecutive years, and with our many initiatives of continuous improvement, we’re hoping this has us well on our way to achieving the extra points to win Gold.
The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens – a community cause close to our hearts
The Friends of Leigh Library Gardens (FOLLG) is a not for profit organisation (formerly constituted small charity), with governance through three trustees and over twenty ‘member’ volunteers. One of those three trustees is an NED for Redmond Group Ltd, who admits that this is a personal passion of his in relation to adding vitally important social value in the area, and creating community improvements.
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emissions is a wake-up call – as are continued warnings of an El Niño in 2020
The global lockdown is predicted to see annual carbon emissions reduce by 8%. This highlights what a huge challenge it will be to reduce emissions by 50% by 2030. Furthermore, there is a worry that emissions will increase at a faster rate than before as people shy away from public transport. This is why national economic post-COVID recovery plans need to include investment into the faster transition into a low carbon society – investment in renewable energy, clean tech, battery technology, cleaner industry and improvements in home energy efficiency.
Redmond Group celebrates Skye’s first anniversary
All of us at Redmond Group celebrate, Skye Donaghy, our Procurement and Plant Administrator’s first full year with us, and she brought in a custom made cookie for us to all enjoy.
June 2020 Birthdays!
Last month we celebrated the birthdays of:
- Lee Scott – IT Support
- Mick McCarthy – HSQE & Research Director
Redmond Group Safety Innovation Secures International Patent & Worldwide Product Protection
The research and development of innovative products, processes, and systems is key to Redmond Group’s ethos, and success. Particularly when they focus on the safety of our people and our projects.
We’re proud to announce that Redmond Group Ltd has been awarded a ‘patent’ for our innovative safety product, REDCOM. REDCOM is a personal alarm system that guarantees any falls from height are noticed almost instantly, and help is dispatched immediately to attend to an injured operative. This is via an immediate electronic accelerometer alert and GPS signalling. This product now also holds ‘worldwide’ patent protection.
Redmond Group wins contract for fit out of 278 new apartments in East London
Redmond Group is delighted to have secured the mechanical package at the prestigious East Wick & Sweetwater project in Stratford, East London. We’ll be working with our new client, HE Simm, creating a wonderful new partnership.
Protecting Our Procurement People!
Here at Redmond Group we’re very aware that our most valuable assets are our people. And not least, our very important Procurement Department. Here’s how well we’re protecting our highly valuable Skye these days!
World Day for Safety and Health at Work – 28th April 2020
Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives.
It is without doubt the biggest health crisis in recent memory. And so The World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joyous news for a member of the Redmond Family
Redmond Group is absolutely delighted to welcome its newest member. Our Assistant Estimator Alex George, his wife Ellena, and their first daughter Emilia, welcomed the newest member of their family, a little girl named Gabriella, on Friday 17th April. Welcome to the family Gabriella.
Redmond Group supports 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
This year marks 50 years since the first Earth Day, which was on the 22nd April 1970. In 2020, the theme is Climate Action. And although COVID-19 is clearly the whole world’s most urgent crisis, that does not diminish the critical importance of continuing to do all that we can to slow down and prevent negative human impact on our planet’s climate.
Please help petition to extend grants to small businesses affected by COVID-19
Please show your support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by signing this petition asking for government assistance to allow SME companies that fall outside the Small Business Rates/Rural Relief (and therefore not covered by current legislation) to gain access to funds. This will enable more businesses to survive the COVID-19 crisis, which is currently crippling our economy.
Extend grants immediately to small businesses outside of SBRR
Redmond Group invited to contribute to financial think-tank
Redmond Group was recently invited to become a member of the prestigious Bank of England Decision Maker Panel.
Redmond Group continues work on prestigious new medical facility
An update on our progress at the prestigious medical facility in Belgravia, located behind the gardens of Buckingham Palace. The installation of pipework is almost complete within this dynamic and high specification installation.
A Reflection on all of the World’s Priorities
COVID-19 is clearly the most immediately impactful of the world’s threats at the moment. As are most of the companies and governments around the world, at Redmond Group Ltd we’re doing our best to protect our staff, and keep the business running as usual.
Although the virus may affect any public events supporting them, we would however like to take a small moment to also remember a couple of other important things happening in the world this weekend.
Redmond Group participates in the Regeneration of Historic site
Another fantastic opportunity has arisen for Redmond Group working with another new client, a major contractor, within this Balfour Beatty construction at the ever-growing developments at Stratford.
