November 2023 Macmillan Coffee Morning
Following the Macmillan Coffee Morning that we had put on in our head office at Domus House, we were able to raise £121.00 for the fantastic cause! Thanks to all those that baked the lovely cakes and generously donated on the day!
November 2023 Telehandler Training
Upskilling is very important to Benchmark, as it not only improves the skills of our employees, but also improves the services we can provide our clients.
We want to congratulate one of our lads for successfully completing his JCB 14m Telehandler training!
Not an easy course to pass, so well done to you!
October 2023 Benchmark SHEF (Safety, Health, Environmental & Fire) Unit
Following the award of the Lake Side Habitat & Beached Area Tender at an MOD facility, Benchmark had to combat health issues that could occur when working around the lake.
With the fixed compound area / welfare facility being ½ mile away, our Contracts Manager, Mark, felt he needed a more mobile facility, closer to the actual work areas.
Following BPMs commitment to Health & Safety, we have now purchased and fitted out a box trailer, to our specific requirements. Thanks to our friends at CE Signs, it has been personalised with the BPM logo & company details, and we feel it looks the real deal.
For further details, please click the link below to see our Safety Audit on the SHEF Unit.
September 2023 New Starters
We are very excited to introduce 3 new starters at Benchmark.
Say hello to:
Brad Probert (Top Right)- Apprentice Project Manager
Ellis Andow (Left) - Apprentice Site Manager
Callum Mapstone a.k.a Mappers (Bottom Right) - Groundworker
We are all really excited to have the 3 of you on board, and look forward to seeing you progress within the company.
Good luck chaps.
August 2023 Benchmark River Cruise
For numerous years now, Benchmark has held an annual summer hog roast where all the work force get together to celebrate all their hard work & bond over a couple of shandies. However, this year we felt it was time to switch it up, and therefore, we planned a river cruise which saw us sail down the River Avon on the boat, The Flower of Bristol. The trip was great fun, and the staff were fantastic at looking after us all. Admittedly, we may have cleaned out the bar, and sang far too much karaoke, but I think we can happily say that the trip was a success, and it was great to get everyone together outside of the work environment. Thank you for everyone who came along, we really appreciate all of the hard work you do for Benchmark. We hope you all had a fantastic time.
June 2023 Charity Boxing Match
We were very honored to sponsor Max Curtis in his charity boxing match which took place on the 7th June 2023. All money raised went towards Oddball's Charity. Oddball's charity is very popular within Universities and has successfully raised money for testicular cancer and men’s mental health for many years now.
We are pleased to announce Max successfully won his fight on fight night. His father, and Benchmark Project Manager, Neal Curtis stated: "Wow, we are all so happy that he won. It was a brilliant night, all for such a great cause!"
Well done Max.
May 2023 King Charles Coronation
Buckingham Palace is pleased to announce that the Coronation of His Majesty The King will take place on Saturday 6th May, 2023.
The Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London, and will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The Ceremony will see His Majesty King Charles III crowned alongside The Queen Consort.
All at Benchmark are wishing King Charles III a long & successful reign, and thank him for all of the wonderful May Bank Holidays!
April 2023 SSSTS Training
Once again, Ryan Gissing has been on another training course! What a shock! He is officially the most trained individual at Benchmark.
However, he would never had made it through the course without the help of his mentor/role model Mitch Probert.
After Ryan struggled to spell his name at the top of the test paper, we are all massively impressed that he managed to smash the course!
Well done Ry & Mitch, our new trained Site Supervisors.
April 2023 Excavator Training
Well done Ryan Gissing & Kevin Quick for successfully completing your excavator training.
Ryan & Kevin both undertook an intensive 5 day course & we are happy to announce that they passed with flying colours.
Ryan has always been good at digging holes, especially when it comes to his MRS.
Good work chaps.
March 2023 NRSWA Street Works Full Course
We are happy to announce that Mitch Probert successfully completed his NRSWA Street Works Operative Full Course.
