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Wheelchair fencer and skeleton star join ranks of MJ Church sporting ambassadors

Piers Gilliver, the world’s number-one wheelchair fencer, and rising skeleton star Jor’dan McIntosh have been named as the latest sporting ambassadors for MJ Church, Team Bath’s new partner.

They join a group of University of Bath-based athletes across a range of sports, including Rio 2016 Olympians Joe Choong (modern pentathlon) and Ben Fletcher (judo), who will bring Team Bath’s partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and encouraging and inspiring the company’s staff and their families, as well as customers, to take up sport and healthy activities.

In return the Marshfield-based Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractors will offer the athletes a bursary towards their training and competition expenses.

Gilliver has enjoyed two stellar seasons that have seen him win multiple World Cup titles to become the number-one ranked wheelchair fencer. “It’s great to be selected as an ambassador for MJ Church and the University of Bath,” he said. “There are a lot of great athletes here and I’m really proud that I get to represent both them and MJ Church.”

McIntosh has been part of the University of Bath-based British Skeleton programme since 2011 after being identified as a potential star of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games through UK Sport’s Power2Podium talent identification scheme.

She underwent surgery in the summer of 2014 after suffering a brain haemorrhage but has made a remarkable recovery and returned to action on the North American Cup circuit this year, recording two top-ten finishes.

“I am delighted to be an ambassador for MJ Church, they are a fantastic company to be on board with,” said McIntosh. “Their support and backing will make a massive impact on helping me achieve my goals as a full-time athlete.”

McIntosh will be overseeing bobsleigh taster sessions on the University’s unique outdoor push-track when Team Bath hosts the first fun day for MJ Church staff members, families and customers in early September.

The event will see sporting ambassadors help visitors get active across a range of activities at the Sports Training Village.

Nine sporting ambassadors have now been confirmed including Sam Cook (netball), Sydney Gregson (rugby), Dave King (athletics), Jay Lelliott (swimming) and Eden Richardson (tennis).

MJ Church Welcomes Team Bath Ambassadors

Team Bath judoka Ben Fletcher and Pentathlon GB’s Joe Choong have been given timely boosts just before they travel to Brazil after being selected among the first group of sporting ambassadors for MJ Church, Team Bath’s new partner.

The duo will be amongst a group of University of Bath-based athletes across a range of sports who will bring Team Bath’s partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and encouraging and inspiring the company’s staff and their families, as well as customers, to take up sport and healthy activities.

In return the Marshfield-based Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractors will offer the athletes a bursary towards their training and competition expenses.

The first seven ambassadors selected, all proven medal winners or potential future stars, are:

Fletcher flies out to Brazil on Friday to finalise preparations for the men’s -100kg weight division on August 11. Coached by Juergen Klinger, he has won four international titles in recent years and earned an Olympic continental quota place through the world-ranking list.

“The partnership is exciting and the ambassador roles will make a big difference to a lot of athletes,” said Fletcher. “This support will help me be as good as I can possibly be in judo.”

Student-athlete Choong studies Mathematics at the University of Bath, which also hosts the National Performance Centre for Pentathlon GB. He will be in action in Brazil on August 18 and 20.

Sports Performance graduate Dave King narrowly missed out on Olympic qualification but confirmed his status as one of the country’s best young athletes by winning 110m hurdles bronze at the British Championships.

Team Bath Netball’s Sam Cook is rated as one of the most talented defenders in the sport and played a starring role as England retained the Netball Euro Open Championship title earlier this year.

Two current University of Bath Sports Performance students have also been selected as ambassadors. Swimmer Jay Lelliott won gold and silver for Great Britain at the World University Games in 2015, while rugby player Sydney Gregson has represented England Women at all levels up to and including Six Nations. Both are supported by the Team Bath Dual Career programme.

Team Bath Tennis MCTA player Eden Richardson has won a host of national and international junior titles, in both singles and doubles, and this year made her first singles appearance at Junior Wimbledon.

Building Winners with Team Bath

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With 50 days to go till the Rio Olympics, M J Church and the University of Bath’s Team Bath launched a 3 year partnership deal which sees collaboration and support between the two organisations.

Working with Team Bath, MJ Church will support a number of sporting ambassadors who will help bring the partnership to life and encourage others to take up sport, get or stay fit or to move from being a development athlete to national squads. In return MJ Church are able to use the fantastic facilities at the Sports Village in Bath for corporate events as well as staff events, have access to the sporting facilities at a reduced price and important work with Team Bath and the athletes ambassadors on promoting MJ Church; this could be anything form supporting at the many events the company is involved with to motivational talks.

