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Best Companies 2019 results are in
We are delighted to announce that we have retained our One Star Best Company status for 2019! Thanks to all of our employees who took part of the survey, we will be using this data to make MLM an even better place to work.
Team awarded contract for first stage of Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing
MLM Group is part of the team working with civil engineering contractor, BAM Nuttall, for the first stage of completing Lowestoft’s Lake Lothing Third Crossing.
MLM will be working with the design team, with a focus on upgrading and reshaping the highways and drainage infrastructure works to connect the existing highway network to the new bridge.
The overall project will see the creation of a third road crossing over Lake Lothing, which divides the north and south of Lowestoft. It is estimated to cost £91.7m, with approximately £73m coming from the Department for Transport.
The Lake Lothing Third Crossing project aims to save journey times, reduce travel costs, improve business productivity and accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists. It aspires to open up opportunities for regeneration and development in the town.
The contract for the first stage of the project is to finalise the design of the crossing, ready for building. It was awarded following a competitive tender process by Suffolk County Council. The award for the construction stage of the contract is scheduled to be announced in autumn 2019.
Steve Cox, Director and Head of Civil Engineering at MLM explains:
“MLM are delighted to be working with BAM Nuttall, Arup and the team on this important regional infrastructure project. We are using our expertise in design of highways and infrastructure, our collaborative approach, and our strong regional presence to help deliver a high-quality design.”
Steve Oliver, Chairman at MLM comments:
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our regional business and local people to be part of this vital infrastructure to support the Strategic Economic Plan for The East.”
Ashford office move to Connect 38
MLM Group have moved their Ashford office to Connect 38 on the Ashford Commercial Quarter site.
MLM Ashford’s previous office at Eureka Park opened in 2007 with 17 employees. Due to continued expansion in the local area over the last decade, they have relocated to a much larger office space to house its 51 employees.
Connect 38, opened in June 2018, is a landmark building. It’s reported to be the largest office block to be built in Kent for 20 years and the key building for an ongoing development of what will become a 600,000 square feet office and retail campus.
MLM is among the first tenants of Connect 38, located next to Ashford International Rail Station, which offers high speed services to London and Europe.
Commenting on the move, Director Toby Crayden:
“We are excited about the move to our new premises. One of the great benefits of moving is that we can now provide a more comfortable working space for our expanding team and develop our growing client base in the heart of Kent and beyond. The larger office space offers an improved environment for training and meetings, and we are located right next to the train station, with access to the High Speed services into London.”
Charity Foundation launched
MLM Group are pleased to announce the launch of MLM Foundation – a grant support initiative for local charities and community groups.
MLM have formed a partnership with UK Community Foundations (UKCF) to implement a national charity funding programme across the UK and Ireland.
UKCF work with a network of Community Foundations across the country, dedicated to helping organisations like MLM to invest in local communities, where it is most needed.
MLM’s partnership with UKCF will open doors to locally based charities and community groups in areas of disadvantage and run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with.
The aim of the Foundation is to support small locally based charities and community groups in areas of disadvantage. The type of projects will include: mentoring, skills exchange and learning, opportunities for young people, community sports, wellbeing and social inclusion.
As part of the launch, MLM has selected three pilot projects in different regions to support: Ipswich Community Media, Southampton Women’s Aid and Straight Talking Peer Education, London.
Neil Cooper, CEO comments:
“We are delighted to announce the creation of the MLM Foundation Fund. Small and local charities are the lifeblood of our communities and the Foundation will help safeguard the sustainability of causes that need our support. MLM partners and directors will be making their own private and personal donations to the fund to support this community-led social action.”
MLM Group achieves ISO 14001:2015 Certification for Environmental Management Systems
We are pleased to announce that the Ipswich, Cambridge and Chelmsford offices have achieved ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System (EMS) status and been awarded certification by the BSI.
The next step will be to certify all of the other group offices and we are planning this process aiming to achieve during early 2019.
MLM Recognition Award
A massive congratulations to this year’s winner of the MLM Recognition Award, Julia Roberts, and to our two highly commended runners up Dinos Ipiotis and Joe Gooch.
The MLM Recognition Award was established by the Group in celebration of Steve Adams, who sadly passed away in August 2015. MLM now host an annual award ceremony to honour Steve and the significant contribution he made to MLM.