Great West Run – Exeter 2014

Another quarter and another charity event! On Sunday 19th October two of the Girling Jones team courageously ran the Exeter Great West Run. Through taking on this challenge, Simon Girling and Victor Bekker managed to raise a massive £1200 for the wonderful Children’s Hospice South West, the business’ sponsored charity. These 2 aspiring athletes managed to finish the half marathon in an impressive 2 hours and 3 minutes and considering the very minimal training, this was quite the achievement!

A huge thank you to all those who sponsored and a further thanks goes to all the supporters on the day, cheering Girling Jones over the finish line.

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GJ Surprise Summer Bash at Gidleigh Park!

gildeigh park collageAfter a storming summer for Girling Jones, the team celebrated in style with a surprise summer bash on Friday 29th August. GJ were wined and dined at the luxurious 2 Michelin star Michael Caines restaurant, Gidleigh Park, in the heart of Dartmoor. It was a great chance for the team to celebrate GJ’s success over the past few months and the continual growth and expansion of the company.  An awesome and eventful evening had by all. See above for some snaps of the team and the delicious nosh!

The RICS matrics Bristol & West Country Interprofessional Ball 2014

Last week, Fiona Strong and Matt Steggles of Girling Jones attended the RICS matrics Bristol & West Country Interprofessional Ball.

RICS matrics helps to build relationships and encourage links with businesses and other professions in order to share best practice and networking.

The evening included a 3 course meal, live band and a charity raffle. See below for some pics from the evening – reception sponsored by Girling Jones!

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GJ attends 2014 RPA Awards!

Last night (May 21st), Girling Jones attended the 2014 RPA Awards, the highlight of the domestic rugby union calendar. The star studded event took place in Battersea Park in London. GJ was invited along as a result of their continued work with Exeter Chiefs, in assisting existing and retiring players to gain work placements. See below for a snap of GJ’s MD Simon Girling alongside Chief’s star Jack Nowell. A great evening had by all, bringing together some of the biggest names in sport to celebrate the achievements of the season.

GJ gains Investors in People Silver Award!

On Thursday 15th May, GJ was delighted to receive the Investors in People Silver Award. Having gained the standard Investors In People Award back in 2012, we are delighted to have succeeded this two years later by skipping bronze, and going straight to Silver status!

GJ continues to strive to be not only the best construction and property agency to work with, but the best agency to work for.  As GJ continues to grow in staff numbers, this is something we aim to maintain and build upon.

Good job team – now for gold!

Property Awards 2014– Kier comes out on top!

On Thursday 8th May 2014, Girling Jones attended The Michelmores and Western Morning News Property Awards, which took place at St Mellion International Resort this year. The event is organised annually to showcase the very best in West Country property projects, buildings and firms.

GJ sponsored ‘The Building of the Year’ award, which was won by Kier. An enjoyable evening had by all and congratulations to Kier on their award winning Sports Park development at the University of Exeter. 

Plymouth Half Marathon 2014 – Completed!

On Sunday 27th April, two of GJ’s very own, Fiona Strong and Michelle Millard, valiantly ran the Plymouth Half Marathon. They raised a massive £800 for the Children’s Hospice South West, GJ’s sponsored charity. The Hospice provides care for life-limited children and their families from across the South West of England. Our two GJ girls finished the run in an impressive 2 hours and 15 minutes, even more impressive considering the horrendous weather conditions!

A huge thank you to all those who sponsored Team GJ. Further thanks goes to all the supporters on the day, cheering GJ to the finish. A massive well done to Fiona and Michelle for sticking it out through the rain and wind. A great cause, and a great day had by all.And just to prove that the girls finished the run, please see below for a medals snap!

Keep an eye out for more charity events to come. Hint: more running, more throwing ourselves off things… and generally more pain!

 

Ride For Precious Lives 2013 – Completed!

A little late in posting this but Girling Jones are very proud to announce that not only did Team GJ complete the RFPL, but they also managed to raise just over £1,600 for Children’s Hospice South West, totalling up altogether to over £75,000 raised from the whole event! Amazing!

The 200 mile bike ride certainly put the team through their paces (physically & emotionally!) but crossing the finish line on the Sunday was followed by a real sense of achievement and pride and the difficulty of the challenge actually made it all worth while. Listening to lots of others personal stories and visiting each Hospice on the way really hit home as to why Girling Jones continue to support such a super cause.

A HUGE thank you to all those who sponsored Team GJ and as promised, please see below some photos…….