Local Dragons Den sees marathon man run away with victory

Traffic Labour Supplies have reached out into their community yet again with Director Steve Bennett sitting as a ‘Dragon’ in the Bassetlaw District Council Dragon’s Den event for 2019.

The event comprises of local entrepreneurs and business looking to pitch their businesses to win a grand prize of £5,000 to aid the growth and development of their ideas.

Criteria for the competition is to have a business is based in Bassetlaw, have less than 50 employees and have an innovative idea or product that you need help to launch.

The applicants were shortlisted to three companies who were in the spotlight to a live audience on 6th March 2019.

The shortlisted companies presented their pitches for business and then fielded questions from the hard hitting, savvy dragons. After some close competition, winner John Beatty emerged as the victor with his business ‘Move Better Runn Better’.

John, an international distance runner himself, has developed online packages to help marathon runners improve their performance and shave seconds from their run times.

From beginners to experienced runners, he has designed packages to help, inspire and motivate runners

The pitch was successful as he had a fully thought out business plan and a need of funding to take his innovation to the next level.

Steve, an entrepreneur himself was suitably impressed with John’s idea and pitch, speaking highly of the victor:

John came across fantastically well and has a really good business idea. All the Dragons agreed that he was a worthy winner.

We particularly liked the health aspect of John’s idea couple with his business acumen, attention to detail and innovative concepts.

We asked Steve for his thoughts on the event as a whole and why TLS get behind the initiative. Steve continued:

Events like this are just great, to see people innovate and strive to build business with such passion. It’s not easy to build and run a business so there is a level of respect in the room amongst everyone which is fantastic- and even more satisfying to see people in our local community receive some much-deserved assistance on the back of it.

I was proud to be part of another successful event hosted by Bassetlaw Council and sponsored by the North Notts BID.

TMGB Achieve Constructiononline Silver

Traffic Managment GB has achieved constructionline (level 2) silver membership, giving customers enhanced assurance on safety, quality, and environmental management standards.

To achieve Silver Membership, applicants must complete an extended pre-qualification questionnaire and its health and safety standards must meet the criteria of Constructionline’s Safety Systems in Procurement (SSIP) scheme.

Areas of the business covered include health & safety, environmental management, quality management and equality & diversity. TMGB has also provided further evidence about its legal compliance in key areas such as modern slavery, anti-bribery & corruption, and equal opportunities.

By achieving Silver Membership, TMGB has demonstrated to our customers that our robust systems and processes have been subjected to increased scrutiny around governance and risk management.

TMGB celebrate 9001:2015 accreditation

TMGB are pleased to announce that they have successfully upgraded to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.

Over the years, TMGB has operated their quality management system on the ISO 9001 standard.

Their principles include excellent customer focus, strong leadership, process approach and continuous improvement in the company, which in turn, has ensured their customers gain consistent products and service that are of the highest quality.

ISO 9001:2015 enables TMGB to drive forward and identify not only the risks to the business but also the opportunities that lie ahead.

Graham Cobb, Compliance Manager, said:

“We have always taken our quality and environmental issues very seriously and it is only through continued hard work and attention to detail that we are able to progress and be awarded certification to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.”

TLS would also like to thank Graham for helping gain the standard.

For more information on how TMGB transitioned to ISO 9001:2015, visit Moving from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015

TMGB delighted to announce the acquisition of BSI 9001 & 14001 accreditations

Compliance and Fleet Manager Graham Cobb completed the BSI 9001 & 14001 audit earlier this month and passed with no non-conformities.

TLS & TMGB achieved ISO 9001:2015 (Quality Management System) & ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management System).

TLS would like to thank Graham for his efforts as well as extend the thanks and praise to Vicky Clark, Joseph Hamilton & John Delaney who were all interviewed by the auditor and made a great impression and impressed her greatly. This of course, contributed to their pass.

Steve Bennett, TLS Director told us:

“This is a perfect example of the standards set and the great teamwork within TLS & TMGB. We’re delighted with the accreditations and it only further enhances our reputation and standing within the industry.

“We hire quality people, and they represent us proudly and fantastically, so I’d like to thank everyone personally for their involvements in these achievements.”