Dedicated to employee development, we’d like to say huge congratulations to Stephen Matthews for passing the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) Foundation course in Passive Fire Protection!
Stephen is the first person to complete this course, using the half day training entitlement available to all employees to support our investment in people.
Rapidly following in his footsteps, all of our colleagues, across every business function (including office and on-site teams) are scheduled to take this course over the next few weeks, ensuring a continued drive for knowledge and improvement.
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.
Thank you to Stephen, Damien Ward and Natalie Toas for arranging this training for the team and for being passionate about making Checkmate a great place to work.
In other news...
Women in Construction Week
Having been put forward as one of Checkmate’s ‘exceptional women’ by our Chief Financial Officer, we were delighted to have a quick catch up with our Head of Finance, Sophie Earnshaw.
GCSE Success for our Budding Fire-Fighter
It’s results day for the nation’s GCSE students, and in spite of the unprecedented times our youth are experiencing, we want to say a huge congratulations to our former work experience student, Conor McBride!
Checkmate Fire Goes Electric
Way ahead of the government’s aim for all new vehicles to be electric by 2030, we are already on target to achieve a fully electric fleet by the end of this year, reducing our annual C02 footprint by over 98 tonnes!
New Year, New Facility!
Committed to innovation, along with the development of our trainee engineers, we began the conversion of an unused mezzanine space into a training area in one of our stores earlier this week!