Mitchell’s Scaffolding Ltd

Scaffold gangs wanted

Mitchell's Need 2 x 2+1 Gangs to scaffold and Drive 7.5 ton wagons immediate start available call 01254 392100 local contracts Blackburn Accrington and Burnley areas
Cards are essential
 

Carded Scaffolders needed

Mitchell's are looking to recruit CISRS Scaffolders and scaffolder drivers or Labourer Drivers  you need to hold an in date Scaffolder  card with a minimum of 12 months in the industry wagon drivers to be over 25 and able to drive a 7.5 ton vehicle. We have immediate starts available 
 
 

More high winds

The Lancashire area is once again on the receiving a battering from strong winds all scaffolders work halted gotta keep our guys safe,  working at height safely is always a priority, 
 

High winds

The high winds in the Accrington and surrounding areas have driven a lot of inquires our way in the last week,  with new contracts starting on Monday when questions raised over safety in high winds have been asked we always state the Clamping down of scaffold boards has always been part of our day to day working, keeping our operatives and the contractors who utilize the scaffolds safe is our top priority. 
 

Urgently required

Mitchells are looking for Scaffolder Drivers or Driver Labourers to start work you will beworking in the Accrington Blackburn and Burnley Areas  on established contracts you must hold a current CSCS card Call Karen or Dawn on 01254392100 for an Immediate start
 

We Have Moved

Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd

Unit 2A

Moorfield Drive

Moorfield Industrial Estate

Accrington

Lancashire

BB5 5WG

 

Former Cellar Bar Blackburn

Blackburn's former public house The Cellar bar is receiving a full on face lift . Mitchell's have installed a fully boarded scaffold to accommodate all the regeneration works. 
 

Temporary stairs

No matter what the project scaffold, may surprise you.   When access out of a temporary building was required, the solution was put in place in the format of a stair tread and scaffold.
 

Part 2 and Advanced

Experienced Part 2 and advanced scaffolders to work Accrington , Burnley & Blackburn Call Karen or Dawn on 01254 3921900
 

Scaffolders Required

We are expanding

To accomodate the new contracts  Mitchells need More Scaffolders 

Experienced scaffolders required for immediate start in Accrington call our office and speak to Karen or Dawn on 01254 392100
 
 

Expansion and Re-Location

Mitchell's are Moving  our continued Growth has generated the need for moer space 
 

Yorkshire Bank Burnley

 

Hyndburn Social Housing contract

 got the go-ahead and underway in March of this year this contract is set to run for up to 4 years with a steady turnaround of scaffold following completion of each property.
 

Turf Moor's Browsholme Site Burnley


 

Burnley Water Treatment Plant

 

Blackburn hospice

 

Five A Side Football

Following last Wednesdays slaughter Mitchell's redeemed ourselves with a victory at Blackburn's DW Soccer Dome. No substitutions  were made at all during the game and  Antony our goal keeper made a fantastic save stopping a hard hit penalty. 

Goal scorers
Scott Mitchell 1
Stuart Mitchell 1
Scott Chinary 4
Tommy Aspin 1

The final score 7-2   
 

Manchester Pride

Mitchell's had a great day at the Manchester Pride Procession over the weekend. Thomas Cook team and Scootch followed Sir Ian  McKellen on rout through Manchester's City Centre. Hundreds of thousands of delighted onlookers lined the city streets  to watch the parade and Mitchell's were delighted to be part of the event
 

Timber frames Chorley

The Timber Frame New Build Site Chorley is well and truly under-way, all  3 Plots are ready to go on new social housing project 
 

North West Reigional Construction Awards

Mitchell's are Pleased to announce our entry into this year’s Northwest Regional Construction Awards  has seen Mitchell’s Short listed in 2 category’s. Leadership and Development and Health & Safety

After a hard fought Final Mitchell's  won the coveted Health and Safety Award

 

Part 1 Training

Chris Payne has begun his 2 week basic part 1 scaffolder training course at Training 2000 this week MD Stuart Mitchell is wishing him all the best
 

Part 2 Qualification

Chris Warbrick has successfully undergone his part 2 scaffolding qualification . with the 2 day assessment planned Mitchell's MD Stuart Mitchell Gives Chris a resounding pat on the back 
 

Training

Training session 3 in the yard is complete and the Peter Pan's of this Session have taken their flying lessons and have their feet back firmly on the ground   
 

Huncoat and Great Harwood

The latest update to the Mitchell's Website has now been uploaded giving an overview of scaffold works for roof render and chimney scaffolds
 

Big Bertha has arrived

We have grown the fleet to 9 vehicles including our latest 21 Tonne wagon.

When planning for the company growth, Director Stuart put himself through his HGV driving test along with 2 of our scaffolder drivers We have also made provision for a 4th member of our  team to take his test in June  2015.