Mitch had to undertake an intensive 5 day course/workshop, involving multiple theory tests as well as providing evidence of competence on site via practical assessments & observations.
Mitch had to complete numerous units, and successfully passed all tests first time.
This qualification will really help the company & improve the health & safety of our projects when working on a public highway.
Well done Mitch! No pressure but our traffic management better be spot on!!!!
March 2023 Roller Training
Well done Ryan Gissing for successfully completing your roller training.
Ryan had to undertake a 1 day training course to learn about how to operate a Pedestrian Roller & show competence when using the machinery.
We want to thank our training provider, Mindset, for all of their help, and upskilling our brilliant work force.
Go steady Ry!!
January 2023 Welcome Back Everyone!
We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas & New Year, and took a well deserved rest!
Now we are back in the office, it is full steam a head! Here's to an amazing 2022, and hopefully an even better 2023!!!
I wonder if everyone is as excited to get back to work as we are??
December 2022 Sureset Approved Installer
Following the certificate we received back in April 2022 confirming that Benchmark are an approved installer, Sureset headed to one of our sites to check out our procedure when laying the their material. The guys on site did a fantastic job, and we received fantastic feedback:
"You have a well organised, efficient, and very competent team that were working in very cold conditions. Please thank your Project Manager for his hospitality."
November 2022 Chepstow Military Race Day
It was an absolute pleasure to attend the Military Race Day at Chepstow Race Course, supporting some fantastic charities. It was very exciting to see the Benchmark logo on the big screen and in the official Raceday Programme. We hope that all involved enjoyed the day in the hospitality suite.
August 2022 SSAFFA : The Armed Forces Charity Donation
Following the brilliant hog roast, we were able to raise a brilliant, £277.10 for SSAFA: The Armed Forces Charity. A fantastic cause that we love to support at Benchmark.
August 2022 Charity Hog Roast
After having to miss a few years, due to COVID-19, we were finally able to welcome back our annual charity hog roast at Kenn Village Hall. Not only is this to raise money, but also to thank the people who we work closely with for all their hard work! The event was brilliantly organised by our Office Manager, Kerry. The ice-cream van and caricature artist was a big hit! It was an amazing day, and we managed to raise a respectable £227.10 for SSAFA: The Armed Forces Charity.
May 2022 Welcome Queen Elizabeth
All off us at Benchmark would like to congratulate Queen Elizabeth on her Platinum Jubilee. We hope everyone passing our office enjoys the decorations, and has a great weekend celebrating our Queen.
See our February post for information about how we have joined The Queen's Green Canopy Initiative, and how you can get involved too!
May 2022 Abrasive Wheel Training
We understand the importance of keeping our workforce up to date with training and safe working practises. All of the operatives took part in the abrasive wheel training course, allowing them to refresh their memory on how to use the equipment properly, and the safety process required before, during and after using the equipment. We are pleased to announce that all 10 operatives passed with fly colours. Well done lads!
March 2022 Comic Relief Certificate
Following the cake sale, we can confirm that we made £133.00 for Red Nose Day.
We can't wait for our next fundraiser. Well done everyone involved!
March 2022 Red Nose Day Cake Sale
Charity Event: Like many others, we at Benchmark wanted to support Comic Relief, and have had a fantastic cake sale morning. Thank you to everyone who kindly bought in cake, and those who generously donate to the fantastic cause. Special thanks to Jon Kitching (H&S Officer) for polishing off the carrot cake by himself.
March 2022 Addition to The Fleet
Benchmark have just purchased a brand new, 'all-singing', 'all dancing' Ford Transit van to add to the fleet. An expensive, but worthwhile investment, providing more space for equipment and comfortable journeys for our on-site employees.
February 2022 VIVO Approved Supply Chain
Following the change from Amey Defence Services to VIVO Defence Services, we are happy to announce that we are officially on the VIVO approved supply chain. Everyone at Benchmark is excited to continue our venture, improving the military camps around the South West. We wish VIVO all the best with their new MOD contracts, and look forward to developing a positive and successful relationship.
