Natalie ensures we attract, develop and retain the right people and skills, in conjunction with our company values, creating and maintaining our vibrant culture and enabling our people to thrive and flourish!
Destined to rub shoulders with the elite, Natalie once cooked dinner for Keith Flint's dad...she’s also distantly related to Matthew Wolfenden from Emmerdale… she’s basically a celeb.
PRIDE – More Than Just Annual Rainbow Parties...
With June seeing celebrations of Pride month, the Checkmate Group got together to raise money for Mind Out UK, along with undertaking various inclusive campaigns. But what happens next? Do we put away our rainbows, sparkles and crowns, and dust them off again next June? No – we don’t think so!
National Apprenticeship Week #SkillsForLife
With the implementation of the new Fire Safety (England) Regulations, focus on ensuring our built environment is compliant is at an all-time high – and that’s why we are keen to bring new and fresh insight into our industry. And what better way to do this, than by training up the next generation of industry front-runners?!
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas at the LGI
We have been back to the LGI where we have been able to turn the garden into a makeshift Santa’s Grotto – full of Christmas lights, trees, and all things sparkly! Communicating through the windows with the children, they were able to make sure we used the right decorations!
LGI Children's Cancer Ward Garden Project
Dedicating 20 hours per employee per year to volunteering initiatives, we met with our Candlelighters reps and children’s Oncology staff at Leeds General Infirmary yesterday to discuss our first collaborative project.
Celebrating Women in Construction Through Checkmate’s Newest Managers
Following both ‘International Women’s Day’ and ‘Women in Construction Week’ last month, we decided to catch up with 2 of our newest team-mates; Contracts Manager, Sarah Robertson, and Checkmate’s first ever female Site Supervisor, Charlene Clarke.
Checkmate pledge over 2000 hours to UK charities
Supporting the communities in which we operate is vital for achieving effective delivery and positive relationships - and we are proud to go the extra mile in engaging and helping those around us – playing our part in creating a better society.
Congratulations to Stephen for passing the Association for Specialist Fire Protection Award
As part of the Employee Engagement Roadmap, which is foundation to ‘The Checkmate Way’, all employees are allocated half a day per month to invest in training as part of their Protected Learning Time (PLT) through the Checkmate Academy.
Checkmate's New Commercial Director!
Huge congratulations to our Commercial Director, Craig M Bendall, for being promoted from commercial manager within his first 4 months at Checkmate!
Welcome to our New Head of Social Housing
Having worked at a senior level within the industry for over 25 years, we're delighted to welcome Alan Elliott to our team to head up our newly established ‘Social Housing & Compliance’ division across our UK-wide network.
Checkmate do Festive Friday for the Children's Trust!
Raising money for our corporate charity, The Children's Trust, It's been a socially distanced Festive Friday at Checkmate - and we've absolutely loved it!
Audit Season a Big Success for Checkmate Fire!
The long audit season is over for Checkmate, and we’re delighted with the results!
Checkmate Fire Take on Challenge for Children With Brain Injury
Checkmate Fire has pledged their support for children with brain injury by signing up to take part in Step Forward to raise funds for The Children’s Trust.
Trainee Scheme a Massive Success for Checkmate!
Already an incredible success, the initial goal was to have 12 trainees committed to the scheme by November, however, that figure was quickly exceeded, with 17 trainees having signed up.