 

 

Scaffolders Drivers and Laborers

With the new contracts starting 5th January 2015 we are now looking for more Experience men to Join our current gangs
To apply for these vacancy's you must hold a Current CSCS card and experience within the  scaffolding industry  
Call Karen or Dawn on 01254 392100 
Qualified Scaffolders Labourers and Drivers required Immediate and January starts
 

scaffolders Needed

With the new contracts starting 5th January 2015 we are now looking for more Experience men to Join our current gangs
To apply for these vacancy's you must hold a Current CSCS card and experience within the  scaffolding industry  
Call Karen or Dawn on 01254 392100 
Qualified Scaffolders Labourers and Drivers required Immediate and January starts

New Labourer started this morning 18/12/14 we still need more 
 

11th November

A brief thankyou to all the service men and women who gave so much so that we could enjoy the freedom we have today. from all at Mitchell's Scaffolding
 

Training

More hands on training for Scaffolding Operatives
 

Blackburn Library

Scaffold inspection undertaken  21st  Oct 14  saw sheeting had performed well in high winds with 1 small area in need of replacement on Blackburn Library 

 

Blackburn Train Station

Mitchell's have been installing the scaffolding to access the roof area in the main Foyer a fully designed crash deck to enable pedestrians safe access below the works being undertaken, as part of Blackburn Town Centre Renewal.  

As Seen in the Lancashire Telegraph Friday 3rd of October.
 

Folly clough Brook

Fully designed Scaffold, installed in Crawshawbooth for the raising of river/brook bank saw its 3rd install on the 11th Aug following the Amber weather warnings
 

Social Housing

A total of 39 houses have undergone a mixture of Roofing works pointing and render to see this small estate in Oswaldtwistle .

    
 

Part 2 and Advanced Scaffolders needed

Mitchell's are looking for  experienced Part 2 Scaffolders and Advanced scaffolders for ongoing contracts running across the Northwest
you will be reporting to the Mitchell's Accrington Yard.

Hours of work 7:30 am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday. with overtime and weekends available immediate start 

Current CISRS cards

With new contracts being awarded to Mitchell's on a weekly basis Mitchell's are looking for reliable and experienced Scaffolders to join our highly motivate teams, call Karen or Dawn on 01254 392100 
 

Scaffolders on the road 9th June

Our guys are working in Little-borough OL15  and in Waddington getting scaffold up for home owners to undertake pointing on his cottage lets hope the weather holds off also we are Busy getting the the 6th lift down at Blackburn Library, then striking in Accrington on the hospital, Lime Road, Whalley road on to Rishton.
The office staff are putting the final touches to a number of tenders so its busy time all round
 


 

Tuesday 15th Out and About

Today's work is relatively local  seeing yet more scaffold on
Accrington's Victoria Hospital, 
The final scaffold element removed from St Pauls Church On Plantation Street
Langho will see the full striking of the scaffold at the Woodlands
We have also had 3 collections from the Mitchell's Yard of the Trusty Aluminium Towers
Too home owners making the most of the Easter break for undertaking a little DIY
Accrington's Victoria Hospital,  is having a scaffold erected on another section of the old building for roof and pointing  with all lifts fully boarded.
 
The final scaffold element removed from St Pauls Church On Plantation Street.

Langho will see the full striking of the scaffold at the Woodlands having been installed for the home owner to give access for replacement barge board the job is now complete 

We have also had 3 collections from the Mitchell's Yard of the Trusty Aluminium Towers Too home owners making the most of the Easter break for undertaking a little DIY

 

Wednesday Workload 9th April

Lancashire seems to be alternating between cavity wall insulation and the
 installation of new fascias and soffits. 
For company's  looking to install contact Mitchell's on 01254 392100 
Over the past few months Mitchell's have erected dozens of scaffolds for this 
type of work. and would like to do more.Wilpshire Blackburn is to set see a scaffold on  3 elevations of a semi detached home. the scaffold is to allow safe access for painting and new barge-boards

While Loughclough will see a detached home fully encased in scaffold for its new barge-boards.

Colne is also set for a similar scaffold to install their new fascias and soffits
 
But Leicester road in Blackburn is bucking this trend having scaffold for solar panel maintenance.

Both types of work are welcome    
 

Tuesday 8th April out and about

The Aspinall arms out at Mitton near Whalley has had all the scaffold removed unavailing the new and very polished exterior  this tastefully renovated public house will be ready to welcome new customers within the month, the new owners have invested on both the internal and external aspects of the property  as a result The Aspinall Arms once again  stands proud  in its rural setting.

The new build house in Wiswell also saw a large portion of scaffold removed and altered to accommodate the rendering to the back and gable of the property and the front where the new driveway and landscaping are due to start .

Mitchell's men also struck the scaffold to the Factory on Weir street  where the scaffold had been erected for the roofing works, the site ran along the side the culvert carrying the river Blake-water, making the transportation of equipment a somewhat difficult task.

 
 

Mondays New Starter trained up

Mitchell's Latest operative Dylan has undertaken his Part one scaffolder Training Course at Blackburn's Training 2000.

The two week course is now awaiting his work based evidence submission to finalize his qualification.

Having worked with Mitchell's on and off from leaving school this training has sealed his position giving him the polished edge to the skills he has previously gained.

