Festive Knits

Festive Knits Worn for Christmas Jumper Day 2019

By | Charity

Festive Knits and Festive Fun

ENGIE Fabricom and RDR raise a huge £237.55 for Save the Children UK by hosting a Christmas Jumper Day on the 13th December.


In aid of the charity Save the Children UK, ENGIE Fabricom and RDR wore their festive knits and donated £2 to help children grow up healthy and safe and get the education they need to become who they want to be.


The Save the Children Fund commonly known as Save the Children was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts.  In addition to the UK organisation, there are 29 other national Save the Children organisations who are members of the Save the Children Alliance, a global network of nonprofit organisations supporting local partners and Save the Children International in more than 120 countries around the world.  Save the Children launched their Christmas Jumper Day in 2012 on Friday, 14 December where people are encouraged to make the world better with a sweater and raise funds for Save the Children by wearing a Christmas jumper.


Save the Children aim to secure quality education for 8 million children affected by armed conflict and aim become the emergency response agency for children worldwide by improving disaster preparedness and response capacity so that they can best deliver immediate and lasting improvements to children.


Collectively, we have raised £237.55 which will make a huge difference to many children’s lives.  Thank you to everyone who wore their festive knits and donated to such a worthwhile cause.


If you missed Christmas Jumper Day, you can donate by calling the Save the Children Supporter Care team on 020 7012 6400.


If you would like to see what else ENGIE Fabricom have been doing to raise money for charity, click here.

Gifts and Treats

Gifts and Treats donated by ENGIE Fabricom and RDR for Christmas 2019

By | Charity, Training Courses

Gifts and treats to two fantastic charities for Christmas 2019.


ENGIE Fabricom and Resource Direct Recruitment (RDR) are thrilled with their teams for their amazing efforts to help those less fortunate experience the joy of Christmas.

Following our recent announcement that we are supporting CARE’s Toys for Joy and My Sisters Place charities this Christmas, we have been busy collecting toys, treats, clothes, toiletries, mobile phones and games ready to donate to these worthwhile causes.

To collect for the Toys for Joy campaign, we set up two collection points – our Engineering and Design Office in Grimsby and our Manufacturing and Construction Facility in Immingham – and we were amazed by the volume of toys donated.

Sarah Carvill and Emily Scott from ENGIE Fabricom (pictured left) delivered the donations to the Toys for Joy campaign and were delighted to hear that their gifts would put smiles on so many faces this Christmas.

Sarah Carvill, Communications Lead commented:  “As a Company we are committed to helping and supporting our local communities and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank everyone who generously contributed to this amazing charity by donating gifts and treats.  We hope to have made lots of children smile this Christmas.”

For My Sisters Place charity, our North East office helped raise a huge selection of gifts, including shopping vouchers, 4 new mobile phones loaded with £10 credit, free minutes and text messages, toiletries, food boxes as well as a large donation of gifts for both ladies and children.

Louise Murrell, Emma Williams and Yaw Ankomah from RDR delivered the gifts to My Sisters Place (pictured right).

Paul Stainthorpe, Director of RDR commented ; “There has been a magnificent effort by RDR and ENGIE Fabricom over the past months to collect donations of all kinds to ensure the people relying on this great charity have an enjoyable Christmas.  Particular thanks to Louise Murrell, Emma Williams, Jo Harrison and Bethan Whitehead from RDR and the ENGIE sites and offices in the North East that provided gifts and money.  Thank you all and a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”   



If you would like to read more about the work we do to support local charities please click here

Gifts and Treats Toys for Joys
My Sisters Place
RDR local charity

RDR and ENGIE Fabricom raise £244.10 for Local Charities

By | Charity

Resource Direct Recruitment (RDR) and ENGIE Fabricom raised a fantastic £244.10 across the business, supporting our two charities for 2019: Magic Moments and Great North Air Ambulance.


Thank you to everyone in the Company who dressed down and donated to such worthwhile charities.


