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Bulk Dig in Stratford completed

July 8th, 2013

Thames Materials working alongside Get Jar have successfully completed on time a complex dig eleven metres below ground level. Job Completed June 2013. This job was completed to client satisfaction in June 2013.

FORS Accredited Safe Urban Driving Course

June 11th, 2013

Our drivers undertook the one day course at the Head Office in Uxbridge for a FORS safe urban driving, designed specifically for driving HGV’s safely around the streets of London. It was well received by all the drivers that took the course and a second one has been scheduled for later in the year. We are committed to providing all the training necessary to ensure we keep the streets safe for all.

New excavation project at Chelsea Manor Street

November 27th, 2012

A new excavation project on Chelsea Manor Street project has started with Getjar. Thames Materials are undertaking the removal of 20,000 cubic meters of muck away on a dig load and cart basis whilst working alongside Getjar and their client.

CPC Training for our drivers

September 5th, 2012

Thames Materials now have 20 drivers passed up to CPC level, and these drivers are in the process of completing am NVQ level 2 in professional driving. The Driver CPC is a new qualification for professional lorry drivers. It stands for Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and has been given the Government go-ahead. Holding a vocational driving licence will not be sufficient for someone who wishes to drive these vehicles for a living. The main benefit is road safety and better qualified drivers to help reduce road casualties. The Driver CPC should also bring an improved professional and positive image…

Brentham Football Club get new Changing Rooms

May 28th, 2012

Brentham Football Club have unveiled their new changing rooms which were part-funded by Thames Materials as part of their “Supporting Local Business and the Local Community through Local Sponsorship” campaign.

Drivers Undergo Cycle Training

April 2nd, 2012

Our drivers have undergone professional training courses to boost awareness of the hazards faced by cyclists on the roads. A team of 20 drivers from Thames Drivers swapped the comfort of their driving cabins for cycles and found themselves wobbling unsteadily amid refuse lorries, coaches and a road-sweeper. The drivers learned how cyclists cope with the threat of sudden door opening, HGVs turning left without warning and dealing with impatient car drivers. Supervised by professional tutors and expert cyclist trainers, the day long training course backed by Transport for London was conducted at a bespoke facility in North London. It…

Supporting local business and the local community

January 26th, 2012

After a number of years sponsoring the Football Veteran’s XI, we are pleased to announce that Thames Materials, a local firm based in Uxbridge, have now increased their contribution to the club to become a significant sponsor of events and facilities over the next 2 years. Starting with the New Year’s Eve Party, Thames Materials will also be the title sponsor of May Day celebrations, a Weekend 5-a-side Tournament (Juniors & Vets) and Fireworks Night during 2012 and 2013. In addition, they have made a sizeable contribution to the funding of the new Football Changing rooms which we hope to…

Sponsorship of Isleworth Colts U2

January 25th, 2012

Thames Materials completed a sponsorship of Isleworth Colts U12’s football team, providing them with some new kits. A spokesman for Thames said “ We are keen to work with the local communities on deals such as these which encourages kids to get active”.

Sponsorship of Pitshanger U15B team

October 26th, 2011

The new football season couldn’t come quickly enough for one Ealing team. The Pitshanger U15B team has been waiting months for some competitive action, since the club made the decision to form a second team for this age group. With a full squad competing for places in the ‘A’ team, and other boys looking to join all the time, there seemed to be a strong demand for another team. But the club was surprised by the huge response when it held open training sessions for boys looking to join up. “Most weeks we had twenty to thirty lads joining us…

Side sensors and cameras

May 31st, 2011

After close consultation with FORS we have fitted a trial of side sensors and cameras on some of our fleet.