How is it already December? Where has the year gone!? Time really has flown, but here at Central we’re ending 2018 on a high, celebrating another fantastic achievement with success at this year’s annual AEMT awards.
On 29th November, the great and good of the UK electrical and mechanical service industry got together for the second annual AEMT awards, held to celebrate success and achievement within the sector. Central was hugely honoured to accept the award for Project of the Year, in recognition of our work at Alton Towers Waterpark.
We are proud to be part of the AEMT which supports and promotes engineering excellence within the industry by providing its members with codes of practice, training support, networking opportunities and representation in international standard committees. And we were even more honoured to receive this award which is an incredible follow up to our win at last year’s inaugural event where we took the award for Technical Innovation of the Year.
The award tops off what has been a very positive year for Central with lots to celebrate throughout 2018. Last month we were delighted to announce our annual fundraising total which at the time stood at £1300.00, which we will be presenting to Macmillan Cancer Support in early January.
We are already on the search for another worthy cause to focus our fundraising efforts towards in 2019 and hope to be similarly successful in our efforts. A big thank you to our team for their support and generosity throughout the year.
Field to Fork
In July we were delighted to be invited to the official opening of Tatton Park’s Farm and the launch of it’s Field to Fork project. This was a fantastic project to be involved with, working with ABB to help provide a number of refurbished motors. These were installed at various points in the original mill building to allow for working demonstrations in an authentic environment for visitors.
The mill is an example of mid-Victorian ingenuity, housing a number of machines used for animal feed preparation. Central have been instrumental in helping this element of the project get up and running again. The mill is now fully operational and visitors are able to explore the building, meet the miller and take a guided tour to watch the historic machinery in action.
Ditch the Disposable
One of the main subjects on this year’s national agenda has been plastic waste, highlighted by David Attenborough’s Blue Planet programme. We were staggered to discover that an estimated 7million disposable coffee cups are thrown away every day…many of which can’s even be recycled.
We believe that if we all take small steps we can start to make big improvements so earlier this year we introduced our own Ditch the Disposable campaign and we hope our friends and colleagues are enjoying drinking their brews and morning coffees from their Central Group travel mug. And don’t forget, reusable mugs not only help save on waste by can also save you money with a discount offered on hot drinks at many leading coffee shops!
Celebrating Lucky 7
Our Ditch the Disposable campaign was just one way in which we’ve been trying to help the environment, but we’ve been working towards a wider goal for a long time now and in February of this year we celebrated our seven year certification with CEMARS, the Carbon & Energy Management Reduction Scheme.
Now more than ever, businesses are aware of the issues involved with climate change and energy consumption and most are keen to do everything they can to reduce their impact on the environment. CEMARS, is a worldwide accreditation, presented to those companies who can demonstrate an active and operational carbon and energy reduction plan and a commitment to the environment.
These are just a few of the highlights of our year at Central. 2018 has been a good one and we’re looking forward to starting 2019 and seeing where the new year takes us. Happy Christmas everyone. Enjoy the celebrations!