Following our Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) assessment last week, we are delighted to announce that we have scored 44 out of 50. This is two points higher than last year and equates to 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A 15-month upgrade to one of the M25’s busiest junctions has now been completed, Highways England announced.
Junction 2 on the M25, which is also known as The Darenth interchange and links the M25 with the A2 in Kent has been upgraded in a £6m project to improve traffic flow and reduce collisions.
Sofia Athanassiou Recognised as one of the 100 Most Influential Women in Engineering Sofia Athanassiou, Commercial Director at Connect Plus (CP), has been announced as one of the top 100 Most Influential Women in the Engineering Sector. The list, which is produced by board appointments firm Inclusive Boards in partnership with the Financial…
Connect Plus Services (M25) recently completed its annual two-day Highways England Lean Maturity Assessment (known as HELMA), where organisations in the Highways England supply chain can determine the extent to which they have introduced, adopted and grown the use of lean principles, methodologies, tools and techniques.
As part of International Women in Engineering Day, the global awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering, Connect Plus Services visited the Leigh UTC and Wilmington Academy, in Dartford.
The Dartford tunnel saw its longest ever free-flow load pass through it recently when it was used to transport an enormous 41-metre-long footbridge.
Connect Plus Services’ Dartford depot has been awarded a score of 44 (out of 50) by the Considerate Construction Scheme (CCS) following an assessment of its performance against the Code of Considerate Construction.
Connect Plus Services announces that, following the Leatherhead depot’s assessment for its performance against the Code of Considerate Construction, it has secured a Bronze award as one of the very best performing sites from across the UK at this year’s prestigious awards at Plaisterers Hall in London.
Every year, countless crisp packets end up in landfill sites across the UK. To put an end to this enormous loss of resources and the unnecessary impact on the environment, CPS and Highways England are reducing the impact of packaging in Dartford.
Connect Plus Services (CPS) regularly works with local communities to educate young people on the varied career opportunities available in the engineering industry. The past month has been no exception, with a number of engagement activities taking place.
The Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS) has awarded Connect Plus Services (CPS) excellent and exceptional scoring against each of the categories – appearance, community, environment, safety and workforce.
During severe weather, drivers are urged to maintain a sensible distance to the gritters and to only pass them when it’s safe to do so.
Robert Haddow, North West Operations and Maintenance Manager, speaks about his military career and how opportunities for service leavers to network with potential employers opened the doors to Connect Plus Services.
Connect Plus Services has teamed up with Toyota to trial a hydrogen fuel-cell car on the M25 network.
It’s National Inclusion Week and, here at Connect Plus Services, we are working to maximise employee engagement and create a truly inclusive culture. Read more to watch the videos of our team discussing the importance of #EverydayInclusion at Connect Plus Services.
CPS in Bloom took place at a number of schools around our M25 network – including West Ashtead Primary School in Leatherhead, Holy Cross Primary School in Thurrock, and The Dartford Bridge Primary School in Dartford.
Connect Plus Services is celebrating this year’s International Women in Engineering Day with a variety of activities taking place across the business.
When the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) visits one of our depots, the monitor assesses our commitment to the Code of Considerate Conduct, specifically the areas of Appearance, Community, Environment, Safety and Workforce.
Last week was a very challenging week but also a very positive one. We achieved the 1 million hour mark – both RIDDOR and lost time injury FREE.
We were so pleased to host another incredible International Women’s Day in some of our depots. And for a good cause too!
Following the third monitor’s visit of the year earlier this month, our Scratchwood depot has maintained its Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) score.
CPS has launched a maths club at the Dartford Bridge Primary School. STEM ambassador Moses Ajala and communications business partner Cintia Bailey have started Maths25, in an attempt to make maths fun for pupils at the school.
Our Scratchwood depot has passed its FORS Bronze Accreditation with flying colours.
We’re celebrating customer services week with stories from across our business of are customer focus #CSWEEK2017
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.