Magic Moments helps autistic children and their families have short breaks, holidays and day trips to ensure they are able to have a taste of normal childhood.  Our money also helps to provide new equipment and maintain existing equipment in their sensory room, computer room and play area.


Great North Air Ambulance fly three air ambulance helicopters across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria to bring pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene.  By donating to Great North Air Ambulance, we are are helping them to save lives and ease suffering across the region.


Over the year of 2019, we have done a number of different charity events within the business such as selling cakes and savouries, having dress down days and swapping books, all in aid of our two chosen charities: Magic Moments and Great North Air Ambulance.  We hope that all of the money we have raised will make a big difference to these two local charities and enable more autistic children to experience a normal childhood and allow for more lives to be saved in the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria.


If you would like to read more about how ENGIE Fabricom and Resource Direct Recruitment (RDR) support local charities, please click here

ENGIE Fabricom Supports Two Great Charities – CARE’s Toys for Joy Appeal, Grimsby and My Sisters Place, Middlesbrough

By | Charity

ENGIE Fabricom UK and Resource Direct Recruitment (RDR) are proud to support two fantastic charities this Christmas – The Christian Action Resource Enterprise (CARE) Toys for Joy Christmas Campaign 2019 and My Sisters Place, Middlesbrough.

Having supported both these charities before, the Toys for Joy Appeal aims to collect new toys and gifts for children aged 0-18 years who are known to social agencies to be most vulnerable and likely to receive nothing at Christmas due to their families’ unfortunate financial circumstances.

My Sisters Place, help women and their children to be safe and free from violence and abuse through their one stop shop.  So this year we are collecting food, toys for all age groups and toiletries for the women.

In previous years, both campaigns have proven to be a huge success and we ask anyone who can donate or get involved to please contact either CARE at or


Christian Action & Resource Enterprise  (CARE)

Is a charity located in North East Lincolnshire, dedicated to relieving poverty, hardship and distress to those in need in the local community.  CARE is passionate about bringing dignity and compassion into the lives of those who for some reason find themselves at a point of need. These will primarily be the marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged, particularly economically and socially who live in North East Lincolnshire.


My Sisters Place

Is a specialist domestic violence service, which support women and their children to be safe and free from violence and abuse through their one stop shop. The Charity offers independent advocacy, counselling and womens’ groups. Based in Middlesbrough My Sisters Place offers advice and support to women across Teesside

To read more about how we support local charities click here

Toys for Joys CARE appeal
My Sisters Place
macmillan coffee morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning – ENGIE Fabricom raises £449.70

By | Charity

Macmillan Coffee Morning:


ENGIE Fabricom held coffee mornings throughout the business in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  All of our offices took part and together, the total amount raised by the Company was an amazing £449.70.


Macmillan Cancer Support provides specialist healthcare, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.  It also looks at the social and practical impact cancer can have and campaigns for better cancer care.  Macmillan take time to understand a person, so that they can provide the support, tools and inspiration needed to find the best way through it. They do it like this because they understand everyone’s cancer journey is unique.

The world’s biggest coffee morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event,  people all over the UK host their own coffee mornings raising money for such a great cause.  The first ever Coffee Morning happened way back in 1990. It was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It was so effective, they did it again the next year – only this time nationally. Since then, Coffee Morning has raised over £200 million for Macmillan.


Thank you to everyone who supported the event by either baking or buying cakes, taking part in the sweepstakes and generously donating to such a worthwhile cause.


ENGIE Fabricom hosts events throughout the year, raising money for both local and national charities – if you would like to read more charity news stories click here


ENGIE Football Tournament September 2019

By | Charity

2019 Football Tournament:


ENGIE Fabricom participated in the ENGIE Charity Football Tournament on Friday 20th September.  The night always raises a huge amount of money, this year the charity was the Amethyst Unit at Grimsby Hospital.