Mike and Paula Church, Tom Church and Ben Staff have been at the heart of brokering the new partnership with Team Bath, emphasising the passion for sport and general well-being and building winners with the regions young athletes held by the company.

Tom Church said: “Team Bath already has a fabulous track record of supporting organisations and individuals in sport to succeed.  We are delighted to be joining that team and particularly pleased to back young athletes and the exciting depth and breadth of sport and well-being activities that happen at Team Bath”.

To mark the start of the partnership Team Bath athletes, World no. 1 wheelchair fencer Piers Gilliver and Rachel Shaw from Team Bath Netball Squad and others, lined up on the start line at the athletics track with MJ Church staff, Ann Kyte, Ben Macleod, Hannah Whittle, Conrad Williams and Tom Nelson. The athletes also lines up against Tom Church, Ben Staff, Stephen Baddeley, Director of Sport at Team Bath, and Jess Church.

MJ Church & Team Bath

 

Work starts on 300-space car park at Bath’s Royal United Hospital

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Work has started on the Royal United Hospital’s new 300-space car park. The amount of car parking spaces is to increase by 30 per cent at the hospital in the Weston area of Bath.

The large-scale parking improvement was confirmed last year.

Parking charges are not set to rise as a result.

Director of estates and facilities at the RUH, Howard Jones, said: “This new car park is great news for our patients and families. It will make visiting the hospital a much better experience for everyone, as well as easing some of the parking pressures on site and on residential roads nearby.”

The new car park is being constructed to the right of the hospital’s main entrance. It will serve both visitors and patients. Contractors from local company M J Church arrived to begin the groundwork on Thursday (May 11).

The former pathology laboratory site has been levelled and the area will now be laid out and landscaped. It is expected to be completed by the autumn.

M J Church Managing Director, Steve Blower, said: “We’re really proud to be working in partnership on this project with the Trust. Many of our staff live locally and use the RUH and it’s great for us as a local company to be helping to develop the hospital for the future.”

 

M J Church strengthen fleet

MJ Church, a leading civil engineering, earthworks and waste management contractor based in Wiltshire, has further strengthened its already extensive taskforce with the addition of ten new Bell Equipment B30E ADTs.

With a number of machines in the company’s existing fleet ready for replacement, and an interest in Bell Equipment’s latest Tier 4 certified models, Tom Church, Director at MJ Church, felt it was time to revisit their long-standing supplier relationship with Bell Equipment and discover what benefits upgrading could deliver.  He explains:

“MJ Church has been dealing with Bell for over ten years now, mainly running 30-tonne ADTs, as well as a number of loading shovels.

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“With regard to the purchase of these latest machines, we were in a position where we had some older stock which needed replacing.  We’d also started looking at the new Bell Equipment machines, which, with their Tier 4 certification, could meet exhaust emission standards and provide lower fuel consumption.”

Tom refers to the latest B30E model – a machine designed as part of Bell Equipment’s E-Series, with a six cylinder and 7,7l volume engine, delivering 246 kW (329 PS) – making it an ideal machine for high perfomance, but also, low emissions.

The decision was made to secure ten machines, which MJ Church is in the process of taking and putting to work at its own sites.

Bell B30E

Tom explains that the new additions to the fleet are being set-to-task, fulfilling the company’s own earthworks contracts, as well as providing external plant hire.  He’s extremely pleased with how the machines are functioning so far and explains that in order to meet the needs of his own civil engineering team, as well as those of plant clients, purchasing ADTs capable of the very best performance was essential.

“We needed equipment we could trust and, for us, that came in the form of the Bell Equipment B30E.  These models are renowned for their dynamic engines and impressive level of reliability, as well as low maintenance requirements.

“Of course, price has been an influential element in the selection process, and we felt the B30E offered exceptional value for money in terms of the specification it offered.  We also received excellent value for our old B30Ds which we traded back to Bell Equipment.

“After-sales service was another key factor and I’m pleased to say we’ve enjoyed great support over the years from Bell, with any issues during the decade quickly resolved.”

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Having had such a positive experience of Bell Equipment’s after-sales service Tom has, for first the time, taken up Bell Equipment’s contracted servicing, a scheme applicable to all his new trucks for 6000 hrs.

“The contracted servicing will be a huge help, especially with the advanced AdBlue and electrical systems that feature within the new Tier4 engines, and will enable us to keep our machines performing to the very highest of standards for many years to come.

“Overall, it’s been a great decision to buy again with Bell. We look forward to seeing these new, impressive machines continue to perform and anticipate working alongside Bell well into the future.”