February 2022 "Thank you" Certificate
Following the Christmas Market charity event that Benchmark put on at Domus House back in December 2021 , we have received an official certificate which recognises the work we have done for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
We are very proud of our charity work, and look forward to putting on further events in 2022.
For further information about SSAFA , the Armed Forces charity, please follow this link: www.ssafa.org.uk
February 2022 The Queen's Green Canopy Initiative
"The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 which invites people from across the United Kingdom to Plant a Tree for the Jubilee."
At Benchmark, we are always look for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and become more sustainable. This is just one initiative that we have invested in to show our dedication to protecting the environment.
From all at Benchmark, we would like to congratulate Her Majesty on her Platinum Jubilee.
For further information about the initiative, please follow this link: www.queensgreencanopy.org
February 2022 H&S Internal Training
Following our 2022 'Back to Work Seminar', our H&S Compliance Officer, Jon Kitching, organised an in-house training session regarding our rules, expectations and high standards at Benchmark. As always, the staff found Jon's session engaging and extremely useful, and are fully up to date with our safe systems of work and policies.
January 2022 HNC & EngTech Qualified
We are proud to announce that our new employee Mitch Probert has recently received confirmation that he has passed his HNC Qualification, as well as becoming professionally recognised by the Institute of Civil Engineers as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).
January 2022 AutoCAD Implementation
We are always looking to improve our services and are happy to announce that we have invested in an AutoDesk package. We will be taking full advantage of the software after the appointment of our new AutoCAD Engineer. Providing a 2D drawing service is something that we have been wanting to adopt, and we have now made this idea a reality.
January 2022 New Starter
At the start of January 2022 we welcomed Mitch to the company.
Mitch has joined us as a Trainee AutoCAD Engineer & Surveyor, his experience will further develop our resources & the services that we provide.
We wish Mitch a long & successful career with us.
January 2022 Benchmark Back to Work Seminar
On the 4th January 2022 Benchmark held our 'Back to Work' Seminar, providing a great opportunity to communicate with the workforce.
On the agenda was Company Culture, Health, Safety & Environmental topics, Business Development and the companies aims & ambitions for 2022.
Our workforce's opinions on critical topics such as health & safety, management & improvement suggestions are widely encouraged & have always proven to be effective & insightful.
December 2021 Donation to SSAFA
We were delighted to be able to send a donation to SSAFA with monies raised at our Christmas Market which we held in December.
SSAFA is a wonderful charity who offer support to members of the Armed Forces community with whatever challenges they're facing & we as a company are proud to support them.
October 2021 ISO:14001 - Environmental
Following 3 days of being thoroughly audited by Alcumus, Benchmark has successfully completed their Stage 2 Audit process, absent of any non-conformities.
A huge thank you must go out to Kerry our Office Manager, Jon our Compliance Officer and our site personnel who continually keep our sites safe and clean on a daily basis - well done everyone!
September 2021 Training SSSTS
Well done Kevin for successfully completing his Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme accreditation.
Our sites will greatly benefit from the further knowledge base that Kevin will undoubtedly bring to work.
August 2021 COSHH Improvements
In preparation for Benchmarks application for ISO:14001, we carried out internal environmental audits to our various sites, compounds and offices.
We purchased and implemented various forms of new equipment, a 20ft COSHH storage container, cabinets, spill kits, refuelling mats, fire-fighting equipment and lastly some drums trolleys. Additionally, the drum trolley dramatically reduced the risks associated to manual handing.
July 2021 Airfield Maintenance Contract
Benchmark is again proud to announce that we have just recently secured the Airfield Maintenance Contract at RNAS Yeovilton.
The contract involves undertaking many different types of remedials; Joint sealant repairs, asphalt works, line marking, concrete repairs, over-banding, slurry seal, de-rubberisation, fencing and many more.
