Prima Group chooses Ashley & McDonough as Gas Servicing & Repairs Provider

The Ashley & McDonough Team are delighted to have been chosen by Prima Group to undertake the servicing and 3* maintenance of gas fired central heating systems in the Group’s homes.

The contract was procured through Fusion21’s Heating Systems Framework, via direct award and began November 2019.

It will see Ashley & McDonough provide annual servicing and 24/7, 365-day breakdown cover as well as a rolling programme of boiler and heating system replacements.

Terry Woods, Asset Manager, Prima Group, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Ashley & McDonough and look forward to working closely with them in the future to ensure safe and reliable heating systems for our residents. It is important that we maintain our homes, especially in terms of regulatory compliance, and heating and hot water services are always a priority”

Mike Ashley, MD, Ashley & McDonough said “As a small local business, we are really delighted to have been chosen to undertake this important gas safety and repairs work for Prima Group Residents. We will focus on delivering a great service, with the customer at the heart of everything we do”

Keith Rodgers, Category Manager at Fusion 21 said “as Ashley & McDonough were already an approved contractor for Prima Group it was an ideal choice for our member because of previous high levels of performance and compliance’’

 

Ashley & McDonough shortlisted for Small Business of the Year 2019

 

We’re proud to be able to announce that we have been shortlisted for Small Business of the Year in the Knowsley Business Awards 2019.

We are delighted to be part of the growing business community in Knowsley and look forward to continuing to bring business to the area and help boost the economy.

Now in its 17th year the Knowsley Business Awards is the largest awards ceremony of its kind in the Liverpool City Region. The awards celebrate Knowsley’s outstanding business community, the energy, determination and commitment of individuals and organisations that are driving forward Knowsley’s economic success.

Jane Cunningham, a Director of AM Group, said: “It’s an absolute privilege to have been nominated amongst many exceptional businesses in the area, our team have worked extremely hard this year and we can’t thank Knowsley Business Awards enough for our nomination.

“We look forward to the awards ceremony and wish everyone the best of luck!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley & McDonough achieve ISO9001 (Quality) and ISO14001 (Environmental) Standard

We are delighted to have achieved the quality and environmental standards. We recognise the importance of ensuring that we meet international standards, so that we can continually improve our quality and environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste. We are confident that this will provide a competitive advantage and the trust of our customers.

Simon Marsh, Development Director, Ashley & McDonough said “The whole Team has worked hard to achieve these management standards. We knew that by embedding the quality and environmental management system within our organisation, we would increase productivity, reduce unnecessary costs, and ensure quality of processes and products”

 

 

Gas safety week for AM Group

At The AM Group, we are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week by raising awareness of the dangers and how to safely manage gas appliances in the home. Gas Safety is not always a top priority for households but it’s important all year round. In the right hands, gas is safe, but badly fitted and poorly serviced appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Follow our top tips to keep you and your family safe.

We would advise taking a moment out of your time this week to ensure all of your gas appliances have been serviced and safety checked ahead fo the winter months.

If you require any help with this please feel free to contact us and we can help make sure your gas appliances are safe.

South Yorkshire Housing Association Invest in New Boiler Installation Programme for Residents’ Homes

South Yorkshire Housing Association has contracted Ashley & McDonough Ltd to undertake a programme of installations of gas fired central heating systems in the Association’s homes. The contract will commence in July 2019.

Darren Cunningham, Chairman of Ashley & McDonough said “We are delighted to have been asked by the South Yorkshire Housing Team to install boilers in resident’s homes.  We take pride in our work, and every installation will be quality driven. In the eyes of SYHA Customers, we represent the Association, and we take this responsibility seriously. We will seek to continually deliver a great experience, and put the customer at the heart of everything we do.”

Shelley Naylor, Head of Maintenance, South Yorkshire Housing Association commented: “It is important that we continually invest in our homes, and provide reliable and updated central heating systems in our residents’ homes. I am pleased we have appointed Ashley & McDonough as our boiler installs partner, and we look forward to working together with the team to provide an excellent service to our residents.”

Celebrations as Warrington Housing Association choose Ashley & McDonough Ltd as Gas Maintenance & Repairs Provider

The Ashley & McDonough Team are delighted to have been chosen by Warrington Housing Association to undertake the servicing and 3* maintenance of gas fired central heating systems in the Association’s homes.

The contract was procured through Fusion21’s Heating Systems Framework, via direct award and began on April 1st 2019.

Darren Cunningham, Chairman of Ashley & McDonough said “We are delighted to have been asked by the Warrington Housing Association Team to continue delivering the servicing and maintenance in resident’s homes.  This year the Ashley & McDonough Team will continue to be quality driven, meet and exceed KPI’s and look to add value at every juncture.”

