News

Pier Secures a place with another RPO

OMNIPier Consulting are proud to announce that we have gained a place on the supply chain with OMNI Resource Management Solutions Ltd.

Pier will initially assist OMNI with providing the very best in M&E Operatives for the South Wales & South West, and we look forward to working and supporting OMNI.

OMNI is a leading UK “Recruitment Process Outsourcing” provider and strategic resourcing partner. Today they use their 16 years + specialist experience to completely manage the resourcing needs and presenting clients as an employer of choice to a target talent market.

We are delighted to be working with OMNI and we look forward to sharing our experience with them helping to provide the best candidates every time………..

Pier help with Bouygues Community Project

Letter of Thanks - Bouygues UKPier learnt about a recent community project that our client Bouygues UK were involved with United Welsh, always willing to help out where ever we can the team at Pier quickly sprang into action.

Pier donated 2 of its Painters to the project to give the Choir Hall a fresh new look, and as Bouygues say the Choir Hall is now looking great!!

Pier also work closely with an end of build cleaning contractor ” The KleaChoir Hallning Company Ltd” and knew that the hall would be in need of a good deep clean to bring the choir hall back to life, Paul Ingram MD of Pier, got in touch with Chris Norman, Director of The Kleaning Company to ask for his assistance, Chris only too happy to get involved to help such a worthy community project and cleaned the hall spotless ready for their Christmas Carol Concert.

We are very thankful to our painters that did an excellent job for us and Big thank you to Chris and the team from “The Kleaning Company Ltd”

 

Pier Runners join MoRunning November 2014

A cold November morning and the Pier consulting running team turn up for the 5k Mo_Run in Cardiff, Well done to our team that entered we are immensely proud of them all, a massive well done to Chris Eacott (and his boy Tyler), Michaela Little,Rachel Davies and Alex Williams, brilliant morning for a brilliant cause, fantastic effort by all.

Quality Skills Alliance Annual Awards Evening

Pier Consulting saw outstanding success at the Quality Skills Alliance Annual Awards Evening held at The Wales Millennium Centre on Wednesday 12th February 2014.

Training Bodies such as BEST Apprentice-
ships, Skillnet Ltd, JTL Training, Cardiff & Vale
college and many more were there to deliver
awards to the Apprentice of the year for a
wide range of apprentices, from Heating &
Ventilation Apprenticeship to Pre-Registration
Pharmacy Technician, from High Apprentice-
ship in Accounting AAT to Apprenticeships in Creative and Digital Media.

It was a brilliant evening and great to see the drive and commitment from apprentices of all ages who are committed to completing their training and taking the right steps to reaching their career goals. Proof alone that ambition is vibrant in the youth of today and goals are set high for achievement. Inspiration for the apprentices of tomorrow.

Host Frances Donovan delivered each award brilliantly and helped make the night the success it was. Looking forward to next year.

Pictured L – R: Alex Williams of Pier Consulting, Paul Ingram of Pier Consulting, Rhys Morton of Whitehead Building Services, Michaela Little of Pier Consulting, Pete Tompkins of BEST Apprentice- ships and Chris Carmody Heating & Ventilation Apprentice winner for Whitehead Building Services.

Pier – Sponsors Wales Building Services Engineering Training Awards 2013

Great night last night at the awards night recognising and presenting achievement awards to 2013 Apprentices of the year, and Managing Director Paul Ingram had the pleasure of presenting Awards to Kieron Swift of Ecofit Energy Ltd, and James Pearson of CMB Engineering Ltd, “Paul says that it was fantastic to see all these apprentices being recognised for their commitment, hard work and High Achievement, we look forward to supporting BEST with our Flexible Apprenticeships”

Pier would like to say a special thank you to Clients & Suppliers that helped us support the event with particular thanks to:

Robert Brown of MCS Ltd for providing Tool Vouchers for two Apprentice winners.

David Keift & Mark Sainsbury of RDM Electrical for Providing an Electrical Tool kit with Testers for the Electrical High Achiever.

Alan Bazzola of Bazzola & Barrett for Providing Tool Vouchers for two Apprentice winners. Exchequer Solutions for providing tool vouchers for two of the apprentice winners.

The Guild of Construction Workers for providing tool vouchers for two of the apprentice winners.
A fantastic evening and thanks again for everyone’s support.

Pier Consulting become SMAS Worksafe Contractor

smasPier Consulting – Has recently passed SMAS Work safe Contractor, undertaking a process in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, The Construction Design & Management Regulations 2007, The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999 and evaluating our designated elements of Health & Safety Management Documentation is recognised by SSIP Safety Schemes in Procurement.

Pier gets ‘Constructionline approved’

constructionlinePier has recently gone through the stringent checks made by Constructionline and are now proud to announce that we are approved members.

Constrcutionline is the UK’s largest register of pre-qualified suppliers and is a UK government certification scheme.

This gives clients and buyers alike confidence in our business that they are using or selecting a pre-qualified supplier, by providing an up-to-date register of suppliers for construction contracts, giving knowledge that buyers are using a trustworthy company.

