This year, we are celebrating 70 years of Wilson and Scott. In March 1952, the company was incorporated. Founded by two work colleagues, Jim Scott and Les Wilson.
We have been at the forefront of the industry ever since, continually developing standards for all road and line marking. Today, we have depots across the country, as well as a highly trained workforce.
In the decades since our inception, Wilson and Scott has grown into the leading line marking company it is today. We all look forward to many more years providing lining solutions for all of the UK.
In recognition of Wilson & Scott’s first SDF contract, our Compliance Manager, Jason, and I attended the A21 to see the works being carried out.
Whilst there, Jason undertook a site audit on our crew. This was to ensure compliance with our ISO certified standards including National Highways sector scheme 7. The audit was an opportunity to engage with the crews and resulted in a successful assessment. The audit provided substantial assurance over the operational controls observed.
Many thanks to our collaborative partner FM Conway, for allowing us both on site, and to observe the relationship between our industry partners. We look forward to our continued collaboration on the SDF contract. Another, very important, thanks goes to HW Martin for providing our traffic management. Keeping all involved safe, every night.
Especial thanks go to Kieren Goom, Wilson & Scott’s site supervisor; Neil Dibben, FM Conway’s site supervisor; and all the crew that were audited on the night.
A distinction is an excellence that sets someone apart from others. At Wilson & Scott, we aim to upskill all of our people to the highest levels of excellence. Therefore, it comes with great pride to announce Leanne Wiles’ distinction in her Surveying Technician Diploma.
Awarded by the University College of Estate Management, Leanne has worked extremely hard to gain this certification; even more so to be presented the highest grade, with a distinction. As our Estimating Manager, this Diploma is the fruits of many hours graft and shows what a brilliant job Leanne does. Day in, day out.
Are you looking to join a growing workforce, with competitive pay and development opportunities? If so, a role with us at Wilson & Scott could be the answer for you.
We are currently looking for skilled workers to join our team as Operatives and Chargehands.
Applicants should possess, or be in the process of obtaining:
NVQ L2 Road Marking Qualification, CSCS Registration, A full UK driving licence (Cat C desirable) and means of transport to a local depot.
To find out more, head over to our ‘Vacancies‘ section of the website and fill out our contact form.
Our last NVQ post, ‘Insight to Industry‘, saw a catch-up with Wilson & Scott’s newest apprentice, Ethan Wheatley. Since then, Ethan has been continuing on with his hard work and commitment to learning the job to achieve his NVQ.
Last week, under the watch of Chris Freer, Ethan carried out some car park lining in Bristol. This job included hatching, parking bays, disabled bays and EV bays. Uniquely, the client had requested that the disabled bays should be white thermoplastic, as opposed to yellow.
Ethan has consistently showed dedication to his job, which clearly reflects in the level of work that he puts out. This can be seen in a video from the site: Disabled Bay Marking
During the winter months, it is no surprise that the nation’s roads can come under some strain. Not only is winter driving more challenging for the country’s motorist, road conditions worsen at this time of year. With rain, ice, and cold temperatures, road surfaces are prone to crack; road markings fade. Therefore, at this time of year, Wilson & Scott undertake a wide range of Maintenance and Repair jobs.
One of these such works I recently visited was a contract from National Highways, on the A36. Our crews, supervised by Russell Small, carried out a variety of tasks to ensure that the trunk road continued to safely serve the local residents. Some of the work that was going on included handwork, joint sealing, and machining the edge and centre lines of the carriageway. Routine maintenance such as this provides a critical service to local communities, keeping the country moving.
As a company, we continue to strive for excellence in all aspects of our work. While marking in the new year, a range of training has been taking place across the board at Wilson & Scott. This ensures that all of our people (operatives and office personnel alike) are well equipped for the roles they do.
Last week, all Chargehands and Experiences Second Men attended the CITB SSSTS. The Supervisor Safety Training Scheme is a two day course that provides delegates with Site Supervisory roles. It also gives the knowledge required to aide in safely managing a site.
Moreover, all of our people have undertaken a ‘fit for work’ assessment. The Safety Critical Assessment makes sure that everyone who works for Wilson & Scott is safe to do their jobs.
As the week draws to a close and Christmas is upon us, we will be closing our doors until the 4th of January. Our people have done a brilliant job this year, and we would all like to take a moment to thank our operatives and office staff alike for the work that they do.
The festivities have come into full swing at our Poyle Office, where the consignment of Christmas Turkeys arrived. A Secret Santa was held and everyone has been in great spirits, looking forward to a winter break; and to celebrate in some normality.
We wish all of our clients and readers a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Let’s bring on 2022 with all pistons firing!
They say that working in Compliance can be quite harsh. Our Compliance Manager Jason wanted to set the record straight, and show that Compliance has a soft side.
The Mosaic Day Centre in Tunbridge Wells recently opened their doors to their newly renovated premises, which is operated by the Tunbridge Wells Churches Street Teams. The centre provides lots of different support, services, and advice to local residents in need. One of the services that this fantastic location runs is a daily soup bowl. This is a way to offer food and drink as well as a friendly place to rest and meet other people in similar situations.
Jason said: “it was a warming time at the soup bowl, I met people from all walks of life who have been affected by difficult times and struggles. Being able to give my time brought joy not just to them, but to me as well. I chatted with some of the people who dropped in, reminiscing about our youth in Tunbridge Wells and hearing their stories, some heroic and even daring. It is wonderful to see the support services available and the efforts by the Church Team and Local Authorities to ensure everyone has the help and support they need”.
Mosaic also offers assistance with pre-employment support, such as CV and debt advice. Housing support is also provided by the Centre for those who need it. Within the centre, there is a great amount of amenities. For instance, there is a washing machine and dryer, shower room and clothing available. Temporary shelter provisions are also available if the need arises. The Team have also linked up with a local children’s charity to provide rooms for courses. Areas for counselling are also available.
If you would like to know more then please visit www.twstreetteams.org. Better still, have a look for local soup bowls in your area, volunteers are in great demand this time of year and it truly is a welcomed offering.