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Suttons Business Park demolition progress

Dec 21 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition, part of the Shorts Group have been awarded the demolition contract on Suttons Business Park in Reading. Commissioned by Standard Life Assurance Limited, Shorts are acting as Principal Contractor to remove three large business units on the park. The demolition contract started just four weeks’ ago and two of three buildings are well on

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New skips

Dec 12 in Company, Waste management

We have new arrivals! We have just taken delivery of another 12 skips, with more to follow, taking our capacity to over a thousand skips. Our new skips just need to be sign-written and then they will be put to the use they are intended; filled with either household or commercial waste and taken to our Material Recycling

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Shorts Win Thames Valley Award

Nov 20 in Company

  Shorts are delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Dynamic Business of the Year award hosted by Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards. The award ceremony was hosted at the Madejski Stadium in Reading on 17 November and was well attended by hundreds of finalists. Shorts narrowly missed out on first place. Sponsored by Nat

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Demolition invest in dust buster

Nov 18 in Company, Demolition

As part of our commitment to improving our services and reduce downtime, Shorts Demolition has purchased two dust suppression units for our demolition sites. Our dust suppression units spray water onto our dusty sites without the need for a demolition labourer to stand guard.    

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Clean bins for clean waste

Nov 04 in Company, Waste management, Commercial trade waste

Moving away from the traditional looking wheelie bin,  Shorts have invested in a new style wheelie bin with transparent sides. The transparent sides will ensure the waste we collect from customers, as part of our trade waste service, is filled with clean-recycled material plus, our customers will be able to see how full the bin is without

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Hovis Bakery Demolished

Nov 04 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition won the contract to take-down the old Hovis Bakery On Binfield Road in Bracknell. Charlie Freeman was in control of this job and used the Volvo EC235 Reduce swing, which is perfect for this job as it has the operating area of a 13 ton excavator but the reach and lifting power of a

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Lloyds Business Bank: Gameplan

Nov 01 in Company

Gary Short, Managing Director of Shorts was invited to be a panellist for Lloyds Business Bank’s Gameplan event. The Gameplan event tours the country  gathering small and medium businesses as well as some larger corporations too, to discuss current issues. Gary was invited to be a panellist as a  Business Customer of Lloyds. The topics that were

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Bracknell Forest Careers Fair

Oct 30 in Company

Shorts attended the Bracknell Forest Careers Fair this month held at Bracknell Leisure Centre. Hundreds of Year 11 school children from the local Bracknell schools attended. The 15-16 year olds were very interested in understanding what opportunities lay ahead of them in the work place. We had some interest in our apprenticeship scheme. Jordan Short explains:

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Shorts green scheme is a shining success

Jun 10 in Company

As part of our continued commitment to be even more green, Shorts has massively reduced their carbon footprint in less than a year! Last year, we installed solar panels to our sites at Station Works, Aldershot and Millside. By using the sun’s energy to create our own electricity, we are reducing the strain on exhaustible

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Shorts Sponsor Business of the Year Award at Pride of Bracknell Forest Award

May 06 in Company, Waste management, Demolition, Plant and tool hire & shops

Shorts Group sponsored the Business of the Year award at this years Pride of Bracknell Awards. The nominees were Anne Marie Patisserie and Waterstones Bookshop, both businesses are based in Bracknell. The evening took place at Bracknell and Wokingham College and was hosted by Ady Williams a former professional footballer for Reading F.C. The winner

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Shorts big breakfast

Mar 11 in Company

Local waste management company go all out in taking part of Cancer Research UK’s Biggest Breakfast. Shorts Group based in Bracknell and Ascot understand the importance of a decent breakfast so what better way to raise money for charity. All 130 employees across their Berkshire and Hampshire depots took part in the fundraising by making

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Shorts Group: Fastest growing companies

Jan 06 in Company

Shorts Group are pleased to announce that they have ascertained a four place increase according to CIWM’s Fastest 50 growing companies in waste and resource management for 2015. The Fast 50 has become one of the most talked about awards in the industry. Last year CIWM added the Fast 50 into its Sustainability and Resource

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