Prestigious industry award for Reprotec
Training for success
We achieved another industry sector first, winning CITB support for a Team Reprotec-led Measurable Management Programmme.
Our dedication to helping staff grow and develop in their roles continued throughout 2016; our Sales and Contracts Manager, Elliott Lindsay (pictured left with John Holmes), completed his NVQ Level 6 Contracts Management as part of the CITB Pilot Scheme. In addition, our Assistant Sales and Contracts Manager, Lee Cox, completed the CITB Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS).
Operational Team member, Jamie Jackson completed his mature apprenticeship as a Resin Floorlayer and two more apprentices enrolled onto the FeRFA/CITB scheme.
Environmental sustainability is important to us and is an integral part of our ethos; our ‘Green Theme’ policy and principles enable us to facilitate, manage and trace all our recycled waste. We are proud to be the first company in our Industry to achieve 100% Saving of Waste going to Landfill.
We gained further registration approval with CHAS (Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme), the nationally recognised health and safety pre-qualification system.
We also regained our approval status for Safe Contractor and Constructionline demonstrating our commitment to robust health and safety legislation and practices.
Additionally, all our Operational Team members achieved their EMSS (Essential Minimum Safety Standard) Safety Passports, evidence of an audited and approved level of knowledge, skill and ability to work in highly hazardous environments.
A mark of quality and achievement
Since originally achieving Investors in People (IIP) status back in 2006, we completed our third successful review in 2016 with the highest of praise.
We were also recognised for our achievements at the national FeRFA (The Resin Flooring Association) Awards, in addition to being a finalist for the Small Business sector in the North East Business Awards.
‘Flooring’ the competition at national awards
We’re celebrating being recognised at the prestigious FeRFA awards 2016 which took place at the end of last year. We won one of four national awards, and two Reprotec employees were recognised for their industry achievements.
In collaboration with Altro, a premium flooring provider, we were presented with the award for Small Industrial Project of The Year 2016 for our work with Peterlee-based Walkers Snack Foods. The award, which was sponsored by Huntsman Polyurethanes UK Ltd, identified excellence in resin flooring in an industrial project, which covered less than 500m².
Football team scores new kit thanks to Reprotec
Brandon United Football Club Under 16s in County Durham is sporting a new kit, thanks to sponsorship from Reprotec. The team play in the Russel Foster Youth Leagues playing their home games at the Welfare Ground in Brandon, which is local to the Business.
Lesley Holmes, company secretary at Reprotec, said: “We pride ourselves on being part of the local community and supporting voluntary activities and events is very important to us.
“We’re delighted to provide a new kit and to support such a worthwhile cause that brings participation and enjoyment to all involved.”
Festive shutdown brings business success
Over 8,000m² of different specifications of resin flooring coverage were completed across five sites in less than eight days, which included floor preparation, concrete repairs, high build solvent free painting and 3mm self-smoothing systems.
For over 25 years now Reprotec has always put the customer first. Our commitment extends throughout the company starting at the coal face with professional training to all our site staff to a minimum standard of NVQ 2 in surface preparation and resin application. Training is completed by our own resin association “FeRFA” to the highest standard and Reprotec’s commitment was recognised by the resin association by being awarded “Trainer of the Year” Reprotec’s commitment also extends to our own staff via our membership to “Investors in People” to which Reprotec have been accredited to since 2006. Over the past 25 years Reprotec have extended our service to customers by offering a full Turnkey Service in resin flooring of all kinds, specialist protective coatings, decorating, liquid roofing systems, hygienic wall systems, carpet and vinyl flooring.
County Durham-based Reprotec in collaboration with Altro, a premium flooring provider, won the award for Small Industrial Project Of The Year for its work with Peterlee-based Walker Snack Foods. The award, which was sponsored by Huntsman Polyurethanes UK Ltd, identified excellence in resin flooring in an industrial project, which covered less than 500m².
