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30 Jun: Helping the community – Keeping the network clean and safe 2

Helping the community – Keeping the network clean and safe At DDC we take care of the nation’s highways drainage network. With an increasing number of flooding events making headlines, there is greater awareness of the cost in terms of damage, disruption, and potential accidents it causes to the road users. We are a group of drainage experts who are market-leading providers of investigating flooding hotspots and providing flood prevention consultation….

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20 Apr: 20 Years and Counting…

20 Years and Counting… DDC was founded by both Dean and Lisa Whitbrook back in April 2000. Over the years they have grown the company to what it is today, developing some great friendships, overcoming difficult challenges and most of all working hard to accomplish some exceptional achievements. About DDC Beginning life in a single office in Willenhall, in the heart of the West Midlands, DDC soon grew and relocated…

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27 Mar: Our commitment to the ‘People Matter Charter’ – Unified Responsibility

Our commitment to the ‘People Matter Charter’ – Unified Responsibility At DDC we always shout loud and proud for our people. PEOPLE, from staff to clients, from candidates to important stakeholders and trusted partners, they all MATTER and they are at the centre of our business. One of our main objectives for 2020 is to improve the quality of life, working life and purpose of our valued team and for…

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17 Jan: DDC’s Inspirational Women

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…

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16 Jan: Sh*t Happens

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….

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19 Dec: Guest Blog…A special kind of giving

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…

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30 Oct: Time to change

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…

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25 Jun: Beat it…DDC’s Athletes

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…

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05 Apr: Wellbeing…How to thrive at work?

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 a Wellbeing and Health strategy increases employee morale and engagement and lower sickness absence. It can be overwhelming at the thought of introducing a workplace wellbeing strategy but a starting point will be to match a…

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

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…