Auctus Management Group Achieve Disability Confident Leader

 

 

The Disability Confident initiative is a Government scheme created by Department for Work & Pensions that supports employers around the UK, making the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses, RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd are proud to announce they have been awarded the Level 3: ‘Disability Confident Leader’ status, the highest and most prestigious level a Disability Confident member can achieve. Through the companies’ tireless efforts since becoming a ‘Disability Confident Committed’ organisation in 2015, they quickly gained recognition and praise in the infrastructure sector for their bespoke Disability Confident training, which is a mandatory seminar offered to all new employees, Apprentices and contract workers during their induction process.

Throughout the years, the company has strived to support and work closely with local organisations to offer work experience positions within the organisation. Due to the safety critical nature of the infrastructure sector, people with disabilities are often deterred from applying for new opportunities, or do not receive the appropriate feedback and guidance from companies. Auctus Management Group however are extremely vocal when advertising said opportunities, and make it clear when roles are not site based, and how people with disabilities will be given appropriate company support if they are successful.

Auctus Management Group had undertaken the self-assessment process and was recognised as a Disability Confident employer in 2015. The company already benefited from being able to draw from the widest possible pool of talent, and had secured, retained and developed disabled staff who are skilled, loyal and hard-working. By stepping up to being a Disability Confident Leader, their business gains recognition from; disabled staff in the company, disabled people outside their company, other businesses, their customers and the wider community.

 

 

Dave Massingham, EDI Project Delivery Manager was delighted with the accreditation and commented:

“We are proud to become a Disability Confident Leader, everyone at the company has worked tirelessly at making sure our policies, processes and procedures are inclusive as can be, and that no person is overlooked or discriminated against. More than ever, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion has become increasingly important to businesses as they try to attract and retain talented people to deliver the best services for their customers, being able to achieve and demonstrate a diverse workforce makes great business and ethical sense.”

To meet the challenges in an ever-expanding industry, and with an increasing aging workforce, the sector calls for organisations, companies and individuals who strive at bringing new and capable employees. Auctus Management Group is at the heart of this evolvement, with all Group companies determined to ensure that they build new strategies into their daily functions, where all people are treated with respect, treated equally and all have access to the same opportunities.

 

For more information on Disability Confident, or how your business or organisation can become a member, visit their website on: https://www.disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

The Official Team Auctus Pedal To Paris Cycling Jersey Arrives

 

Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses; RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd are less than one week away from taking on the intense Pedal To Paris cycling charity event, a 460km challenge for the second year in a row. This year’s team consists of Richard Toy; CEO of Auctus Management Group Ltd and Sean Harrison; Managing Director, Brian Hopkinson; Rail Manager, Simon Capper; Fleet Manager and John McDonough; Fleet Co-ordinator for RSS Infrastructure Ltd.

The team received the official team cycling jersey last week courtesy of Scimitar Sports, the UK specialists when it comes to manufacturing custom sportswear, bespoke clothing, sublimation t-shirts & bespoke promotional items.

 


Arm Sponsor

 

Force Atlantic – The first all Army rowing team to take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile rowing challenge across the Atlantic, in December.

For more information, please click: www.forceatlantic.com

 

 

Advance – They are trusted experts in the provision of ethical employment, accountancy and subcontracting solutions to the UK’s contractors and the recruitment businesses that find them work.

For more information, please click: www.advance.online

 


Back Sponsor

 

Schweizer Electronic – Schweizer Electronics’ innovative solutions secure Construction Sites and Level Crossings in Europe and overseas. The certified Radio Remote Controls facilitate the railway personnel to work.

www.schweizer-electronic.com

 

Thermit Welding GB – Thermit are a strategic supplier to the nations railway systems, and continue to develop products and welding methods to meet the demand for continual improvement, with investment in new production methods, research and development, on-site training, technical support and specialised contract services.

www.thermit-welding.com

 

Zaun – Zaun are expert metal fencing manufacturers and design, manufacture and product engineer leading perimeter systems. They offer an extensive range of perimeter fencing, high security fencing, sports equipment, automatic electric gates, security bollards and hostile vehicle mitigation products (HVM).

