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MJ Church agrees new two year partnership with Bath Racecourse

 

MJ Church, one of the region’s largest civil engineering, earthworks and waste management contractors, has agreed a two year sponsorship deal with Bath Racecourse as one of the venue’s Principal Partners.

The company, which is based in Chippenham, has enjoyed a positive 10 year relationship with Bath Racecourse, supporting various events and using race days to raise funds for local good causes.

The new deal will include prominent branding at the Racecourse and sponsorship of a charity race day in May as part of MJ Church’s commitment to raise funds for the RUH Forever Friends Appeal, a charity the company has supported for many years.

Managing Director Steve Blower said “As a local business we feel it is important to support and give something back to businesses, charities and communities in the areas within which we operate. The Bath Racecourse redevelopment, for which we are a contractor providing earthworks and groundworks, is looking fantastic and the team have done an incredible job in planning improvements which will definitely elevate the venue to the next level.

“Our ongoing sponsorship will give us even more scope to use the venue for further fundraising activity, as well as helping to raise our profile. It is a great honour to be involved in the redevelopment work, and to have our name associated with Bath Racecourse when the work is completed.”

Jo Hall, Executive  Director at Bath Racecourse added “We are delighted M J Church has chosen to continues its relationship with Bath Racecourse. We appreciate the excellent work done during the redevelopment and look forward to working with M J Church on fundraising and corporate events going forward.”

 

New education and industry partnership to address construction industry skills gap 

 

Wiltshire College has announced the launch of a new partnership with one of the South West’s largest civil engineering companies which will help to train a new generation of civil engineers.

The M J Church Civil Engineering Academy will open to students in September 2016 at the college’s new Chippenham campus and will train young people in a variety of careers in the construction industry.

The Academy will offer a two-year nationally recognised programme in Civil Engineering providing industry skills in highway construction; design in construction and civil engineering; quantity surveying and project management in construction and the built environment.

Steve Blower, Managing Director of M J Church, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wiltshire College.

“The construction industry has a serious skills shortage and one of the main contributors to this is the lack of young people entering the industry.

“M J Church and Wiltshire College see a solution to this problem is to open up to young people the exciting career routes that the construction industry has to offer.”

Wiltshire College Principal Amanda Burnside said: “This ground-breaking new partnership will enable students to experience real working environments as well as participating in masterclasses from industry.

“Students will gain experience through high quality work placements and challenging practical and theoretical workshops and study which will equip them with the wider skills the sector requires.”

On successful completion of the course, students will be given the opportunity to apply for M J Church positions, gain employment in similar organisations or progress onto university or other higher level study.

Potential students can apply to the Academy by visiting http://www.wiltshire.ac.uk/coursestng/Infosheet/6945.

 

Star Award 

On 2nd October 2015, Jim Weedon, Network Rail Director presented a team from M J Church with the Star Award for Safety on Site.

Star Award

The award followed an audit. Some of the feedback we received was:

“There has clearly been a lot of hard work by all to get the site up to its current standard and we need to now maintain this level going forward. We were all impressed with the guys working onsite. As well as the way they conducted themselves onsite their input and contributions in the Safety Bus was brilliant to witness.”

Well done to all concerned.

 

A350 Bypass Improvements – work starting 6th July 2015 

The next phase of work to the Chippenham A350 Bypass to improve the traffic flows planned to start on the 6th July 2015. For the first 12 days investigation, site clearance and preparatory works will take place in readiness for night time closures on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of July.

Traffic management will then be in place with narrow lanes and a 30 mph limit for a length of approximately 1,500 metres starting south of Bumpers Farm roundabout and ending north of Brook roundabout. There will be occasional night works and various lane switches throughout the 36 weeks the works are programmed for. M J Church will work closely with Wiltshire Council to minimise the impact on traffic and yourselves and ask for your cooperation and understanding.

If you would like to see what the work will entail and discuss any aspect with the designers and construction teams, you are invited to a “Drop in” session at Chippenham Rugby Club between 3pm and 7pm on Monday, 6th July where tea and biscuits will be provided.

If you have a question but cannot make it on that day please e mail our public liaison officer on A350enquiry@mjchurch.com

Here are the plans showing where the work will be taking place:

South of Bumpers Roundabout Section

Bumpers Brook roundabout general arrangement

North to Brook Roundabout section

Bumpers to Brook roundabout diversionary signing scheme

Further information:

Once the works start there will be a contact number given on the site information boards which you will be able to call if you have any further enquiries.