April 2021 Completed Cycle Hub Project
A recently completed project that Benchmark is extremely proud is the new Cycle Parking Hub, situated in a large MOD site housed in Bristol.
The main goal of the project was to reduce the amount of cars travelling to and from the site to help reduce the environmental impact to the area.
More information can be found here:
February 2021 Award Finalist
We are proud and delighted to announce that Benchmark Project Management (UK) Ltd has been selected to be one of the top 3 finalists of the Somerset Business Awards within the Service Excellence category.
We would like to thank everyone here at BPM for their continued hard work, dedication and providing great customer service. The winner of the competition will be announced on Friday the 26th March 2021.
January 2021 New Starter
To kick off the new year, we WELCOME our newest recruit - Jack.T
Currently a little wet behind the ears, but Jack has already shown problem solving, determination, politeness, graft and willingness to learn. We believe he'll soon pick up all the necessary skills and experience that the job brings with it.
December 2020 Merry Christmas!
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
We hope everyone manages to have a nice time and wish everyone good luck and fortune for 2021.
Our last working day is the 23rd of December and we return in the New Year on the 4th of January.
November 2020 New Offices
WE HAVE MOVED!
After much anticipation, we are proud to announce Benchmark has relocated to executive offices called Domus House located in the centre of Clevedon. The building has just finished a major refurbishment for modernisation. All of us here at the Benchmark team are extremely excited and look forward to providing an ever improving service to our clients.
April 2020 Benchmark Relocation
A very exciting time for Benchmark as we are happy to announce that in the near future we will soon be moving to new premises. We have found and signed up to a perfect local office space still here in Clevedon at the old job centre.
But unfortunately due to the current coronavirus pandemic, its taking us a lot longer to move in, but as soon as the buildings ready and of course safe to do so we will post an update.
March 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic
March has become a testing time for our great country as a result from the current pandemic COVID-19. Benchmark continues to operate during the UK lockdown after obtaining Key Worker status, this ensures we continue to support our critical clients like the MOD. To keep our clients, the public and our employees safe we are constantly updating and implementing current safety procedures provided to us from our H&S consultants The Building Safety Group.
Stay safe, healthy and alert everyone!
January 2020 Annual Workshop Seminar
On the 2nd of January 2020 Benchmark held their annual company Workshop Seminar providing a great opportunity to communicate with the workforce.
On the agenda was company culture, 2019 performance review, company rules and boundaries, quality control, health and safety & environmental topics, business development and also the companies aims and ambitions for 2020.
During the seminar, the workforce took part in numerous planned activities. We wanted their opinion on how they thought the company performs at critical topics like health and safety and also their overall opinion of how management performs and if they had any ideas that could help improve the company further. Improvement suggestions were widely encouraged. Some of the comments received have already proven to be effective and insightful.
December 2019 Happy Christmas!
Festive celebrations taken place after another hugely successful year at Benchmark Project Management. Those who were brave enough to attend were treated to superb food, plentiful drink, lots of laughter and great company. Fun was had by all.
November 2019 Completed Large Fencing Contract
Beginning of November marked the successful completion of a large fencing project to vastly improve security at a MOD camp in Gloucester. Working in partnership with Allen Fencing, Benchmark undertook the groundwork's involving excavations, utilities enabling and a sterile stone margin. The project was a huge success with all parties happy with the performance and end result.
October 2019 Access Control Project
Earlier in the year Benchmark was awarded a substantial contract to deliver parts of the Automated Access Control Project at a blue chip site situated in Bristol.
October 2019 New Accreditation
Benchmark is incredibly proud to have achieved Constructionline Gold Accreditation, providing confidence to our clients that we have achieved credentials for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies.
September 2019 New Airfield Maintenance Contract
This month Benchmark was awarded a substantial airfield maintenance contract at RNAS Yeovilton.