ENGIE Fabricom’s football team consisted of Greg Carney, Mechanical Engineer, Jake Roberts, Piping Designer, Nick Wingate, Project Controller, Gary Nimmo, Piping Designer and former employee Craig Parker.  During the group stages, our team won two and drew one, managing to get to the quarter-final where they won and went through to the semi-final.  Unfortunately, they were beaten in the semi-final.


Well done to those who took part and contributed to a worthwhile charity.


The Amethyst unit is a £4.4 million haematology, oncology and rheumatology unit at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital which opened in 2012 and was named by patients and staff.

The unit is home to:

  • Haematology/oncology ward (Amethyst ward) and outpatient department
  • Amethyst day case unit for chemotherapy treatments
  • Rheumatology Ward (D1 Hazel) and rheumatology day case
  • Rheumatology outpatients department.

The Amethyst unit provides a very fitting environment to care for patients with the quality, privacy and dignity they deserve. Two dedicated garden areas within the unit enable patients to sit in a relaxing environment while enjoying some fresh air and a dedicated relatives room is a great benefit meaning people can stay overnight and have their own en-suite facility.


View our other fundraising news stories here.

Savoury Blue Day: £380.97 Raised!

By | Charity

ENGIE Fabricom’s Savoury Blue Day raised a huge £380.97 across the business, supporting our two charities for 2019: Magic Moments and Great North Air Ambulance.  Employees dressed down in blue clothes and brought savouries in to sell for our Savoury Blue Day.


Thank you to everyone who made and bought savouries and to everyone who donated to such worthwhile charities.


The aim of Magic Moments is to raise money to fund holidays, short breaks, day trips and recreational activities for autistic children, their families and carers in North Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.  Magic Moments is also there to offer support to all families and allow the siblings of autistic children to, for a short period, have a taste of a normal childhood.  In addition to providing  “Magic Moments“ for the children,  It also improves their self esteem within the group and helps inject some  sunshine into the very limited world of an autistic child.


Great North Air Ambulance fly three air ambulance helicopters across the North-East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria to bring pioneering pre-hospital care to the scene.


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Dress in Blue Savoury Day

ENGIE Fabricom wins ENGIE Charity Golf Day 2019

By | Charity

(Pictured above left to right: Paul Croft, Lee Taylor, Mark Bryant and Andrew Kofoed)


The ENGIE Charity Golf Day 2019 was held on Friday 19th July and this year was in aid of Mind, Macmillan and the Princes Trust.


  • Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.  They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.  They won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect


  • In 1976, HRH The Prince of Wales had a bold idea.  Having completed his duty in the Royal Navy, His Royal Highness became dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged young people in the UK.  He founded Prince’s Trust to deliver on that commitment


  • Since Douglas Macmillan founded Macmillans charity in 1911, they have grown to be the UK’s leading source of cancer support, helping more and more people living with cancer, all with your help


The venue for the ENGIE Charity Golf Day  was the Shire London.  The Shire London, Hertfordshire is a 27 hole club; 18 hole, par 72 (7028 yard) Seve Masters Course and the 9 hole academy course.  A private, parkland golf course and the only golf course designed by Seve Ballesteros in the UK.  Immaculately conditioned.  No two consecutive holes the same par.  Six threes, six fours, six fives, links holes, parkland holes, and dramatic water holes.  The competition consisted of 96 golfers making 24 x 4 person teams.  The format for the day was a Stapleford Am/Am better ball competition with 2 golfers to score on every hole and 4 to count on the difficult 18th water hole.


The teams were made up of ENGIE employees, clients, vendors and sponsors.


ENGIE Fabricom was invited to attend and sported a four man team consisting of Andrew Kofoed, Principle Mechanical Engineer, Paul Croft, C&I Engineering Manager, Mark Bryant, Interim Commercial Director and Lee Taylor, Senior Process Engineer.