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Nick Learoyd, Managing Director at Bell Equipment UK, comments, “We work closely with our customers, in a variety of sectors, to ensure all of our machines are equipped to deal with everything which is asked of them.  So it is fantastic to hear that our new models are being so well received, especially by a company such as MJ Church, which itself has its own very exacting standards.  By returning to Bell Equipment time and again, MJ Church is demonstrating its confidence in us, our machines and our service.”

MJ Church agrees new two year partnership with Bath Racecourse

M J 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 M J 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.

  • Team Bath athletes join MJ Church Ambassadors

    Piers Gilliver, the world’s number-one wheelchair fencer, and rising skeleton star Jor’dan McIntosh have been named as the latest sporting ambassadors for MJ Church, Team Bath’s new partner.

    They join a group of University of Bath-based athletes across a range of sports, including Rio 2016 Olympians Joe Choong (modern pentathlon) and Ben Fletcher (judo), who will bring Team Bath’s partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and encouraging and inspiring the company’s staff and their families, as well as customers, to take up sport and healthy activities.

    In return the Marshfield-based Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractors will offer the athletes a bursary towards their training and competition expenses.

    Gilliver has enjoyed two stellar seasons that have seen him win multiple World Cup titles to become the number-one ranked wheelchair fencer.

    “It’s great to be selected as an ambassador for MJ Church and the University of Bath,” he said. “There are a lot of great athletes here and I’m really proud that I get to represent both them and MJ Church.”

    McIntosh has been part of the University of Bath-based British Skeleton programme since 2011 after being identified as a potential star of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games through UK Sport’s Power2Podium talent identification scheme.

    She underwent surgery in the summer of 2014 after suffering a brain haemorrhage but has made a remarkable recovery and returned to action on the North American Cup circuit this year, recording two top-ten finishes.

    “I am delighted to be an ambassador for MJ Church, they are a fantastic company to be on board with,” said McIntosh. “Their support and backing will make a massive impact on helping me achieve my goals as a full-time athlete.”

    McIntosh will be overseeing bobsleigh taster sessions on the University’s unique outdoor push-track when Team Bath hosts the first fun day for MJ Church staff members, families and customers in early September.

    The event will see sporting ambassadors help visitors get active across a range of activities at the Sports Training Village.

    Nine sporting ambassadors have now been confirmed including Sam Cook (netball), Sydney Gregson (rugby), Dave King (athletics), Jay Lelliott (swimming) and Eden Richardson (tennis).


    Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by Admin
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  • Team Bath – MJ Church

    Piers & Jordan

    Piers Gilliver, the world’s number-one wheelchair fencer, and rising skeleton star Jor’dan McIntosh have been named as the latest sporting ambassadors for MJ Church, Team Bath’s new partner.

    They join a group of University of Bath-based athletes across a range of sports, including Rio 2016 Olympians Joe Choong (modern pentathlon) and Ben Fletcher (judo), who will bring Team Bath’s partnership with MJ Church alive by attending events and encouraging and inspiring the company’s staff and their families, as well as customers, to take up sport and healthy activities.

    In return the Marshfield-based Civil Engineering, Plant, Transport and Waste Management Contractors will offer the athletes a bursary towards their training and competition expenses.

    Gilliver has enjoyed two stellar seasons that have seen him win multiple World Cup titles to become the number-one ranked wheelchair fencer.

    “It’s great to be selected as an ambassador for MJ Church and the University of Bath,” he said. “There are a lot of great athletes here and I’m really proud that I get to represent both them and MJ Church.”

    McIntosh has been part of the University of Bath-based British Skeleton programme since 2011 after being identified as a potential star of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games through UK Sport’s Power2Podium talent identification scheme.

    She underwent surgery in the summer of 2014 after suffering a brain haemorrhage but has made a remarkable recovery and returned to action on the North American Cup circuit this year, recording two top-ten finishes.”I am delighted to be an ambassador for MJ Church, they are a fantastic company to be on board with,” said McIntosh. “Their support and backing will make a massive impact on helping me achieve my goals as a full-time athlete.”

    McIntosh will be overseeing bobsleigh taster sessions on the University’s unique outdoor push-track when Team Bath hosts the first fun day for MJ Church staff members, families and customers in early September.

    The event will see sporting ambassadors help visitors get active across a range of activities at the Sports Training Village.

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    Nine sporting ambassadors have now been confirmed including Sam Cook (netball), Sydney Gregson (rugby), Dave King (athletics), Jay Lelliott (swimming) and Eden Richardson (tennis).


    Posted on: June 15th, 2016 by Admin
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  • 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

    recruitment day 2015


    Posted on: June 17th, 2015 by Admin
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