  Stuart Mitchell Managing Director said that Training was a vital part of the scaffold industry, and when asking Dylan" what aspect of the training did you learn from the most" Dylan said "the load weights of scaffold fittings and the importance of why scaffolds are erected specifically with the load capacity for the job"  

Stuart was very pleased to hear Dylan had gained a genuine understanding from his training and has set the ball rolling for a second operative to undertake his part 1 in May this year.
 

Preston

Our guys are now over halfway through the erecting and stripping scaffold on the Ingol Estate in Preston.
The scaffold is being installed as edge protection while the main contractors replace the all the old and worn railings from the flats.
This is quite a fast paced job calling for excellent co-ordination with site agent, installers and Mitchell's.
 
The expectation is that the staircase balustrades will be arriving on site any day now with and end date to clear site in a little over 1 week meaning the site is running to schedule.
 
More work with contractors like this always be welcome.
 
Having Completed all the Erecting to the Balustrades a lot of the edge protection is being removed with an expected site clearance date 28th March

Delays in the manufacture of the balustrades had a knock on effect, seeing the 5 remaining scaffolds having to remain on site until the last batch arrived for the contractors to install.
The site is now complete and the scaffold fully removed slightly longer than anticipated  
 

New Scaff tools arrive

Mitchell's scaffolders and trainees have been having a spring order session for; new spanners, belts, bubbles and alike. The advanced scaffolders have opted for Aircraft Alloy handles and in some cases they've  coloured handles. Heavy duty frogs have been another one of the main orders, we have also had a couple of full belts put through, so all the guys are fully kitted out once again.  The new tools were ordered over the past few weeks with the last batch arriving this morning. 




 

Thusday out and about

Today's working schedule has again been full  with works in Clayton, Accrington, Darwen, Hasslingdon, Barrow-ford and Preston
 
The scaffolding work to the Flats on Elder court  is continuing on the 3 block for roof works
 
Darwen  we have struck 3 scaffolds at 3 different terrace house addresses where scaffolding was erected for chimney Flue installation 
 
Accrington Victoria has also had additional works for pointing
 
In Haslingdon have had to install an extensive scaffold round and over 2 large bay windows to enable the contractor to re-lead the roofs at  3 levels

Preston saw a small detached house having new render with the wrap round set back  to accommodate

And tomorrow is looking the same  
 

 

Wednesday Work Load

Today we have scaffold gangs working in Clitheroe, Mitton, Wiswell, Clayton, Nelson and Shiply

Clitheroe will see a full wrap round scaffold to a large detached property for roofing works 

The Aspinall Arms public house is nearing the end of it's extensive re-refurbishment with the chimney scaffold being removed, work above and around the smoking shelter completed allowing for this section of the scaffold to be removed and a few alterations on the remaining scaffold to be undertaken to allow for the last few areas to have the finishing touches.

The Phased work to a New Build Detached house in Wiswell will see another section of scaffold struck and alterations made "accommodating the different trades on site"

Clayton is to see the table lifts added to progressive work on a detached house extension.

In Nelson, Neighbours to a property that has had roofing works undertaken utilising Mitchell's Scaffolding, are to have their house front and roof works undertaken by the same contractor, so as one scaffold comes down we will be be re-erecting the house next door,  reducing carbon emissions and travel.

Then on to  Shippley where Cavity wall insulation was installed, 2 of the elevations had areas in need of access, 1 side  of the property had a large glass roofed conservatory and an adjoining porch to span and the 2nd an attached garage. 

All in all a good and well planed day            
 

Operatives collect work Based Evidence

Jordan Birtwell came to work with Mitchell's scaffolding for his school work experience as a 15year old in 2009 Stuart Mitchell spotted his potential.

Jordan began working with Mitchell’s again in 2013  and after a few splutters got himself on track

He is now collating his work based evidence in readiness for under-taking his scaffolding part 1 qualification expected to be in April of this year.

Having worked on some very demanding projects we are confident that he will be successful.  

 

Work on Flats in Huncoat

Mitchell's began work on Wednesday 19th Feb erecting scaffold for roofing works as part of the Hyndburn homes repair scheme .

The second block is all but finished,  we are working with the main contractor to ensure all works are running to schedule. 

Mitchell's Operative Take  a break  and photo the second block we are now well under-way on the 3rd block 
 

Blackburn Library

Mitchell's started to remove the first section of scaffold revealing the original façade of this magnificent building. Having a tantalizing glimpse of what's to come adds to the overall anticipation.  

The new look is restricted to one section at present, an extensive section of the Northgate elevation scaffold is to remain which will be linked to the next phase set to run the length of Town Hall Street elevation. 

 

CHAS CONSTRUCTIONLINE AND SAFE CONTRACTOR

Mitchell's are pleased to say all our SSIP accreditations are now in place

Mitchell's have maintained our accreditations  for over 5 years with renewals due on annual basis 

The processes is very necessary in order to maintain Mitchell's standards and also helps to reduce the amount of duplicated health and safety information asked on company PQQ's

 
 

New Office 1

Unfortunately the cabins that we went to look at in Leeds were in a poor state and not suitable for our much needed office space.
 
Stuart Mitchell MD has taken the decision to construct his own.Over crowding in the Office has become a priority and the need for additional room is top of the list.
 
1) Fork lift Hired in to begin moving the scaffold equipment.
 
