A McGinley Support Services volunteer group joined Amey Colas and Network Rail by spending a day this month helping Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust at Lower Woods nature reserve, coppicing, clearing ditches and scrub to improve the habitat for wildlife.
“We all really enjoyed ourselves, we’ll do it again” Andy Selwyn (far left), Director, McGinley Support Services
“Mud up to my knees, soaking wet and 1000 thorns in my hands – yes I’ll do it again“
“Good team building, improved my environmental awareness”
“Warm, dry and cosy” (mini digger operator)
Coppicing is a traditional method of managing woodlands to produce long, straight poles fora wide range of uses including fencing, weaving, yurt-making and bean poles. Coppicing also allows light to reach the woodland floor encouraging the growth of plants important to many invertebrates.
This ancient woodland and SSSI is rich in flora including carpets of bluebells in spring. In summer old meadow species including ragged-robin and butterflies like silver washed fritillary. Of particular note is the population of elusive nightingales heard singing in Spring.
Further information can be obtained from Gemma Palmer- Greenwood on 0845 543 5953.
We are delighted to announce that London Underground have awarded McGinley Support Services a provisional Protection Master licence. This is a fantastic achievement for our LU specialist team and we welcome the opportunity to prove our expertise in this area.
For more information please contact Mick Kiely, LU Area Manager on 07557 014625
The OHL, Electrification and S&T markets are growing. Major rail projects worth billions are in the pipeline over the coming years and will form a significant slice of the growth expected in the rail sector within the next decade.
Skill shortages in this specialist area will be very much on the agenda and there will be tough competition for resources. Our customers are asking us today – what are we doing to plan for this?
Our Answer – moving forward, McGinley will be expanding its internal capability, opening up the contingent labour recruitment and supply in OHL, electrification and S&T to all our national delivery units. That means 10 more regional locations and numerous more staff to support customers. It’s our longer term strategy to meet the needs of the growing market in the future
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Costain has increased its revenue by 2% in the first half of 2012 to £478m and profits were up by 50% to £15.4m. Costain say that 90% of their order book consists of repeat business from clients who continue to invest in essential infrastructure projects.
We are pleased to confirm that we have achieved accreditation to the Investors in People Standard.
Today McGinley launches a new safety initiative, FUSION designed to further integrate our safety function with operations and delivery units. Sean McGinley, Business Support Director comments “It’s clear to us that progressively influencing the behaviour of workers, customers and staff in their day to day operations is key to further reducing risk in businesses with high levels of workers in the field, FUSION rolls out a number of organisational changes and targets ways of pushing safety right into the heart of daily activities”. Although a dedicated safety team has been in place for many years, FUSION seeks to put those safety staff in touch with more workers, customers and operating staff on a more regular basis than ever before with better quality messages for all stakeholders. The object of McGinley’s FUSION initiative is to further reduce risk, accidents and incidents.
12th January 2012
McGinley Support Services Limited has been congratulated by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, today as one of the leading companies in opening their doors to young people from all walks of life.
McGinley Support Services Limited is named as one of the signatories to the Business Compact, the Deputy Prime Minister’s flagship scheme to create fairer opportunities to getting the best jobs.
Managing Director, Dermot McGinley, said:
“McGinley sees the benefits of the Social Mobility Compact as being key in is strategy of creating and providing employment opportunities across the social spectrum.
The Company has a long held reputation for developing innovative ways of bringing skills and knowledge to people who might previously have encountered significant barriers to acquiring the necessary tools for work.
My colleagues and I look forward to working closely with other stakeholders of this strategy and achieving the Deputy Prime Ministers goals and aspirations.”
Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said:
“This is an important step towards a society where it’s what you know, not who you know, that counts. Working with the Coalition, the biggest hitters in Britain’s business world are helping lead the way to a fairer, more open society.
“By opening their doors to young people from all walks of life, this marks the start of a culture shift at the heart of British business, driven by the belief that ability and drive should trump connections and privilege.
“I’d like to thank McGinley Support Services Limited for signing up to the Business Compact. Today’s success makes me even more ambitious. This great news is just the beginning – I will be doing everything I can to bring even more businesses on board.”
More than one hundred of Britain’s biggest companies and top professional groups have signed the Business Compact, committing them to making entry into their professions fairer.
The Business Compact forms a key part of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Social Mobility Strategy, launched in April 2011, which sets out the Government’s determination to ensure every individual is free to achieve, regardless of the circumstances of their birth. Businesses which sign up to it must agree to:
- support communities and schools through reading and mentoring schemes or encouraging their staff go out to schools and inspire pupils about their careers.
- open opportunities to all young people by advertising their work experience places through schools, online and in other public forums, rather than just giving places to their mates.
- make access to internships open and transparent, paying interns the National Minimum Wage where they are legally entitled to it and providing financial support to ensure fair access, such as providing expenses and/or accommodation to those from less advantaged backgrounds to ensure they are not prevented from accessing opportunities by their financial circumstances
- recruit fairly and without discrimination, ensuring that their recruitment processes don’t allow candidates to be inadvertently screened out because they went to the wrong school or come from a different ethnic group (including through using name-blank and school-blank applications where appropriate).
Dermot McGinley will attend a reception tonight held by The Deputy Prime Minister who will thank all of the businesses who have signed up to the Business Compact.
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The McGinley Group is delighted to be invited to a Downing Street event, hosted by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, in January 2012 as recognition for their good work in contributing to the Government’s Social Mobility Strategy, This strategy encourages businesses to play their part in removing barriers to social mobility.
To read our case study and learn more about this strategy, please click on the link.
McGinley staff receive high praise – this is an excerpt from a recent Network Rail testimonial ‘ Thanks for arranging the men from McGinley at short notice. They arrived on site with the right attitude to the work and continued to assist with the rest of the work after the cables were sorted, without being asked or having to be told what to do. They were a credit to their company.’