Parkinson have been up against some strong rivalry when competing for a place on this three year partnered framework. We are pleased to report that we have now been short listed for stage two.
"Sponsoring the Grand Theatre, has given us the ideal opportunity to say thank you to the community for its continued support which, we have enjoyed over the years.
As a contractor who’s prime activity is within the education sector, we felt that the Pantomime season was an ideal opportunity to cement relationships with the children in Blackpool, who after all may take apprenticeships with us in years to come!"
Peter Glenn, Managing Director, PARKINSON Building Contractors
The parent’s and children are delighted to have been invited to see the Pantomime at the Grand Theatre as guests of PARKINSON, it has been like an additional, early Christmas Present, thank you”
Head Teacher, St Nicholas School
As part of the NFB Construction Federation Event, Peter Glenn, PARKISNON’s Managing Director was successful in organizing a visit from the one and only, “Bob the Builder”, who arrived to delight the children at Thames Primary School, Blackpool.
The event was covered by the local press and radio stations and lasted over an hour. A fun day was had by all!
Having successfully handed over several partnered projects for Blackpool Borough Council, we are delighted to be embarking on a 3 year Partnering Framework, which will see us carrying out several partnered projects across the region from values £500k – £5m.
As part of the National Construction Week activities, PARKINSON Building Contractors entered the Construction Skills – Speed Construction Competition, organised by the CITB.
The brief was to safely design and build “something useful to a primary or secondary school, either inside or out”. The “Team” built a stage, which they thought would be useful, in particular to primary school children, in order to develop their young sense of imagination.
The task was successfully completed within the two hours as specified by the organisers, a safety ramp and catwalk was also incorporated into the structure, (additions that were requested by the judging panel).
A team of 13/14-year-old pupils, from local schools, judged the competition along with Tony Robinson of “Time Team” and alias “Baldrick” from the “Black Adder Days”.
It’s happened at last, the new look of PARKINSON Building contractors!
The official re-launch took place in recognition our 70 years trading and the opening of our new offices in Elvington, on the 16th September at the Yorkshire Air Museum, York.
A buffet luncheon was provided and guests were treated to a guided tour of the museum and were entertained by one of the UK’s top, close work magicians.
We had a great turnout out and were supported by many of our customers and suppliers, who are looking forward to working with us in the future.
As one of our customers said, “The event was “magic” and enjoyed by all the party!”