2) Yard Re-shuffle is now under way
 
We would pick the coldest morning in weeks to start but its all in a good cause
 
3) The scaffolder's will get an area of their own with full exclusive canteen facility's, Drying Room Fridge Microwave and the all important Brewing Facilities.

4) Stuart Mitchell is going to get a proper private office space where he can host meetings and  meet with clients without the constant interruption.

5) And the ladies of the company will get the space to undertake their work.
 
So watch this space more images as it happens  
 
 
 

New office

Today's jaunt on the trail of a new portacabin saw the MD in Leeds looking at 2 cabins sad to say they had seen better days. the transport would have seen the rendered wood disintegrate.
The decision has now been made rather than expand upwards with a cabin a top of our existing cabin , we are going to extend what we have.
 

Rock Fm

On the drive in to work Karen from Mitchell's Scaffolding got a shout out from Rock Fm, all the operatives were pleased she had be to top up the tea and coffee before work so they got a nice hot drink before loading up for work in Great Harwood, Clayton Le Dale and Preston  
 

Stoke on Trent College

We are now on the final round up at the college the final clearance date to be set in for some time in the next 2 weeks 
its all go to get the work signed off
 

Booking CISRS Tests

Booking test for our operatives is not so straight forward following the change to the CITB web site as a company we can no longer just log on and book a number of operatives each on is individual with their own user name and pasword 
not good 20 mins per application 
 

New Foam Padding

the Foam Padding for Doorways arrived at the Yard this morning ready for the Huncoat site Good stuff Thanks Paul
 

Scaffold designer

Very glad to say our long term scaffold designer is back after a break from the trade and still providing a great service  
 

first day of the New Mitchells Blog

Our guys are on the road erecting in Leyland, Widnes Stoke on Trent and Accrington
 

Part 2 qualification

Michael had held a part 1 qualification for over 10 years but on joining Mitchell's in the spring of this year it soon became evident that he had all the skills without the official certification

Within 2 months his course was booked 

Now the qualification affords Mick the opportunity to go forward, honing the scaffolding skill's.

Stuart Mitchell said " to have so much experience without the paper qualification is a shear waste of talent, Michael is now able to sign off the work he has been capable of doing for many years"

 

Mitchell's Highly commended

Mitchell's took home a Highly commended at this years Awards for their commitment to health and safety.

a Total of 14 entrants were vying for this very coveted award.

 

NWCSG

Mitchells have continued our membership with the NWCSG. Stuart Mitchell Managing Director said " the NWCSG is a valuable source of  health and safety information to all aspects of the construction

Our membership gives us all the latest information and provides Mitchell's Scaffolding with the opertunity to interact with other trades within the built envionment through attendance of the monthly meetings, with the oppertunity to discuss and raise questions in regard to issues that affect everyone.

www.nwcsg.org.uk 

 

Advanced Scaffolder Training

Mitchell's are pleased to announce Scott Mitchell has now passed his training centre side of Advanced scaffolder  training following his 2 week course, and will finalise his Advanced scaffolder status by August of this year. So a big well done from all the staff and operatives at Mitchell's was the order of the day

Scott Mitchell is now undertaking his advanced Scaffolder training at Training 2000 in Blackburn. this is the latest scaffolding training in our annual training plan.

Both Wesley Mcivor and Antony Clayton have already completing their part 2 scaffolder training courses and are now fully accredited Part 2 Scaffolders in January of this year.

 

Acclaim Accreditation

Mitchell's put ourselves forward for this CAPITA run health and safety accreditation in conjunction with our Construction line renewal.

This is the latest health and safety accreditation Mitchell's  have undertaken, with renewals every 12 months as further demonstration to our clients of Mitchell's commitment to best practice within the industry

The process covers every aspect of the work we undertake  covering everything from ladder,and equipment inspections PPE issue and maintainance, recording of information, toolbox talks to name but a few.  
 

Further staff training

Wes McIvor is set to complete his part 2 Scaffolder Training after a 2 year break this is being undertake at Training 2000  Wes had left the trade after taking his part one.

Antony Clayton has completed his part 2  and is awaiting his on site assessment

While Stuart Mitchell MD is in the final 6 months of his Construction HND at Blackburn College.

 

CHAS 12/13

Mitchell's have been awarded our renewal of CHAS accreditation on New Years Day 2013.

Mitchell's have always opted for accreditation with CHAS since applying in 2006.

To be accredited rather than just registered with CHAS Mitchell's had to undertake the annual reviews.

This year however saw changes in the CHAS format now  there is no longer a 2 tier approach and all applicants are required to under go the annual review process and therefore cut out the confusion from a buyers prospective.   Bringing this accreditation in line with other similar SSIP's.

 

Safe Contractor

In The run up to Christmas Mitchell's had our Safecontractor accreditation awarded.

This accreditation has been maintained for over 6 years with our first application Following the arrival of our then newest recruit Karen Turner who took onboard the organising of information and ensuring the company clearly demonstrated the very best of working Practices.

