Stonbury Annual Football 2017 - Round 1

This month saw the first of our annual Stonbury 'North vs South' company matches kick off The South are currently our reigning champions, with an impressive 14-1 win.  Always time for the North Team to turn things around in Round 2.  Stay tuned for the full match review!  

Anglian Water Race Night for WaterAid

Stonbury were pleased to attend the annual Anglian Water Race Night for WaterAid We're pleased to share the sum of over £62,000 was raised on the night, helping provide safe and clean drinking water to some of the worlds poorest countries.  As always, we had a fantastic night, and look forward to the 'Stonbury Super Stomper' running again next year. 

Regulation 31 Video Toolbox Talk

We have made a new addition to our series of Video Toolbox Talks this month, all centered around the importance of Regulation 31 of the Water Supply (Water Quality) Regulations 2016. Regulation 31 compliance is a more complex subject than many people in our industry realise. For this reason, we have developed the video in collaboration with several Water Companies and the DWI, to ensure all our new and future staff are fully aware of the requirements. Watch our preview: To see the full video, get in touch with your Stonbury contact or email enquiries@stonbury.co.uk

NEC3 Workshop

This month we held our first ever NEC3 workshop hosted by Brian and Jonathan from Faithful and Gould The main emphasis was on gaining a better understanding of Option A and C, with many of our clients now showing interest in moving away from the more traditional Option B, which many of our frameworks currently operate on. The event was attended by 15 personnel from Stonbury including our Team Leaders, Commercial Managers and Project Managers. Brian and Jonathan delivered the workshop with knowledge and enthusiasm, which promoted a great deal of discussion within the room throughout the day. Focus was not only on how to formulate target cost and administer accordingly, but also on the importance of developing and maintaining the correct level of project programme, through the course of a contract. The feedback from everyone who attended has been it was an extremely worthwhile seminar that has achieved the aim of broadening everyone’s knowledge base of operating all options within NEC3, whilst still maintaining the collaborative ideal of how the contract should be administered between all parties.

WaterAid Scotland Golf raises over £17,000

Stonbury are pleased to support WaterAid Scotland this year at Dullatar in Glasgow Our team had a fantastic day raising over £17,000 to transform the lives of over 1100 people, with access to clean water.  Congratulations to the 2017 champions Rullion!  

Lessons from Ancient History

Whilst on holiday, I came across a lecture on ancient Mediterranean cultures such as the Minoans, Mycenaeans, and Greeks, and why they either established themselves and thrived, or quickly disappeared. Finding myself with a spare hour, I decided to sit in and listen It was striking how the determining factors that were relevant over 2,000 years ago, still have similarities today in how a Company undertakes its business and highlights exactly why continual assessment of its strategy and risk should always be an ongoing process. There were three main factors why a successful culture could run into problems. It expanded its territory too quickly and in doing so, weakened itself if the rulers did not find enough strong people to represent them in the distant lands they had taken over. Their success caused complacency which allowed their enemies to gather in secret and then spring a surprise attack to conquer and take over the land and enslave the incumbent population A natural disaster such as a volcanic eruption wiped out the culture. In today’s age, this could be translated as a disaster in terms of a major health and safety or quality failure event, leading to loss of clients with a catastrophic effect on a Company. It is a reminder that whilst innovation is often the main route to a company’s development, sometimes, it is useful on occasion to look back and reflect on lessons learned from history. By doing this, it can be ensured that mistakes made by others are not repeated in the current environment which has a natural consequence of ensuring that the company remains strong for the future. Jon Featherstone, Delivery Director