www.zaun.co.uk

 

Zöllner – Zöllner pursue the ambition of making the traffic on waterways, as well as the traffic and the work on train tracks safer.

www.zoellner.de

 

Haslehursts – Haslehursts was established in 1980 and today has a team of 15 partners and staff. They continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing first class service and excellent advice to our business and personal clients alike.

www.haslehursts.co.uk

 

Reflex Vehicle Hire – Reflex are the UK’s first flexible commercial fleet supplier with tracking and instant incident dash cams combined in every vehicle.

www.reflexvehiclehire.com

 

Lord Search & Selection – Lord Search & Selection place the interests of their clients first, a passionate commitment to their success, ethical in their actions, and meticulous in their methods. Driving competitive advantage through talent acquisition is what they do.

www.lord.co.uk

 

Bodyguard Workwear – Bodyguard Workwear Ltd was established in 1975, using its expertise in garment design and manufacture as a foundation it has established itself as one of the forefront manufacturers and distributors of PPE and safety workwear in the United Kingdom.

www.bodyguardworkwear.co.uk

 

Laytons LLP – Laytons LLP provide legal services of true quality that depend on expertise that fully appreciates the issues, imagination that fully recognises the possibilities, judgment that provides guidance, and the resources and commitment to deliver results.

www.laytons.com

 

Frontier Development Capital – FDC specialise in growth capital to management buy-outs, acquisitions to property developments, whatever your strategy they can provide access to flexible investments of up to £10million.

www.frontierdevelopmentcapital.com

 

Jobson James Rail Broker – Jobson James provide Corporate insurance, risk management advice and solutions to clients in a wide range of sectors.

www.jobson-james.co.uk

 

Aston University Engineering Academy – AUEA teach students technical and scientific subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.

www.auea.co.uk

 

The Staffing Group – The Staffing Group delivers recruitment solutions ranging from Industrial and Transport to Professional and Technical. Twenty-five years in the recruitment sector has enabled us to develop different delivery models tailored to the volume, skill set and compliance demands of your business.

www.thestaffinggroup.co.uk

 

Care Leavers Covenant – The Covenant is a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.

www.mycovenant.org.uk

 

First Chapter – First Chapter was established to work with successful busy individuals in order to help them determine their lifetime goals and then create a framework around these that gives them the best opportunity of achieving their objectives.

www.first-chapter.co.uk

 

Auctus Management Group Presented With Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award

 

 

Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses, RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd are honoured to announce they have been awarded the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award. From 22nd August 2019, Auctus Management Group Ltd along with 100 employers were recognised by Defence Minister Ben Wallace for their outstanding support for the Armed Forces community by being awarded an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. They will be presented with their awards on 12th November 2019 at the National Army Museum in London.

 

 

The company completed a stringent submission process that supplied evidence of how they support and work alongside the Armed Forces, Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses employ numerous Reservists, Cadet Force Volunteers and Veterans that play an integral role in their respected companies. As avid supporters of The Royal British Legion charity, a small team of 5 employees, featuring 2 veterans, are participating in this year’s Pedal To Paris event, a 460km cycling challenge from London to Paris that spans over 4 days in September. The company will take on the challenge for a second year and look to raise more than £10,000 in sponsorship, beating the previous year’s £9,000 achievement.

 

 

At the start of the year RSS Infrastructure Ltd became an official Gold Sponsor of the Force Atlantic rowing team, who will face the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, otherwise known as the ‘world’s toughest row’. The Force Atlantic team are the first official British Army team to enter the event and with the help of RSS Infrastructure Ltd, they have secured essential funding for equipment and utilities before and during the race, as well as the opportunity to acquire more sponsorship through their clients and suppliers.

 

 

INFRA Skills Ltd also attends a variety of Armed Forces Covenant Briefings, Open Days, Reservist and Army Recruitment events. These events have seen ex-military personnel begin the ‘Journey Into Rail’ programme which provides them with the fundamental skills and qualifications needed to begin their career. By taking part in the Covenant Seminars, the company has facilitated a partnership between Major Gary Middleton, Major Samantha Brettell and Lt Col Paul Walkley and HS2 contractors to build links for careers into reserves.


