2018 blocks to 2019

Remark’s 2018 highlights

We are now coming to the end of 2018, so we thought we’d look at some of the highlights from what’s been a great year here at Remark Group. 

Training

We pride ourselves in our training and development of our employees here at Remark group which is why the top of our list is the amazing training our staff have undertaken this year. 

Our engineers have all completed and passed their harness & lanyard training, ladder training and first aid training this year, refreshing their knowledge and ensuring they are compliant with the latest legislation guidelines. We’ve also had all of our Electrical Engineers pass their 18thEdition with flying colours and Network engineers complete their Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) – Optical Fibre programme. 

Our engineers are frequently sent on their ECS and MEWP training to ensure that they are up-to-date on health and safety issues, and 2018 has been no exception. We’ve had one of 

As well as our engineers excelling their skills with the latest training and programmes, we’ve also had our office staff complete numerous training programmes. 

We have a fully trained Fire Marshall team at the Remark Headquarters, along with a team that are all first aid trained as well. We’ve seen our Accounts Assistant pass multiple accountancy exams, with only one more left in January 2019 before she becomes a fully qualified Accounts Technician. 

Charity

We have a few charities close to our hearts here at the Remark Group, the first being the Stroke Association.  We took part in Make May Purple for the first time, making it a day we will never forget. The day was filled with purple outfits and purple treats, including some lovely home baked treats; A summer berries Victoria sponge and purple vanilla fairy cakes. The day saw us donate a substantial £212 to the Stroke Association, which we know has gone to a great cause. 

Later in the year we took part in Wednesday Without Words, which was in aid of Aphasia Association. Aphasia can affect a person’s ability to use language for speaking, understanding, reading and writing. Aphasia is always due to an injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke.  The Remark office team took it in turns to spend an hour without words to highlight the difficulties that people with Aphasia struggle with. 

In September we took part in the world’s largest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The team bought in some wonderful treats ranging from Marks and Spencer’s classic Colin the Caterpillar all the way through to a delicious vegan and gluten free ginger cake. The day saw us raise £206 for a worthy cause. 

Our office staff at Remark Headquarters took part Christmas Jumper Day for Save the Children. We raised a total of £100 with jumpers ranging from classic patterned sweaters all the way through to same great ‘Elf & Safety’ puns from our Operations & Facilities Manager.

Accreditations

2018 saw Remark Group become ISO 45001 certified, with our ethos of ‘Safety First’ the accreditation integrates effortlessly with this. As the world’s first international standard dealing with health and safety and work, ISO 45001, offers a single, clear framework for all organisations wishing to improve their OH&S performance. 

As well as adding an extra accreditation under our belt, we’ve also upgraded to ISO 9001:2015 Quality management Systems and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Certification.  

Trade Shows

This year the Remark Group exhibited for the first time independently at a Trade Show. We made out trade show debut at the Smart Buildings Show, held at the Barbican Centre. The two days were a huge success for the Remark Group, with a lot of traffic to the stand and many compliments from visitors and exhibitors.

There is a lot more we could talk about but we would be going on forever it’s been such a good year and here’s to hoping 2019 will be just as good, if not better!