Lee Warren partners with BuildForce
Lee Warren has just entered into a partnership with BuildForce, a charity that assists armed forces leavers find work in the construction industry. Lee Warren will offer to mentor individuals with advice and guidance on different roles and aspects of the wider construction industry, and will also offer short and long-term work placements with a view to full-time employment opportunities for the right candidates.
We hope to be able to help focussed, driven veterans identify and find suitable roles in the large, diverse and complex industry, and in turn hope for the opportunity to employ from this rich resource pool ourselves
Lee Warren sponsorship update
Lee Warren are proud sponsors of the Ickenham Youth Football Club Under 10’s and congratulate the squad for their unbeaten run of 9 games in the second phase of their 2016/2017 season, and wish them well as they look to promotion for the 2017/2018 season..
Lee Warren sponsorship update
Lee Warren were pleased to sponsor the Chess Valley Rugby Football Club under 13’s team, for their first tour of the year to Gloucestershire, which included taking in the Gloucester V Harlequins game on the Saturday of the same weekend. The event hosted by Painswick RFC was a great success, and included a team from Twickenham which made an excellent triangular contest, with the perfect result of each team winning one of their games. A club spokesman stated “ The boys have now experienced, first hand, what the term ‘Rugby Family’ really means and CVRFC have made a few new friends out West, as well as catching up with some neighbours at the same time. It was a great bonding experience for the kids & parents and really helps to put our friendly Club on the map”.
The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is at the forefront of cancer care, delivering the most up-to-date treatments.
The Mount Vernon Cancer Centre Charitable Fund supports the excellent work carried out by the centre. Through fundraising and donations, they provide equipment and services including buying specialist medical equipment, refurbishing patient and visitor areas and providing support to patients and their loved ones.
The team at Lee Warren recognised the significant role Mount Vernon Cancer Centre has in making a positive difference to the lives of many people facing the challenges of cancer, and chose the charity to raise funds with a raffle at the 2016 Christmas Party.
Lee Warren is proud to have been one of a number of businesses who contributed funding to support the construction of an access bridge serving 10,000 Rwandans, enabling their safe crossing of the Mukungwa River, even during the flood season.
Last year alone, five people were killed and more than twenty injured whilst attempting to cross. Bridging the river will give the local communities the ability to access healthcare, education and markets throughout the year.
The project is spearheaded by Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), an organization which provides isolated communities with access to essential health care, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers. Joining B2P was a collaborative team from Balfour Beatty and Flint and Neil who committed to construct the 48m suspension bridge.
Five members of the local team were also part of the building project, which was completed on the 6th June 2016.
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Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity brightens up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK aged three to 18 years old by granting wishes, granting hospital ward wishes and organising outings and large scale events for seriously ill children.
The team at Lee Warren recognised the significant role Rays of Sunshine has in making a positive difference to the lives of many young people facing tough times, and chose the charity to raise funds with a raffle at the 2015 Christmas Party.
The fundraising effort produced a record £5,000 sum, which we are pleased to hear will be used to help two seriously ill children realise their dream of seeing Disneyland Paris with their families.
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Crossrail Jobs Brokerage scheme: www.crossrail.co.uk
Lord Ahmad, Transport Minister met young apprentices working on the Crossrail project today (Friday 17 July 2015) to see how the government’s investment in the rail network is creating jobs and business opportunities across the UK’s supply chain.
The minister visited Lee Warren Fabrication and Design Ltd and saw the extent of Lee Warren’s involvement in the design, manufacture and installation of platform edge screens at the Bond Street station.
Lord Ahmad and Martin Buck, Crossrail’s Transition and Strategy Director, toured the workshop floor with Lee Warren Managing Director Warren Few and viewed a full size mock-up of the Bond Street platform edge screen structure, and spoke with a number of the team including some current and former apprentices. Lee Warren’s contract with Crossrail has supported over 50 jobs and seven apprenticeships for local workers and young people.
SMEs like Lee Warren make up over half of the supply chain for Crossrail, Europe’s largest engineering project, supporting the equivalent of 55,000 full time jobs across the country.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon said:
“The success of Lee Warren’s team is a great example of how our investment in Crossrail is generating new opportunities, boosting business and supporting young people. Across the country, Crossrail has already created 460 apprenticeships, forging careers and building a lasting skills legacy for the next generation of projects. It is important to invest in training now so that we are able to meet the exciting challenges of the future.”
Crossrail will transform rail travel across London and beyond when full services begin in 2019. It will increase the capacity of the capital’s transport network, supporting economic growth, with 200 million passengers expected to use the service every year.
Lee Warren fully supports the appointment of local apprentices and has a rolling programme to ensure any future skills gaps can be filled with a competent, well trained and highly skilled resource via the Crossrail Jobs Brokerage scheme.
Warren Few said:
“We were very pleased to welcome Lord Ahmad and Martin Buck noting especially the interest they showed in our team of apprentices. This not only reinforces Lee Warren’s investment in the apprentice programme, but also provides welcome recognition and a confidence boost for our apprentices acknowledging their input to the success of the Crossrail programme at this early stage of their careers.”
Lee Warren are pleased to welcome two additional fabrication apprentices to our factory in Hayes, West London, as they begin their four year apprenticeships starting from July 2014.
Lee Warren fully supports the appointment of local apprentices and has a rolling programme to ensure any future skills gaps can be filled with a competent, well trained and highly skilled resource.
Mathuchanth Mathivanan and Ryan Levin were identified via the Crossrail Jobs Brokerage scheme with the assistance of the CostainSkanska project team delivering the Crossrail London Paddington station works. Both Mathuchanth and Ryan are a welcome addition to the four existing apprentices at Lee Warren who were similarly sourced via the London 2012 programme, and also via the Heathrow Construction Skills academy in support of Heathrow Airport Limited at London Heathrow Airport.
Lee Warren Fabrication & Design Limited ~ CE Marking Success
Lee Warren Fabrication and Design Limited, as part of their business improvement programme, under the guidance and stewardship of group SHEQ Manager, Mr Les Robb, have successfully completed the upgrade of their accreditations for BS EN ISO9001:2008; BS EN ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS18001:2007 in partnership with BSI. to UKAS recognised standards.
Also to comply with the Construction Products Regulations and in advance of the mandatory 1st July 2014 deadline for compliance, Lee Warren, again in partnership with BSI Group were successful in achieving full UKAS accreditation to BS EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 enabling Lee Warren to CE Mark their products up to and including Execution Class 4 under cover of FPC (Factory Production Control) Certificate No: 0086-CPR-613428.
Lee Warren Fabrication and Design Limited were the first company in the UK to obtain BS EN 1090-1:2009+A1:2011 UKAS accreditation and certification through BSI Group.
In recognition of this landmark success for both companies, and also in recognition of our other accreditation successes, Lee Warren were invited to attend a formal certificate presentation ceremony hosted by BSI Group, UK Managing Director, Maureen Sumner Smith at their Kitemark Court Offices in Milton Keynes on the 11th June 2014. Representing Lee Warren were Managing Director, Warren Few, Director, David Glossop, SHEQ Manager, Les Robb and Production Manager, Mr Paul Gay.
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