 

Scaffolders required

Immediate Start

Must hold current CISRS card or CSCS card for Labourers

Call Mitchells Office on 01254 392100

 

Construction Line

Mitchell's once again renewed our Membership of Constructionline

 

Advanced Scaffolder Training

Steve is now in receipt of his advanced Certificate with the collation of his work based evidence well underway it won’t be long before his status is fully that of Advanced Scaffolder

Given the role that Steve has played within Mitchell’s over the past 18 months and more the qualification is verification of his skill and ability something our MD and clients are fully aware of

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Steve has passed his Training centre Portion of the Advanced Scaffolders training

Stuart MD said “Steve’s hard work has paid off  with the on-site assessment to come and finalisation of his work based evidence Steve is well on the way to the final carded qualification so well done"

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 Our latest Training schedule is now well under way with Stephan Bracewell scaffolder with Mitchell's for over 4 years has been booked to take his Advanced Scaffolder NVQ level 3  Qualification in April of this year through our local training provider Training 2000 Blackburn.

Stuart Mitchell MD said " Steve has shown his commitment to the company on many occasions, the time is now right to fully advance him to the next level, providing this training will not only give Steve the training he is suited to it will further show Mitchell's Commitment to improving our workforce when potential clients look for all round quality in a company"

 

Northwest Regional Construction Awards

The Northwest Regional Construction Awards saw the cream of Northwest Companies vying for the accolades in the ten categories in this years Awards. Mitchell’s had made it through in not 1 but 2 categories Leadership & People Development and the SME of the Year Award. 

The evening kicked off with the first award for Leadership & People Development, one of the two awards Mitchells were in contention for. The Award saw the Cruden Group take first place out of the 4 nominees; Blackpool LEP, Lend Lease and Mitchell's Scaffolding,

Though Mitchell's didn’t take the crown Mitchell’s Managing Director Stuart Mitchell said   “ just to make it through to the finals in this category says a lot about my company, the training and working practices we employ makes a big difference to the standard of work we provide, it’s great honour to get this far and the recognition especially given the calibre of entrants is great, I would personally like to congratulate The Cruden Group on their success.

As the evening progressed, the following awards categories saw the Northwest’s Construction elite presented with their prize;

Integration & Collaborative Working Award – Value in Construction, Sustainability Award – Our Legacy, Business Innovation Award, Heritage Award, Contractor of the Year Award, SME of the Year Award, Client of the Year Award, Young Achiever of the Year Award, Project of the Year Award, Local Economic Award .

Though Mitchell's didn’t claim the Small to Medium Enterprise category  the spotlight fell on them when they were selected as one of only 5 companies out of the 45 in attendance to be presented with a “Highly commended”   for the way in which our business processes, people development, collaborative working and finding new ways of working underpin the company.

 Stuart Mitchell and Sharon Turner were delighted to receive this hugely coveted commendation saying  “Wow this was totally unexpected and a real honour for us, knowing that the values we have worked with from the outset are worthy of respect is greatly appreciated. We know how good Mitchell’s are, but to have recognition of this is absolutely fantastic.”

 

Scaffolders celebrate queens jubilee

Scaffolders lancashire

A night of celebration at the 55th Divisional Club Preston on 8th June 2012 is set to be the best yet with

Entertainment from: live band, Piper, Quiz and Last Night of the Proms tickets are priced at just £10 a head for this celebrationand are  available from Phil Copeland. HMP Preston on 07731 617 092.

 

 

 

Scaffolders Summer ball charity

Scaffolding company in accrington lancashire cancer charity event

 

Black Tie Summer Ball at Fulwood Golf Club in aid of Womens Cancer Charities will be held on Friday 29th of June

with a 3 course meal and bar til 1pm.

Entertainment from Soul Diva Louise with disco till late.

Tickets are priced at £25 per head

To find out more or to  book your place for a great night out

Please call Mandy on 07731 617 092

 

 

 

 

 

Finalist's Anounced

Mitchell’s have made it to this years finals of the North West Regional Construction Awards.

The calibre of entrants has been higher than ever, with 10 categories covering Training through to construction projects

Stuart Mitchell said “this is fantastic news , reaching the final in not one but two categories is even better, we have been shortlisted for The Leadership and people Development Award as well as The SME of the Year Award, I know how coveted the awards are."

"I am absolutely delighted to have made it this far and send my congratulations to all this years finalists, for making it to this stage. I look forward to meeting them at the Ceremony on the 31st of May."

 

Cancer Support

A ladies Night in aid of Womens Cancer has been arranged for Friday 23rd March 7:30pm at Greenlands Labour Club Preston

Perfumes, Sweetie Bags , Handbags, Anne Summers, tombola Drag Artist and Dj are all there to support the event with Male strippers as the  Star attraction

So ladies if you are looking for a fun filled night thats all about us this is the place to be  

Tickets are £5.00 if booked and £6.00 on the door, for further information please contact mandyholker@hotmail.co.uk or call 07731617092

Other event include

6th April Fancy Dress

April Cricket Match (date and time to be confirmed)

Football Match in Leyland (date time and Venue to be confirmed)

Curry Night  Wigan Bring your own Booze and wear something pink Location to be Confirmed

Sat 5th May and  Sat 29thy RUN AWAY BRIDE NIGHT a real ale trail from Manchester to Leeds