The project, saw the company provide Walker Snack Foods with a range of services and expertise from problem identification and site surveying to the installation of Altro Flexi-flow Plus onto vinyl covered mezzanine and Gantry area directly above the production lines. Flexi-flow Plus is a flexible liquid resin floor finish which is a sustainable, anti-slip flooring which spanned 270 sq. metres over three floors.
County Durham-based Reprotec in collaboration with Altro, a premium flooring provider, has been shortlisted for its work with Peterlee-based Walker Snack Foods. The award, which is sponsored by Huntsman Polyurethanes UK Ltd, looks to identify excellence in resin flooring in industrial projects, which cover less than 500m².
Over the past 5 years, Reprotec have been supporting Walker Snack Foods with resin flooring, liquid applied roof membranes and hygienic walling solutions. The project, for which Reprotec has been shortlisted, saw the company provide Walker Snack Foods with a breadth of services and expertise from problem identification and site surveying to the installation of Altro Flexi-flow plus, a sustainable flooring which covered 270 sq. metres over three floors. This method took approximately 50% less time and had a 40% cost saving compared to other methods previously used. Click here to read more >
Reprotec provides the perfect solution for a worn out painted floor at Royal Mail workshops.
The Royal Mail’s Team Valley maintenance workshops had been painted for many years by the postal staff. Layers of paint had been allowed to build up across the 1000m² area over the years and was now posing more of a hazard than a benefit. The painted floor was dangerous with uneven areas of missing paint causing trip hazards and oil contaminating the surface was making the concrete slippery. The specification required the removal of the existing coatings and two coats of Tough Epoxy Resin.
Granted its Royal licence by King George III, the Theatre Royal Newcastle opened on Drury Lane off Mosley Street in 1788 and soon established itself as one of England’s leading theatres. The Grade I Listed Theatre today is both neo-classical monument and cultural engine, with an annual audience of 350,000 and over 400 performances each year. Theatre Royal Newcastle was presented with the ‘My Theatre Matters! UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre’ award in October 2015.
The dance studio had old vinyl sheet flooring that was causing issues with dancing classes. They needed a seamless solution that was able to handle the footfall of a busy dance studio that would also fit in aesthetically with a historic building.
Reprotec UK worked with Altro to find a solution. Altro Flexiflow in Black was specified, as it would provide all the benefits of vinyl and would be a seamless and sustainable flooring.
The formation of the Reprotec Group – encompassing Reprotec and Reprotec LLP – has been a pivotal and important development. Growth was also bolstered by new appointments across the business, including the appointment of our Commercial Director, Nick Megson.
As we continue to grow we want to maintain our core values of sustainability, high quality service and products, longevity and staff development throughout the Reprotec Group and we look forward to sharing this journey with our staff and clients through 2016 and beyond…
Malcolm Carr, Site Supervisor, was presented with an award for over 20 years’ service at Reprotec, during the final company meeting of 2015.
John Holmes, Managing Director, commented;
“I was delighted to present this award to Malcolm. Malcolm came to us as a young Operative and proved himself to be a willing worker. He’s progressed through the ranks and now represents Reprotec on-site at our client Nissan, in Sunderland.
“Malcolm deserves this award, he’s a great character. And when you consider that he came to us as a young person with limited knowledge of the industry, he’s done fantastically well. Malcolm was the first of six employees, we originally put through our first NVQ Level 2 training programme in 2005, and are still with us today.”
“I’d like to thank the company for this award, it’s a pleasure to work here. Reprotec are an innovative company to work for and they invest in developing their staff.”
Reprotec’s work on a project for Newcastle’s Theatre Royal was highly commended towards the end of 2015 at a prestigious national awards ceremony.
Our sustainable liquid vinyl floor solution for the theatre was recognised in the Small Commercial Project of the Year category at the FeRFA Awards Dinner, held on November 27.
In addition, Reprotec was a finalist in two other categories at the awards: Trainer of the Year and FeRFA Member of the Year.
FeRFA, the Resin Flooring Association, represents companies within the UK’s resin flooring industry and its awards recognise innovation in the industry and showcase the versatility and wide range of applications for resin flooring.
