LRCTG Awards 2019 Results

Rooff attended The London Region Construction Training Group (LRCTG) 2019 awards, held at the newly refurbished Butchers Hall.

The evening recognised the training and personal progression of staff across all the LRCTG members and the associated hard work of the groups Training Partners and Education Providers.

We were delighted that the following Rooff staff either Won or were Highly Commended in a number of different categories.

Best Performance in Continual Improvement (Under 25)

Tom Kyprianou – Highly Commended

Best Performance in Continual Improvement (Over 25)

Ryan Leary – Highly Commended

Mike Moxon -Highly Commended

Best Management Trainee

George Stevens-Johnstone – Highly Commended

Jordan Sargeant – Highly Commended

Best Apprentice / Trainee

Lucy Dunne – Winner

We were also thrilled that Rooff were awarded the Company Commitment to Training award.

We congratulate all the winners and nominees for their continued development in their careers.

Argent Street Wins Housing Essex Housing Excellence Award

Our current Argent Street (Tops Club) development in Thurrock has been awarded the Housing Essex Housing Excellence Award in the Housing Scheme (under 50 homes) category.

The judges were ‘Particularly impressed with the strong design, good quality build on a difficult infill site and opportunity to deliver all the units as affordable housing.’

The new development designed by ECD Architects, provides 6 maisonettes and 23 apartments all of which are to be let through Thurrock Council’s housing register.

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day 2019 has suicide prevention as its theme. It also aims to promote good mental health as a whole.

Rooff Managing Director, Mark Horn said “As an organisation, we fully support mental health initiatives, and we are actively training staff in mental health awareness. We welcome open discussions and encourage employees and the wider workforce to come forward for help without fear or stigma.”

Claire Bullen, Business Development Manager has completed her training and is Rooff’s first Mental Health First Aider. She said “This year’s focus on suicide prevention is especially close to our industry with over 1,400 construction workers taking their own lives between 2011 and 2015 (ONS). We must all make it our responsibility to look out for one another, not just in our personal lives but in the workplace as well, by taking the time for open discussions with colleagues. We need to reduce the stigma around talking about our feelings, issues or struggles and ensure we are able to communicate these at work should we need to.”

Trainee Site Manager Jordan Sargeant agreed “We concentrate on the physical hazards so much and have made sites safer but people are now taking their own lives instead, due to stress. I think we need to as an industry concentrate on people’s mental health as well as physical health.”