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17 Jan: DDC’s Inspirational Women

We have great pleasure and pride in announcing that Carol Lewis- Han has been shortlisted as a finalist in ‘Woman in STEM’ category of the Ladies First Business Awards 2020. Carol is our Technical Director here at DDC. Carol will be attending a finalist’s interview on 10 February and will then have to wait until Saturday 16 May 2020 when the winner will be announced at a prestigious event celebrating the…

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16 Jan: Sh*t Happens

As it’s the start of a new decade, at DDC, we continue to invest in more environmentally friendly products. Being a drainage company, it is important to make sure that what we put in our drains is better for the environment, so having environmentally friendly toilet rolls will help to reinforce this. Not many people know the real impact of using regular toilet rolls has on the environment. Here at…

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19 Dec: Guest Blog…A special kind of giving

Many businesses enjoy giving at Christmas time. To their clients, their customers and to their colleagues. At my clients DDC Engineering Solutions there has been much discussion about whether or not they would participate in the Secret Santa gift giving this year. I have to admit, I enjoy hunting around for a fun present on a limited budget but for some, it causes nothing but angst. The team at DDC…

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30 Oct: Time to change

At DDC, health, safety, and wellbeing is our first imperative. We keep ourselves and others safe. We recognise that good health is a key enabler to good business and contributes enormously to an individual’s sense of health and wellbeing. We make sure people have the support and care they need with the compassion and respect they deserve. Many people still don’t consider mental health relevant to them and often don’t believe mental health…

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25 Jun: Beat it…DDC’s Athletes

More than 1 in 3 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – Today half will survive!!! In the UK the most common causes of cancer are: Breast cancer Lung cancer Prostate cancer Bowel cancer At Cancer Research UK changes are being made to ensure that we…

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05 Apr: Wellbeing…How to thrive at work?

CIPD 2018 Health and Wellbeing report has identified that more than 60% of companies in the UK don’t have a stand-alone wellbeing strategy even though there is evidence that Wellbeing and Health strategy increases employee morale and engagement and lower sickness absence. Can be overwhelming at the thought of introducing a workplace wellbeing strategy but a starting point will be to match a wellbeing plan according to the needs of…

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25 Feb: Guest Blog: The Purest version of your attention … Mindfulness

I didn’t hear the term ‘mindfulness’ until September 2003. I was returning to work after a four year career break following the birth of my son, who has cerebral palsy. My son’s disability was the pathway to securing my new position as an associate director on the board of an NHS Mental Health and Children’s Trust. As is usual with NHS appointments, there was an extensive induction program to work…

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21 Feb: Civil Engineering Surveying Excellence

We are delighted to announce that we have partnered up with the Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (ICES) for an Approved Development Scheme (ADS) in Geospatial Engineering. We are proud of our highly experienced surveyors and engineers and we are always looking for opportunities to support them in continuing professional development, improve their talents and skills, their potential and effectiveness. As Donna Whitbrook and Lyn Bromley stated in their book…

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07 Feb: We Struck Gold

We are very proud to announce we are now a Gold Member of ConstructionLine. Quality, professionalism and knowledgeable are few of the values we stand for, as an organisation dedicated to high-end responsible business practices. Everyone in the DDC team is committed to ongoing improvements as we appreciate that there are always methods to perform better, to be more productive and to deliver excellence. ConstructionLine is one of the main…

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21 Dec: Supporting our local community

The Countdown to Christmas has begun and we are ready for our holidays! As you know DDC’s theme of the month is GRATITUDE and before we break up for Christmas, we did one last gesture of good will. Kerrie Jones, our Operations Manager has been DDC Team inspiration as in the last month she organised a collection of food, toiletries and various goods which are needed in this time of…