For further information you can also visit Wiltshire Councils website;

http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/further-improvements-to-a350-around-chippenham-29-jun-2015-updated

  • New Partnership

    MJ Church, one of the region’s largest civil engineering, earthworks and waste management contractors, has agreed a two year sponsorship deal with Bath Racecourse as one of the venue’s Principal Partners.

    The company, which is based in Chippenham, has enjoyed a positive 10 year relationship with Bath Racecourse, supporting various events and using race days to raise funds for local good causes.

    The new deal will include prominent branding at the Racecourse and sponsorship of a charity race day in May as part of MJ Church’s commitment to raise funds for the RUH Forever Friends Appeal, a charity the company has supported for many years.

    Managing Director Steve Blower said “As a local business we feel it is important to support and give something back to businesses, charities and communities in the areas within which we operate. The Bath Racecourse redevelopment, for which we are a contractor providing earthworks and groundworks, is looking fantastic and the team have done an incredible job in planning improvements which will definitely elevate the venue to the next level.

    “Our ongoing sponsorship will give us even more scope to use the venue for further fundraising activity, as well as helping to raise our profile. It is a great honour to be involved in the redevelopment work, and to have our name associated with Bath Racecourse when the work is completed.”

    Jo Hall, Executive  Director at Bath Racecourse added “We are delighted M J Church has chosen to continues its relationship with Bath Racecourse. We appreciate the excellent work done during the redevelopment and look forward to working with M J Church on fundraising and corporate events going forward.”


    Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by Admin
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  • M J Church and Hilux

    In the tough world of civil engineering you need transport you can rely on for heavy duty work, which is why specialist company M J Church has become one of Britain’s biggest Hilux customers, recently taking delivery of its 60th vehicle in just two years.

    MJ Church is a civil engineering, earthworks and waste management contracting company based in Chippenham, and its pick-up fleet is made up entirely of Hilux, with a range of Active and Icon grades. These are used by its staff to meet a highly diverse range of business demands that put the model’s strength and reliability to the test, every day.

    Tom Church, company director, said: “We’re extremely pleased with our evolving relationship with Toyota. We’ve used other manufacturers’ pick-ups in the past but have come up against a number of reliability issues.

    “We chose Hilux instead as it has a great reputation within our industry. It also has good whole life costs, while still ticking all of the boxes for the requirements of our business. We’ve been running Hilux vehicles for the past couple of years with no issues and we look forward to continuing to run them for the foreseeable future.”

    The Hilux range offers versatility as well as rock-solid dependability, with Single, Extra and Double Cab versions that offer a different balance between cabin space and load capacity. Payloads extend to more than 1,060kg, and all models have a 2.8-tonne (braked) towing capability. Both front-wheel and all-wheel drive versions are available, the latter engineered to take challenging off-road conditions in their stride.

    At the same time as Hilux is a redoubtable workhorse, it also provides excellent safety and comfort provisions for everyone on board. According to model grade, it is specified with Vehicle Stability Control, driver and front passenger airbags, air conditioning, power windows and remote central locking, plus (Icon and Invincible models) the Toyota Touch 2 multimedia system with touchscreen control, Bluetooth and rear-view camera

    Neil Broad, General Manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet Services, said: “Hilux is renowned for its toughness and has an excellent track record, having been tested in the world’s most extreme environments. We’re delighted that MJ Church is such a great ambassador for Hilux and are confident that our famous pick-up will continue to give them exactly the performance, lasting quality and value for money they want.”


    Posted on: March 24th, 2016 by Admin
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  • Recruitment Open Day

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    Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Admin
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  • M J Church take over Oxford lil

    M J Church recently provided the waste management services at the 700th commemorative anniversary ball at Exeter College, Oxford University.Oxford lil


    Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by Admin
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  • MoD work will stay local to Lyneham base

    Steve Blower, Managing Director of M J Church featured in the Wiltshire Gazette and Herald on Saturday 28th June 2014 in connection with the contract at RAF Lyneham airbase.

    Please take a moment to click on the link to the article.

    http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/11303462.MoD_work_will_stay_local_to_Lyneham_base/


    Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 by Admin
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