Chartered Quantity Surveyor and CDM Co-Ordinator in North
Industry & Company News:
- Welsh Procurement Awards 2013 (Added 18/05/2013)
Advent were delighted to have recently been nominated as finalists in the all- Wales Procurement Awards. Although disappointed not to have been overall winners, the judges commented "Advent has shown a clear commitment to achieving success in tendering. the company has embraced the principals and recommendations of the " Winning in Tendering" project's Tender Review Service and this has led to significantly increased growth in revenue for their business. The company is both expanding and exporting its expertise and can be considered a fantastic example for all. A worthy nomination for this award."
- Welsh Procurement Awards 2013 (Added 18/03/2013)
Advent are delighted to have been shortlisted in the inaugural WELSH PROCUREMENT AWARDS 2013 in the category of 'Most Improved Supplier'. The Awards evening will be held on Friday 22n March 2013 at the Deganwy Quay Hotel. Amongst the Sponsors for the evening are Welsh Government, Bangor University, The Institute for Competition & Procurement.
- UK Wind Farms (Added 15/09/2012)
As of 10am on Friday 14th September, UK wind farms supplied nearly 11% of UK electricity. Read the full story here: http://goo.gl/GHYeh
- New Offices for Menter Môn (Added 15/08/2012)
We are pleased to announce that our client Menter Môn have now moved in to their new offices at the old Llangefni Town Hall (now known as the Llangefni Social Enterprise Centre). We wish them all the very best in their new accommodation. A video showing visualisations of the building is available to view here: http://goo.gl/1ueyt
- PROVIDING CERTAINTY FOR FEED-IN TARIFFS AND THE RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE (Added 24/07/2012)
On Friday 20th July, the UK Government’s Department of Energy & Climate Change announced future arrangements for Feed-in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive. Further information and links here http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/pn12_085/pn12_085.aspx
- Construction Fatalities (Added 17/04/2012)
Statistics released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), at the end of last year show that although the construction industry only accounts for about 5% of British employees, it accounts for 27% of fatal injuries and 9% of reported major injuries.
In 2010/11 there were 50 fatal injuries to workers and approximately 2.3 million working days were lost. In such an environment, managing risk at all stages is vital yet there are still a large number of sites across the UK where unsafe working practices appear to be the norm. In February, the HSE announced that its inspectors would be visiting construction sites across the country in a month-long drive to improve standards and reduce death, injury and ill health. During the first five days of the initiative, one fifth of sites visited in Merseyside and Cheshire failed safety checks. HSE inspectors issued 29 Prohibition Notices stopping work activities immediately and 15 Improvement Notices requiring changes to be made to working practices. Half of the notices related to unsafe work being carried out at height. For further information, visit http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/fatals.htm [story courtesy of BCIS News]
- ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 (Added 11/03/2012)
Advent are delighted to report that we have been recommended for ISO Certification by our QA auditors World Certification Services. Thanks to all the team who have worked hard to achieve this Accreditation, which further demonstrates our commitment to Quality. Thanks also to Gwynedd Council for having the foresight to financially support local businesses to achieve these standards!
- Advent Project Management Launch New Energy Efficiency Company (Added 14/12/2011)
Advent Project Management is delighted to announce the creation of a new venture with a focus on Energy Efficiency. Visit our dedicated page for more information.
- Investor In People recognition (Added 08/09/2011)
We are delighted to confirm that the Welsh Assembly Government have officially recognised Advent Project Management Ltd as an Investor In People. Our Managing Director, Ian Williams, would like to congratulate and thank all the staff and Jackie Atkinson of 2020hrm for their commitment and hard work undertaken to ensure the achievement of this rigorous National Standard. Thank you all!
- Event: How to Properly Use LinkedIn (Added 30/08/2011)
Details of the “How to Properly Use LinkedIn” event with the UK’s only Certified LinkedIn Trainer announced – click here for more information and how to book your place http://mrlinkedin.eventbrite.com/
- Advent introduces Ska Rating service (Added 07/03/2011)
Advent are delighted to announce that Stephen Burrows Bsc, MRICS, MInstCS, TechIOSH has successfully completed a course to become a Ska Rating assessor. The Ska Rating system is an environmental rating system (similar to breeam) for fit-outs. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (rics) says that the Ska Rating system should assist developers at a time when refurbs are more financially viable than new builds and green legislation is growing. For more information about the Ska Rating system and how it can benefit your office development or refurbishment, please call Stephen today on 01248 679266 for further information.
- Ian Williams is voted Chairman for another year (Added 04/03/2011)
Our managing director Ian Williams FRICS, FCIarb, DipARB, FinstCPD, Accredited Mediator, was elected chairman for the second year running by the North West of England branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at their Annual General Meeting last night. Ian and his fellow committee members were joined for dinner by Michael Forbes-Smith, the Institute’s Director General, who addressed the dinner on ‘what the Institute is doing for its members’.
