Achondrite Group brings you highlights of our activities below, which are updated on a regular basis. For further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tues 2 Dec Facebook post: We have a DIY SOS major build on our hands today as we are attempting to get a new shop front put in at ‘Thirst’ in Bishops Stortford. Thirst is the Youth Project that is being headed up by Nic from the Community Church. They want to have an open night on Dec 20th and so we need to rip out the interior of the shop and get it loaded on a lorry or two. We can then put in a new shop front and start to raise more funds to complete the build. South Street, Bishops Stortford.
We attended the CIOB “Talk Construction” conference. CIOB chief executive Chris Blythe comments: "Working in construction has never been more challenging, nor the pace of change so great. As the industry begins to climb out of one of the worst recessions on record, the pressure is on to deliver buildings that provide better value for money for both private and public sector clients that also meet tougher environmental obligations. The government’s Industrial Strategy for Construction sets out an ambitious vision for the industry in 2025: by then it should be delivering buildings at 33% less than current prices in both the initial costs and whole life cost, with project delivery times from inception to completion cut by 50%. In addition, there is to be a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the built environment, which contribute around 40% of total emissions currently". The event was held at the QEII Conference Centre in London.
We attended this years Constructing Excellence conference which focussed on government policies, procurement practices, client demands, BIM, low carbon and sustainability, and the role of construction in supporting wider economic growth. Held at The Tower Hotel, St Katherines Way, London, E1W 1LD.
We were invited to the premier of 'A Price Worth Paying?' highlighting the role of the Non-Executive Director and their obligations. The film gave a stark overview of the sort of issues, decisions and actions that NED have to take that could have profound implications for shareholders and stakeholders alike! Held at The Willis Building, 51 Lime St, London, EC3M 7DQ.
Attended the BSCC networking breakfast, sponsored by Mullucks Wells, held at Great Hadham Golf and Country Club, Hertfordshire.
Attended the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry networking breakfast at Marriott Hanbury Manor, Ware, SG12 0SD.
We attended the Non-Executive Director update event held at Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP, St Brides House, London, EC4Y 8EH.
We attended Russam's event 'The Great British Workforce Revolution...Going it alone as an Independent' held at Dexter House, Tower Hill, EC3N 4QN.
We attended Gatenby Sanderson social evening held at The Johnnie Walker Music Room, Caledonian Club, London SW1.
Attended Tee Laws 'Employment Laws' event, held at Hilton London Stansted Airport Hotel, Stansted, CM24 1SF.
Attended Westminster Business Council's mentoring event as Mentor, held at Kingston Smith, Devonshire House, London EC1M 7AD.
Attended Natwest Bank's networking breakfast "The opportunities of trading overseas" with UKTI held at Natwest Bank, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.
Attended the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry networking breakfast and Business Expo at the Hertford Castle, Hertfordshire.
We attended the B2E Executive Interim social evening held at AQUA River Brasserie, St Georges Wharf, Vauxhall, SW8 2LE.
We met the CEO of YMCA in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, to visit various property and sites that are due to be redeveloped.
We had a great day at Snetterton Circuit with some good time on track.
We booked an event at Down Hall Country House Manor, Hatfield Heath, Hertfordshire CM22 7AS
We attended the Service Community event, held at Unisys Limited - Customer Service Centre, Milton Keynes, MK15 0YS
We attended Boyden Global Executive Interim social evening held at Ames House, London, SW1Y 6LA.
We had a great day at Snetterton Circuit, with fabulous weather the track conditions were perfect. The following day we were at Rockingham National Circuit, despite the forecast of rain it remained dry and fun was had by all!
Attended Westminster Business Council's mentoring event as Mentor, held at SJ Berwin, London, EC4R 1BE
Attended the BSCC networking breakfast, sponsored by Coaching Dynamics - Speaker Tina Dulieu, held at Great Hadham Golf and Country Club, Hertfordshire.
We attended the University of Hertfordshire MBA social evening in Covent Garden.
We had a great day at Bedford Autodrome with some good time on track.
We attended our first business mentoring event for Westminster Business Council, held at Clifford Chance, Canary Wharf
We had two great days at Donnington Park and Cadwell Park circuits with the BMW s1000rr.
"Toast to the Summer" Reception at the House of Lords with Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE. We had a fantastic evening organised by the IoD city branch, held at the House of Lords last Friday evening.
Attended Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry event held at the Holiday Inn, Stevenage with Stevenage Borough Council, charity groups and the private sector brought together to look at how they could form mutually beneficial relationships.
We attended the pop-up Business Biscotti networking event at Ramada Hotel, Hatfield
We attended this months IoD event held at Longmores Solicitors in Hertford, with the host John Wiblin leading on the topic of Business Negotiation Skills.
Attended TfL aviation event at the Belfry in Cambridge, brought together councils from the east of England to discuss UK Plc need for a new aviation hub to ensure growth.
We attended the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry networking brunch this morning at Paradise Wildlife Park, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne.
We had a great day at Silverstone on the full GP circuit with the BMW s1000rr.
Attended yesterday’s BSCC networking breakfast Sponsored by Handlesbaken with Steve Cooper taking the floor “Ask the Bank Manager: Q&A session.
Achondrite Group had a team of 4 in this year’s annual charity golf day at Manor of Groves, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth.
We spent the morning with UKTI & Enterprise Europe Network being briefed on what support is available to business in the UK looking to export in Europe and across the globe.