Reprotec’s commitment to delivering sustainable solutions received global recognition last year, at the International CSR Excellence Awards 2015.
Our company won an International Corporate Social Responsibility Award at the awards ceremony, held at the Empire Casino in Londo
n’s Leicester Square on June 29.
Reprotec was the first company from the resin floor industry to divert 100 per cent of its waste from landfill, and our ability to create long-lasting flooring solutions, which can be easily refurbished rather than having to be replaced, also contributed to our winning award entry.
Reprotec competed against more than 200 other nominations and was among the winners from the building and construction sector.
REPROTEC UK Limited of Durham have been industry contractors to the Automotive Sector for many years with the wealth of skills and experience to fully comply with all the current legislation. We are proud to be members of the North East
The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth of the sector in the North East of England.Automotive Alliance.
The NEAA provides a single unified voice to key stakeholder groups and promotes the true value created by the North East Automotive sector.
CHAS stands for the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and is the nationally recognised health and safety pre-qualification system. Constructionline is a certified pre-qualification database, used by over 60% of local authorities to reduce duplication and save time and money by encouraging organisations to use a single source for pre-qualification. With over twenty years experience as an in situ flooring contractor Reprotec offer a diverse range of surface protection services, operating nationally from the company’s Northeast base. Reprotec is able to pass on to its clients the benefit of its extensive expertise within the resin flooring, screeding and surface protection industry, with work undertaken by its trained and qualified operatives.
Managing Director John Holmes of Reprotec was delighted that the efforts of the company and its staff did not go unnoticed;
“It was an honour to receive this award on behalf of all the Team at Reprotec UK Ltd. It’s great to think our efforts are being recognised Nationally especially as a small Business representing not only our Industry but the North East both of which we are very proud’’.
In 1999 Supplyline was born. After further development the product was expanded to provide web based access to its clients and was rebranded as SafeContractor in 2003. It is awarded only to Contractors who can demonstrate the highest levels of Health and Safety systems. Reprotec gained their accreditation in May 2012.
Reprotec UK Ltd and 3M have signed an agreement to accept them as an approved contractor within their national network to install the full range of Liquid Applied Roofing Systems. The network was set up by 3M to ensure that only specialist contractors with the correct skills and experience to be able to meet and maintain the 3M Quality Standards would be accredited. This enables rock solid warranties to be given to the client.
Managing Director, Mr. John Holmes stated:
“This is a tremendous achievement by Reprotec to have gained this accreditation, as one of only a few companies nationally. This has been achieved by our commitment to continuous improvement, through regular training, quality audits and a committed and dedicated workforce. We have completed many successful projects over a number of years.
“It allows Reprotec to add the extensive range of the 3M Skotchkote portfolio of products to their range of specialist products.”
Reprotec UK Ltd received the ultimate recognition from the resin industry when it was awarded Project of the Year presented before a capacity audience at the FeRFA (The Resin Flooring Association) 40th Anniversary Celebration Dinner on 19 November at the Forest of Arden Hotel. The award was presented to contractors Reprotec and manufacturer Altro Floors for the North Tyneside Area Command HQ in Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne – a new 23 million pound development incorporating office facilities, custody suite and police headquarters serving the local community.
The striking, landmark building was modern and contemporary in design but the construction was of modular build – a unique method of construction for projects of this type. This brought about difficulties with dampness and preparation as well issues with the application and detailing of ceilings, walls and floors and adjoining sections.
The FeRFA judges chose this as the winning project because of the way the contractor and manufacturer had worked very closely with the client and main contractor to agree a variety of finishes to fit within budget, programme and difficult working conditions. New application techniques were adopted to apply the resin systems as both flooring and vertical applications. Feedback from client is excellent in terms of quality of service received and the quality of the installation which is easy to clean, very durable and looks decorative. From design stage through to handover, a true partnership of client and specialist contractor working together.
CLIENT: Northumbria Police MAIN
CONTRACTOR: Miller Construction Ltd ARCHITECT: Ryder Architecture