To ensure that Reservists are fully integrated into the organisational culture and acknowledged for their military work, the company supports Reserves and Remembrance Day and allows staff to wear their military uniform to work and hosts an activity day in partnership with Aston University Engineering Academy (AUEA) cadets. Employees and cadets to take part in a series of challenges designed to test both their strength and mental agility. As part of Remembrance Day, company representatives support the AUEA cadets in their service.

The MOD’s Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards represent the highest badge of honour available to those that employ and support those who serve, veterans, and their families. The scheme continues to grow year on year with awardees doubling in the last 12 months taking the total to 228. Newly awarded Gold employers have won awards for initiatives such as employing veterans, supporting individuals transitioning out of the armed forces into a new career and providing flexibility for Reservists. Included are 23 Local Authorities, 13 NHS Hospitals and Trusts and 29 SMEs.

The 100 winners have been recognised for their long-term commitment to the Armed Forces, with companies from the public and private sector achieving the top grade. Each has signed the Armed Forces Covenant, and where possible, engages with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to promote the recruitment of service leavers, as well as honouring individual pledges of support.

Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said: “These awards recognise the outstanding support for our armed forces from employers across Britain and I would like to thank and congratulate each and every one. Regardless of size, location or sector, employing ex-forces personnel is good for business and this year we have doubled the number of awards in recognition of the fantastic support they give.”

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Johnny Mercer said: “Veterans make a huge contribution to businesses across the country and it’s fantastic to see a record breaking number of organisations recognised for their support. We’re working closely with businesses to help them further understand the huge value that veterans, reservists and military spouses can bring to their organisation.”

 

For a full list of Employer Recognition Scheme Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners: www.gov.uk/government/publications/defence-employer-recognition-scheme

RSS Infrastructure Ltd Become Certified With The ‘Driving For Better Business’ Commitment Scheme

 

 

RSS Infrastructure Ltd are proud to announce its latest safety-based accreditation Driving For Better Business (DfBB), a government-backed Highways England programme to help employers in both the private and public sectors reduce work-related road risk, decrease the associated costs and improve compliance with current legislation and guidance.

The company’s Fleet Management Department recently completed the self-assessment portion of the registration process through the ‘7 Steps of Excellence’, by supplying evidence of their safety process that include; Vehicle Track System (VTS), monitored dash cameras, mobile phone app pre-check driver form procedure and Fatigue Monitors; a dash-mounted device that works by focussing on the driver’s retina and measures their ‘blinking pattern’ sounding audible warning if signs of drowsiness, fatigue or lack of attention is detected. RSS Infrastructure passed the assessment with a staggering 86%, beating the national average of 63% on its first attempt.

RSS Infrastructure are delighted to align themselves with a scheme that shares its aims and objectives regarding employee and public vehicle safety. The standards the company will adhere too will see them reduce maintenance costs, fleet insurance/excess costs, third party claims costs, fuel use and emissions, business mileage claims and hidden management and admin costs.

For more information about the DfBB, go to their website on: www.drivingforbetterbusiness.com

Auctus Management Group Ltd Announce Official Pedal To Paris Sponsors & Jersey Design

 

 

Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses; RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd have yet again assembled a small team to take on the intense Pedal To Paris cycling charity event, a 460km challenge for the second year in a row. This year’s team consists of Richard Toy; CEO of Auctus Management Group Ltd and Sean Harrison; Managing Director, Brian Hopkinson; Rail Manager, Simon Capper; Fleet Manager and John McDonough; Fleet Co-ordinator for RSS Infrastructure Ltd.

The team are delighted to announce this year’s sponsors featured on their team jersey, many of whom are direct clients and suppliers for the companies that make up the team.