Employees of the Month – February
Congratulations to the following people who have won Employee of the Month for February:
Kingston-Upon-Thames Project Progressing Smoothly and Swiftly
Proudly working in partnership with a new client, our recently acquired project at Kingston-Upon-Thames is progressing swiftly. Our dedicated team are delivering another high-quality build in line with Redmond Group’s values of professionalism, commitment and safety.
World Wildlife Day – 3th March 2020
Tuesday 3rd March 2020 is World Wildlife Day. 2020’s theme is “Sustaining all life on Earth”, and celebrates the interconnected nature of the world’s biodiversity. Aligning with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around climate action, clean water and sanitation, and life on land, there’s clear focus on the sustainable use of resources, and the conservation and protection of wildlife of all kinds.
Redmond Group on Pancake Day
Pancakes for all on Pancake Day! It was pancake day yesterday, 25th February, and we celebrated with pancakes all round, pun intended. #pancakeday
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.
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.
Redmond Group achieves ISO 45001 certification
Redmond Group is very proud to announce we have achieved ISO 45001:2018 certification. This accreditation audits our occupational health and safety and this is another testament to our passion for maintaining the highest levels of quality when it comes to our environment, policies, and procedures that protect our colleagues’, visitors’, and clients’ well-being.
Raihan completes work experience at Redmond Group
Congratulations to Raihan Hira for completing two weeks work experience at our offices in Enfield. During his time with Redmond Group, he learned about everyone’s job roles, and was shown and assisted with our procurement process. Redmond Group would like to wish him good luck with his future career.
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.
Redmond Group in UK first with Victaulic – but it doesn’t stop there
2019 was a special year for Redmond Group, amongst other accreditations, we made history as being the first designated installer of Victaulic in the UK, in fact we are the first outside the US.
Redmond Group moves closer to 100% electric vehicle fleet
As we work on reducing our company’s negative impact on the environment as much as possible – and wherever we can – for the last two years our company fleet has consisted of mostly hybrid vehicles. And now, Redmond Group’s recent acquisition of a 100% electric vehicle for our Managing Director, Stephen Redmond, helps us move closer to one of our sustainability goals, which is to have a 100% electric fleet.
Redmond Group awarded Considerate Constructors Certificate of Excellence for 2019/2020
We are very proud to have once again achieved high recognition for our work to make our sites – and our whole business – meet the highest standards of care for our staff, the communities we work in and with, our clients, and the environment.
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.
January 2020 Birthdays!
During January, we celebrated the birthdays of:
Skye Donaghy – Procurement & Plant Administrator
Matt Lee – Contracts Manager
Redmond Group’s Primary Control Feature listed as finalist for Innovation of the Year
As previously announced, Redmond Group has been selected as finalists in the Construction News’ Specialists Awards in two categories. We are delighted to showcase our Primary Control Feature, which has been nominated as a finalist in the category of Innovation of the Year (Contractor).
We are confident this system will revolutionise the Mechanical & Plumbing sector by drastically reducing potential flood and water damage caused by pipe leakage during the construction phase.
The Ocean Cleanup Interceptors – ridding the world’s oceans and rivers of plastic
Redmond Group would like to give recognition to the excellent work being done by 25 year old Dutch engineer Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Cleanup, who has begun a worldwide operation to rid the world’s oceans from plastic contaminates using autonomous vehicles known as ‘Interceptors’, of which four have been built so far.
Belgravia medical installation progress
Installed pipework on the Lower Ground floor of the medical facility we are working on in Belgravia, showing Boosted Cold Water Supply, Hot Water Supply and Return pipework.
Community Zoo visit for Supervisor
Redmond Group offers day visits to our Community Zoo as part of its social involvement with all of its employees. The zoo is privately funded by our Managing Director, Stephen Redmond. Recently, we arranged for one of our supervisors, Marius Gafu, to visit the Community Zoo with his two sons for a family day out. On their visit they got to see the chickens, pygmy goats, kunekune pigs, mini pigs, rheas, alpacas, llamas, wallabies, and the peacock.
Redmond Group shortlisted as finalist for the H&V News Awards 2020
Redmond Group is delighted to announce that we are a finalist in the Heating & Ventilation News Awards 2020 in the category of Training Initiative of the Year.
Redmond Group bans single-use plastics
Our dolphins continue to die! Say ‘NO’ to single use plastics.
The value of organisational Values
At Redmond Group we are on a mission to continuously achieve the highest standards of excellence in mechanical, electrical and commercial plumbing (MEP) project delivery through the application of technology and innovation. Underpinning that mission, are our three core values: Professionalism, Commitment, Safety.
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.
