RGA is pleased to confirm the successful renewal of its Eco-Active Business Membership and looks forward to getting involved with the upcoming programme of seminars and events.
During 2019, as part of our eco-active responsibilities, we bought an electric pool car for our engineers to use for site visits. We are delighted to welcome Zoe to the RGA family as she provides our ‘pool’ transport whilst adding to our policy of being eco-friendly.
Congratulations to our Director, Rob Stewart who, at the recent AGM, was elected to the position of Chairman of the Jersey Federation of Consulting Engineers. The JFCE, of which Stephen Ross-Gower was a founding member, plays a key role in promoting both the interests and expertise of the Island’s Consulting Engineering practices.
Rob very much looks forward to taking a lead role in the continued value that the Federation adds to the local construction industry.
The 2019 Island Games were held in Gibraltar between 6th and 12 July and RGA were proud to sponsor their staff member, Miguel, who played basketball for Team Jersey. Overall Jersey finished in top spot and the basketball team finished a very creditable joint 7th after some tough games, including a quarter final against the hosts.
RGA Directors and Staff enjoyed a wonderful weekend glamping and having a generally good time at Beauvelande Campsite in St Martin, Jersey. While the adults enjoyed socialising, eating and (moderately) drinking, the children enjoyed playing in the swimming pool, playing water games and having fun. Everybody agreed it was a wonderful weekend.
RGA were delighted to have been appointed as structural engineers and project HSPC for Ed Le Quesne House, in Minden Place, for CTJ Housing Trust. JEP Report here .
RGA Watch took part in It’s a Knockout 2019 which was all about raising funds for https://jerseychildren.co.uk/ and https://www.jerseycharities.org/members/395/friends-of-special-care-baby-unit . It was a fun day and RGA Watch topped it off by winning!
At last Friday’s ‘light hearted, speed’ Petanque Competition at The Weighbridge, we entered a team of two (Katie and Jonathan, pictured below). Of the 16 teams in total we competed against four; sadly, although winning against three of them, we finished in 13th place. However, as they say: “It’s not the winning, it’s the taking part that counts” and we certainly enjoyed taking part. Many thanks to Headway for organising this ‘fun’ event, the proceeds of which went to Headway Jersey, The Brain Injury Charity.
Andrew Morvan, one of our Associate Directors, volunteered for a programme called Secondary Engineer. Schools compete to design and build a mechanical grabber arm using fluid power and Andrew has been partnered with Le Rocquier School. He will be supporting the students monthly ahead of the competition at the beginning of July.
Andrew is very enthusiastic about this project and said: “It’s great to be able to inspire young people to think about STEM subjects. The skills are transferable to every walk of life and I have been really encouraged by the motivation and eagerness of the students to get involved with Secondary Engineer.”
Thanks also to Skills Jersey for their continuing careers advice.