- Planning approval for airport wind turbines(Added 28/02/2011)
Advent are pleased to report that a planning submission on behalf of our client, Caernarfon Airport, received consent this afternoon by Gwynedd Council’s planning committee. We are now progressing towards the construction stage of the development.
- House prices fall (Added 16/08/2010)
House prices fall for the first time in a year" - see the full RICS report here
- Renewable Energy Page Added (Added 04/07/2010)
We have added a brand new Renewable Energy page to our website, detailing how Advent can assist you with all your Renewable Energy needs. The following Project Sheet has also been added to our Projects page:
Renewable Energy: Bodrydd, Lleyn Peninsula
- Steel prices (Added 29/05/2010)
It has been announced that steel prices are to be linked to the new iron ore pricing mechanism. This means a possible increase of between 20% and 30% in product prices!!! This could well seriously hinder signs of recovery, especially in the new build office development sector which is one of the main markets for steel.
- Renewable Energy Feed-In Tariffs finalised (Added 03/02/2010)
This week saw the Government finally confirming the Feed-In Tariff rates for Renewable Energy. More information here!
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to speak to us about any renewable energy and require assistance with Planning applications etc.
- Tender prices continuing to fall! (Added 03/02/2010)
The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has recently reported that in the 3rd quarter of 2009, tender prices fell by 0.9% compared with the previous quarter. This is the 4th successive quarterly fall. In comparison with a year earlier, tender prices have fallen by 12.2%.
The BCIS also reports that general inflation fell by 1.3% over the year to 3rd quarter 2009. The BCIS’ forecast to the 4th quarter 2011 is that general inflation is forecast to remain between -0.5 and 3.5% with a return to growth in new work output during 2011, which may see tender prices beginning to rise again over the year. We believe this will depend a lot on whether the Public sector funding is provided at the levels promised to date. We’ll keep you posted!
- Renewable Energy Grants (Added 03/02/2010)
Funding has become available from the Government for industrial, commercial and community sectors to assist towards the cost of installing biomass heating systems. Up to 40% grants are available for the difference in cost between a biomass boiler and its fossil fuel alternative. More information here. In order to be eligible for the grant, the boiler (or Combined Heat and Power - CHP Plant) must be fuelled by such materials as wood pellets, purpose-grown energy crops or similar materials.
- Tîm Fflam are in the Finals! (Added 17/01/2010)
Advent Project Management are delighted to be sponsoring Tîm Fflam who following their success in December 2009 where they won the best Sponsorship and marketing award and were crowned the Regional Winners they are now representing North Wales in the National Finals that will be held in Birmingham on the 16th / 17th of January 2010.
Tîm Fflam is made up of pupils of Botwnnog School in Gwynedd and have been assisted by Hugh Evans of Rhoshirwaun.
Hugh is involved with Advent to promote Advents business development in the Middle East where he lived and worked for over 15 years and established various international businesses and a reputation for build and establish top level business network between Western and Middle Eastern companies and institutions winning many international business awards for his effort. Hugh not only brings his wealth of business and marketing experience to Tîm Fflam, he is also able to draw on his experience in Championship Motor Car Rallying and Tîm Fflam are personalising Hugh Evans’s car which he will be using in the Arctic Race at the end of January 2010 when he will be joined in Lapland by his son Dylan Evans who also works for Advent Project Management in Bangor.
We will bring more details of both Tîm Fflam’s efforts in the National Finals and Hugh and Dylan’s story of the Arctic Race later on this month but for now , click here to read more about Tîm Fflam……www.tim-fflam.com “
- More Project Sheets Added (Added 22/12/2009)
We have added the following Project Sheets to our Projects page:
Leisure & Tourism: Redline Indoor Karting
Education: Birkenhead School Science & IT Block
Education: Ysgol Glan-Y-Môr, Pwllheli
Residential: Welsh Housing Quality Standards Project - Anglesey
Residential: Rhosneigr, Anglesey
Infrastructure & Transport: Caernarfon
Commercial: Anglesey Sea Salt
Industrial: Medical Production Facility
Public/Community: Penrallt Baptist Church
Please take a few minutes to visit our Projects page for more details on all of these, and our other successful projects.
- Interested in developing your own wind farm? (Added 05/02/2010)
Over the past 6 months, Advent Project Management have been assisting clients to look at the potential of erecting small wind turbines at various locations in north Wales. If you require any further information or wish to have an informal and free chat with our Director, please do get in touch. We can also arrange a free no-obligation assessment of the energy that may be created at your site. We can also find funding to erect your own turbines or we can organise your land to be leased for others to develop the wind turbine on your land providing you with up to 25 years of income with little or no outlay. Our fees may be discounted for members of the Country Land and Business Association.
- Tender Prices update (Added 05/12/2009)
Tender prices are continuing to fall. The Building Cost Information Service reports… “Tender prices fell by 3.1% in Q2 of 2009 compared with Q1 2009. With new work output is also continuing to fall in 2009 and 2010, tender prices are expected to continue to fall through to the end of 2010, albeit at a slowing rate. As new work output returns to growth in 2011, prices are expected to start rising again.”
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