GJ’s very own Fiona Blackwell (previously Strong) ties the knot!
In a beautiful ceremony in the hills of Plymouth, Dave and Fiona Blackwell became man and wife.
Attended by several members of the GJ team, the evening ran into the early hours and a fantastic time was had by all.
The bride looked stunning (she dresses the same in the office so no surprises there) and the venue was resplendent, including the glitter ball!
Mr and Mrs Blackwell posing for the camera!Left to Right; Tom Hayward – Jodie Tate – Matthew Steggles – Michelle Millard – Fiona Blackwell (The Blushing Bride) – Ceri Needs-Gynn – Simon Girling – Victor Bekker – Emma Girling
All the best to Mr and Mrs Blackwell from everyone at Girling Jones!
The first of our South West sponsorships packages went live this week at Plymouth Argyle. Girling Jones company banners on the halfway line and client entertainment packages throughout the season. Watch out for our branding at three more sports arenas over the next two months. What ever your preferred shape of ball we will shortly have corporate days to suit your taste.
Girling Jones are pleased to announced the opening of our “Industrial Engineering” division as part of our three year expansion plan. A complimentary sector to our core construction and property businesses, we will be placing skilled engineering and management staff into the manufacturing industry across the South West. Fantastic news for the GJ team, who with this additional division will expand to 25 heads by the end of 2015.
For many years, the GJ team have attempted to entice, beg and bribe our Office Manager, Ceri Needs, to take part in one of our Childrens Hospice Events. Sadly, the appeal of 15km muddy obstacle courses and 2 days of constant cycling wasn’t really her cup of hot lemon.
It is my absolute pleasure to announce that our Office Guru has recently completed a 5km Rainbow Run along with her daughter, Danniella.
Their biggest physical challenge to date!
The event was at Exeter Racecourse and the 5k itself was one and a half times around the racetrack! On first sight it looked onerous but once they set off, it was great fun! There were five stations around the course throwing different coloured paint on them as we went around.
Needless to say, a history of reconstructive knee surgery lead to a constant feeling of dread and some anxiety throughout the training period.
But through tenacity, perseverance and sheer determination, both competitors completed the 5km fun run, with flying colours.
They set a target goal to raise £200 for Childrens Hospice South West but by the end of the run, they have amassed a whopping £705.50!!
Well done, ladies!
Here’s to next years events…
Girling Jones were delighted to attend the Michelmores Property Awards as headline sponsors for a 4th year in a row.
Congratulations to Abbey Sands, winner of the Building of the Year category sponsored by Girling Jones.
Abbey Sands is a mixed-use waterfront development situated in the heart of Torquay − designed by Kay Elliott Architects for Havard Estates.
It comprises 13 five star holiday apartments, 14 open market apartments, restaurant units on the ground and first floors and extensive public realm works.
The project has transformed a former derelict hotel site on the seafront and is inspired by the art-deco tradition of the British seaside.
It is a highly successful new destination on a much-loved promenade in the English Riviera.
Barely even a month has passed since some members of the GJ team tested their wills and pushed their bodies to the limits during the infamous 15km obstacle course, Rock Solid.
A few members decided that wasn’t enough as a stand alone event.
A few members wanted more…
On a gloriously sunny, Sunday morning in March, Victor and Fiona took to the streets of Plymouth for a gruelling 13 mile run over hills, dips, bends and a path of solid concrete.
Just over two hours of sweat, joint pain, leg spasms, tears and blood blisters, both our competitors succeeded in passing the finish line in one piece… (Just about)
Congratulations to both Victor and Fiona for surviving the race and raising just over £1500 for Childrens Hospice South West!
2 events down… Many more to go…
Another glorious day at Exeter Racecourse for our annual client race event.
Plenty of food and drink to soften the heavy losses.
Well done to Steve Foxon of Taylor Lewis on winning the magnum of fizz.
We also raised £100 for Childrens Hospice South West!
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The gents at Girling Jones headed down to the opening night of The Exeter Barber Shop recently and found the service to be a cut above the rest. With a range of gentlemans styles and beard trims on offer they cater for all, from the baldies to the bearded and with 10% off for all Girling Jones candidates the prices are a snip!
Check them out here www.exeterbarbershop.co.uk
Girling Jones Ltd have had a fantastic start to 2015, posting their best ever quarter since the business began in 2010.
A stellar effort from all the team and great signs for the economy and the construction and property sector in the South West.
Well done to all the team and here’s to an even bigger quarter two!