NSG Staff Take Home NWEEG Awards

where to buy nolvadex 2013 On Thursday 17 May, NSG enjoyed a successful evening at the annual North West Employee Engagement Group (NWEEG) Awards at Ribby Hall Village in Preston.

Lead Consultant Aimee Rodgers took home the Eureka Award, awarded to someone who “generally works under the radar yet has a spark of brilliance about them”, while Group Shared Services Manager Wendi Barnes collected the Health and Wellbeing Award. NSG’s Director of Consultancy Services Michelle Wise was also shortlisted for the Most Magnetic Manager Award.

To top off an action-packed and fruitful evening, NSG were also awarded third place in the ‘Best of the North West’ 2018 survey.

Jim Porter, Managing Director of NSG, added:

A huge congratulations to Aimee, Wendi and Michelle on their thoroughly deserved awards and nominations, which are testament to their passion for their roles and the company. In addition to the individual awards, to be recognised as one of the most engaging places to work in the North West from our employee survey results is a fantastic achievement and I am immensely proud to collect the award on behalf of the entire NSG team.

#TeamNSG Get Muddy for Derian House

On Saturday 12 May, an eleven-strong team of NSG employees completed the Manchester edition of Born Survivor to raise money for NSG’s chosen charity Derian House.

Set in the grounds of the magnificent and muddy Capesthorne Hall in Cheshire, #TeamNSG crossed the finish line of the 10km obstacle course together in just under three hours. So far, the team have raised over £500 for the Chorley children’s hospice, smashing their original fundraising target of £300.

NSG Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Accreditation

NSG Environmental Ltd is delighted to announce it has been awarded Cyber Essentials PLUS accreditation.

A primary objective of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business. Cyber Essentials is a cyber security standard that uses independent assessment to identify the security controls that an organisation needs to have in place within their IT systems in order to have confidence that they are addressing cyber security effectively and mitigating the risk from internet-borne threats.

Wendi Barnes, Group Shared Services Manager at NSG, commented:

Our Cyber Essentials PLUS accreditation, together with our IASME Gold certification, demonstrates to our clients and supply chain partners that the information they entrust to us is safe in all practical respects. This is a major achievement for us and a true testament to the efforts of the NSG team to achieve this standard.

NSG Awarded RoSPA President’s Award

NSG Environmental Ltd is delighted to announce it has been awarded the RoSPA President’s Award for achieving 14 consecutive RoSPA Gold Awards.

The accolade was awarded to NSG for consistently demonstrating exceptional health and safety performance. Members of the NSG team will collect the award at the annual RoSPA Health and Safety Awards presentation ceremony in Birmingham on Thursday 5 July.

Mark Coles, Director of Projects South and responsible for health and safety at NSG, commented:

This award is testament to the dedication of all our staff who ensure that health and safety is paramount in all we do. I would like to thank them for their ongoing commitment to safe working and look forward to celebrating our achievement with the other winning companies in July.

Key Milestone Reached on Magnox-NSG MILWEP Project

Earlier this month, a key milestone was reached on the Magnox-NSG Modular ILW Encapsulation Plant (MILWEP) project with the erection of the MILWEP Grout and Concrete Plant at NSG’s R&D facility in Chorley, Lancashire.

A time-lapse video showing the erection of the MILWEP Grout and Concrete Plant

A series of trials are about to commence to determine the concrete box waste formulation envelope. Following the trials, the plant will be disassembled and rebuilt at a Magnox facility for on-site operations.

NSG Staff Walk Miles for Sport Relief

During the week commencing Monday 19 March, members of the NSG team at the company’s Chorley, Aldermaston and Cheltenham offices walked each lunchtime for Sport Relief 2018.

For every mile walked, NSG pledged to donate £2 to the cause. The team raised a total of £250 for the charity event, which brings together the worlds of sport and entertainment to raise money to help vulnerable people in both the UK and the world’s poorest countries.

NSG Signs Mental Health Pledge

At NSG, we want to help break the silence and end the stigma around mental health. One in four of us will be experiencing a mental health problem at any one time. Nine in ten people who have experienced a mental health problem have faced negative treatment from others as a result. That’s why we have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge, England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.

Over the last year, we have worked closely with Lancashire Mind to deliver training and awareness about mental health at all levels of the business. Going forward, we will continue to improve mental health awareness to ensure our people feel empowered and confident enough to be open about their mental health in the workplace. Our Time to Change Action Plan will form part of our People Strategy, one of our key business priorities, ensuring mental health and wellbeing stays high on the agenda and becomes fully embedded into our everyday processes.

Jim Porter, NSG Managing Director, commented:

Like all of us, I have seen mental health problems first hand in both my work and personal life. By signing the Employer Pledge, I am making a personal commitment to change the way we think and act about mental health at every level of the company.

NSG Recertifies ISO and OHSAS Standards

NSG is delighted to announce the recertification of its ISO 9001 and 14001 quality and environmental management systems to the 2015 standards.

The ISO 9001:2015 standard is based on a number of quality management principles, including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach, and continual improvement. The requirements of ISO 14001:2015 include the implementation of proactive initiatives to protect the environment from harm and degradation, such as sustainable resource use and climate change mitigation, and a focus on life-cycle thinking to ensure consideration of environmental aspects from development to end-of-life.

In addition to the revised ISO standards, NSG’s OHSAS 18001:2007 occupational health and safety management system has also been recertified; all of which were accredited by Afnor UK.

Mark Coles, Director Responsible for Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q) at NSG, commented:

The recertification of our ISO 9001 and 14001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems demonstrates our ongoing commitment to putting quality, the environment, and health and safety at the heart of our operations. Going forward, we will continue to challenge ourselves to ensure best practice and will look to bring our OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system in line with the new standard once it is reissued later this year.

Daniel’s Dream Placement at NSG

Earlier this month, NSG welcomed A-level student and aspiring project manager Daniel Goodfellow from Cockermouth School as part of the Centre for Leadership Performance’s Dream Placement programme.

During his Placement Week, Daniel spent his first day at NSG’s head office in Chorley, where he interviewed NSG’s managing director Jim Porter and learned about project management. For the rest of the week, Daniel was based at the Low Level Waste Repository in West Cumbria and shadowed members of the NSG site team. Whilst there, Daniel attended project meetings; chatted with engineers, project managers and planners to gain an insight into the different office-based roles; supported the project team with data collection and other project tasks; and received a bespoke tour of the site to witness operations first hand.

Lesley Wood, HR Officer and Dream Placement representative for NSG, commented:

We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Daniel for the week and hope he found the experience both interesting and informative. There are lots of exciting career opportunities available in the nuclear industry and the Dream Placement programme provides young people like Daniel with a rare opportunity to experience them first hand.

Daniel’s Dream Placement will conclude at the Showcase Event at Energus in late March, where he, Lesley and the rest of the participating students and company representatives will get back together to discuss their Dream Placement experiences.

NSG Sponsors Whitehaven AFC

NSG is delighted to announce that it recently sponsored the Whitehaven AFC under-six team.

The team, who are the youngest age group at the club, will wear the club’s customary yellow and blue kit.

Team coach Craig Bristoe commented:

The kids were overwhelmed with the kit. We hope we can do NSG proud.