We close the year by supporting International Human Solidarity Day – 20th December 2019
Today is also International Human Solidarity Day. It’s a day that means a lot to us at Redmond Group, as its philosophy of inclusivity and respect for diversity is fundamental to our core values. It’s something we reflect on regularly, not just at the end of the year, to make sure we continue to embed this ethos in our environment on a day to day basis. International Solidarity Day is…
Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year to all from the Redmond Group Ltd family
A message from our MD, Stephen Redmond, MIoD
Celebrating the Festive Season
Our final Redmond Group Family Celebrations of the Year were held in our office and at a local restaurant. We stopped, we ate, we laughed, and we wished each other good cheer for the coming year.
Employee of the Month – November 2019
Congratulations to the following employees who have won Employee of the Month for December 2019:
Matt Lee (Contracts Manager)
Dumitru Ulmanu (Site Supervisor)
A Community for Wellbeing and Better Business
It’s really not just about your business. It’s also about the world around you. I strongly believe a sustainable business is one that builds its foundation on a values based purpose, and that equally considers its legacy, environmental impact, sustainability goals, and the physical and mental health and well-being of its internal community as well as the communities around it – as well, of course, as its bottom line. At Redmond Group we live that philosophy with a passion.
IOSH Training for Redmond Group on site team
This week Redmond Group site team completed their IOSH training (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health). We’re very pleased to say all passed with flying colours. This is part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring our operatives, other site users, and the public are safe at all times.
New Style Jumpers for Redmond Site Teams
At Redmond Group we want to reflect in our appearance and presentation the professionalism and quality we put into our work. We recently upgraded our team uniforms to support that, as well as to keep our team members warm and comfortable on site.
We would also like to thank two of our partners, Victaulic and Pegler for sponsoring us. We’re very proud to be installers of their products.
Congratulations to the Worthy Winners of the London Construction Awards 2019
Redmond Group Ltd was honoured to be amongst the prestigious finalists for the London Construction Awards
Supplier of the Year in November.
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.
Redmond’s Pet Day a Barking Success
We welcomed two new and very enthusiastic colleagues at our Redmond offices recently. Hamish and Haggis (Scottish Terrier breed) joined us for a day of hard work, long walks, and occasional naps – and they brought a smile to everyone’s face as we got on with our working days.
Redmond Group selected as finalists in two categories at the Construction News Specialists Awards 2020
Redmond Group Ltd is exceptionally proud to have been selected as a finalist in two categories of the 2020 Construction News Specialists Awards.
– MEP Specialist of the Year
– Innovation of the Year (Contractor) – Primary Control Feature
Redmond Group congratulates supervisor’s new arrival
Congratulations to our Redmond Group supervisor Wes McFarlane and his wife on the birth of their daughter.
Rock of Redmond joins the Redmond Group family
Redmond Group welcomes their latest recruit to the family, Rock of Redmond, a 2 year old filly (female horse under 4 years old) who is now our company mascot!
Redmond Group wins National Award in Considerate Constructors Scheme
Redmond Group has successfully won a Silver Award in the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) for a third year running. We are delighted with this achievement and proud of the excellent processes we have created and implemented, which have helped secure this award, as well as directly improve our day to day business and the quality of business life for our employees. Next year we will try for Gold!
Redmond Group proud of mechanical services installed on British Land project
Redmond Group is proud to have provided the mechanical services on this prestigious development at Clarges Estate and for this key customer, British Land. Redmond Group delivered works on this project in two separate stages, firstly to the Plant Room and the secondly to the 33 high-end luxury apartments.
Hedgehogs prepare for winter hibernation
As part of our Wildlife and Woodland Restoration Programme we helped release Hedgehogs back into the wild after their rehabilitation period with Ventura Wildlife Park. With winter fast approaching we assisted the Hedgehogs to reach their desired weight of 600 grams before hibernation by providing them with enough food. This is a vital part of ensuring their survival. See below pictures of one of our volunteers refilling one of the feed stations.
Redmond Group receive ISO 9001 and 14001 certification
It’s Bonfire Night, but we have some different firework celebrations here at Redmond Group. We are delighted to announce Redmond Group is now fully accredited with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification. We are very proud of the processes and systems we have in place for both quality and management, and this is a prized endorsement of our everyday high quality way of working at Redmond Group.
Ex-Skanska MD Russell Hallmark appointed as Redmond Group NED
Redmond Group is pleased to announce that the board has appointed a further Non-Executive Director, Russell Hallmark, effective from the 1st November 2019…
It’s 31st October and Redmond Group is celebrating Halloween by hosting a scariest costume competition and Pot-Luck day.
