On 24th September,2021, the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) celebrates FSC® Friday, an annual event held to highlight the importance of responsible forest management. Forests play an essential role in climate regulation. Alongside oceans, forests are the key ecosystems the planet uses to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – a major contributing factor to climate change.
The importance of good mental health and wellbeing will be highlighted on World Suicide Prevention Day this Friday (10th September). Board24 and Cases24 will be using the day to raise awareness of the help and support available for people experiencing distress or despair, and to open up a dialogue around this complex issue.
On the 17th and 18th August, 25 operatives from the case maker area took part in a Manual Handling Course. Pristine Condition, a world leading organisation specialising in manual handling delivered hands-on training at the Coalville site. Cases24 have previously used Pristine Condition, so they were invited back for a refresher session.
Board24 is pleased to announce the promotion of Tom Jones to team leader on Corrugator 2. Initially Tom applied for a role as Reelstore Team Leader but was unsuccessful. Despite this, the interviewing panel were very impressed with his presentation during the interview process. Instead, Corrugator 2 offered him a position on an apprenticeship scheme. He has now replaced Robert Woods on Corrugator 2 after only 6 months training.
W & R Barnett are celebrating their 125th anniversary on the 15th of September 2021. To honor the occasion, W & R Barnett have organised a charity Dragon Boat Race, in Belfast against other teams from the W & R Barnett Group. As part of the W & R Barnett group, Board24 and Cases24 will be represented by 12 individuals across the 3 sites. The team will travel to Belfast to race against other divisions in the group.
Upon arriving at this year’s Olympics, athletes were met with a single mattress on a cardboard bed frame. Airweave, an innovative Japanese Mattress brand are responsible for producing a customisable mattress, providing nearly 18,000 beds for the games, 8,000 of which will be repurposed for the Paralympics.
Mark Caren, a team leader on Corrugator 1, is retiring after nearly 17 years loyal service at board 24 on Friday 23rd. of July 2021. Mark started his career operating Corrugator 2 on the dry end take off before he was promoted to team leader on corrugator 1 where he has worked ever since. He has been a contributing member of the team and has an excellent attendance record.
Mark Beardmore, a Lead Operative on Casemaker4, has recently attained a merit in the Charted Management Institute (CMI) End Point Assessment Process. After starting his apprenticeship over 3 years ago, Mark has successfully demonstrated and developed his knowledge, skills, and behaviors.
Our staff profile this month features Sam Blake, a hardworking and welcoming individual. Sam has been with the company for nearly 1 year, working as a Planner. Sam’s primary objective is to plan and deliver day to day production to ensure that schedules are in place well in advance to support business productivity goals and achieve customer’s needs. Key responsibilities consist of ensuring customer expectations are met, manufacturing capacities are maximised and waste, both process and product are kept to a minimum.