September 2019 SSSTS Training
Well done goes to Neil Andow for successfully completing his Site Supervisors Safety Training Scheme accreditation.
August 2019 Fundraiser & Company BBQ
This month Benchmark held its annual summer BBQ. Special thanks goes out to the MD Lee Probert for hosting the whole event and also to Kerry for organising it all. We were lucky enough to have amazing food, plentiful drinks, fun music, buckets of sweets, lively entertainers, two raffle prizes, huge bubble games; all topped off at the end of the day with the much loved (by kids) water balloon challenge. The event was very successful and we all had a great time, despite the changeable weather which caused a few of our activities to cancel. We would like to thank all of you that attended, because of your generosity we raised a nice sized donation to our nominated charity ssafa - the armed forces charity.
August 2019 Training SMSTS
Well done goes to one of our Contracts Managers Mark Andow for achieving his Site Managers Safety Training Scheme accreditation.
July 2019 Training - Confined Space
"GAS GAS GAS"!
Well done to Neil, Steve and Jon!
They all successfully completed the Medium Risk (Lv2) Confined Space Training. The training helps ensure that our teams remain safe while working within deeper excavations.
February 2019 Promotion
CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Andow who has been promoted from Site Supervisor to Contracts Manager after showing continual development in numerous managerial duties. All of us at Benchmark wish him the best of luck!
January 2019 Annual Workshop Seminar
Entering the New Year with the annual Benchmark Workshop where we consulted on the company's performance in 2018, further company aspirations for 2019, health & safety, quality controls, company rules, expectations of the staff. The workshop then finished with staff activities including company improvement ideas & suggestions, both of which has raised some interesting ideas which we plan to implement.
December 2018 New Clients
December brought some interesting new clients to the table. For Dyson we facilitated work regarding procurement and installation of new perimeter fencing around their Hullavington Airfield site. For Kier Construction we won a contract involving car park alteration works in Bristol. On top of that we are also working at Airbus in Filton, Bristol on civil repairs to the site.
November 2018 Training - SSSTS
Congratulations to Gary H who achieved SSSTS this month. Another solid string to the Benchmark bow that helps to further enforce safety on our sites.
September 2018 New ISO 9001 Accreditation
On the 30th of August 2018 Benchmark successfully gained ISO 9001 accreditation,
ensuring that our products and services consistently meet our clients’s requirements, and that quality is consistently improved.
August 2018 Company BBQ
The annual BenchmarkPM Company Hog Roast was a fabulous day full of GREAT entertainment, music, games, activities, weather, people and of course the food.
Thanks go out to all that helped make go ahead!
July 2018 Training - First Aid
Benchmark Classroom is in session.
Congratulations to Jon Kitching and Liam Coyne for passing the First Aid 3 day course, further expanding the level of coverage within the company.
May 2018 Training - Height & Manual Handling
Benchmark Classroom is in session.
Working at Height, Manual Handling and Face Fit training.
April 2018 Company re-issue of PPE
PPE re-issue to the teams, all in a handy blue bag.
April 2018 New Website
Our new website is LAUNCHED! Constructive comments welcome.
March 2018 Award WINNER
Collected 1st prize in “Fast Grow 50 SW” awards! Fastest growing company in the Construction and Building Services Sector, 2nd overall.
February 2018 New Contract
Awarded a contract for the upgrade of an existing car park in Gloucester with a large hardstanding area and involves the demolition of existing garages.
February 2018 New Contract
Awarded a significant contract to supply and install subterranean fuel tanks
February 2018 New Contract
RNAS Yeovilton. Awarded a significant contract for the maintenance of the airfield.
January 2018 H&S Training - IOSH
Jan 2018 - Supervisor Jon Kitching successfully completed his IOSH Managing Safely Course
January 2018 New Contract
Buckley Barracks. Awarded the construction of a new children’s play area.
December 2017 Happy Christmas!
Staff celebrating another successful year with a Christmas Party