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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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Showing support to MacMillan with cake and coffee

Sep 29 in Company

The team at Shorts Head Office in Bracknell all took part in the the MacMillan Coffee morning. We raised £233.53 for McMillan cancer Support, who do fantastic work looking after patients with cancer. Mike Banham, General Manager and David Guest, Finance Director served up delicious treats to the team in exchange for donations.

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Annual visit to RWM Exhibition

Sep 12 in Company, Road sweeping, Waste management

Shorts Senior Management team attended this year’s RWM Exhibition in Birmingham today. With over 450 exhibitors from the Waste, Energy, Water, Renewables and Recycling industries, this is a must go-to annual show where we get the opportunity to speak to suppliers all under one roof and source the latest solutions for our businesses. The show

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Grinding Machine Makeover

Sep 11 in Company, Waste management

The team at Planners Workshops have been putting their skills to the test on an 11 year old grinding machine and the results are outstanding. Our Doppstadt AK430 horizontal Timber grinding machine from St Georges Transfer Station was nearing the end of its shelf-life until Dominik, Sam, Danny and Steve got to work on it.

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Telehandler steels the show

Aug 26 in Company, Plant and tool hire & shops

Preparations are underway in Egham, Berkshire as event organisers are preparing for the annual Egham Show this bank holiday weekend. On-hire for the week is our 12m telehandler which is proving an essential piece of equipment for event organiser Andrew Hall, Chairman of the Egham Show: “The Shorts JCB telehandler is a fantastic piece of

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Pitch Perfection for Shorts Agricultural

Aug 14 in Company, Agriculture

Shorts Agricultural Services are delighted to be featured on this month’s website. Journalist, Jane Carley visited our head office in Berkshire recently to talk to our Agricultural Manager, James Winfield to talk polo pitch maintenance, focusing on our partnership with our customer King Power. To read the full article, please click on the link:

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