Employee of the Month – September 2019
Congratulations to the following employees who have won Employee of the Month for September 2019:
Belgravia – Mihail Scutaru
Embassy Gardens – Adam Billett
Office – Skye Donaghy
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…
Redmond Group supports Prostate Cancer UK
On Wednesday 25th September Redmond Group supported Prostate Cancer UK by collaborating with the Wenta Business Centre in a “Wear Your (sports) Shirt to Work Day”. A raffle with prizes was run by the Wenta Business Centre; a great time was had by all, and we were happy to support this worthy cause.
Redmond Group delighted to secure Kingston project
Redmond Group is delighted to have secured the Fassett Road & Central Block project in Kingston-upon-Thames with James Taylor Construction. Our works include the mechanical installation within 69 apartments covering 5 blocks…
Potluck Day at Redmond Group HQ!
Redmond Group’s head office team hosted and enjoyed a Potluck Day on the 19th August. It was a great success with many offerings brought in including Shepherd’s Pie, Pasta, Fish & Chips, Flapjacks and a cake with Redmond Group’s logo on it! It gave us a chance to build our team comradery by simply siting, chatting, laughing, and bonding together over our shared love of all things food.
Redmond Group supports World Mental Health Day
Today is World Mental Health Day, and we make the time to focus on the importance of global and local mental health education and care. As well as the advocating of understanding and acceptance, and fighting against the past stigmas associated with mental health issues.
Redmond Group supports Quality Plumber Week
Redmond Group are supporting APHC’s Quality Plumber Week by helping to raise awareness of what poor mental health is and what support is available for all their staff. This will be lead by our Mental Health champion and director, Mick McCarthy.
July & August Birthdays 2019!
During July & August we celebrated the birthdays of:
Eve Sekula, Quantity Surveyor
Jesse Valentine, Senior Estimator
Martine Parish, Customer Service Manager
Marc Tulloch, Commercial Director
Exciting news as Redmond Group wins another Considerate Constructors Scheme Award
For the third year running Redmond Group has won an award for a Considerate Constructors Scheme. We have been so proud to achieve Silver for the previous two years, and we’re now hoping to go one step further and pick up the Gold award this time! Redmond Group will find out what we have won at the Awards Ceremony in London on Friday 1st November 2019. We look forward to seeing you there.
Redmond Group supports Prostate Cancer UK
On Wednesday 25th September Redmond Group will be supporting Prostate Cancer UK by collaborating with the Wenta Business Centre in a “Wear Your (sports) Shirt to Work Day”.
Ben Kasperczak wins 3rd place at Knockhill
Redmond Group would like to congratulate Ben Kasperczak for winning 3rd place at the Knockhill Racing Circuit tournament, Edinburgh, on Sunday 15th September. Ben is a 16 year old racing car driver whom Redmond Group are very proud to sponsor for the 2019 season.
Redmond Group shortlisted as a finalist in the 2019 London Construction Awards
Redmond Group Ltd is absolutely delighted to be nominated as a finalist in the category: Supplier of the Year at The London Construction Awards 2019.
Another load ready to go!
Redmond Group owned plant is loaded onto our van in preparation to go to one of our new projects the next morning. New signage was applied to our barriers as part of this process, and our team worked flawlessly to get this done on time.
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.
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.
Redmond Group pleased to announce a secured contract with Primary Water Group
Good news always comes in threes! Redmond Group are delighted to announce a third secured project. This new collaboration is with Primary Water Group for the installation of filters and Low Temperature Hot Water & Chilled Water pipework to a project at Verulam Gardens.
Redmond Group achieves Contructionline Gold Membership Certification status
Redmond Group is delighted to announce that we have achieved Constructionline Gold Membership status.
Redmond Group secure contract for project at Maynard House
Redmond Group are pleased to announce a new collaboration with James Taylor Construction for the project at Maynard House. This includes the Mechanical and Plumbing fit out of 8 apartments and a ground floor club.
Redmond Group awarded contract for medical clinic by new client SES Engineering Services
Redmond Group is happy to announce we have been awarded the £1.3 million contract for the fit out of a high end medical treatment facility in Central London by new client SES Engineering Services, part of the Wates Group.
Redmond Group offers staff a free voluntary Occupational Health Check
To help inspire each other to be more health aware, we recently organised an Occupational Health Check in our offices – so that employees could “know their numbers”.
Redmond Group collaboration with Coolair Equipment and Mitsubishi Electric
Redmond Group is proud to collaborate with Coolair Equipment and Mitsubishi Electric installing innovative HVRF Air Conditioning technology
Redmond Group Summer BBQ
We work smart and hard at Redmond Group. We love it. And we play with enthusiasm too!
Having fun and relaxing with our friends – who happen to be colleagues too – is as important to us as supporting each other in our drive toward our business goals.