Niki Stockton, Director of Operations at Warrington Housing Association commented: “I am pleased we have re-appointed Ashley & McDonough as our gas servicing contractor and we look forward to working in partnership with the team to continue to provide an excellent service, keep our customers safe and explore added value opportunities, such as promoting apprenticeships.”

Keith Rodgers, Category Manager at Fusion 21 said “We’re delighted that Ashley & McDonough will continue to support Warrington Housing Association with its gas servicing requirements – generating greater efficiencies whilst also helping to keep residents homes safe.”

Ashley & McDonough Qualify As Constructionline Gold Member

Constructionline have awarded Ashley & McDonough Ltd Constructionline Gold Member have assessed the company for standards in environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery, corruption policies and health and safety.

Procurement for public sector works can be a time consuming and resource intensive process for smaller companies like us. This is why achieving Constructionline Gold Member is a big help to us in demonstrating competency, and gives confidence to our new and potential customers of the high standards they can expect.

Jordan Mahoney is an Outstanding Plumbing & Heating Apprentice

This time last year Jordan Mahoney was a 16 old pupil, studying at St Gregory’s High School, and revising for his GCSE exams. What a difference a year makes!

You will remember that Jordan secured an apprenticeship with Ashley & McDonough Ltd – our heating contractor. Jordan wanted to follow in his Grandad’s footsteps, as he was also a plumber. So, after a year of hard work Jordan is about to complete his first year of a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plumbing and Heatingat Warrington & Vale Royal College.

Jordan attends college 1 day per week, and spends the other 4 days receiving training in heating and plumbing installations in domestic properties working with senior engineers from Ashley & McDonough Ltd.

We caught up with Jordan on–site, at a new build development where he is working alongside Senior Engineer – Phil McLaren, installing whole heating systems and plumbing in bathrooms and kitchens to domestic homes.

When asked about how the Apprenticeship was going Jordan said “It’s amazing – I love being out on-site, and even though it’s hard work, I am learning so much, and my confidence grows each day. Under Phil’s guidance, I have been fitting pipework, hanging radiators and installing boilers, showers and sinks.  The topics that I have covered in College, including Gas Regulations, Health and Safety and the practical aspects of fitting pipework has helped me in understanding the importance of carrying out works to a very high standard. Earlier in the year, I was working with Servicing Engineers, servicing boilers, and checking smoke alarms in WHA homes. It makes it so special, and dauting, when you are working in your neighbours homes.”

Operations Manager for Ashley & McDonough – Colin Butterworth said “Our engineers are our greatest asset, and so it is important that we recruit and train the very best. Jordan has been very motivated from the beginning, he is showing real potential, and I am sure that he complete his apprenticeship with flying colours, and become an excellent Gas Safe Engineer that we can all rely on and be proud of.”

Mark Myers, Warrington Housing Association said “I am delighted to see our gas service contractor is embracing a culture of promoting apprenticeships”

Ashley & McDonough Ltd appointed as Wirral Methodist Housing Association Electrical Contractor

Following a tender process Ashley & McDonough Ltd have been selected to carry out the electrical testing and repairs, and PAT testing of Wirral Methodist Housing Association properties.

John Harris, Asset Manager at WMHA, said: “Ashley & McDonough was selected as part of a tender process and we are happy to be working with them on delivering this important area of compliance. We are confident that WMHA tenants will receive the best possible service when it comes to their electrical testing.”

“The contract will see Ashley & McDonough electrical engineers carry out high quality testing and repairs to proportion of WMHA homes. They will also provide safety checks on all smoke alarms, and replace where necessary.”

Jane Cunningham, Director of Ashley & McDonough said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract with Wirral Methodist Housing Association. We look forward to delivering a high quality testing and repairs service.”

Ashley & McDonough secure Historic Port Sunlight Village Trust Gas Maintenance contract

Ashley & McDonough Ltd has been appointed by Port Sunlight Village Trust to deliver the servicing and maintenance of gas appliances to their properties.

Colin Butterworth, Operations Manager, Ashley & McDonough Ltd said “We are delighted to have been awarded the new contract to provide Gas Servicing and Maintenance. This is a continuation of the contract, and we hope for a long and positive relationship.All of the houses in Port Sunlight Village are Grade 2 listed. This means that they are of special historical and/or architectural interest, and so we are very careful when undertaking the gas servicing and repairs that we maintain the structure ”

Neil Moffatt, Director of Operations, Port Sunlight Village Trust said “We are looking forward to working closely with Ashley & McDonough to deliver the gas compliance programme, and to a very successful partnership.”