17 10, 2019

Bangor 10k and Half Marathon Sunday 6th October

Three of Egniol’s Bangor team took part in the annual Bangor 10k and Half Marathon on Sunday 6th October. Gareth Roberts and Richard Furniss competed in the 10k whilst Trevor Dilworth ran the half marathon. 

 

 

 

The races started at 9:30am with a bumper crowd of over 650 runners setting off from Bangor High Street, heading down onto Bangor Pier, affording spectacular views across the Menai Straits and a close up view of the Bangor Pier restoration works being carried out by Egniol’s sister company, Evans Wolfenden Partnership.  https://ewpeng.co.uk/bangor-pier

 

The view down Bangor pier in Gwynedd North Wales during an engineering restoration job by Evans Wolfenden Partnership.

 

 Gareth, running his first 10k for a while, finished 8th in age category and 51st overall in a very good time of 51:00.

Richard, competing for local club Cybi Striders, finished in 58:09, a season’s best but slightly slower than his 2018 effort.

 Trevor completed the half marathon in a more than respectable time of 2:01.01.

 All three are looking forward to future races! Trevor is aiming to complete the Conwy Half Marathon in November to go alongside the Snowdonia Half and Bangor Half he has already completed in 2019 as part of the Three Castles Challenge.

 

 

16 07, 2019

NSPCC Bike Ride

Egniol recently sponsored a support vehicle for 3 staff from the NSPCC Prestatyn office to cycle from the Prestatyn Service Centre to the Cardiff Service Centre.

They left Prestatyn on Friday 21st of June and arrived in Cardiff on the morning of Monday 24th of June.  The team are not hardened cyclists and decided to take the Cycle Path Wales, which is a very hilly 225 mile route, with the target of completing the route over four days. Sue Riddle from Egniol’s Bangor office travelled with the team as support.

  • Day 1: Prestatyn – Shrewsbury (75 Miles)
  • Day 2: Shrewsbury – Hay-On-Wye (60 Miles)
  • Day 3: Hay-On-Wye – Chepstow (50 Miles)
  • Day 4: Chepstow – Cardiff (40 Miles)

After a 5am start on the final day, the team managed to get to Cardiff just in time for former Welsh Rugby Captain, Sam Warburton, to see them arrive. This was a very welcome sight at the end of some long days!

The NSPCC North Wales Service Centre works to support children and their families who have been abused to re-build their lives.

The PANTs campaign materials also help parents talk to their children about staying safe from abuse.

Mike, Sarah, Cathryn and Sue would like to thank everyone for their support during this challenge.

So far, the team have raised over £2,200 of their £2,500 target. To sponsor them, visit: https://justgiving.com/fundraising/bikerideprestatyntocardiff

27 02, 2018

David Homan joins Egniol

Egniol is delighted to announce the arrival of David Homan in our Infrastructure team.  David is a civil engineer with almost 20 years’ experience in the construction industry with a focus on designing and managing infrastructure projects with values up to £20 million within the regeneration, infrastructure, and civil aviation sectors. He has a wealth of design, project management and construction experience working with Consulting Engineers, Civil Engineering Contractors, Housing Developers and Sewerage Undertakers, from planning through to construction. He is proficient in implementation of S38, S278, S104 works for developers and local authorities, liaising with third parties including Lead Local Flood Authorities, Network Rail, Environment Agency and others.  We’re sure he’ll be a great addition to the Egniol team.

For more information on our Infrastructure projects and services, please visit www.egniol.com or call: 01248 355996.

19 02, 2018

Egniol opens new office in Milton Keynes

Following hot on the heels of a great year for Egniol in 2017, we are excited to begin 2018 with the opening of our new office in Milton Keynes.  Located at Warren Park the newly refurbished office will provide a key base for our busy infrastructure team in the midlands and south east of England, with ample room for further growth over coming years.  Dan Shoesmith, Infrastructure Director, will be based at the new office and commented, “It’s an exciting time for Egniol in the region and the new office will provide our clients with ready access to our team and help us to engage more projects, more effectively.

MK Office

For more information on our Infrastructure projects and services, please visit www.egniol.com or call: 01248 355996.

23 10, 2017

Mud, Sweat and Beers complete Hell Runner 2017

On a hot and sunny Saturday in mid-October, a bunch of brave souls from Egniol competed in what is known as the “UK’s toughest half marathon”, Hell Runner Up North. Set in Delamere Forest Park in Cheshire, the course wound its way around the park, over numerous obstacles, including the “Hills of Hell” and through the famous “Lucifer’s Lido” and the dreaded “Bog of Doom”.

Egniol’s team, “Mud, Sweat and Beers”, consisted of 7 staff members, ably assisted by Michelle Uren and Ste Barnard, took to the challenge with grit and gusto, starting out in the first wave of around 500 people.

