CK Group is one of North Derbyshire’s top 50 SME’s according to research undertaken by Barber Harrison & Platt (BHP), a local chartered accountants. Contributing to an annual turnover of £633 million and the employment of nearly 4300 people, CK Group is proud to have become a central part of the economic growth of the region.
With three regional offices across the UK, CK Group are the owners of three recruitment brands – CK Science, CK Clinical and CK IT which specialise in the recruitment of scientific, pharmaceutical and technical roles across the UK and Europe.
CK Group has big plans in place for 2014, including responding to global recruitment demands, establishing our position as a leader in workforce outsourcing solutions and launching a new, dedicated Engineering division.
The commission said that the recycling programmes and regeneration had been a success.
Sustainability was at the heart of London’s bid for the Olympics and the commission said organisers had largely succeeded in achieving it. For example, the venues were told to be made of at least a quarter recycled materials which included using disused gas pipes in the Olympic Stadium.
The Olympic Park was also praised for regenerating a derelict area and benefiting wildlife
However the commission said much more could be done to minimise the impact of future Olympic Games on people and the planet.
The Guardian has reported that Welsh Water has announced it will be spending £1billion on infrastructure projects in Herefordshire, Wales and Deeside over the next three years.
Welsh Water which is owned by not for profit Glas Cymru is upgrading its treatment works, rebuilding 22 of them, maintaining its networks of water mains and sewers and importantly investing more money into renewable energy projects.
The company, which has 2,000 employees, says its investment means jobs for a further 1,500 people.
The chairman of Welsh Water Bob Ayling said: “Our ambition is to deliver the best possible outcomes for our customers supplying drinking water of the highest quality and safeguarding the environment that we look after on behalf of the communities we serve.
ITV News reported that a tidal turbine being tested for use in the world’s first tidal turbine array in Islay on the West coast of Scotland has proved a success.
The subsea turbine is weighed down on the seabed 50 metres below the surface of a stretch of water called the Fall of Warness. It has some of the strongest tides in the world with an Atlantic swell colliding with the North Sea. Tides in the area can reach up to 8 knots in Spring tides.
Scottish Power Renewables fitted their turbine at the end of last year and it has already been hooked up to the grid and is powering the Orkney Island of Eday. Scottish Power Renewables plans to start development on the ten turbines they plan to install in the Sound of Islay.
That project will be the first of its kind in the world and will provide enough energy to supply Islay’s 3500 homes and distilleries.
SPR chief executive Keith Anderson said “Scotland has the best tidal power resources in Europe, and that’s why we are seeing world leading technologies tested here.”
DECC’s Offshore Wind Component Technologies Development and Demonstration Scheme will give OGN £640,250 to build the foundation structures for large wind turbine generators in waters over 30 metres (100ft) deep. The steel jacketed foundation, Triton, will be designed and developed by its subsidiary Aquind, at OGN’s new purpose-built facility at its Hadrian Yard in Wallsend.
OGN chief executive David Edwards said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this grant. Government support is especially vital in the early stages of project development……The offshore wind energy market is crucial to Britain’s future energy needs and we will do our utmost to ensure that this grant takes the UK into an even stronger role as the lead player in this sector.”
The Independent reported that the world’s first genetically modified crop that has been engineered to emit a repellent-smelling substance against insect pests is now growing in a small patch of land in the Hertfordshire countryside.
A peppermint gene has been used to engineer a wheat strain that sends out chemical messages to ward off aphid pests. The genetic modification harnesses one of the plant world’s own defence mechanisms, the ability to ward off pests with pheromone odour signals. Peppermint produces a smell, undetectable to humans, which mimics an alarm signal generated by aphids when they are attacked by predators.
Farmers currently have to use pesticides to protect their fields against aphids, which would otherwise destroy up to £120 million of wheat per year.
This crop is not a commercial crop, the idea eventually would be to produce GM wheat varieties that do not need to be sprayed with harmful pesticides. The scientists believe that preventing aphid infestations would benefit the wider environment, including the songbirds that feed on aphids.
Introducing Andrew Bolton, Senior Consultant at CK Science. Andrew joined CK Science in 2009 and is based in the our Stevenage office. To find out more about Andrew, please watch his short video below.
Andrew specialises in recruiting for the Chemical, Technology (Medical Device, Instrumentation & Diagnostics, Environmental and Waste industries.
The types of positions that Andrew typically deals with include:
Chemist – Analytical / Development / Process
Engineer – Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronic / Process
Production Technician / Operative
Polymer Scientist / Material Scientist
Laboratory Manager / Site Manager / Operations Manager
If you are looking for a new position in these areas, or are looking to expand your team, please do contact Andrew and he will be happy to help you. You can contact Andrew on 01438 842 960 or email email@example.com.
To find out more about Andrew’s background, please take a look at his LinkedIn profile.