Neil Chilvers Nominated for Award
For the second year running Boarhunt Recovery has been represented in the shortlist for the prestigious Jack Ovenden Award, which is presented by the Institute of Vehicle Recovery to the ‘Outstanding Student of the Year’ at their AGM.
This year Neil Chilvers was recommended by Matt Ayling of Midhurst Engineering who is a member of the IVR Trainers’ Association, following Neil’s completion of the IVR motorcycle module with a pass rate of 100%. Neil was somewhat surprised to learn from Matt that he was being put forward and was even more shocked when he heard that he had made the short list as this year’s selection process was more stringent than previous years with only two people being invited for interview by IVR panel members.
Chairman Robin Doney commented ‘I am tremendously proud of Neil for this accomplishment, to even be nominated for this prestigious 'Outstanding Student of the Year' award is a huge honour. Robin also paid credit to Damian Ayling who in his capacity as the Company’s trainer is doing a fantastic job in sharing his knowledge and expertise with our operatives and preparing them for their examinations with Matt.
Now the challenge is on to find next year’s nominee!
Pictured Neil, left, with Matt Ayling.
Boarhunt Retain Investors In People Accreditation
Following a two day assessment in April we are pleased to report that Boarhunt has retained its status as an Investor in People organisation. As part of the assessment twenty eight members of staff from across all departments and depots were interviewed to hear their views on the Company.
Becoming an Investor in People organisation demonstrates Boarhunt’s commitment to continually training and developing its workforce. As a national standard for good business practice in the UK, it also provides external recognition to demonstrate how people focused the business is.
Commenting on the achievement, Chairman Robin Doney said “Our ability to provide a quality service is built on the skills of our employees, who are our greatest asset. We are proud to achieve the Investors in People award once again. This is fantastic news and shows just how much we value our staff, thanks to their hard work and dedication we continue to make real strides to achieve as an organisation and this has clearly been recognised by the Investors in People standard.”
Promotions at Boarhunt
Over recent weeks there have been a number of organisational changes and promotions at Boarhunt.
Mick Puleston has been appointed as Operations Director and is now responsible for the running of the haulage department and workshops as well as recovery.
Paul Spratt has transferred from the Portsmouth workshop to take a secondment to work alongside Mick at Fareham, having worked for the company for over 26 years he has much experience to bring to his new role.
Richard Edney has stepped into the position left vacant by Paul, he has worked for Boarhunt for the last 16 years during which time he has worked his way through the ranks from apprentice to his new position of Depot Manager.
Steve Paice has joined the Fareham workshop as Supervisor. Steve initially joined the recovery department as a roadsider however when the opportunity arose to use his workshop skills and experience Paul Doney, Garage Services Director, quickly got him on board.
Finally in the recovery division, supervisors have been appointed at our Fareham and Ferndown depots, namely, Dean Paffett and Dale Giles.
We wish them all every success in their new roles.
Boarhunt Named Runner Up in the Innovation of the Year Category at the Business Excellence Awards 2010
Boarhunt are delighted to have been announced as runner up in the prestigious Innovation of the Year Award category in the annual Business Excellence Awards sponsored by The Portsmouth News and Business Link. The award was announced at a gala dinner event at the Portsmouth Guildhall on 28 January 2010 hosted by South Today presenter Sally Taylor.
The award was achieved for the ingenious building move that the Heavy Recovery Department undertook at the Energy Recovery Facility at North Quay in Newhaven in June 2009.
Chairman of Boarhunt, Robin Doney commented ‘I am very proud of the team’s achievement and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone concerned for their hard work on the project’.