Not only is Lenny celebrating his 50th year at Gill Insulation, he was voted “Lagger of the Year” for 2018!
The Lagger Of The Year award is presented to the Engineer who receives the most votes from the site operatives and office staff.
The winner & runners-up were announced in December & Lenny received his award after the Christmas break. Prior to Lenny being presented with the shield, his colleagues made good use of their metalling skills & constructed a trophy for him!
Gill Insulation was founded in 1948 by Commander Norman Gill & was originally based in Stoke to serve the potteries.
The Nottingham site was the next branch to open, this is where the Gill Group retains its Head Office, working alongside operations in Ipswich.
Gill Insulation was later acquired by Encon Insulation Ltd in 1986.
To celebrate Gills’ 70th year in the business, we organised a party night on the 12th of May, where we invited staff, suppliers and ex/retired staff to help us celebrate. We enjoyed an evening of food/drinks and the opportunity for people to meet and mix with those whom they don’t often get the chance to catch up with. The whole night went down a success with a 5 piece band and a DJ. Considering the feedback given, the 70th Anniversary party was a night to remember!
On Friday 13th April 2018, Steve Archer retired from Gill Insulation.
Steve would have been with the company 50 years this summer!
Steve has worked within the fabrication shop at Gills since he started in 1968.
Below, he is pictured in the workshop with Richard Drew, Group Managing Director.
We wish Steve a long and happy retirement!
Steve is pictured below with Richard Drew (Group MD) & Warren Stockbridge (Contracts Director).
He is also pictured with Paul Marks, who has worked with Steve in the metal shop for many years, as did Pauls late father, Dave.
Lagger of the year: Alan Churchill
Alan has been with Gill Insulation since leaving school in the 90’s & has always been a highly valued team member.
The Lagger Of The Year award is presented to the Engineer who receives the most votes from their colleagues in the annual vote; both site operatives and office staff are entitled to vote.
Alan was successful in winning the award, despite having two broken wrists after taking a tumble from a scaffold, so we wish Alan a speedy recovery as well as congratulating him on his win!!
He is pictured above with Warren Stockbridge, Contract Director (left) & Richard Drew, Managing Director (right).
On Friday night Gill Insulation held their Annual Christmas party. Here are a few of the pictures taken on the night…
We presented our first ever “Blunt knife” award which was unanimously won by Dick Scott. Here he’s being presented with the award from Richard Drew & Warren Stockbridge.
Gills also awarded Lagger of the Year to Keith Southin, pictured here with Richard Drew then with Warren Stockbridge.
Both winners were voted for by Gills employees, both on site and in the office.
Thank you to those that sponsored and to those who attended; a good night was had by all!
Allan Drew retired on the 16th of March 2016 after 53 years of serving the industry (with over 40 years at Gill and leaving a wealth of experience).
Richard Drew MD comments “we wish Allan all the very best for the future and a note to say keep that scale rule!”.
Above, Allan Drew Regional Director with Gill Managing Director Richard Drew and John Bedford Operations Director from Encon “being presented a retirement gift from Encon”.