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Category Archives: Investment

December 14, 2018

CPS raises the bar for considerate construction

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.

November 19, 2018

Give gritters space to work

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.

November 16, 2018

Connect Plus Services Armed Forces Recruitment

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.

September 27, 2018

National Inclusion Week in CPS

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.

July 18, 2018

CPS in Bloom

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.

April 6, 2018

Network excellence – Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS)

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.

March 9, 2018

1 million hours – and a Blue Star

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.

March 9, 2018

International Women’s Day

We were so pleased to host another incredible International Women’s Day in some of our depots. And for a good cause too!

December 5, 2017

Maths + M25 = Maths25

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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 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 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 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.

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.”

April 13, 2015

Dart Charge

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