Stephen Preston retires as a Director after 32 years in the role…

This week we are wishing a happy retirement to one of Eastwood & Partners’ longest serving Directors, Stephen Preston, who joined the company in 1976 and was promoted to Director in 1987.

Over the years, Stephen has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from massive developments - some with up to about 500 new build flats – to numerous reports regarding building defects, Local Authority checking jobs, all types of structural designs, as well as Geotechnical work.

We are not saying farewell to Stephen just yet, though, as he will remain working for the company three days a week as a Consultant. He has definitely earned the few extra holidays he may be taking from now on. Congratulations, Stephen!

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Eastwood & Partners' Graduates' Monthly Presentations...

Our graduates from all disciplines get together around once a month and take turns to present on a topic of their choice.  Obtaining professional qualifications, such as Chartership, usually requires them to give a presentation as part of their review. Recent topics have included: treatment of coal mine workings, resolving hydraulic equations, designing to Eurocodes and verification of the installation of gas protective measures, to name a few.  This enables the graduates to gain presentation experience, boost their CPD, engage with their peers and learn about what their colleagues in other parts of the business do. 

This month, in our new meeting room, the graduates took part in a quiz on Waste Water Disposal to test their knowledge; collaborating and discussing the answers afterwards.

This month, in our new meeting room, the graduates took part in a quiz on Waste Water Disposal to test their knowledge; collaborating and discussing the answers afterwards.

Another 1,000 Jobs Achieved at Eastwoods

Last week, staff at Eastwood & Partners continued the tradition of celebrating an additional 1,000 jobs . This was done with all staff enjoying a delicious selection of cakes to celebrate achieving 44,000 jobs since being established in 1972.

We continue to be proud of all the hard work and efforts of our staff, allowing us to continue to deliver a great service to new and existing valued clients. We look forward to another busy year and hopefully more cakes in around a year’s time.

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Work starts at Whitworth Hospital, Darley Dale.

Work starts on new car park extension at Whitworth Hospital, Darley Dale.

Eastwood and Partners are proud to be involved in this project, which involves the extension of two existing car parks to provide much needed additional parking for the Hospital.

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The work is being procured by Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust and is funded by Matlock Hospitals League of Friends.

Work started on Monday 29 April and is due to be completed by September 2019

Nigel Baines, Director, Retires after 30 Years Service

On Thursday 25th April 2019 we were sad to say farewell to one our longest serving Directors, Nigel Baines.

Nigel joined Eastwood & Partners in 1988, becoming an Associate in 1990 and a Director in 1995.

Nigel has a vast range of experience in both civil and hydraulic engineering but his key experience lay in sewage and clean water projects, and also most recently leading complex road and drainage design for housing and development sites.

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Nigel’s hands-on approach to leadership has benefited many Engineers over the years and he leaves behind a strong and growing team of Infrastructure Engineers, in whom he has invested his extensive experience.

We wish Nigel the very best for his retirement and thank him for all his commitment and hard work over the years. He will be greatly missed by everyone at Eastwood & Partners.