The team ‘All FORE One’ were of mixed abilities, but more than made up for their handicaps with boundless enthusiasm on the day.  The weather was changeable with a chance of rain.  The first 5 holes remained dry, but eventually the rain and wind started.  Needless to say the standard of golf dropped considerably during the rain and wind, particularly for many of the players on the course who hadn’t brought an umbrella or waterproofs.  However team ‘All FORE One’ kept there sprits high and Andrew Kofoed even managed to get his first Eagle on the day.  Although no single individual scored very high, there was consistent play, with team mates filling in for each other when anyone faltered.  As a team they managed a respectable 84 points when they finally walked off the 18th green 5.5 hours later.


None of the team expected to win, but as whispers and gossip started to spread in the clubhouse, it became apparent that 84 was a pretty good score.  It wasn’t until the meal and prize giving that ENGIE Fabricom realised that ‘All FORE One’ had a real chance of winning.


When Graham Oxley, ENGIE Managing Director – Energy with Services announced the third place score was 81, ‘All FORE One’ knew they were in the prizes.  When Graham invited ENGIE Fabricom up to collect first prize, none of the team could believe they had won.


Jade Boggust, ENGIE Business Development Manager was the key organiser of the event and later told Andrew that ENGIE had raised circa £4,500 for the chosen charities. (Picture below shows Andrew Kofoed, Mark Bryant, Paul Croft, Jade Boggust, Graham Oxley and Lee Taylor)


The event also proved to be an excellent opportunity to network with other parts of the ENGIE business and establish some new contacts.


Needless to say ENGIE Fabricom intends to take part in 2020 to defend their title.

Lindsey Lodge

ENGIE Fabricom UK raises money for Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Great North Air Ambulance

By | Charity

After a successful year of fundraising, ENGIE Fabricom UK is pleased to announce that a total of £2,211.52 was raised for each of their two chosen charities for 2018, Lindsey Lodge Hospice and Great North Air Ambulance.

Lindsey Lodge, based in Scunthorpe provides first class specialist care to adults in North Lincolnshire with a progressive life limiting illness as well as offering palliative care for day and inpatients and their families.

Great North Air Ambulance provides pioneering pre-hospital care rescuing hundreds of severely ill patients across North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria with their three air ambulance helicopters.

To raise money for these charities, ENGIE Fabricom took part in a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year, including dress down days, raffles as well as raising money by their Positive Contribution Commendation awards scheme.  This award is a positive recognition scheme to reward employees for any contribution to the effective performance of the business and contributing to the aim of being our clients’ partner of choice.

Employees can be nominated for any positive contribution to all aspects of the business, operationally, commercially or from a health and safety perspective by their managers, senior supervisors or customers.

The process gives the Company an excellent opportunity to say thank you to the employee and to also contribute to the charity chosen by the employees for that year.

Pictured below presenting the cheque to Lindsey Lodge Hospice (L to R) Richard Webster, CEO of ENGIE Fabricom, Rob Dannatt, Corporate Fundraiser for Lindsey Lodge Hospice, Siobhan Gaughan, Executive PA for ENGIE Fabricom and Paul Carvill, COO for ENGIE Fabricom.

Richard Webster commented: “After spending the morning with Rob and the team looking around Lindsey Lodge and seeing the fantastic work they do in providing care to local people, it certainly made me proud that we was able to support Lindsey Lodge.  ENGIE Fabricom is passionate about supporting local charities and we have already started filling in the calendar for 2019.”

Pictured below presenting the cheque to Great North Air Ambulance (L to R) Sasha Bloundele, Administrator at ENGIE Fabricom, Hannah Powell, Public Liaison Officer – Corporate, Major Gifts and Legacies from Great North Air Ambulance and Craig Welford, Managing Director for ENGIE Fabricom.

Craig Welford commented: “It is with great pleasure that we donate our 2018 fundraising efforts to Great North Air Ambulance.  Since our staff nominated the GNAA as our preferred charity there has been a fantastic swell of support for this worthy cause and we look forward to contributing to events throughout 2019.”

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