Fri 1st June Race Night

Fri 29th June Summer Ball at Fullwood Golf Club

Friday 127th July Oscar Night

For details on the above events please contact mandyholker@hotmail.co.uk or call 07731617092

 

 

Solar Panel Installation

Mitchell's have begun work on the next round of scaffolding to houses for solar panel installation in Bradford

With 6 Days to erect all the property’s the work has been phased to match installer’s needs

This also minimises the home owner and tenants disruption to satellite signal

The dismantle process will begin as soon as the first installs are connected  

 

Beat hearder Festival

Mitchell's have supplied and erected the scaffolding requirements for the open air rock festival held annually in Gisburn. The massive graffiti wall is accessed from staircases leading to the staging platform where members of the audience add their own art. The work is undertaken in the run up to the festival antd removed following the last night. This local and ever growing open air event is a fantastic event for all age groups and well worth a visit.

Take a look at their web site for this years line up        www.beatherder.co.uk

 

More solar Panel work

Having now completed the contract for solar panel installation on 82 Property’s in the Blackburn ,Darwen  and Preston area. Started Pre Christmas.

The number of property’s involved have all been on a strict time frame with up to 25 property’s to be erected in any one day

Mitchell's are on the lookout for more. Given the vast experience of our staff (all of whom have their CISRS cards) on the needs for solar panel installs we know there will be other company’s out there that will need a similar service and a phone call is all it takes to get the ball rolling

Call 01254 392100 and begin working with us.

 

The Telegaph Finals

Mitchell's take home Highly commended in the Team of the year award,MD Stuart Mitchell says" although we lost out to a grat company in Thwaites Brewary regardless of the outcome the Team at Mitchell's Scaffolding are the best and I am very proud of their achivement." 
 

Scaffolders support Chairity

Once again Mitchells scaffolding in lancashire rose to the occasion at a local charity event organised by Oakleigh Dental Centre in Oswaldtwistle.  The event took place at the newly refurbished Trickys public house on Thwaites Road.

Mitchell’s sponsored the event providing a wagon for decoration with bunting and banners to promote the event. Providing the sacks for racing and on the ground support throughout the night with the scaffolders in burnley and blackburn manning the various tombola’s and stalls.

The night was a great success with over £600 raised,  egg and spoon, sack and three legged races aimed at adults and children all added to the fun.

As ever the competitive nature of scaffolders came to the fore as the staff vied for first place in all the racing. 

 

Rochdale College

The extensive scaffolding requirements at the main entrance to Rochdale College posed a numbers of access issue.

The objective to ensure safe and continuous access for college students and members of the faculty.

The finished scaffold has created a safe and people freindly rout too the main campus and allows the main contractor a safe platform to work on.

Create a temporary disabled access.

Erect cradle support above entrance.

Link disabled ramp to access the entrance spanning the sunken service road. 

All aspects of the work undertaken allowed the college to operate with minimum disruption during this very busy time.

Working very closely with the main contractor Mitchell's ensured that the time scale was appropriate to both the college and contractor needs.

Extensive beam work spanning the entrance foyer and patioed areas had to be put in place forming a cradle over the entrance before work could begin cutting away the existing handrail.

The spanning of the service road required the use heavy duty steel ladder beam, additional handrails, the structure to be boarded out prior to the addition of Ply wood, removing any potential trip hazard and finaly a none slip cover is to be added for pedestrians. 

Once complete the link had to be made from the temporary wheelchair / disabled ramp.  

The linking of all 3 aspects called for accurate workmanship with no tollerance for any deviation to the design.

The overall covering required smooth precession joints from the scaffold boards to allow plywood facing to be laid prior to the anti slip top covering being laid.

 

Lancashire Scaffold Company Support Local Community

Mitchells Scaffolding win second place by dressing up their scaffold wagon as Blackpool Lancashire theme for the Accrington Lions Community Carnival Procession 2011.

The Essence of Blackpool theme included characters from the traditional Blackpool of yester-year with Punch (Steve Bracewell Supervisor) Judy (Sharon Turner Chief Executive Officer), The Circus Ring Master ( Neil Heap Supervisor), The Traditional English Holiday Maker (Mark Palmer Supervisor) The House of Horrors Freddie Cruger (Stuart Mitchell MD)  Stag Night Morph man (Marcus Hargreaves Family Friend) Blackpool Donkey ( Laura Hargreaves Family Friend) The Old-fashioned Strong Man( Karen Turner Business Development Executive) The Laughing Clown (Darren Hargreaves Former Employee) Mystic Gypsy Rose lee (Joanne Hargreaves Family Fried) and all the children as Pirates, Candy Floss ,Alice in Wonderland, The White Rabbit, Playing Cards, Pasaje Del Terror, Hen Night Girls. Our scaffolders erected blackpool tower out of our scaffolding tubes.

This took a lot of effort with the MD Stuart and his staff working until midnight on the 17th and in again at 6 am the following morning to get the float ready but the effort was worth it, with a great mix of people and characters  a fun day was had by all and the winning of second prize was the icing on the cake.

