Pestforce, Swansea Help Jistcourt to Save Colony of Bees

Today we have had Mark Harris from Pestforce to visit one of our sites to help us to save a colony of bees. The bees were found in a house that we are currently undertaking as part of our NPT Homes Framework.

  We would like to share with you the attached video of the bees all alive and buzzing around, and we  hope this brightens up your Friday afternoon. 

A big thank you to Mark Harris from Pestforce - Swansea, for helping us to #savethebees. 

Jistcourt and Pestforce Swansea

Jistcourt Shortlisted for Constructing Excellence Wales Award

We are extremely happy to announce that we have been shortlisted for the People Development Award at the Constructing Excellence Wales Awards 2017. 

As an expanding SME, we are constantly working to develop our people to the best standard to achieve continuous improvement throughout the company, and we are pleased to say that this has been recognised. 

We are looking forward to attending the CEW Awards at the Celtic Manor on Friday 14th July.

Please see the full shortlist here:   http://www.cewales.org.uk/cew-awards/cew-awards-shortlist/

Jistcourt Secures contract with Newport City Homes

We are delighted to be appointed as the contractor of choice to work with Newport City Homes, delivering the Externals 8E contract on the Old Barn Estate, Newport. Works comprise of re-roofing, cavity insulation extraction, external weatherboard cladding, communal window replacements, loft insulation, replacement canopies and the removal of chimneys and other related works.

Christmas Charity Support

This Christmas, Jistcourt supported 4 local charities, with help from some very generous donations from our suppliers, including,  AIS Building Supplies, LBS Builders Merchants , Exclusive Flooring and CGL Services. 

We donated 6 extra large boxes of food to 2 local foodbanks; CATCH in Ystalyfera and Newport Food Bank. The parcels included necessary items such as canned foods, pasta, rice, tea bags, coffee, milk and sugar, along with some special Christmas treats including Christmas Crackers, cakes, biscuits, chocolates and sweets. 

We also helped to support Llamau, the leading Homelessness Charity for the most vulnerable Young People and Women in Wales. To this charity, we donated gifts that could help those moving into a first home, or as Llamau call them, 'Get Set Packs'. Our donations included toiletries and grooming supplies, books, games, hats and gloves, blankets and throws, store cupboard essentials along with some extra Christmas Treats.                                                                                                                       

. The final charity we chose to support this year was the Mr X Appeal. We bought presents for 5 young local children, aged between 2 and 10, who otherwise would be without this Christmas. The gifts included age appropriate toys and board games, colouring books, sports kits and equipment, pyjamas, dressing gowns, warm hats and gloves along with some sweeties and chocolates. We delivered our sacks of presents to Dawsons Estate Agents in Sketty to be delivered to the family. 

We would like to thank our suppliers who very kindly helped us to support these incredible charities this year, and would encourage all to remember it is not just at Christmas time that these charities need support. 

If you would like to donate, please visit the following websites to find out how you can help.

http://www.catch-online.org.uk/ 

https://newport.foodbank.org.uk/ 

http://www.llamau.org.uk/

Jistcourt Gains SILVER Investors in People Accreditation

Jistcourt has been awarded silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.

Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate Jistcourt. Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. Jistcourt should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

 

Commenting on the award, Jon Mogford, Commercial Director said: “We are all very proud at Jistcourt to have achieved the silver accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, this demonstrates our commitment to investing in our employees. We are a growing business and without the continuing effort of all our people this growth would not be possible.”

Jistcourt attend the Swansea City Academy Awards

Swansea City reflected on a successful season for its younger generation at its first Academy Player of the Year awards night at the Liberty Stadium. The event was an opportunity to look back on a promising year for the club’s young talent, which has seen the academy make great strides forward both on and off the pitch. Jistcourt were very pleased to sponsor the Goal Keeper Save of the Season Award, won by the very talented Tyler Evans. Jistcourt would like to say a big congratulations to all present last night, keep up the great work lads! 

 

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Here's a full list of yesterdays prize winners.

9s Player of the Year (sponsored by Jones Brothers Henllan Limited) 
Thomas Woodward

U10s Player of the Year (sponsored by Bont Scaffolding)
Daniel Watts

U11s Player of the Year (sponsored by Protectorcomms)
Joel Cotterill

U12s Player of the Year (sponsored by Heat Pump Services)
Kian Jenkins

U13s Player of the Year (sponsored by Paul Jones Fencing Limited)
Josh Thomas

U14s Player of the Year (sponsored by Shufflebottom Steel Frame Building)
Tivonge Rushesha

U15s Player of the Year (sponsored by South Wales Sports Ground)
Cameron Evans

U16s Player of the Year (sponsored by Willis Systems)
Matthew Blake

U18s Player of the Year (sponsored by Swans Travel Club)
Aaron Lewis 

Goalkeeper Save of the Season (sponsored by Jistcourt)
Tyler Evans

Girls Player of the Year (sponsored by ATEB Consulting)
Sophie Cardy

Academy Manager Player of the Year (sponsored by Swans Travel Club)
Joe Lewis

Read more here

Community Benefits: Bigyn School

As part of the large external wall insulation contract being carried out in the Tyisha area of Llanelli for ‘Being Greener’, local contractor Jistcourt have recently carried out some community work for Bigyn Primary School.

On a sunny Saturday, the 23rd of April, a group of volunteers from Jistcourt pulled on their overalls, grabbed some paintbrushes and set to work on the playground area.  Paint works to the yard included a netball court, a maze, targets, a hopscotch, a mini road, pictures, shapes and numbers along with Fire Assembly points.

 After clearing the area of rubbish, Jistcourt also constructed a raised pond to encourage wild life to the garden area of the school.  To enhance this area further, there will be a presentation at the school later this month by Jistcourt and ‘Being Greener’ to present bird tables designed by the children themselves.

 Mr Marc Howell, Head Teacher of Bigyn Primary School, said: A very impressive looking raised pond! And the kids love the playground markings, I'm very pleased with everything done. Much appreciated”

Jistcourt would like to say a big thank you to Dulux, LBS, and AIS Insulation for helping with the project.