Arm Sponsors

 

Force Atlantic – The first all Army rowing team to take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile rowing challenge across the Atlantic, in December.
For more information, please click: www.forceatlantic.com

Advance – They are trusted experts in the provision of ethical employment, accountancy and subcontracting solutions to the UK’s contractors and the recruitment businesses that find them work.
For more information, please click: www.advance.online

 

Back Sponsors

 

Schweizer Electronic – Schweizer Electronics’ innovative solutions secure Construction Sites and Level Crossings in Europe and overseas. The certified Radio Remote Controls facilitate the railway personnel to work.
www.schweizer-electronic.com

Thermit Welding GB – Thermit are a strategic supplier to the nations railway systems, and continue to develop products and welding methods to meet the demand for continual improvement, with investment in new production methods, research and development, on-site training, technical support and specialised contract services.
www.thermit-welding.com

Zaun – Zaun are expert metal fencing manufacturers and design, manufacture and product engineer leading perimeter systems. They offer an extensive range of perimeter fencing, high security fencing, sports equipment, automatic electric gates, security bollards and hostile vehicle mitigation products (HVM).
www.zaun.co.uk

Zöllner – Zöllner pursue the ambition of making the traffic on waterways, as well as the traffic and the work on train tracks safer.
www.zoellner.de

Haslehursts – Haslehursts was established in 1980 and today has a team of 15 partners and staff. They continue to build on our enviable reputation for providing first class service and excellent advice to our business and personal clients alike.
www.haslehursts.co.uk

Reflex Vehicle Hire – Reflex are the UK’s first flexible commercial fleet supplier with tracking and instant incident dash cams combined in every vehicle.
www.reflexvehiclehire.com

Lord Search & Selection – Lord Search & Selection place the interests of their clients first, a passionate commitment to their success, ethical in their actions, and meticulous in their methods. Driving competitive advantage through talent acquisition is what they do.
www.lord.co.uk

Bodyguard Workwear – Bodyguard Workwear Ltd was established in 1975, using its expertise in garment design and manufacture as a foundation it has established itself as one of the forefront manufacturers and distributors of PPE and safety workwear in the United Kingdom.
www.bodyguardworkwear.co.uk

Laytons LLP – Laytons LLP provide legal services of true quality that depend on expertise that fully appreciates the issues, imagination that fully recognises the possibilities, judgment that provides guidance, and the resources and commitment to deliver results.
www.laytons.com

Frontier Development Capital – FDC specialise in growth capital to management buy-outs, acquisitions to property developments, whatever your strategy they can provide access to flexible investments of up to £10million.
www.frontierdevelopmentcapital.com

Jobson James Rail Broker – Jobson James provide Corporate insurance, risk management advice and solutions to clients in a wide range of sectors.
www.jobson-james.co.uk

Aston University Engineering Academy – AUEA teach students technical and scientific subjects in a whole new way and are educating the inventors, engineers, scientists and technicians of tomorrow.
www.auea.co.uk

The Staffing Group – The Staffing Group delivers recruitment solutions ranging from Industrial and Transport to Professional and Technical. Twenty-five years in the recruitment sector has enabled us to develop different delivery models tailored to the volume, skill set and compliance demands of your business.
www.thestaffinggroup.co.uk

Care Leavers Covenant – The Covenant is a promise made by private, public or voluntary organisations to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 to help them to live independently.
www.mycovenant.org.uk

First Chapter – First Chapter was established to work with successful busy individuals in order to help them determine their lifetime goals and then create a framework around these that gives them the best opportunity of achieving their objectives.
www.first-chapter.co.uk

Richard Toy added: “We want to say a huge thank you to the companies that have sponsored the team for this year’s Pedal To Paris event, we are delighted to have many of last year’s sponsors renew their partnership with us, so to have them take the journey with us again is fantastic news. To all of our sponsors old and new, you have already made a huge impact in helping us raise the vital sponsorship money, which will go directly to The Royal British Legion”.

The team have all set themselves a goal to raise a minimum of £900 each for the charity in sponsorship money, as they look to surpass the £9,000+ raised last year.