Pier secures a place on the ‘Barratts Recruitment Framework’

BarrattExcellent news Barrett chooses Pier as one of their recruiters to join their newly established recruitment framework. This underpins our commitment to providing industry with high calibre blue and white collar workers to the construction industry.

Pier Consulting already provide recruitment services to a number of large house builders and construction companies across Wales, south west and the UK.

Pier are very much looking forward to working very closely with Barrett’s over the coming months.

Pier provides another apprentice – ‘Flexible Apprenticeships’

Apprentice 2Pier secures another “Flexible Apprentice” working with our client Weston Electrical Ltd.

Luke a 2nd year industrial Pipe fitting Apprentice started his career again with us providing him to Weston Electrical Ltd at the Cardiff Pointe, luxury housing project in Cardiff Bay.

Another excellent opportunity for one of our clients to invest in their workforce and enhancing the training of trades to its company.

With a large number of enquiries in already for future projects we can already see that this is an excellent route for clients to increase the apprentice levels and candidates to gain a route into the industry…………

Pier supplies it’s first Apprentice – ‘Flexible Apprenticeships’

Apprentice 2With a passion for the industry and the noticing the skills shortage,year on year, a desire to contribute to training in the industry Pier Consulting have developed a model for providing apprentices to its clients in the same way it provides temporary labour “Flexible Apprenticeships”

With an exclusive agreement signed between Pier and BEST to deliver apprentices to the M&E market we have our first apprentice set up and working away……..

Jordan started with us on 30th September and is working with our client CMB West Ltd @ the Swansea University Project, on an Industrial Pipe fitting apprenticeship.

This is an excellent opportunity for all our clients to invest in the trades of the future and jump on board to help “Train Tomorrows Trades”

for more information on hiring an apprentice for you business call us on at the office and we can explain how we can help you invest in your workforce……..

Welsh NHBC Pride in the Job Awards

nhbcOn Friday 14 September, the 2012 Pride in the Job regional event for Wales was held at the City Hall in Cardiff.

250 guests saw exceptional workmanship recognised with the announcement of 10 Seals of Excellence and three Regional Award winners. Awards were presented by Richard Tamayo, NHBC’s Commercial Director and Peter Watton, Regional Director for Wales.

We congratulate Syd James of Redrow Homes South Wales who won the Seal of Excellence, Large Category for Glynderwen Meadows, Gwent. We supply Syd’s site with labour, trades and temporary management and are delighted to be a part of his success.

A huge congratulations goes out also to Mark Thomas of Charles Church West Wales who won his Seal of Excellence for Redstone Court, Narbeth. Again we are delighted to be able to supply staff to Mark’s award winning site.

Congratulations to all the award winning site managers who attended.

Pier Consulting Ltd partners with Leadbitter at Gateway 2 Valleys, Coleg Cymunedol Y Derwen

Gateway 2 ValleysWe are pleased to announce that Pier Consulting are again partnering with Leadbitter Western Construction on their key development, Coleg Cymunedol Y Derwen, Bridgend.

Led by Leadbitter’s Community Coordinator, Mike Little, Pier are heavily involved with the Jobs & Skills Valley Gateway Group- attending Group meetings and resourcing with the Group key personnel for the project.

Pier Consulting are thrilled to be working with Leadbitter again on such a key development. Coleg Cymundeol Y Dderwen (Gateway to the Valleys {G2V} Secondary School), will be the first BREEAM Outstanding Secondary School in Wales.

Jobs Outlook – Employer Confidence at a high

The latest issue of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s JobsOutlook, the monthly survey of employers’ hiring intentions, shows employer confidence grew throughout the first quarter of 2012 to reach its highest level since the survey began in March 2009. Employers intend to hire more staff in both the short and long term, with a particular emphasis on taking on more permanent workers. However, the increase in confidence was smaller from February to March than the previous month.

JobsOutlook’s survey of employers reports that:

• 72 percent said they planned to increase the number of permanent employees over the next 3 months
• 69 percent expect to increase permanent hires over the next year
• 34 percent plan to increase agency worker numbers in the next quarter (with 44 percent saying they plan to keep numbers the same)
• 29 percent say they will increase agency workers over the next 12 months (with 55 percent saying they will maintain their current numbers)

The report also revealed employers continue to be pleased with the service they receive from recruitment agencies – with 91 percent rating themselves as satisfied.
Commenting on the latest figures, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s Director of Research, Roger Tweedy, said:
“The overall figures from quarter one are really positive. Looking forward, employers tell us they plan to make more job offers over both the short and medium term – particularly for permanent roles.
“Our measure of employer confidence has reached a record high point. But the growth in confidence was less than last month so it will be important to track whether increasing employer confidence is a continuing trend or whether it’s peaking.”
For more information visit REC

Partnership between Leadbitter Western Construction & Pier

LeadbitterLeadbitter working in conjuction with Pier and Blaenau Gwent County Council on the Hotmills and the Learning Zone education projects in Ebbw Vale.