Four days away, three under canvas, with a full two days on track with No Limits at Anglesey Circuit, Wales.
Attending a leadership event at FranklinCovey, London.
Attending the IoD ‘using data to grow your business’ in association with the Guardian and SAS, London.
Our summer ball at Hunton Park Hotel, with an evening of delectable food, summer Pimms and dancing.
We attended the BRX networking event at Great Hadham Golf and Country Club.
We attended the ICAEW ‘Creating Business Opportunities in Hard Times’ business conference, held at the AirSpace Conference Centre, Imperial War Museum, Duxford.
Attended the St Albans Chamber of Commerce and IoD joint industry networking breakfast in St Albans, with an interesting panel discussion on the economy.
We attended the Business Biscotti networking event at Sopwell House, St. Albans.
We attended the Business Show at ExCel, London, marketing our business management consultancy services.
Attended the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry networking breakfast in Hertford, with a interesting interactive session on the top tips for effective networking.
Attended the National Centre for Project Management (NCPM) London Launch and Senior Business Networking Event at the Tower Hotel.
Attended Bishop’Stortford Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking event with a presentation given on the 6 disciplines of customer experience'.
Our staff carried out Emergency First Response (First Aid) refresher training covering both primary and secondary care.
Attended the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry networking breakfast in Stevenage, with a very interesting presentation from Gareth Humphreys of MBDA in running highly successful apprenticeship programmes for MBDA.
Attended the Institute of Directors networking breakfast event held at Matthew Arnold & Baldwin LLP Watford, with a presentation on 'How are employers dealing with social media issues in the work place'.
Attended Bishop’Stortford Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking event with a presentation by HCC Trading Standards Department.
Invited to attend the 7th annual Non-Executive Director (NED) awards taking place in the Ballroom at Claridges Hotel, Brook Street, Mayfair.
Attended Bishop’s Stortford Chamber of Commerce breakfast networking & CPD event on copy writing at Great Hadham County Club.
Attended the Bishops Stortford Chamber of Commerce Xmas lunch held at Grill 55, Bishops Stortford.
We had a fantastic time with the team snowboarding at Xscape Milton Keynes, with some of the guys even trying jumps.
Attended the Institute of Directors breakfast networking event at the Ramada Hotel at Hatfield.
Attended the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry AGM and Xmas lunch held at Knebworth.
Attended George Corderoy staff reunion at Attimore, Welwyn Garden City.
We have finally bitten the bullet and moved to iPhone5's despite many years of association with BlackBerry and Rim. So far we have been very pleased to have taken the leap…what’s next!?
We had a very good evening at Planet Scuba Xmas party in Bishops Stortford.
Attended the ‘Mixed Case’ wine tasting event held at the Lemon Tree in Bishops Stortford.
Attended Bishops Stortford Councils Xmas charity event.
Attended the Institute of Directors new members event at Pall Mall, London - 21 November 2012.
Met with our primary school Head teachers to look at our newly installed bulge classes to ensure we meet our statutory obligations.
Met with colleagues and agreed that plans should be developed to enable 2 apprentices to be taken on to join my CDH team.
Attended the London Borough of Croydon’s 2012 Management Conference at Fairfield Halls, Croydon.
Our founder is really pleased to have been awarded full professional membership of the Institute of Directors - Member (MIoD).
Shown around Hayes Primary School by the Head teacher who is very happy with the design/building works. The school has been nominated for several awards.
‘Tidy Up Bishop's Stortford’. Our staff met in the car-park of the Archers pub at 10am to clear up the area known as Havers Estate.
Our commission for the ‘Interim Head of Capital Delivery Hub’ for the London Borough of Croydon Management extended for a second time until late October 2012.
Our team watched the Olympic Torch Bearer pass through the town centre of the London Borough of Croydon.
Bedford Autodrome, motorcycle track-day GT circuit, 4.2 miles long, used by the Formula Palmer Audi and FIA Formula Two Championship drivers in testing.
Attended the London Borough of Croydon, Planning & Environment Management Forum, Arnhem Gallery, Fairfield Halls, Croydon.
Our founder became the proud father of Maximus Lyndon Sperring at 1am on Saturday 26 May, weighing in at 9 pounds.
Our commission for the ‘Interim Head of Capital Delivery Hub’ for the London Borough of Croydon Management extended by 3 months.
Our staff are intending to contribute to ‘Tidy Up Bishop's Stortford’, meeting at Thorn Grove Primary School.
Attended the London Borough of Croydon, Planning & Environment Management Forum , Beddington Conference Centre, Croydon.
Bedford Autodrome, motorcycle track-day. The full GT circuit is 4.2 miles long, as used by the Formula Palmer Audi and FIA Formula Two Championship drivers in testing. The circuit is Evo magazine's favourite.
Attended the London Borough of Croydon Management forum, Arnhem Gallery, Fairfield Halls.
A 3 month commission secured for the ‘Interim Head of Capital Delivery Hub’ for the London Borough of Croydon Managemen.
Attended Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry Networking event, St.Albans.
Initial consultancy for finding a JV partner in Russia, to provide marketing, printing and logistics for UK business: myflipbooks.
PRINCE 2 Foundation & Practitioner training.
Attended Bishop’s Stortford Chamber of Commerce Networking event, Great Hadham.
Attended the APM: Benefits Management – A Strategic skill for all seasons, Stansted.
We have joined the Bishops Stortford Chamber of Commerce.
We have joined the Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry.