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Easter Egg Donations for Sebastian Action Trust

Mar 04 in Company

We would like to put a call out for your kind donations of Easter Eggs. Once again, we’re collecting Easter Eggs for Sebastian’s Action Trust. Each year, this charity organise an Easter Egg hunt for seriously-ill children. Staff, customers and friends donated over 60 Easter Eggs last year and we’re keen to beat that number

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Unigate Demolition Works Well Underway

Feb 28 in Company, Demolition

Following the demolition of The Perfume Factory in North Acton, the prestigious Imperial College London has awarded us another new project. As pictured, the former Unigate distribution centre site in London, is a very large (approx 14,800 m2) steel framed and steel clad building. We are five weeks into an eight week programme and are

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Proud to be ‘GOLD’ sponsor of Pride of Bracknell Awards 2018

Feb 20 in Company

Shorts Group is proud to be a ‘GOLD’ sponsor of the upcoming Pride of Bracknell Awards 2018: This year, we’re sponsoring ‘Team of the Year’ category. Now in their thirteenth year, the Pride of Bracknell Forest awards showcase the very best and brightest people in the borough, from teachers and volunteers to teams, charities

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Earl Grey Hits The Streets

Jan 31 in Company, Commercial trade waste

For one week, we ran a social media ‘Name our Dustcart’ competition for our new dustcart. We had an overwhelming response from our followers. Between Facebook and LinkedIn, we’ve had 150 responses.   The most popular name choice was ‘Earl Grey’. Unanimous decision! The new is now on the road to help service our ever-increasing

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Our compost is quality: 100% PASS

Jan 31 in Company, Agriculture, Composting

We had our yearly PAS 100 audit carried out this month for the Compost yard. The Auditor from Organic Farmers and Growers checked all site activities against our standard operating procedures as well as checking all the paperwork and computer records that are kept for incoming materials, compost windrows and outgoing products. We achieved a

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The Perfume Factory: Progress Update

Dec 20 in Company, Demolition

The former Perfume Factory in North Acton, London is progressing well. Within two weeks, we’ve completed the hard and soft-strip, including removing internal rooms, doors, electrics and asbestos from the ceilings and now this three storey factory is being demolished to the ground. All materials from the building are being segregated for recycling. We expect

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Shorts donation to Bracknell Food Bank

Dec 19 in Company

Everyone should be able to eat at Christmas and the Shorts team have helped towards achieving that. For the last three weeks, we’ve been collecting tinned food and Christmas consumables ready for donation to Bracknell Food Bank. Bracknell Food Bank, managed by the Trussell Trust, runs a network of over 400 foodbanks, giving emergency food

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Christmas Jumper Day: Save the Children

Dec 15 in Company

The team from Shorts Head office in Bracknell, took part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 15 December. The team donned their best Christmas jumpers, in exchange for donating £2 to Save the Children Charity which will help children have a better future all around the world. We raised over £85.00.

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The Perfume Factory

Dec 05 in Company, Demolition

The former Perfume Factory in North Acton, London is our latest demolition project on behalf of Imperial College London. This three storey, art deco factory will be demolished and turned into London’s biggest ever “build-to-rent” housing development. Shorts Demolition have moved in and completed a hard and soft strip- removing internal rooms, doors, electrics and

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ISO Accreditation Approved

Dec 04 in Company

Shorts Group welcomed an Assessor from CQS, to review our Management systems for Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety – also known as the ISO Accreditations. This accreditation is vital for a company in our industry and fortunately, we didn’t fall short. We exceeded all expectations and achieved the next level: ISO 9001:2015. A massive

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Shorts go Paper-less

Nov 23 in Company, Waste management, Plant and tool hire & shops

After the successful role out of a paper-less system within our waste management division in April 2017, Shorts have now implemented a paper-less system within our Plant Hire division. Going paper-less is a huge milestone for Shorts Group. A company with an ethos for recycling and sustainable operations, using copious amounts of paper and ink

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Demolition with Care

Nov 21 in Company, Demolition

Shorts have started the demolition of a former care home in Maidenhead on behalf of Feltham construction. This 47-bedroom facility, sat in the middle of our housing estate involves a soft strip, asbestos removal and finally complete demolition works of this 90s style brick building. All this will be complete within the next six weeks.

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Live Chat: Now Live

Nov 15 in Company, Waste management

Shorts Group has launched extra customer service support for its customers. This week, we’ve implemented ‘Live Chat’ on our website: Moving with the times, Shorts Group has launched ‘Instant Chat’ as an extra way of providing visitors instant access to the support and sales team. Visitors can get answers in seconds about our skips,

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Christmas Shutdown Preparations

Nov 08 in Company

Preparations are underway for Christmas Shutdown here at Shorts. We are working on implementing service provisions for our plant, trade waste and skip customers. Despite officially shutting down our offices on Friday 22 December at 5pm and re-opening on Tuesday 2 January at 7.30am we want to ensure we don’t give our customers operational problems

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Family visit to JCB was an all-time high

Nov 03 in Company

Gary, Michelle and Bryony Short took to the skies last as special guests to the JCB Factory. Personally invited by host James Richardson, Managing Director of Greenshields JCB. The day started with a helicopter collection service from Shorts Agricultural premises- Planners Farm, direct to their factory in Staffordshire. The invitation was on the back of

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