Each rider has set up a JustGiving page which is linked to the Auctus Management Group ‘Team Page’, for more information or to donate money to our riders, please follow the link: www.justgiving.com/teams/pedal-to-paris-19

Auctus Management Group Ltd Participate In Pedal To Paris For A Second Year


With the success of last year’s Pedal To Paris fundraising event, which was organised and supported by The Royal British Legion, members of Auctus Management Group Ltd and its subsidiary businesses; RSS Infrastructure Ltd and INFRA Skills Ltd will yet again assemble a small team to take on the intense 460km challenge for the second year in a row.

The Royal British Legion is a charity which provides support for members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families. Being an avid supporter of the Royal British Legion; the company raises money for this worthy cause whenever it can, with all donations going towards supporting those in need within the Armed Forces community.

As proud members of the Armed Forces Silver Covenant Award, all companies are fully commitment to the Armed Forces and supporting the soldiers who currently serve, or have served their country. RSS Infrastructure Ltd are also an official Gold Sponsor of the Force Atlantic team, the team will be the first all Army rowing team to take on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a 3,000 mile rowing challenge across the Atlantic, in December.

This year’s team consists of Richard Toy; CEO of Auctus Management Group Ltd and Sean Harrison; Managing Director, Brian Hopkinson; Rail Manager alongside new riders Simon Capper; Fleet Manager and John McDonough; Fleet Co-ordinator for RSS Infrastructure Ltd.

Richard Toy added: “We are truly honoured to participate in Pedal To Paris again, with the success of last year’s team and fundraising efforts, we can’t wait to resume our training and get back on the saddle again. This year we have two veterans who work for RSS Infrastructure Ltd; Brian Hopkinson and John McDonough on the team. The two workers have an extraordinary work ethic, so we are delighted to not only participate in a charity event that is ran and supported by the Armed Forces, but to have two members of the team who have benefited from their tireless work.

As members of the Armed Forces Silver Covenant Award, and Gold Sponsors for the Force Atlantic rowing team, we aim to be on the frontline when it comes to supporting the Armed Forces on a personal and business level. We are immensely proud of our partnership with the British Armed Forces and strongly believe that anyone signing to the Covenant will help businesses to deliver more creative and innovative solutions”.



The team have all set themselves a goal to raise a minimum of £900 each for the charity in sponsorship money, as they look to surpass the £9,000+ raised last year.

Each rider has set up a JustGiving page which is linked to the Auctus Management Group ‘Team Page’, for more information or to donate money to our riders, please follow the link: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/pedal-to-paris-19

The charity bike race’s itinerary is as follows:

Day 1: London to Dover (136km): Leave the capital, starting at Eltham Palace and heading south out of London through Kent, arriving in Dover in time to board the ferry to Calais.

Day 2: Calais to Abbeville (135km): Ride through the French countryside, from Samer onto Abbeville.

Day 3: Abbeville to Beauvais (104km): Leave Abbeville, heading into the Somme and Oise regions of Picardy before arriving in Beauvais.

Day 4: Beauvais to Paris (100.8km): The final day leaving from Beauvais through Menucourt, and end on closed roads through the Champs Elysee and finish at the Arc de Triomphe.

For more information about the event, click the link to The Royal British Legion’s official ‘Pedal To Paris’ page:
https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/things-to-do/events/pedal-to-paris

Armed Forces Week 2019 – Brian Hopkinson Case Study

 

 

What Was Your Role Within The Armed Forces?

“I was a solider in the 1st Royal Irish Inventory Regiment from 2001-2007, touring in Iraq, Northern Ireland and Botswana. When I signed off from the military I began my transition into civil life, working for Chasetown Civil Engineering for 4 years”.

 

What Are The Benefits of Joining The Reservists or Armed Forces?

“For me, it was a great way to start a career that really interested and engaged me, the skills learned in the Armed Forces are extremely valuable in all kinds of careers and industries during and after your services. To go into something as hands on as the Army, and to learn those kinds of skills in a fast paced and intense environment, really helps you focus your objectives and prioritise how to tackle problems”.

 

Why Is It Important For The Businesses Community To Demonstrate Support For The British Armed Forces?