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Award Winners 2011

Young Uns Award 2011 - Stuart Mitchell has been awarded winner of the Young Business Person of the Year 2011.

Stuart Was also shortlisted for the one to watch 2011 award.

After a few close calls Stuart has walked away with the top Accolade Young Business Person of the year.

The competition was hard fought with excellent entry’s from some extremely good young business men from across the Lancashire Region. Stuart wants to Congratulate all the winners of the various categories and those who came so close.

On behalf of the University of Central Lancashire and Lancashire Business View!

Young Business Person Award, presented by Judith Dugdale, Moore and Smalley

Winner: Stuart Mitchell - Mitchell’s Scaffolding Ltd

Winner: Stuart Mitchell - Mitchell’s Scaffolding Ltd

  • Highly Commended:   Malcolm Ireland – Napthens Solicitors
  • Chris Boyle – Napthens Solicitors
  • Kenneth Cheung – BEEcycle Ltd
  • Rob Scott – Denwa Communications (Denwa Ltd)
 

North West Reigonal Construction Awards

After a Champagne Reception the award for SME of the year deservedly went to Rochdale based Jackson, Jackson & Sons. Following the announcement Stuart said that although it was disappointing not to have won, he was pleased to see the award go to such a impressive competitor.

Mitchell's Have made the Regional finals for The North West Construction award against very stong competition .

Managing Director Stuart Mitchell said ," we understand all the entrants have put forward very strong applications and are worthy contenders", " I am very proud  to have made it this far and send my congratulations to all the entrants on reaching this stage.

 

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Scaffolders acheive scaffolding Qualification

Mitchell's have recently had two scaffolders pass their NVQ part 1 scaffolding course at Training 2000 in blackburn. Danny who has been with the company from November 2010 had shown a drive to succeed and that has paid off with his part 1 NVQ in scaffolding taken at Training 2000 in Blackburn March 2011. Adam who joined the company in January was also successfull in his NVQ level 1

 

Managing Director Now IOSH certified

 

Blackburn's Capita

 

North West Construction Safety Group Members

 

Mitchell's Support the Madison Allan Appeal

The Maddison Allen appeal supported by Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd held a Sportsman's Dinner at Blackburns Ewood Park.

Neil Razor Ruddock was the guest speaker for the evening and entertained the guests with tales from his footballing career. Razor was seated with Mitchell's Scaffolding staff and friends. following his entertaining speach Razor sat and joked with Stuart who gave every bit as good as he got.    

 

Mitchells Help Raise money for Madison Allan

Raffel Tickets Prizes and clothes donated by Coronation Street stars raised more than £2,000 for The Madison Allan Appeal on 9th October 2010.

Mitchells Scaffolding workers, helped out providing security in the shape of black tie and tuxedo-clad, they also helped out selling raffel tickets raising money at the event.

Actress Shobna Gulati, who plays Sunita Alahan in the ITV soap, collected dresses, tops and accessories from fellow Corrie cast members and sold them at a stall in Darwen Market. 

Madison, six, of Lord’s Crescent, Lower Darwen, needs money to pay for treatment outside the UK for her rare form of cancer, neuroblastoma.

An appeal to pay for last-chance treatment has so far raised £62,000, but more is needed.

Shobna, who has been a friend of Madison since she was first diagnosed with stomach cancer aged 10 months, sold hundreds of her own items.

Shobna said: "Maddi needs these vital funds to continue her life saving treatment. She is a very brave girl who deserves a chance at life back home with her family in Darwen."

Customers were treated to five-minute celebrity style consultations from glamour guru Armand Beasley, who has worked on Gok Wan’s How To Look Good Naked.

And the day ended with a raffle of Coronation Street 50th anniversary memorabilia, including Stan and Hilda's flying ducks and limited edition prints of Deidre behind bars.

The Madison Allan Appeal. 

 

Construction Ambassador Representative

Karen Turner is now qualified to represent Mitchell's Scaffolding as part of the construction industry.This new part of Karen's role should assist students leaving full time education make an informed decision about their career path. Her Knowledge of the trade and the skill's required will go a long way to gaining a clear understanding, should you want more details or would like to host a presentation at your school, college or  group call Mitchell's on 01254 392100 and we will be happy to discuss things further.

 

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Simian Risk Management Limited is an occupational health and safety consultancy and training provider for the construction industry, specialising in access and work at height.

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Greater Manchester CIOB Annual Dinner

Mitchells Scaffolding attend the The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) annual dinner event. The event was held at the lowery theatre, Salford Quays, greater manchster. Guest speaker was Rod Woodward, Winner of the "Encore Comedian of the year". 

Guests on the Regenerate Table included:

Stuart and Sharon of Mitchells Scaffolding Ltd, Gary of Rosslee Construction Ltd, Dennis of ROK Group, John of Craig Hambling Ltd, Terry of Brammall Construction, Catherine, David and Jeff of Elevate East Lancashire/Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, Marcus of BAAS Construction Ltd and Ruckshana of Emanuel Whittaker Ltd.

