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 and Connect Plus Services (CPS) employees were praised at the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards (WICE) last night, with Sofia Athanassiou, Connect Plus Commercial Director, securing Best Woman in Highways.
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!
In this CCS third visit, Diana was pleased to announce that “it is great to see this project performing to such a high standard” with continued performance levels of two ‘excellent’ and three ‘exceptional’.
Our Blunts Farm depot welcomed back the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) monitor last week. Well done Carl and our Blunts team for maintaining your brilliant score.
Leatherhead has continued to impress the Considerate Constructor Scheme with its Performance Beyond Compliance.
Denham received its third visit of the year from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) this month and it was noted that the depot is “complying with the very highest standards of industry good practice and aims of the CCS Scheme.”
Following the third monitor’s visit of the year earlier this month, our Scratchwood depot has maintained its Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) score.
Our HSEQ team has been doling out some much needed TLC to support YHA Holmbury St Mary Surrey Hills.
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.
The Swanley depot received its third visit from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) in November. Any site that registers with the Scheme makes a commitment to meet the minimum requirements of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice in these categories: appearance, community, environment, safety and workforce.
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
West Ashtead Primary School had plans to create a pond for the school in memory of a fellow pupil they had lost and we felt this was something we could help with.
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.
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.
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.
Battle Fire & Rescue carried out rescue at height training on the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge 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.
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.
Today marks the start of the Stop. Make a Change campaign, aimed at promoting health and wellbeing in the infrastructure industry.
Our Scratchwood depot has maintained its Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) score, following the second monitor’s visit of the year earlier this month.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re breaking the ice this winter by inviting you to name our winter fleet.
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has recognised Connect Plus Services as Most Considerate Company in the £10m and over category of its 2016 National Awards.
CPS today won Gold at the Considerate Constructors 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’ve been working with Essex Police to enforce parking regulations on the M25
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.
The Considerate Constructor Scheme returned to our Swanley depot earlier in the month.
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”.
Keith cycled alongside double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell and a host of celebrities to smash a world record!
“NVQ assessments at Swanley have gone brilliantly, a great team, highly skilled and on top of their game!”
Our Leatherhead depot in Surrey hosted the Considerate Constructor Scheme in January, with excellent results.
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.”
Connect Plus Services hosts the Road Tunnel Operators Forum at Dartford and takes its guests “Back to the Future”.
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.
“This was a lovely surprise and our hearts are touched by your thoughtfulness.”
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.”
Our Leatherhead depot (M25, Junction 9) has just received an accolade from the Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS) for “performance beyond compliance”.
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.
CPS donated paint and rollers to a community payback scheme facilitated by The Friends of Boston Manor this month (April).
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 Services has won a Silver Considerate Constructors Scheme 2014 National Company Award.
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.