Senior Celebrates Business Initiative Success
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Senior Celebrates Business Initiative Success

Mayor Visit

Celebrating success, from L-R, Mark Wadsworth, Commercial Director at Senior, Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, Bernard Harrison, Technical Services Manager for Homes by Senior, Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration

To celebrate the success of a joint business initiative, Senior Architectural Systems welcomed Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster and Councillor Bob Johnson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration to their Denaby site on 15th January.

Back in 2011, Senior took part in a ‘meet the buyer’ event organised by the council’s ‘Business Doncaster’ team and Wates Construction.  As a result, Senior’s aluminium window, door and curtain wall systems were chosen as the preferred product specification, to meet performance criteria for the construction of the new £10.7 Campsmount Technology College, situated midway between Knottingley and Doncaster in South Yorkshire.

Campsmount College featuring Senior aluminium window, door and curtain walling systems

Campsmount College featuring Senior aluminium window, door and curtain walling systems

Following complete destruction of the original school by an electrical fire, Campsmount College was a pilot project for both cost saving reforms and for Wates Construction’s Adapt Schools Solution design approach.  Specification of Senior Aluminium Systems by CPMG Architects, installation by Doncaster fabricators Danum Windows Ltd, ensured that both the cost and performance needs of the 7,500 m2 project were comfortably met.  Completed in 2013, the project set out key recommendations for the future efficient delivery of educational buildings.

The visitors had a chance to look round Senior’s 150,000 sq ft headquarter site at Denaby, including state-of-the-art powder coating and warehousing facilities, home to a multitude of innovative aluminium, composite aluminium/timber and fibreglass systems.

Mark Wadsworth, Commercial Director at Senior Architectural Systems Ltd, said “It’s fantastic that the council’s ‘meet the buyer’ event enabled us to develop a close working relationship with Wates Construction , which has led to ongoing business opportunities.  Our continued growth means we are now able to offer apprenticeships to several local youngsters, giving them a tremendous start in life. ”

With over 160 staff, Senior is one of the major employers in the area and already works closely with local colleges and academies to offer students work experience.  The company is currently actively recruiting for apprentices at their Denaby site.

Ros Jones said “I am delighted to see a local company expanding and taking on new apprentices.  It is vital that we continue working closely with businesses like Senior, to make sure that local companies are part of the development work that is being undertaken by Doncaster Council and the private sector across the borough.”

Business Doncaster is a partnership between Doncaster Council, Doncaster College, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, JOBCentrePlus and Donbac set up to provide business support to local companies, individuals and businesses considering investment or relocation to the borough.

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