Friday, 27 January 2012

Association of Building Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Region

Last night we attended an evening seminar by Cupa Natural Slate – Specifying Natural Roofing Slate at Niagara Conference & Leisure, Hillsborough, Sheffield. This event was hosted by the Association of Building Engineers Yorkshire and Humber regional committee and followed their Annual General Meeting.

Rhys and Michelle, as well as being full members of the Association of Building Engineers, both served as active members on the regional committee. Rhys has made the decision however to stand down and to bring to an end 11 consecutive years of representation. He served initially on the regional branch committee followed by the National Council and Presidential team where he served as President of the Association of Building Engineers and latterly on the regional committee finishing as its Chairman.

The Regional committee would like to thank Rhys for all his hard work; a fellow committee member had this to say:

“It’s a shame he is stepping back because he is a real driving force to the ABE and a credit to the region. I shall miss him because he is a real character and always a pleasure to have been involved with the ABE along side of him.”

Michelle is pleased to have been elected to serve as the Region’s Secretary and takes over the role from Mike Hardeman and our thanks go to him; we would also like to congratulate Basil Parylo on his election to Chairman and to thank Bernard Henry for agreeing to continue as regional treasurer.

You can find the regional Committee on Facebook: -

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Wow, doesn’t time fly?

We hadn’t realised it had been so long since our last blog. Since the beginning of October not only have we been busy in the office but everyone at Taylor Tuxford has been heavily involved with a local fundraising group named BluCrew. This group was set up in September 2009 as an independent fund-raising group with primary ties to Bluebell Wood Children's hospice. They host social evenings, concerts, duck races and all manner of fundraising events.

BluCrew’s objective is very simple – to raise as much money as possible by organising entertainment and fundraising events. Typically they put on Variety Shows and Concerts at venues in the local area and invite members of the public to come along and enjoy the entertainment whilst primarily supporting charity. Their aim is to raise at least £10,000 per year and we are very pleased to announce that the target was surpassed for 2011...well done to all involved but especially to the supporters, without you it would not have been possible.

If you would like more information you can visit BluCrew’s Facebook page at