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October 6, 2017

Customer Focus

We’re celebrating customer services week with stories from across our business of are customer focus #CSWEEK2017

August 8, 2017

Leatherhead keeps its previous excellent score

Our Leatherhead depot in Surrey received its second visit from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) at the end of July. Monitors assess our commitment to the Code of Considerate Conduct, specifically the areas of Appearance, Community, Environment, Safety and Workforce.

July 24, 2017

Kids’ car games

Lots of us here at Connect Plus Services are parents, as well as drivers. With summer getaways on the horizon, we thought we’d share some of our car games with you, helping to keep your travellers occupied, and helping you to concentrate on your journey.

June 30, 2017

The cost of fly tipping

It looks unsightly and can be a hazard. CPS explains the full cost behind fly tipping on its road network.

June 23, 2017

Celebrating our amazing women

To celebrate international women in engineering day, we have spoken to some of the ladies working with us on the M25. Here’s what they had to say.

June 19, 2017

Battle training at Darford

Battle Fire & Rescue carried out rescue at height training on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at Dartford

June 16, 2017

Another first at Dartford

CPS delivers a first at the Dartford River Crossing, devising and implementing a contraflow, seeing two-way traffic on the QEII Bridge for the first time in its 25 year history.

May 18, 2017

Swanley maintains excellence

The Swanley depot received its second visit from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) this month and we have achieved, or rather maintained, an excellent score in all categories.

April 24, 2017

Cycling to remember ‘office godmother’

A 30-strong team of cyclists from Connect Plus, and community friends, is taking on a tough cycling challenge in memory of their former business manager.

April 21, 2017

Denham depot continues to build on excellent standard

Our Denham depot in Uxbridge received its second visit of the year from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) this month and once again, complies with the very highest standards of industry good practice and aims of the CCS scheme.

April 18, 2017

Stop. Make A Change.

Today marks the start of the Stop. Make a Change campaign, aimed at promoting health and wellbeing in the infrastructure industry.

April 18, 2017

Scratchwood maintains excellence rating

Our Scratchwood depot has maintained its Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) score, following the second monitor’s visit of the year earlier this month.

April 5, 2017

Manholes mean money for Macmillan

As unlikely as it might sound, manholes have meant money for CPS’ nominated charity, Macmillan. Connect Plus Services (CPS) has engaged Techjoint Limited to replace manholes on the M25, part of its 440km road network.

April 5, 2017

CPS at the leading edge

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).

January 17, 2017

CPS’ future engineers

Choosing GCSE options can be a very difficult decision for students and Connect Plus Services helped the Leigh Academies Trust to support them in picking their future career path.

January 12, 2017

Connect Plus Services star rated certificate for 2016

Connect Plus Services has received its Considerate Constructors Star Rated Certificate for 2016. The Scheme provides star rating certificates for registered companies and suppliers which reflect performance in the preceding calendar year.

December 22, 2016

Blunts Farm demonstrates “tremendous effort in all categories”

Our Blunts Farm depot received its first visit of the annual cycle from the Considerate Constructors Scheme recently. The monitor commented that CPS was deserving of its CCS 2016 Most Considerate Company (£10m+) award, based on the tremendous effort displayed in all categories.

December 21, 2016

M25 unveils its newly named winter fleet

Connect Plus Services, which operates the M25 road network on behalf of Highways England, asked its customers to name its winter fleet at the beginning of December.

December 20, 2016

Operation Upminster tackles hard shoulder parking on M25

In December, Connect Plus Services and Highways England joined forces with Essex Police to embark on phase two of Operation Upminster, an initiative to enforce against vehicles parking illegally on the motorway hard shoulder between junctions 27 (M11) and 31 (Lakeside), in Essex.

December 16, 2016

Super Trouper

This month Connect Plus Services (CPS) took delivery of four brand new Incident Support Unit (ISU) vehicles, designed especially for use on the M25 network.

December 14, 2016

A winter’s tale

With winter well and truly here, we all need to be prepared for wetter, windier and colder weather with the added hazards associated with shorter daylight hours.

December 8, 2016

Name our winter fleet vote now live

We had grit expectations when we launched our competition to name our winter fleet, but snow one expected the flurry of responses we got. We’ve salted through the veritable drifts of suggestions you’ve made and we now need your help to choose the last:    The shortlist:   ·         Sir Gritalot ·         Snoel Gallagher ·        …

November 17, 2016

Get to snow us…

We’re breaking the ice this winter by inviting you to name our winter fleet.

November 11, 2016

CPS recognised as Most Considerate Company

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has recognised Connect Plus Services as Most Considerate Company in the £10m and over category of its 2016 National Awards.

June 29, 2016

Mapping our way to sustainability

We are using a critical tool to ensure that our ongoing maintenance of the M25 has minimal adverse impacts on the environment

May 19, 2016

Ellie is a winner!

“Excellent performance, Fantastic attitude, Achieves results” – Ellie wins a prestigious Emerging Talent award

May 19, 2016

Stop the drop!

Connect Plus Services and Essex Police join forces as part of an ongoing campaign to reduce the amount of waste dropped on the A13 and A1089 in Thurrock.

May 10, 2016

Helping Highways England go green

We’ve installed an electric vehicle charging point at our Dartford depot in Kent to support an eco-friendly vehicle trial by Highways England.

March 31, 2016

Our Keith’s a Record Breaker!

Keith cycled alongside double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell and a host of celebrities to smash a world record!

February 9, 2016

Swanley on top of their game!

“NVQ assessments at Swanley have gone brilliantly, a great team, highly skilled and on top of their game!”

December 22, 2015

The magic of a CPS Christmas

‘Tis the season of giving… and staff at Connect Plus Services have shown their Christmas spirit by giving, oh so generously!

November 30, 2015

“Excellent and exceptional” Blunts Farm

Hot on the heels of our recent Silver National Award, our Blunts Farm depot has been praised as “excellent and exceptional” by the Considerate Constructor Scheme

November 9, 2015

CPS raises the bar for considerate construction

CPS has demonstrated “exceptional and ongoing commitment to considerate construction and an appreciation of the impact of its work on the community, the environment and its workforce.”

October 20, 2015

QEII Bridge scheme wins another industry award

The QEII Bridge joint replacement scheme is voted “a triumph for the industry and another example of how Connect Plus, Connect Plus Services and its framework are turning innovation into best practice on the M25.”

October 14, 2015

Courage and charity at Connect Plus Services

In May, four members of our Swanley team donated to Ward 5 at the Evelina Hospital in London. This is the story behind why Evelina is so dear to our hearts.

September 23, 2015

CPS Emergency Response Teams go live

We have introduced Emergency Response Teams (ERT), multi-skilled operatives who can cover the majority of the demands required during a secondary response call on our network.

August 18, 2015

Ellie aims, and scores, high!

“I know that being a graduate trainee will provide additional training opportunities and is a great start to my career with Connect Plus Services.”

May 26, 2015

CPS recognised as a considerate constructor

Our Leatherhead depot (M25, Junction 9) has just received an accolade from the Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS) for “performance beyond compliance”.

April 13, 2015

Dart Charge

New footage has been released that shows the removal of the northbound payment barriers at the Dartford Crossing.