“Absolutely, support for the Armed Forces has come on leaps and bounds in the last few decades, with schemes helping Soldiers with funded training or to help transition from the Armed Forces to start a civilian career directly with businesses. Organisations that partner with businesses are so valuable for Ex-Forces members because they are thrown into a different world when it comes to finding a new job and career, so any help or guidance is crucial”.

 

How Has RSSI Supported You In Your Journey?

“In February last year I was offered the position of Rail Accounts Manager, where I have been ever since. RSS Infrastructure have provided me with an opportunity to advance my career, not only with the training provided whilst working on the tracks, but by also giving me the chance to succeed within an office environment, which is an undoubtedly different role. I am proud of my career progression and I hope to carry on advancing within the company, knowing that RSSI will support me all the way”.

#SaluteOurForces

 

Armed Forces Week 2019 – Tom Kennedy Case Study

 

 

What Was Your Role Within The Armed Forces?

“I was a Lance Corporal Chef for 10 years during my time with the Armed Forces, I was stationed in the Officers Mess and had the privilege of being the private Chef for the barracks Colonel, Regimental Sergeant Major and Technical Quarter Master. During my time I learned a lot of essential skills that helped me effectively manage my team and also sharpened my organisational skills, which later proved very valuable with my rail career”.

 

What Are The Benefits of Joining The Reservists or Armed Forces?

“The Reservists are great for people who want to get a sample of what Army life is like, I know quite a few people who started off as a Reserve and then committed to have a successful career with the Armed Forces. I joined the Army when I was 18 years old to learn new skills and travel the world, so for me it was certainly more then just a job, it was my life”.

 

Why Is It Important For The Businesses Community To Demonstrate Support For The British Armed Forces?

“I didn’t go into the rail sector straight after leaving the Army, I first went into the Automobile Industry with Jaguar Land Rover, I started out as a welder and then moved to another car company where I created paint jigs for different automobile pieces. I knew someone who worked weekends for SkyBlue and wanted to get into the rail sector from his experiences and recommendations, I quickly got skilled up and also started weekends whilst still working during the week, I shortly got offered a full-time role with SkyBlue and the rest is history”.

 

How Has RSSI Supported You In Your Journey?

“I started at RSSI, when they were known as Rail Safety Solutions, around 8 years ago. I was brought in to help, the then small company with my rail experience and managerial skills, as they started to expand and grow from just a Track Warning Systems company with limited contingent labour capabilities. The company has supported me with my expansion and growth as a Senior Rail Supervisor by giving me the training and opportunities I need to be the best on track, and the best infront of clients”.

#SaluteOurForces

 

Armed Forces Week 2019 – John McDonough Case Study

 

 

What Was Your Role Within The Armed Forces?

“In the British Army, my role was a Logistic specialist in Supply, where I supported the British Army logistically at home and overseas for 8 years. I’m currently an Volunteer Adult Instructor for the Army Cadet Force, were I teach children and teenagers from the age of 12 to 18 years old valuable skills of the British Army and life skills and qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh.”

 

What Are The Benefits of Joining The Reservists or Armed Forces?

“Army life is no walk in the park, but the many benefits the Armed Forces offer to recruits makes joining up a great option for many young people who desire to learn new skills and progress through the ranks on a promising career path.”

 

Why Is It Important For The Businesses Community To Demonstrate Support For The British Armed Forces?

“RSSI recognises the invaluable contribution Armed Forces individuals make to the community and their business, they also recognise that those individuals, previously employed by the Armed Forces Such as myself, can contribute a wealth of transferable skills and experience and that it is therefore important for RSSI as a business to support their integration into the civilian workforce in any way they can.”

 

How Has RSSI Supported You In Your Journey?

“RSSI has supported me in employing me as a Fleet Co-ordinator using my Knowledge gained with in the Army of fleet and supply, they have also enabled me to continue giving 100% commitment to the Army Cadet force. I have gained Qualifications such as PTS which enables me to when if needed on track, RSSI is a company the respects, supports and encourages the active members British Armed Forces and also Veterans such as myself.”

#SaluteOurForces