Redmond Group – The Next Generation 2
At Redmond Group, we’re passionate about building quality properties. We also love to build our community and inspire our employees to thoroughly enjoy and benefit from working with us – hopefully for generation after generation!
Matt Lee, our Contract Manager has recruited his inspired son, Owen, to join the Redmond brigade. Thumbs up and tools at the ready!
Employee of the Month – June
Congratulations to the following people who have won Employee of the Month for each of our main sites in June.
Andrew Cordwell – JLR Project Lead
Wes McFarlane – Embassy Gardens Supervisor
Nuno Martins – White City Supervisor
Alex George – Assistant Estimator
May & June Birthdays 2019!
In May, we celebrated the birthday of Mark Edwards (Electrical Contracts Manager), and in June, we celebrated the birthdays of Lee Scott (IT Support) and Mick McCarthy (HSQE & Sustainability Director).
Men’s Health Week
At Redmond Group, we believe our number one priority is to look after our employees. Where we can – without unwanted intrusion onto our employees’ personal lives – we support their physical and mental health and well-being.
World Environment Day – 5th June 2019
In 2019, World Environment Day is focusing on beating air pollution. At Redmond Group Ltd, we do our utmost to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We’re also proud to have own business specific goals around supporting the environment.
Interview with the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors
We feel privileged to have been interviewed by the Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC), and they have published their interview with our Managing Director, Stephen Redmond, in their June edition of Hot & Cold magazine.
Redmond Group – The Next Generation
At Redmond Group, we’re passionate about building quality properties. We also love to build our community and inspire our employees to thoroughly enjoy and benefit from working with us – hopefully for generation after generation!
Lewis Riley-Lester, our Supervisor at our project for Jaguar Land Rover – and of recent MasterChef fame – has clearly already inspired his dynamic son to join in the Redmond gusto.
International Day for Biological Diversity
Redmond Group is committed to sustainability, the community, and the environment, and we proactively support the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Part of this is our privately funded work with our 5 Year Woodland Regeneration Programme, which links directly to UN Global Goal #15 – Life on Land.
Dilara completes her work experience
Congratulations to Dilara Caliskan, who completed her two-week work experience with Redmond Group.
Ben Kasperczak to race at Thruxton 18-19 May
Ben Kasperczak is a hugely talented 15 year old British racing driver whom we sponsor. Some of you will remember the photos we took with him recently when he got to meet our office team!
Ben will be racing next weekend; it’s a super event, with over 50K visitors expected and the Sunday races being shown live on ITV4
At Redmond Group we’re traditionally known and highly regarded for our quality mechanical work. We’re incredibly proud of our existing reputation in that area. Now, with some highly skilled electrical contracts management on board…
Bird huts provide a safe haven for our wildlife
We support wildlife in multiple ways, including our 5 Year Woodland Programme, our Cross Pollination Project, the work we do in allowing rehabilitated hedgehogs back into the wild, and of course our Community Zoo. But did you know that – wherever space allows – we also install bird huts on site?
Pia the peahen lays two eggs!
Pia, our Community Zoo peahen, has laid two eggs over the weekend!
We’re committed to the well-being of Redmond Group Employees
At Redmond Group Ltd our values are those of Professionalism, Commitment, and Safety. We expect every employee to believe in and embody those values, and we expect it of ourselves as an employer and as a business.
Investing in the Future at Redmond Group
Redmond Group believes in planning for our future. The complex world of construction is constantly changing as new ideas and technologies develop; and we do all that we can to be proactive in meeting the challenges and opportunities those changes will offer.
Redmond Group Ltd supports Earth Day: Protect Our Species – 22nd April 2019
Stark warnings of the extinction of insects and all kinds of other life forms are regularly issued in local and international media. The importance to us all of maintaining diversity in all its forms cannot be underestimated. This includes the diversity of life forms, as well as the diversity of cultures and ideas. In business, diversity in the boardroom counts too. At Redmond Group we are fortunate to have Dr Paul Toyne, our non-executive director, who has a diverse background in property and construction and also in biodiversity conservation.
Mick McCarthy certified in Mental Health First Aid
Our HSQE and Sustainability Director, Mick McCarthy is a certified Mental Health First Aider. During the course he recently attended, Mick learned how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental illness. His knowledge allows him to take a proactive approach to being the first point of contact for employees to reach out to if they ever feel that they need or want to talk to someone for support.
Employees of the Month – March
Congratulations to the following people who have won Employee of the Month for each of our main sites in March.
