The new year gives us all a chance to set goals and reflect over the past 12 months. We looked back at some of the great things that have happened at Catsurveys in 2019:
We launched a new Health, Safety and Well-being initiative
In February we introduced a new challenge to our team known as the ‘Catsurveys HSW Golf Challenge’. This involved a fictitious round of golf which has a total of 72 shots to be taken. We would need 72 Positive Action Reports to be ‘On PAR’ (see what we did there?) and complete the Catsurveys HSW Golf Challenge.
As part of our mission to promote positive mental health discussions within the workplace, we are aligning this ‘golf’ challenge with a further incentive for our staff. Each challenge will have 18 holes, and for each of those 18 holes that is successfully completed, we will donate £20 to Mates in Mind.
So far, we have completed 11 holes and have donated a total of £220 to Mates in Mind due to the Positive Action Reports that have been made by our staff!
We sponsored Get Kids into Survey
No doubt you have seen ‘Get Kids into Survey’ all over social media, promoting their mission to generate interest in surveying as a career while kids are still in school! To show our support Catsurveys sponsored the Civil Engineering Poster shown below:
‘Get Kids into Survey’ are helping to build awareness of the profession and its future by producing fun and interactive educational tools that can be utilised in classrooms.
We became an official supporter of Mates in Mind
Back in April, we announced at Catsurveys had become an official Supporter of Mates in Mind. As a Supporter of Mates in Mind, we are showing our commitment to improving the health and well-being of our workforce.
Mates in Mind are a registered charity that aims to raise awareness, address the stigma of poor mental health and improve positive mental wellbeing in the UK construction industry. The charity has completed some fantastic work over the past year in the construction industry and have now grown to offer support in related sectors including transport, logistics, and manufacturing.
Find out more about Mates in Mind by clicking here.
We celebrated Women in Engineering
Sunday 23rd June marked International Women in Engineering Day; an awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the amazing career opportunities available in this exciting industry. The theme for 2019 was #TransformTheFuture.
"I think engineering is a vague expression that covers all kind of different fields, many sectors of many industries from working in an office to facing challenges on site. When I chose to be an engineer, I had the urge to create something, to leave a mark that lasts for generations. Just like an artist, but in a more mathematical way.” Explained Kinga, Land Surveyor at Catsurveys.
We had another amazing CATFEST!
On Saturday 6th July, we hosted our annual ‘CATFEST’ at the Catsurveys head office in Brentwood. This year’s theme was ‘Mexican’, which meant we had plenty of nachos, tequila and sombreros!
This year, we welcomed over 200 of Catsurveys staff, family and friends to this fun filled event. Holding CATFEST each year gives us a fantastic chance to give back to our staff and provide a fun day out for the families of those that make our incredible service possible.
We introduced our Clients and Coffee mornings
Our Clients and Coffee mornings offer clients the opportunity to visit our offices and see first-hand how we produce accurate survey data. We have already hosted a couple of Client and Coffee mornings that have been very successful, and we look forward to inviting more guests to our head office in Brentwood!
We celebrated at the Construction News Talent Awards!
Michelle Ball, HR Manager at Catsurveys was announced as the deserving winner of the HR Star of the Year category at the 2019 Construction News Talent Awards.
Following a rigorous judging process conducted by HR and talent experts from inside and outside the industry, Michelle emerged as the winner! The award submission included details of Michelle's work with BITC, her Working Away Credit system, her support of the 'Ban the Box' initiative and her passion for giving back to the community through her work with local Pupil Referral Units.
The judges praised Michelle for her work on this wide range of initiatives, that demonstrate both workplace and wider community support. Congratulations again Michelle for your hard work!
We achieved the BIM 19650 Kitemark
Just last month, Catsurveys achieved the BSI Kitemark certification for the ISO 19650 standard for Building Information Modelling (BIM). Our team worked hard to achieve this certification and we are very proud to be recognised for our dedicated to providing the best possible deliverables to our clients.
The ISO 19650 standard is an international standard for managing information over the whole life cycle of a built asset using BIM. It contains all the same principles and requirements as BIM Level 2 and is closely aligned with the current UK 1192 standards.