First home for Egniol was Bryn Webb with a great time of 2 hours, 35 mins and 43 secs for the 13.2 mile course, next home was Trevor Dilworth in 3:14:17. Given the winning time was 2 hrs and 28 secs, that was a fine effort from both! all of the team that started, made it around the course successfully.

Egniol’s Russell Pearson was running to raise money for Chron’s and Colitis UK. If you would like to donate to this very good cause, please visit Russell’s Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/russhellrunner

Well done to the team for their stellar efforts on the event, the training was well worth it in the end! (The photo below is BEFORE the event, the “after” shots are somewhat more muddy!).

Hell Runner 2017 Team

20 07, 2017

Welsh Learner of the Year finalist looking forward!

Richard Furniss, Senior Consultant in Egniol’s Bangor office has reached the final of the annual Dysgwr y Flwyddyn (Welsh Learner of the Year) competition, held as part of the National Eisteddfod of Wales (Eisteddfod Genedlaethol), which this year is being held in Bodedern, Anglesey.

Having started learning Welsh in 2005 whilst attending Bangor University, Richard has continued on with evening courses in Llangefni and Bangor, passing several exams in the same period and gaining a GSCE (2nd Language) equivalent qualification. Richard is currently studying on the Meistroli (Master) course in Bangor and is aiming to complete his A-Level (2nd Language) exam in Summer 2018. Richard said of the competition” It’s a fantastic honour to be involved in Dysgwr y Flwyddyn, let alone reach the final. It was a big shock when my name was read out in the Semi-Finals, the level of Welsh spoken by the other competitors was so high, I felt privileged just to have reached the Semi-Finals. Learning Welsh has helped me working with clients in north Wales and outside of work with my in-laws as well. I’m looking forward to the next step although it feels like I’ve achieved a lot already in getting this far. I have to say a huge thank you to Egniol for their continued support and for the members of the team who speak Welsh for allowing me to practice with them; I also have to thank my wife and in-laws for their support over the past 10 years, it’s all helped with developing my language skills.”

As part of the process, Richard and the other competitors attending the Semi-Finals in Anglesey, completing an interview with this year’s judging panel before a nervous wait to find out who the finalists would be. Profiles of the four finalists, along with more information on competition and the Eisteddfod itself can be found at the following link: Dysgwr y Flwyddyn 2017

S4C’s Dal Ati! (“Keep at it!”) program were filming during the Semi-Final and have visited the Egniol offices as part of the programs which will be shown during the Eisteddfod week in early August, along with the final itself.

Llongyfarchiadau mawr i Richard a phob lwc ar y Maes!

6 07, 2017

Catching Dragons paddle their way to 4th place

Egniol once again entered a team of hardy souls into the St David’s Hospice Dragon Boat Challenge, held on Llyn Padarn, Llanberis on Saturday 1st July. The weather held for the majority of the day as the now annual event saw 22 teams each raising over £1,000 in sponsorship whilst competing on the lake to set as fast a time as possible.

Egniol’s “Catching Dragons” team set the fastest time in rounds 1 and 2, only being beaten by Colwyn Bay Canoe Club by the narrowest of margins in round 3. Such fast times saw the team improve on their 6th place finish from 2016 and progress to the final 4, just as the weather began to turn. Hopes were high of returning at least a podium finish.

Unfortunately, a repeat of Egniol’s 2nd place finish in 2015 was not to be had, with the crew suffering a near collision and capsize in the final. In spite of coming close to an impromptu dip in the lake, Catching Dragons finished only 4 seconds off the winners. This bodes well for the 2018 event, especially given the number of first time rowers in the boat!

Many thanks to all involved including Caroline for her chef skills on the BBQ. To Carys, Steph, Harry, John, John and Matt for bolstering team numbers and Brian for his fantastic effort on the drum! Thanks to Peter, Steph and Anna for the refreshments and to Richard for keeping some sort of organisation on the team.

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, including our valued clients. We’ve already raised over £1,000 and we are always aiming to raise as much as possible. For more information, visit:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Egniol-Environmental

Dragon Boat Team Photo

19 06, 2017

Oars at the ready! Egniol are competing in the St David’s Hospice Dragon Boat Challenge for the third consecutive year

On Saturday 1st July 2017, Egniol’s team of adventurous paddlers will be competing on Llyn Padarn, Llanberis, for the St David’s Hospice Dragon Boat Challenge.

Following on from a fantastic 2nd place finish in 2015 and missing out on the final by less than a second in 2016, Egniol will be trying to better previous results whilst also aiming to raise at least £1,000 for this great cause. An enjoyable day on the water is bound to be had by all, with competition coming in the shape of many other teams from across north Wales and beyond.

The event has been growing every year and with over 25 teams competing 2017, with organisers confident of raising over £30,000.

As part of our efforts to raise money, we have set up a JustGiving page for all donors: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Egniol-Environmental

All sponsorship, no matter how big or small, is greatly received.

For more information or to sponsor the team, please contact Peter Dilworth or Richard Furniss or visit our Social Media pages.

St David's Hospice Logo

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