Office – Voula Christou (H&S Award)
White City – Christian Talmaciu
Embassy Gardens – Ionut Fuslea
JLR Gaydon Triangle – Dan Angheesscu
Office – Eve Sekula
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.
Embassy Gardens update
Work at our Embassy Gardens site is progressing very well. We would like to express our gratitude to all our operatives at Embassy Gardens for completing another quality installation on the roof. The photos below show the LTHW (Low Temperature Hot Water) and CHW (CHilled Water Systems) pipework.
Working for Redmond Group – Lee Scott
Lee Scott is a highly valued member of the Redmond Group family. He has grown within his role, and – through his instinct and drive to learn and apply knowledge – expanded it.
Redmond Group donation to Chickenshed inclusive theatre
One of our employees volunteers with Chickenshed inclusive theatre in North London as a Front of House Volunteer, and told us the wonderful story and ethos of the Chickenshed Theatre. Also about the amazing work the organisation’s employees and volunteers do to promote Chickenshed’s vision of inclusion and interaction across an incredibly diverse group of people.
Everyone at Redmond Group Ltd was sad to say goodbye to Yasmine Small, who managed the accounts for Redmond Investments and Redmond Acquisitions. Yasmine has done an amazing job, working closely with our MD Stephen Redmond for a number of years. Although she’ll be a great loss to our close team, we do wish Yasmine all the very best of luck and happiness.
Proud to be registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme for the fourth year
We are proud to be registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) for the fourth year running, where we currently have a 4.5 out of 5 star rating.
Sierra Leone – five years ago today
Five years after our MD Stephen Redmond assisted a village in the Eastern Provinces of Sierra Leone, we are following up with additional support through our monthly £200 donation from our ‘scrap metal recycling scheme’.
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.
March 2019 Birthdays!
During March, we celebrated the birthdays of Nellie Smith, Alex George and Ben Stocker.
Pizza for all at Redmond!
Redmond Group Ltd celebrated the last day of the 2018-2019 Financial Year with Redmond-wide Pizza delivered to our sites and our office, all in the marvellous Spring sunshine!
We’re coming close to project completion at our JLR Coventry site, and the quality of our work installed has been praised as being to a superior standard. The photographs below are all associated to trench heater pipework installations; as you can see from the pictures, our operatives adhere strictly to the Redmond Group process of Quality Control Numbers (QCN) to claim ownership of the work they are so proud of.
Pegler Quality Assurance
At Redmond Group Ltd it’s important to us to have our manufacturers visit our sites regularly to conduct quality assurance checks on our installation and processes relating to their products.
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.
Redmond Group Ltd partners with Cavendish Engineers
Redmond Group Ltd has partnered with Cavendish Engineers to show our commitment to our employees’ health and well-being, alongside strengthened energy management. As part of this focus, the air in our office will be monitored for CO2 levels, humidity, and temperature – all to ensure comfortable levels of each. Additionally, electricity usage levels will be recorded in order to identify any areas for improvement and therefore manage better energy efficiency.
World Water Day
As part of Redmond Group’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we do our best as an organisation to support and meet the guidelines set out to achieve Development Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation for all by 2030, set out on Our Commitments page.
Redmond Group ensures its operatives have somewhere comfortable to sit down, relax, have a change of scenery, socialise and eat together when taking their breaks. We have installed (where site space permits us) sheltered picnic areas or “well-being huts” on each of our sites for everyone to use.
Charity Fundraiser this Sunday
Our Plant and Labour Manager, Tayler Kiernan is running a charity fund raiser for Tierney Kinsell’s life saving Cancer Treatment at the Lord Haig in Hertford this Sunday, 24th March.
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.
Redmond Group becomes a NLCCE member
We have now been accepted and welcomed onboard as a member of the North London Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise (NLCCE)
Phil Hoad’s TVR Cerbera Project
Phil Hoad, our Operations Director, has been working on his own private restoration project.
Redmond Group office move update
As a growing company we wanted to ensure we have the right infrastructure in place for our exciting future. It’s been a few months since we moved, and we’re now fully settled in to our new offices.
Lee Sargent completes 3 years with Redmond Group
What better way to recognise National Apprenticeship Week than to celebrate one of our apprentices that has demonstrated the importance of these schemes in building a career for young people. Lee Sargent started with us as an apprentice in February 2016 and continues to work with us as a fully qualified plumber.
Victaulic Training for Redmond Group’s Senior Management Team
In October our Management Team – including our Directors – went to Belgium to learn how Victaulic’s excellent system works, and understand the correct procedures for installing it on our sites.
February 2019 Birthdays!
During the month of February we celebrated the birthdays of Stephen Redmond (Managing Director) and Matt Lee (Mechanical Contracts Manager).