 

Mitchells Scaffolding Sponser Manchester Corrie

Maddi's Magnificent Corrie Caper was organised to raise money for five-year-old cancer sufferer Madison Allan and her family to be able to enjoy a dream holiday at Disneyland Paris. Proceeds from Sunday's show went directly to the travel agents so the family can go away in June 2010.

The soap stars appearing on stage included Andy Whyment (Kirk), Sam Aston(Chesney), Malcolm Hebden (Norris), Steve Huison (Eddie Windass), Debbie Rush(Anna Windass), Jenny McAlpine (Fizz), Kym Marsh (Michelle), Peter Armitage (Bill Webster), Graeme Hawley (John Stape), Jack Shepherd (David Platt),  Scott Wright (Sam Kingston) and Chris Gascoyne (PeterBarlow). There was also a spot of stand-up from Jimmy Cricket, acomedy sketch from Sue Devaney, and opera from BBC Radio Lancashire's John Christos. Everything was held together in fine style by Ted Robbins and the evening raised nearly £4000.

The show had been organised by Shobna Gulati, who plays Sunita in the soap, who has known Madison's family for several years and called on her fellow actors and behind-the-scenes staff for this special event. She came to Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn, Lancashire with help from Anthony Valentine, the venue's patron.

More photos of the show can now be seen viewed on Flickr pages. Thanks to Lancashire Telegraph for the above picture of the cast with Madison.

 

Managing Director Meets Chris Akabusi

Staurt Mitchell, Managing Director of Mitchells Scaffolding meets Chris Akabusi at local Lancashire Business Meeting.

 

Mitchells Scaffolding give Accrington School a work placement

Mitchells Scaffolding arrange for local Accrington School pupil to help gain work experiene in the scaffolding trade for a 2 week placement.

 

Happy Easter Lancashire

Mitchells Scaffolding Ltd would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter.

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Bolton,  Heywood Oldham Simmonstone 
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Darwen Leeds Ribchester Wigan 

 

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Scaffolding in Burnley Council Approved Contractor

Mitchells scaffolding ltd have been approved by burnley county council to carry out scaffold contracts throughout burnley in lancashire.

 

Accrington, Lancashire Carnival

Mitchell's Scaffolding transform wagon and staff into Peter Pan the movie, for the Acrington, lancashire Carnival.

 

SAFEContractor Accreditation

Top Safety Accreditation for Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd

We have recently received Accreditation from SAFEContractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practise amongst UK Contractors.

SAFEContractor is operated by international safety, health and environmental risk management specialists, the National Britannia Group.  The system is applicable to most sectors - but particularly users of contract services.

Darren Hughes, Operations Director for SAFEContractor at National Britannia said, "Major organisations can no longer run the risk if employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies".

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd has done.  The firm's high standard has set an example"

Under the SAFEContractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.

Companies meeting the required high standard are included on the database on the SAFEContractor Web Site.

 

Mitchells Scaffolding Sponsor Burnley, Lancashire Carnival

Mitchell Scaffolding Staff and friend dress up as famous cartoon characters which were ll designed and sewn by Mitchells very own New business executive Karen Turner.

characters included: Shrek, Minnie Mouse, wizard of OZ Dorothy and Scarecrow, Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Pinocchio ,Snow white, hercules, Pocahontas, ursula the sea witch and many more...

 

Lancashire Evening Telegraph Award Winners!

Mitchell’s celebrated their success with style. 

Mitchell’s Scaffolding is based on quality and service.

Both Stuart and Sharon understand that team work is the key. The staff have worked hard to achieve this level of recognition and we are proud of their accomplishments. To ensure that this level continues Mitchell’s works with training providers across the Northwest ensuring their staff get the best training.

All Mitchell’s staff are given the opportunity to undergo training, increasing their skills and knowledge that will further represent the company. The training is sourced and funded by Mitchell's whether H. G. V. or Apprenticeships.

From the outset Stuart wanted a company that created loyalty from its workforce and respect from other company’s within the construction industry. This has clearly been achieved and this award is an indication of what can be achieved.

The Trophy and certificate now take pride of place.

 

Mitchells scaffolding win second prize in Darwen, Lancashire Gala

The Mayor of Blackburn, Lancashire presented Mitchell’s scaffolding and Darwen Youth Group with 2nd prize for their entry in this year’s darwen Gala.

22 entrants vied for the coveted first place. Mitchell's with their first ever entry themed around Hollywood movie stars past and present worked hard to put this together.

The Youth Group based at Darwen Vale High School, Lancashire meet every Wednesday, to learn the techniques for screen acting with Scott Wright of Coronation Street, Manchester fame heading the Group. 

Mitchell’s had the opportunity to support the group according to Spokes person Karen Turner and became involved thanks to Granddaughter Ashley Turner’s involvement with the group.

Business Executive, Karen Turner, pictured being presented with the award .

Karen said “the day was a great success and being awarded second prize was the icing on the cake” the youth group and Mitchell's worked very hard to put together the float.

Christine Hargreaves, family member and friend, said they were only able to begin dressing the wagon that morning. And due to the distance had to take the vehicle to the start up point before they could begin but the end result had been worth the effort.

 

Welcome to our website!

Welcome,

Hope you like our new Scaffolding company website, Mitchells offer all types of scaffolding:

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