Bri-Stor Apprentices already making the news for this year's Soapbox race in Stone
STONE'S soapbox race is hoped to become one of the biggest events on the Staffordshire calendar and Bri-Stor are looking forward to taking part amongst the action.
The inaugural event last year attracted around 3,000 people to the town's High Street and this year's event on bank holiday Monday, May 29, will feature more jumps, around 50 teams and daytime entertainment.
The 2017 prize list will be extended to include categories such as best dressed soapbox and entertainment value across all sectors such as male teams, female teams, junior teams or more than 150 teams to allow for more prizes to be given out.
William Davies-Hill, Apprenticeship Manager and one of our apprentices, Joe Abbotts, met with race organiser Grahame Neagus in Stone to confirm our place at this years’ event.
He said "We are raising money for Help For Heroes - we raised about £520 last year through sponsorship for the race. It was good fun and this year we will have a few teams of apprentices entering and making the soapboxes".
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Renault expands electric van range
Renault has expanded its electric van range with the launch of new Kangoo ZE and Master ZE vehicles.
Joining the Twizy Cargo, Renault Pro+ said it will support this offering with a range of connected and other services dedicated to LCV customers.
Kangoo ZE has been Europe’s best-selling small electric van for six years, with more than 25,000 units sold since its launch in October 2011.
New Kangoo Van ZE gains a new battery and a new motor. It delivers a range of 168 miles (NEDC) compared with 106 miles previously. New Kangoo Van ZE will be marketed in Europe from mid-2017.
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Demand For Van Conversions On The Rise
Demand for van conversions is soaring as businesses seek to find more cost-efficient ways of using their vehicles. Reports from a number of UK convertors that trade is moving along swiftly, has underscored what appears to be a very buoyant market with British companies showing off their skills.
Our standard van conversions products are made to a high standard with a quality finish. All our products have been tested to meet the required industry standards and these can be installed easily and quickly to your vehicle.
When it comes to van conversions, we pride ourselves on being one the best in the industry. Call us to find out more 01889 271202.
2016’s record intake of Apprentices has been a Success
2016 saw its biggest intake so far of Apprentices for Bri-Stor Systems with roles including Auto Electrics and Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
Apprenticeship mentor William Davies-Hill confidently states ‘The new starters are progressing well with their theory practice and are continually increasing their skill set from building all aspects of electrical conversion'.
Apprentices currently based at The JCB Academy are two thirds of their way through studying and will be joining Bri-Stor at the end of February to continue learning electrics, inspection and fitting.
Bri-Stor’s Year 2 Apprentices have advanced in to the work place and are adding value and quality into the electrical department.
One major advantage of a Bri-Stor Apprenticeship has always been the diverse and interesting group projects that our Apprentices under take. 2017 is set to be no different with two exciting projects planned. Working in teams, they will gain experience in overcoming mechanical and electrical concerns to build and race a Caterham 370R legal road car. They will also be tasked to build an amphibious vehicle to race in the annual Stone Soap Box Derby and to be able to operate the vehicle in water.
Bri-Stor are looking forward to 2017 plans where we will also continue to drive recruitment for our next intake of Apprentices. Applications for this are now open http://www.bri-stor.co.uk/apprenticeships/application-form
2016 has been a fantastic fundraising year for The Bri-Stor Group
Bri-Stor Systems announced the chosen Charity partner for 2016 would be Help for Heroes and in such a short amount of time we have managed to raise a staggering £21,728.59 through an incredible effort from employees and Directors of The Bri-Stor Group.
With a busy calendar of fundraising events, from BBQ’s, the ELITE Champion of Champion event to a 400 mile bike ride across France’s Loire Valley cycled by Group Director Martin Smith; we have certainly raised the bar for next year where every effort will be made to raise as much as possible for such a worthy Charity.
This week we had the pleasure of Barrie Griffiths, an ambassador of Help For Heroes and volunteer Paula Allen, join us at our site to present a cheque to them. We were touched by Barrie’s presence where he highlighted how important the support from the public is to all service men and women. Barrie spoke of his own experience with Help For Heroes and his journey of recovery from an injury sustained whilst serving his country.
With ex-military amongst our staff, this is a charity close to our hearts and Managing Director Martin Smith explains
"We chose Help For Heroes as our charity for 2016 because we think they are a worthy cause who are doing brilliant work for those who need and deserve the best care, and need it right now".
Bri-Stor would like to thank all staff, family members, friends and our customers who have helped us to raise such an incredible amount of money and we look forward to building our relationship with Help For Heroes in 2017.
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It was a pleasure to host Wolverhampton University Racing Team at Bri-Stor Systems
We welcomed the Wolverhampton racing team in to our facilities today to show off their stunning Formula Renault 2.0 and talk to many members of our team about every aspect of racing and engineering.
We weren’t quite dressed in normal racing attire but many people still managed to experience what it was like to be a racing driver and just about managed to lower themselves into the driving seat.
Bri-Stor were presented a plaque and were given some goodies for our continued support and sponsorship to Wolverhampton Racing Teamand we look forward to working closely with them in 2017.