Redmond Group awarded preferred vendor CHT
We are proud to announce Redmond Group have been awarded preferred vendor status by Crown House Technologies, part of the Laing O’Rourke Group.
Supervisor’s appearance on MasterChef
On MasterChef tonight at 8pm (Wednesday 6th March) is Lewis Riley-Lester! Lewis works as our Supervisor at our project for Jaguar Land Rover.
Continuously improving the working environment for our operatives
Redmond Group continuously improve the working environment for our operatives, one way we do this is by introducing plants on our sites.
Jaguar Land Rover – AHU Pipework installation complete
Redmond Group has completed the final connection to the Air Handling Unit at Jaguar Land Rover. The photos show the high quality craftsmanship of our operatives’ work on the installed CHW and LTHW pipework.
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.
Employees of the Month – January
Congratulations to the following people who have won Operative of the Month for each of our main sites in January.
JLR Gaydon Triangle – Lewis Riley-Lester
Embassy Gardens – Andrei Dogot
White City Block F – Ioan Dobras (Danny)
JLR Gaydon Triangle – Stefan Cretu
Office – Lee Scott
Diversity in the workplace
Redmond Group have pushed to support social value as much as we can. We are proud to recruit women into the on-site workforce. Meet Lucy Hargrave, who is one of our opertives on our site near Coventry.
Quality Control Numbers
At Redmond Group we pride ourselves in ensuring the highest quality in our work at every opportunity. One of the ways we do this is by bringing new ideas to the industry. Our Quality Control Numbers (QCN) stickers (the red numbers in the images below) highlight which operative completed which section of work.
Non-Executive Director Dr Paul Toyne’s Annual statement
Dr Paul Toyne Reflects on His First Year Working with Redmond Group Ltd
My first 12 months as Redmond Group’s non-executive director have been an absolute delight. Redmond Group is a professionally run MEP business that typically works in the midlands and the south-east on contracts around the £2 million mark. Recent jobs range from residential, commercial offices, data centres, hospitals, factories and shopping centres. I have been impressed by the real commitment to customer service and to the quality of works; it is so refreshing. Visiting some of the prestige jobs they are employed on and seeing how they deliver on time, on budget with no snags, it is just a real privilege to witness.
Estimating team designs custom USB sticks for our clients
Our Estimating team has taken it up a notch and designed a custom USB stick to send out to clients. Ben Stocker, our Senior Estimator, said “Redmond Group takes pride in presenting ourselves in a professional manner and takes a keen interest in supporting innovation within the industry.”
Fund raising raffle winner to visit our Community Zoo
Redmond Group Ltd is delighted to announce that the winner of the fund raising raffle on behalf of The Myton Hospices will be visiting our Community Zoo on Saturday 26th January. A fun day is planned, visiting our community of wallabies, alpaca, and other animals at the zoo.
Redmond Group Wildlife and Woodland Restoration Programme in full swing
A 5 year Restoration Programme is in full swing to mantain a sustainable environment to the Redmond Group’s woodland area and ensure there are safe habitats for wildlife.
Redmond Group board member speaks up about Buildings of the Future
Redmond Group’s Non-executive Director, Dr Paul Toyne, explains why high quality affordable housing is a must in a future world.
Cross-pollination of woodland
Cross-pollination of Redmond Group’s woodland area being aided by bees.
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.
Redmond Group supports donation to Briggs & Forrester’s Xmas Charity
Our HSQE and Sustainability Director, Mick McCarthy, has donated 2 bags worth of food towards Briggs & Forrester’s chosen Christmas Charity – Hackney Food Bank.
Redmond Group sponsors Ben Kasperczak
Redmond Group sponsors Ben Kasperczak, who is a 15 year old professional racing car driver.
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.
Help Save the Children! Christmas Jumper Day
Redmond Group have registered for Christmas Jumper Day to help Save the Children. You can help too by texting TEAMREDMOND to 70050 to donate £2 to Save the Children directly.
Redmond Group operatives at work on Embassy Gardens
Progress going on at Embassy Gardens.
Redmond Group office move is complete, and we are now located in Unit 61 at the Wenta Business Centre.
Breaking News update
Further to our breaking news post on the 12th November we are unable to disclose further news as yet due to sensitive negotiations in the background but we expect to update the public later this month.
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.
A whopping £1,967 raised from latest scrap metal recycling sale
Proceeds from our latest scrap metal recycling sale total a whopping £1,967.00! As Redmond Group continues to grow, so do our contributions to charity.
£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.
Community Zoo welcomes a rare Albino Wallaby
Redmond Group and staff welcomed a rare Albino Wallaby to our Community Zoo.
