DDC Blog


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


14 Dec: Our Team Supporting a World-Class Team

Save the Children   We are now celebrating the end of the second week of December and can almost taste the mulled wine with Christmas being right around the corner. As a charitable group of individuals who are conscious of supporting those less fortunate than us, the team here at DDC are committed to supporting a different charity each week. This is part of our GRATITUDE December theme which you…

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07 Dec: Where is the connection…GPS and Turtles?

At DDC we believe in giving back to the less fortunate, to the animals and to the planet. We are a team of altruistic, kind and generous people grateful for what we have around us. We have decided to have a collection at the beginning of each month – the feeling we get in the office when we do this, it’s just fantastic. Giving back, is good for the soul…

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17 Sep: We are BIM Level 2 Certified

DDC Engineering Solutions is delighted to announce that we have been awarded BIM Level 2 certification in accordance with PAS 1192-2:2013, BS 1192:2007 and BS 1192 4:2014. We are very proud of this remarkable achievement which reinforces DDC as an innovative leader of the highways drainage sector and an established brand in the engineering market. We thrive on actively implementing best practices and keeping up-to-date with cutting-edge technology and this…


10 Aug: The Beauty of Manhole Covers

Manhole covers are points of access for the sewerage industry. They are the slabs of metal usually associated with the dirty and smelly world of drainage. This is not the best picture, and you might already wonder what in the world can be beautiful about this? Art is such a powerful form of expression and lately people have started to experiment with unconventional methods introducing new techniques and avant-garde concepts….