It looks unsightly and can be a hazard. CPS explains the full cost behind fly tipping on its road network.
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.
Our Dartford depot welcomed the Considerate Constructor Scheme monitor earlier this month in the second annual visit and said we continued to be “excellent with all areas smart and tidy and a very positive first impression continues to be created”.
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.
Connect Plus Services was delighted to take part in a panel last week at The Leigh UTC in Dartford.
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.
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.
Our Scratchwood depot has maintained its Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) score, following the second monitor’s visit of the year earlier this month.
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
The Considerate Constructor Scheme returns to our Leatherhead depot with “exceptional” results
Britain’s Busiest Motorway starts tonight on ITV at 7.30pm. Find out what we do to keep the M25 motorway moving.
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.
Our Swanley depot welcomed the Considerate Constructor Scheme monitor last week in the first annual visit and has maintained its excellent standard in all areas.
Our Dartford depot welcomed the Considerate Constructor Scheme monitor earlier this month in the first annual visit.
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.
Our Denham depot in Uxbridge received its first visit of the yearly cycle from the Considerate Constructors Scheme at the beginning of December. Depot manager Shaun was delighted to welcome them back.
Our Scratchwood depot has maintained its Considerate Constructors score, following a visit from its monitor earlier this month.
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.
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.
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.
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 · …
Connect Plus Services has received a 2016 AXIAM Award at the AgileAssets International Users Conference (IUC) in Austin, Texas.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has recognised Connect Plus Services as Most Considerate Company in the £10m and over category of its 2016 National Awards.
Find out how we ensure we are ready for anything inside the Hatfield Tunnel on the A1(M).
To commemorate Ada Lovelace Day, we spoke to women across Connect Plus Services to hear about their greatest achievements in the across our industry.
We are using a critical tool to ensure that our ongoing maintenance of the M25 has minimal adverse impacts on the environment
“Excellent performance, Fantastic attitude, Achieves results” – Ellie wins a prestigious Emerging Talent award
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.
We’ve received a glowing site report from the Considerate Constructor Scheme, following their return visit to our Scratchwood depot.
Our Blunts Farm depot performs “Beyond Compliance”, says the Considerate Constructor Scheme.
We’re thrilled with the report our Considerate Constructor Scheme monitor gave, following his visit to our Denham depot earlier this month.
We’ve installed an electric vehicle charging point at our Dartford depot in Kent to support an eco-friendly vehicle trial by Highways England.
Dartford depot is “a pleasure to visit”.
“NVQ assessments at Swanley have gone brilliantly, a great team, highly skilled and on top of their game!”
We are delighted to have received another excellent score from the Considerate Constructor Scheme, this time for our Denham depot.
‘Tis the season of giving… and staff at Connect Plus Services have shown their Christmas spirit by giving, oh so generously!
The site monitor complimented us across all areas under the Code of Practice, scoring us “excellent” in all categories.
Our Scratchwood depot has been scored as excellent under the Considerate Constructor’s Code of Practice.
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
ISU team leader Matt visits Tanys Dell Primary School in Essex to talk about safety
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.”
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.”
Drivers using the Dartford Crossing at peak times are saving around an hour and a half every week thanks to Dart Charge.
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.
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.
Congratulations to our team of seven; footsore, weary but elated at their success.
We are so proud of our Andy!
“I know that being a graduate trainee will provide additional training opportunities and is a great start to my career with Connect Plus Services.”
Connect Plus Services has acquired a new software tool to support the way it manages its assets across the M25, leading to benefits for its customers.
New footage has been released that shows the removal of the northbound payment barriers at the Dartford Crossing.
Connect Plus, the company responsible for managing and upgrading the M25 network, has this month completed the installation of new bridge expansion joints on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge at Dartford.
Connect Plus, the company which maintains, operates and upgrades the M25 over a thirty year period on behalf of the Highways Agency, has played a significant role in developing a new method of managing traffic approaching roadworks with the aim of saving workers lives.