Redmond Group wins again!
For the second year running Redmond Group have won a Silver National CCS Award – A fantastic achievement from all the team.
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
Redmond Group facing a bright new horizon
Breaking news to follow later this month!
Happy Halloween from all at Redmond Group
Senior Redmond Group Delegation en route to Belgium for historic certification
The senior directors and managers of Redmond Group at the Victaulic training centre in Belgium this week where they will achieve full certification, making Redmond Group the first UK company to become a fully certified Victaulic installer, a status previously only designated to installers in the United States.
New Offices coming soon
Redmond Group are moving from old their humble offices to a bright spacey, air conditioned open plan space within the next couple of months.
Over £1,000 raised for charity through scrap metal recycle scheme
We have raised a total of £1,090.60 over the last few months from recycling scrap metal and this will be split between 5 charities.
Wallabies join Community Petting Zoo
Four wallabies, which are of the Macropodidae family (the same family as kangaroos) have joined our Community Petting Zoo.
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.
Going Green – Hybrid Cars join vehicle fleet
We have over the last few months acquired two Toyota Prius hybrid cars to join our fleet of company vehicles.
Woodland regeneration plan update
We are up and running with our woodland 5-year regeneration plan.
Community Petting Zoo on the road
Redmond Group provided our Community Petting Zoo animals for the first time at Essendon Community Day.
Fund raising event for Billy Clayton makes local news
Tayler Kiernan, our Plant & Labour Manager, has been busy preparing a fundraising day at The Bull in Broxbourne on the 22nd September for 21-year-old Billy Clayton.
Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed and she has made the local Hertfordshire Mercury.
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.
Redmond Group starts BSS Car-aoke Challenge
Today marks the start of the BSS Car-aoke Challenge, where director Stephen Redmond, along with Scott Argent from BSS Group, Dom West of Aliaxis and 25 other cars/teams, all in aid of raising money for Mind: The mental health charity.
Redmond Group sponsors Blue Cleary Charity Funday
Redmond Group sponsored a Charity Football Tournament Charity Funday, with around 200 attendees on the 1st September in aid of Blue Cleary, who’s family organised the event.
Fund raising event for Billy
Our Plant and Labour Manager, Tayler Kiernan, is raising funds on behalf of Redmond Group for a young lad called Billy who needs urgent life saving treatment in Germany
An event has been arranged for the 22nd September 2018 at The Bull, 74 High Road, Broxbourne, EN10 7DZ from 3pm to raise funds for Billy’s treatment
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.
Full certification with Victaulic® – a UK first
Redmond Group has been selected as the first UK company to become a fully certified Victaulic installer, a status previously only designated to installers in the United States.
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.
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.
White City Health & Safety Award
Nuno Martins, our supervisor at White City (Imperial College London), has received a Health & Safety Award from Laing O’Rourke.
Tadgh completes work experience
Congratulations to Tadgh for completing a week’s work experience with Redmond Group.
During his time with us he was able to gain an overview of the services we offer our clients.
Below he shakes hands with our HSQE and Sustainability Director, Mick McCarthy.
Extra Pegler warranty
Redmond Group has been award five years’ extra warranty on Pegler products taking the warranty period to 30 years compared to the standard 25.
Pegler Yorkshire is a leading manufacturer of advanced plumbing, heating and engineering products. They have award the extra years’ warranty in acknowledgement of Redmond Group’s Forensically Controlled Installation System, incorporating manufacturer’s audits and quality control numbers for each operative.
BSS Car-aoke challenge
Stephen Redmond has confirmed his participation in the BSS Cara-oke Challenge, a charity driving event from the BSS head office in Leicester to Lake Como in Italy.
BSS Industrial is the UK’s market-leading distributor of pipeline and heating solutions and a trusted partner of Redmond Group.
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.
Redmond Group sponsors Strictly Come Dancing event for Siobhan Mather’s cancer treatment
Managing Director, Stephen Redmond and HSQE & Sustainability Director, Mick McCarthy, both attended and sponsored the event for 2 year old Siobhan’s US cancer treatment.
Friendship house donation
Redmond Group have donated £500 to Friendship House in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, a leisure centre for the elderly.
The centre is open five days a week and promotes health and wellbeing through social contact and services, and activities that help elderly people continue to live independently in their homes.
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.
Considerate construction silver
Just two years after joining the Considerate Constructors Scheme, the Redmond Group has been awarded a silver company award. The Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Company and Supplier Awards are one of the most respected accolades in UK construction. They mark the achievements of construction sites, companies and suppliers who voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice.