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A Win For Our Jockey Elisha Whittington!

28.02.19

Our jockey, Elisha Whittington was delighted to get another win under her belt yesterday. It marks her 5th career win and first win of 2019 with many more to come hopefully! Elisha was aboard 33/1 outsider Kath's Boy for boss Tony Carroll based in Cropthorne. Despite the horse having never won a race before Wednesday, Elisha was still hopeful going into yesterday and always remained positive which was shown on the course as the pair managed to win by over 2 lengths! WATCH: Elisha's Interview on Sky Sports Future Rides: 29/02/2019, Newcastle (AW), 8:00PM - Go Sandy for Lisa Williamson 30/02/2019, Lingfield (AW), 5:00PM - TBC

The Alex Chard Apprentice of the Year Award 2018

12.02.19

On Friday, the Managers and Directors got together at the Cock O' Barton in Cheshire to present Andrew Armstrong, Barlows' apprentice of the year for 2018 with his award! The night gave our managers and Andrew a chance to celebrate the hard work he has put in to both his college work and his day to day work with our Fire Alarm & Security section. Andrew said "it feels very rewarding to be recognised for the work I have done for Barlows, it just shows that the managers and fellow employees recognise the good work that I am doing. My apprenticeship has helped me obviously in work with the knowledge of different aspects of the job, but also in my life outside of work as in interacting with customers and being able to put myself across to people in a respectful way. In the future, I plan to keep doing what I am doing because I am obviously doing something right to be recognised for the award and hopefully I will keep progressing in Barlows." Matthew Scott, Contracts Manager quoted "Andrew works extremely hard and is far beyond his years, he goes above and beyond and thinks outside the box. He works well with all of the other members of staff and is a pleasure to have him work for us." Director Mark Holden said "We are extremely proud of the hard work Andrew has put in with his college work and are proud to be able to give him this award. With this being the first of many, we hope to continue this prestigious award for many years to come."    

Inland Homes – Lilys Walk, High Wycombe

01.02.19

We are extremely excited to announce a new partnership with Inland Homes following the award of the Lilys Walk project in the heart of High Wycombe. Lilys Walk is a brownfield regeneration site on a former gas works. The project will comprise of 239 one and two build apartments and an additional 15,800sqft of commercial space. The total cost of the build is £49.1 million and the project is due for practical completion in April 2020, with the first property completions due in June of this year. The award of this huge project sees Barlows stepping things up a gear in our bid to emulate the success of the business in the North-West down South. The project will be managed by our team in High Wycombe. Inland Homes are an established land regeneration business who are committed to developing sites in the South and South-East of England for residential or mixed-use projects. They currently have 1195 units under construction across 14 sites in the South & South-East of England. Given the company's entrepreneurial drive and determination this trend looks set to continue with more largescale projects set to be revealed in the near future. Contracts Manager John Allman who has been with Barlows for over 30 years stated 'we are delighted to have won a project of his size and to be working in a partnership with such a forward-thinking company. I have watched Barlows grow from a small local firm with just a handful of skilled electricians to becoming a trusted Nationwide electrical contractor. The award of this contract is a major milestone in the company's history and I'm pleased to be a part of this next chapter'. Barlows delegates were lucky enough to be invited along to the annual Inland Homes preferred subcontractor conference at Lords Cricket Ground prior to the contract award. We were able to meet the team from Inland Homes and their network of subcontractors. Chief Executive Stephen Wicks gave an inciteful presentation on the Inland Homes ethos and their vision for the future. Their refreshing approach to sustainable procurement, teamwork and building trust within the supply chain makes the award of the Lilys Walk project a real success for our team. Project Manager Russell Ayres said 'I am looking forward to working with Barlows on the Lilys Walk project.'

The Face of 2019 Chester Races

29.01.19

We are extremely proud of our sponsored jockey Elisha Whittington being the face of the 2019 Chester Races season! Check out the pictures on Chester Races website and Instagram! We hope to be supporting Elisha at Chester this season, bring on the Boodles May Festival! The picture was taken before Elisha's ride at Chester aboard Red Force One for Owner Sir Alex Ferguson!

Birkdale Care Home | Pochin Construction

22.01.19

We have recently started work on a large scale project in Southport which will continue through until the end of September/early October. This new development, located on Oxford Road, will be a care village for up to 104 elderly people after the developers appeal for planning permission was granted by the government having initially been refused by the council. Working for Pochin Construction, Barlows UK Ltd can now get started with the project which will provide high-specification accommodation for over 100 people and will feature a 74-bed village, divided into six households, providing 24-hour care and nursing support. In addition the village will offer 30, one and two bedroom individual living apartments, together with a range of facilities open to the public, including a bistro, hair salon, exercise studio and function rooms. The former building has been demolished to make way for the new facility which will be part two-storey and part three-storey. Our works involve the following systems:- Distribution Lighting General Power Fire Alarm Nurse Call Systems Access Control Systems Intruder Alarm Systems CCTV Systems Data/Telecommunication Systems

Malpas Alport Primary School Fire Safety Guides

21.01.19

Barlows were pleased to be able to sponsor the Malpas Alport Primary School Fire Safety Guides again. The Fire Safety training is ran for their Year 5 children, it's an honour to be able to help fund such an important training scheme which could end up saving lives in the future. Our funding meant the Primary School we able to bring in FireSafe and their fire safety guide called Fizz & Friends. "Each year the fire service responds to over 1.3 million emergencies throughout Great Britain at domestic properties and a wide range of commercial and industrial premises, vehicle fires, road traffic accidents and many more. Each day children are killed or scarred for life because they do not know what to do in the event of a fire. Families are left homeless because children have been playing with fire (matches, lighters etc...) and it has got out of control. There were over 417,000 hoax calls to the fire service last year, many by young children. Many children lost their lives unnecessarily, due to the fire service attending hoax calls. The cost to the tax payers per year is phenomenal. Approx over £42 Million wasted just on 'Hoax calls' not including theft of vehicle fires and others. Firesafes aim is to help prevent this happening by educating the Primary and Junior School children on, What to do in the event of a fire, How to make an emergency call, Why they should not make hoax calls and What affect this has on the community, (the affects of arson). Schools are sometimes a target for arsonists, and everyday there are three arson attacks in schools across the UK. About half of those attacks happen in school hours, and 900,000 children are affected by arson at their school each year. Most arsonists are aged 10-18, and those who set fire to school usually have some connection to the school. This means they might be a pupil, an ex-pupil or might have brothers and sisters at the school. Fizz and Friends is packed with activities that have been designed to engage young children's imagination by being informative but in a fun way. We will also be providing every child with a firesafe bookmark to remind them about fire safety wherever they are."  

Barlows Sponsor Jockey Elisha Whittington

28.12.18

We are delighted to announce we have sponsored Flat Jockey Elisha Whittington for the upcoming racing season! Elisha is a local apprentice jockey working at Tom Dascombe's yard Manor House Stables in Malpas. The yard was founded by ex-footballer Michael Owen. Last season, Elisha managed 4 wins including one at Chester in the summer aboard Dragons Tail owned by the former England forward. With our support and more hard work, Elisha is looking to push on this season to earn more rides and more winners.

Malpas Junior Football Club | Sponsorship

30.11.18

At the start of the current 2018-19 football season, Barlows were asked if we were willing to sponsor a brand-new kit for the current u11 Black team at Malpas FC. With Barlows not currently sponsoring any junior football in the local area, we thought this was a great way of giving something back to a local community junior team. Paul Rowlands, Contracts Manager, coaches the team and has been completing his coaching badges so the team can continue to play this season. The current crop of talented young players definitely look the part in this fantastic kit. As well as the new kits the team have also been sponsored with new hoodies by Claire House Children's Hospice too.

Barlows UK LTD are CDM Competent

22.11.18

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been assessed by Eurosafe UK (SSIP) and we have successfully retained our CDM Competency for a further 12 months.

A Win For Our Jockey Elisha Whittington!

28.02.19

Our jockey, Elisha Whittington was delighted to get another win under her belt yesterday. It marks her 5th career win and first win of 2019 with many more to come hopefully! Elisha was aboard 33/1 outsider Kath's Boy for boss Tony Carroll based in Cropthorne. Despite the horse having never won a race before Wednesday, Elisha was still hopeful going into yesterday and always remained positive which was shown on the course as the pair managed to win by over 2 lengths! WATCH: Elisha's Interview on Sky Sports Future Rides: 29/02/2019, Newcastle (AW), 8:00PM - Go Sandy for Lisa Williamson 30/02/2019, Lingfield (AW), 5:00PM - TBC

The Alex Chard Apprentice of the Year Award 2018

12.02.19

On Friday, the Managers and Directors got together at the Cock O' Barton in Cheshire to present Andrew Armstrong, Barlows' apprentice of the year for 2018 with his award! The night gave our managers and Andrew a chance to celebrate the hard work he has put in to both his college work and his day to day work with our Fire Alarm & Security section. Andrew said "it feels very rewarding to be recognised for the work I have done for Barlows, it just shows that the managers and fellow employees recognise the good work that I am doing. My apprenticeship has helped me obviously in work with the knowledge of different aspects of the job, but also in my life outside of work as in interacting with customers and being able to put myself across to people in a respectful way. In the future, I plan to keep doing what I am doing because I am obviously doing something right to be recognised for the award and hopefully I will keep progressing in Barlows." Matthew Scott, Contracts Manager quoted "Andrew works extremely hard and is far beyond his years, he goes above and beyond and thinks outside the box. He works well with all of the other members of staff and is a pleasure to have him work for us." Director Mark Holden said "We are extremely proud of the hard work Andrew has put in with his college work and are proud to be able to give him this award. With this being the first of many, we hope to continue this prestigious award for many years to come."    

Inland Homes – Lilys Walk, High Wycombe

01.02.19

We are extremely excited to announce a new partnership with Inland Homes following the award of the Lilys Walk project in the heart of High Wycombe. Lilys Walk is a brownfield regeneration site on a former gas works. The project will comprise of 239 one and two build apartments and an additional 15,800sqft of commercial space. The total cost of the build is £49.1 million and the project is due for practical completion in April 2020, with the first property completions due in June of this year. The award of this huge project sees Barlows stepping things up a gear in our bid to emulate the success of the business in the North-West down South. The project will be managed by our team in High Wycombe. Inland Homes are an established land regeneration business who are committed to developing sites in the South and South-East of England for residential or mixed-use projects. They currently have 1195 units under construction across 14 sites in the South & South-East of England. Given the company's entrepreneurial drive and determination this trend looks set to continue with more largescale projects set to be revealed in the near future. Contracts Manager John Allman who has been with Barlows for over 30 years stated 'we are delighted to have won a project of his size and to be working in a partnership with such a forward-thinking company. I have watched Barlows grow from a small local firm with just a handful of skilled electricians to becoming a trusted Nationwide electrical contractor. The award of this contract is a major milestone in the company's history and I'm pleased to be a part of this next chapter'. Barlows delegates were lucky enough to be invited along to the annual Inland Homes preferred subcontractor conference at Lords Cricket Ground prior to the contract award. We were able to meet the team from Inland Homes and their network of subcontractors. Chief Executive Stephen Wicks gave an inciteful presentation on the Inland Homes ethos and their vision for the future. Their refreshing approach to sustainable procurement, teamwork and building trust within the supply chain makes the award of the Lilys Walk project a real success for our team. Project Manager Russell Ayres said 'I am looking forward to working with Barlows on the Lilys Walk project.'

The Face of 2019 Chester Races

29.01.19

We are extremely proud of our sponsored jockey Elisha Whittington being the face of the 2019 Chester Races season! Check out the pictures on Chester Races website and Instagram! We hope to be supporting Elisha at Chester this season, bring on the Boodles May Festival! The picture was taken before Elisha's ride at Chester aboard Red Force One for Owner Sir Alex Ferguson!

