We were delighted to welcome 18 students from Alabama’s Auburn University’s McWhorter School of Building Science to our current project hosted in partnership with our client EQUANS, the Glengall Road Student Accommodation in London. As part of their technical visit to Europe and the Middle East, they toured the basement and residential spaces of our £14 million building services project for the The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Building and Engineering Services Association (BESA Group), under the guidance of Kip Bahra, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the students gained valuable insights into our work, guided by Project Director Michael Reader MIET and Lead Design Engineer James Mintram.

“It was a genuine pleasure to support the young graduate engineers visiting from America. This initiative not only fostered international collaboration but also highlighted the talent we have nurtured within our own organisation. Our designer, who began their journey with us as a graduate, had the invaluable opportunity to present the project design, demonstrating their growth and expertise,” said Dominic Harman, our Major Projects Director.

At Hopkins, we believe in the immense benefits of investing in the younger generation. Their fresh perspectives and significant value are vital to our ongoing success and innovation. We look forward to continuing to strengthen industry ties and empower future building science professionals.

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Today marks one week since we hosted our annual charity golf day, raising much-needed funds for the incredible Abby’s Heroes. We’re excited to share a sneak peek from the event and extend our heartfelt thanks to our amazing staff, clients, and supply chain partners who sponsored, attended, volunteered and donated so generously. ✨ https://www.linkedin.com/posts/j%26b-hopkins-ltd_annualcharitygolfday-abbysheroes-charity-activity-7209513838000390145-O0e0?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

Abby’s Heroes provides crucial financial and practical support to children, teenagers, young adults, and their families in the South Coast region who are battling cancer. This charity holds a special place in our hearts at Hopkins, and we are delighted to contribute to their mission. 💜

It’s our annual mission to make this the best golf day in the South, and we hope everyone would agree that we succeeded this year! ⛳

A special thank you goes out to our supply chain partners whose exceptional support makes this event possible. 👏 👏

Our wonderful sponsors:
Mitsubishi Electric
Gripple UK & Ireland
Giacomini UK – Valves & Systems For Better Balanced Buildings
Edmundson Electrical Crawley
Aalberts integrated piping systems
⭐ Duo Systems Ltd – Neil Iacobucci
Freedom Air Conditioning
Intandem Systems Ltd
MCF Technical Limited
City Electrical Factors
⭐ Greentech Building Services Engineers Ltd – James Davis
Scolmore International Limited
Quantum Electrical Distribution
MEP Hire
Kooltech Ltd
Southern Fire Alarms Ltd
Centaur Manufacturing UK
Storage On Site
Bright Future Energy Group
Whitecroft Lighting
Atkore Unistrut & Atkore Marco

🌟⛳ Today is the day! ⛳🌟

We are thrilled to announce our Charity Golf Day at the beautiful Skylark Golf & Country Club, supporting the incredible Abby’s Heroes charity! 🏌️‍♂️🏌️‍♀️

This special event is made even more extraordinary thanks to the incredible support from our valued supply chain partners. Your dedication and generosity make all the difference, and we couldn’t be more grateful. 🙌

Stay tuned for highlights from the day and join us in celebrating this wonderful occasion. Here’s the link should you wish to make a donation
Let’s make a positive impact together for Abby’s Heroes! 💜

Did you know Hopkins has a dedicated Pre-Construction Department? Our in-house team works tirelessly to provide a roadmap for the successful delivery of our projects. From ensuring cost certainty and compliance with employer requirements to programming and delivery, we equip our contracts teams with everything they need for success.

We were delighted to receive the Pre-Construction Award at the Morgan Sindall Construction Thames Valley Awards last week! 🎉

Our pre-construction offering is second to none, and our team goes the extra mile to help our valued clients achieve their financial goals and secure projects. Seeing these efforts recognised is incredibly rewarding. Thank you!

We are pleased to announce we will be working in partnership with McLaren Construction to deliver the design and build MEP package for High Leigh Primary School in Hoddesdon. 🏫

This new two-form entry primary school, which replaces the existing one-form entry Westfield Community Primary School, will accommodate 420 pupils aged 4-11 and will include an integrated 30-place nursery. It will provide additional space to serve the new High Leigh Garden Village where it is located.

