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MAC Construction Consultants awarded international certification

Leading construction consultancy granted recognition after refining procedures

MAC Construction Consultants has received ISO Certification for Quality, Environment and Health and Safety after implementing its ISO Management Systems.

The company has been awarded the ISO 9001, 14000 and 45001 standards, which demonstrates it has quality management systems in place which standardise ways of working across the business; recognises that it has tools to ensure it is working in the best way to protect the environment; and, illustrates that employee safety and safe working conditions are at the heart of the business.

ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation with a membership of 164 national standard bodies, helping support innovation and set standards in technology and manufacturing.

As part of an ongoing process the team at MAC develop and improve its way of working to respond to the latest and innovative methods available.

Commenting on the recognition, Jonathan Jones, Associate Director at MAC Construction Consultants said: “This is a massive achievement for the company and further aligns our service delivery and business functions with our overall vision in providing the best quality service to our clients.

“The development of our ISO Management Systems has tested the way we work and has ultimately engrained a continuous positive improvement culture into the business.

“This award reflects the hard work our team does on a daily business and recognises our sustainability and objectives in line with quality assurance, the environment and, health and safety.”

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Westfield Health opens new Active Space in Sheffield

MAC Construction Consultants provides specialist assistance on project

Health and wellbeing provider Westfield Health has expanded its offering in Sheffield with the opening of a new staff gym facility – an Active Space – on the lower floor of its Charter Row Headquarters building.

The provision of the state-of-the-art facility was overseen by leading construction consultants MAC.

The opening follows the formation of a strategic partnership, the first of its kind in the UK health and wellbeing industry, between Westfield Health and EXOS – a US-based human performance company.

MAC Construction Consultants successfully managed the fit-out of the gym and associated facilities and ensured that Westfield Health’s high-quality standards were maintained.

Dave Capper, CEO of Westfield Health, said: “The Active Space provides our people with accessible, high-quality opportunities to get active.

“We know that the health impacts of a sedentary lifestyle are too significant to ignore, and it’s time companies of all sizes play their part in keeping the nation moving”.

Barry Smith, Director of Building Consultancy and Project Services at MAC Construction Consultants who oversaw the construction and fit-out of the new facility commented: “I find it really rewarding to work on projects which provide something which is missing from the market.

“This new facility will help Westfield Health in their ambitions to remain at the forefront of innovations within the healthcare arena and continue to be one of the leading wellbeing providers within the UK.”

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MAC Construction Consultants supports Sheffield Steeldogs for third year

MAC Construction Consultants has committed to support local ice hockey team, the Bradfield Brewery Sheffield Steeldogs, for a third year running.

With the signing of Czech import player Vladimir Luka, the firm is now his player sponsor for the NIHL National Division Season and he is currently the top scorer for the Steeldogs.

The Sheffield Steeldogs are a semi-professional ice-hockey team who are based at the iconic IceSheffield venue in the Lower Don Valley and play in the National Ice Hockey League.

The team work closely with Sheffield Steelers in support of the Sheffield Ice Hockey Academy which gives young people the opportunity to join a team, giving them a prospect of progressing into the National Ice Hockey League Division 2.

Barry Smith commented: “At MAC we believe it is important to give back to the community and that is why we are proud to sponsor the Sheffield Steeldogs for another year.

“The team are a great asset to the city and provide many young people with opportunities and aspirations to get involved in a less conventional sport than say, football or rugby.”

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MAC Construction Consultants expands team with senior appointment

Leading construction consultants MAC has announced the expansion of its senior management team with the appointment of Associate Director Deb Kilvington who will join the firms Safety, Health & Environment department (SHE).

Bringing with her more than 30 years of experience of working in the Safety, Health & Environment, as well as the Leadership and Business Management arena in several sectors  – including housing, leisure & tourism, data security, health, education, transport, infrastructure and specialised local authority – Deb will form part of the company’s strategic division helping develop its current offering to clients and move into new and exciting areas of consulting.

Deb joins the team bringing ten years of experience as a consultation specialist, which has seen a consolidation of her extensive skill set.

Based in London, her role will enable MAC to build on the firm’s wider national portfolio, generating and maintaining MAC’s companywide health & safety and CDM development plan.

Commenting on the appointment, Richard Dryden, Director of SHE at MAC said: “2019 was a really successful year for MAC with us working on a number of significant Safety, Health & Environment and CDM projects across the UK including the ambitious Northgate House development in Halifax, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and a number of projects in Ancoats for Manchester Life Development company.

“I’m really pleased to welcome Deb to the team, her extensive experience, qualifications and knowledge will help us further develop our business development plan in ensuring our clients are fully aware of the wide range of services of which we can offer.”

Deb said: “The role with MAC represents a new and exciting challenge for me, and I am looking forward to joining this vibrant organisation and working collaboratively to bring a new perspective that will help to drive forward a culture of continuous improvement.”