Birkdale Care Home | Pochin Construction

22.01.19

We have recently started work on a large scale project in Southport which will continue through until the end of September/early October. This new development, located on Oxford Road, will be a care village for up to 104 elderly people after the developers appeal for planning permission was granted by the government having initially been refused by the council. Working for Pochin Construction, Barlows UK Ltd can now get started with the project which will provide high-specification accommodation for over 100 people and will feature a 74-bed village, divided into six households, providing 24-hour care and nursing support. In addition the village will offer 30, one and two bedroom individual living apartments, together with a range of facilities open to the public, including a bistro, hair salon, exercise studio and function rooms. The former building has been demolished to make way for the new facility which will be part two-storey and part three-storey. Our works involve the following systems:- Distribution Lighting General Power Fire Alarm Nurse Call Systems Access Control Systems Intruder Alarm Systems CCTV Systems Data/Telecommunication Systems

Malpas Alport Primary School Fire Safety Guides

21.01.19

Barlows were pleased to be able to sponsor the Malpas Alport Primary School Fire Safety Guides again. The Fire Safety training is ran for their Year 5 children, it's an honour to be able to help fund such an important training scheme which could end up saving lives in the future. Our funding meant the Primary School we able to bring in FireSafe and their fire safety guide called Fizz & Friends. "Each year the fire service responds to over 1.3 million emergencies throughout Great Britain at domestic properties and a wide range of commercial and industrial premises, vehicle fires, road traffic accidents and many more. Each day children are killed or scarred for life because they do not know what to do in the event of a fire. Families are left homeless because children have been playing with fire (matches, lighters etc...) and it has got out of control. There were over 417,000 hoax calls to the fire service last year, many by young children. Many children lost their lives unnecessarily, due to the fire service attending hoax calls. The cost to the tax payers per year is phenomenal. Approx over £42 Million wasted just on 'Hoax calls' not including theft of vehicle fires and others. Firesafes aim is to help prevent this happening by educating the Primary and Junior School children on, What to do in the event of a fire, How to make an emergency call, Why they should not make hoax calls and What affect this has on the community, (the affects of arson). Schools are sometimes a target for arsonists, and everyday there are three arson attacks in schools across the UK. About half of those attacks happen in school hours, and 900,000 children are affected by arson at their school each year. Most arsonists are aged 10-18, and those who set fire to school usually have some connection to the school. This means they might be a pupil, an ex-pupil or might have brothers and sisters at the school. Fizz and Friends is packed with activities that have been designed to engage young children's imagination by being informative but in a fun way. We will also be providing every child with a firesafe bookmark to remind them about fire safety wherever they are."  

Barlows Sponsor Jockey Elisha Whittington

28.12.18

We are delighted to announce we have sponsored Flat Jockey Elisha Whittington for the upcoming racing season! Elisha is a local apprentice jockey working at Tom Dascombe's yard Manor House Stables in Malpas. The yard was founded by ex-footballer Michael Owen. Last season, Elisha managed 4 wins including one at Chester in the summer aboard Dragons Tail owned by the former England forward. With our support and more hard work, Elisha is looking to push on this season to earn more rides and more winners.

Malpas Junior Football Club | Sponsorship

30.11.18

At the start of the current 2018-19 football season, Barlows were asked if we were willing to sponsor a brand-new kit for the current u11 Black team at Malpas FC. With Barlows not currently sponsoring any junior football in the local area, we thought this was a great way of giving something back to a local community junior team. Paul Rowlands, Contracts Manager, coaches the team and has been completing his coaching badges so the team can continue to play this season. The current crop of talented young players definitely look the part in this fantastic kit. As well as the new kits the team have also been sponsored with new hoodies by Claire House Children's Hospice too.

Barlows UK LTD are CDM Competent

22.11.18

We are pleased to announce that we have recently been assessed by Eurosafe UK (SSIP) and we have successfully retained our CDM Competency for a further 12 months.

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