Our Thames Valley Contracts team will lead the design and installation of the MEP package, marking our first collaboration with McLaren Construction. 👷‍♀️ 👷‍♂️

We look forward to being a part of this exciting project! 🎉

𝗤𝟭: 𝗘𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗼𝘆𝗲𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗴𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱

Congratulations to our joint winners! 🏆

Natalie Reader, Accounts Manager & Matt Figgins, Finance Manager

Matt and Natalie were nominated for this quarter‘s Employee Recognition Award for their joint effort in implementing a new accounting system across all teams, including Procurement and Surveying. Their joint action ensured that every member of the accounts team fully understood the new system and they worked closely with all teams to ensure a seamless transition.

Natalie and Matt have truly embodied our company values of Sustainability, Integrity, Collaboration and Ownership through their collaborative approach, by prioritising proper implementation to minimise disruption to operations, and empower all teams to leverage the full potential of the new software.

Well done to you both and thank you! 👏

From Monday, 13th May to Friday, 17th May we have been proudly supporting Mental Health Week, dedicating each day to fostering wellness and awareness within our community. Here’s a glimpse into what we’ve been up to:

👟 Monday: Kicked off with a refreshing Lunchtime Walk & Talk, promoting physical activity and open conversations about mental health.

🔍 Tuesday: Shed light on our invaluable Free Employee Assistance Programme, ensuring everyone knows the support available.

💡 Wednesday: Engaged in a meaningful Dementia Awareness Workshop, empowering understanding and empathy.

🍳 Thursday: Started the day right with a Healthy Working Breakfast, nourishing both body and mind.

🎉 Friday: Is Feel Good Friday! Our incredible site teams have been treated to something special to lift spirits and spread joy.

Thank you to everyone who’s joined us in prioritising mental wellness. Let’s continue to support each other, every day. Together, we’re making a difference!

#MentalHealthWeek #WellnessAtWork #FeelGoodFriday

We are thrilled to announce that J&B Hopkins has been ranked number 25 in the 2024 Edition of the Top 30 UK M&E Contractor’s Report 🏆

Being recognised as one of the leading players in the industry is a testament to the hard work, dedication, and expertise of our team. We take immense pride in this achievement, which underscores our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and service to our clients.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our clients, partners, and team members whose support has been instrumental in helping us reach this milestone. This recognition motivates us to continuously raise the bar and set new benchmarks in the field of MEP engineering.

Thank you, BESA Group and GHCS for this acknowledgement, and thank you to everyone who has been a part of our journey over the last 46 years!

We look forward to continuing to serve our clients with excellence and innovation.

Read the full document here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/j%26b-hopkins-ltd_besa-top-30-me-contractors-report-2024-activity-7196113756689494016–OOV?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

#MandEContractors #UKConstruction #BESA #GHCS #Top30 #EngineeringExcellence #Teamwork #AchievementUnlocked 🚀

We’re excited to announce that our South East Regional Office has relocated to the shores of Shoreham-by-Sea!

📍 New Address:
J&B Hopkins Ltd
Little High St
BN43 5EG

This strategic move was prompted by a recent surge in orders, including our highest value order to date (details coming soon!).

Our phone numbers and email addresses remain the same; only our office space has expanded to accommodate our growing operations.

We invite you to drop by and say hello! 👋

Thank you for your continued support!

#SouthEastRegion #RegionalOffice #OfficeMove #Basepoint #Shorehambysea

Last month we bid farewell to three legendary members of our team, each leaving behind a mark on Hopkins with their combined 16 years of service. While their departure leaves a void, we couldn’t be happier for them starting their next chapter in life.

🎉 Join us in congratulating:
Brian Hopwood, Network Installer
Peter Lawrence, Senior Project Manager
Alan Farnes, Senior Site Supervisor

Brian has been instrumental in our specialist infrastructure department, spearheading major projects such as St. Marks School, Moulsecoomb Student Accommodation, and beyond.

Peter’s infectious energy and leadership has been integral to the success of our Thames Valley Region’s team since its inception.

Alan’s dedication to develop positive relationships with our clients to provide the best outcome on his assigned projects, whilst always teaching our apprentices the golden rule of being a quality installer “measure twice, cut once” will undoubtedly be missed.

As they seek new adventures, we extend our heartfelt wishes for success and fulfilment in all their endeavours. Though they may no longer be colleagues, they will remain cherished friends at Hopkins.

Thank you, Brian, Peter, and Alan, for your years of dedication and service.