AP Architecture Scoop Award

AP Architecture, tenants of EIC, have recently won a prestigious accolade at the Pinders Healthcare Design Awards. The event, now in its 20th year, aims to recognise outstanding design in the care sector. In a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London, where over 600 people were in attendance, AP took home one of the six gongs.

Company Director Paul Burton said: “AP Architecture are delighted to be winners of the Pinders Heathcare Design Awards 2019, Best New Care Home Elderly (Lower), with Willowbrook Care Home, Perry Barr, which was designed to be a centre of excellence in the treatment and care of older residents with dementia and mental health disorders.”

“It was a pleasure working alongside Mr Paul Willis of Willowbrook Care, who had great expectations for the home, and was committed to developing an aspirational place to live and work, which has also been recognised by CQC, with them rating the home as Outstanding.”

“AP Architecture have previously had two other projects as finalists in these awards, and this is the icing on the cake for the practice and the team behind such an outstanding project.”

A congratulations to AP Architecture from everyone at EIC for this amazing achievement!

Interface NRM go on Knowledge-sharing Trip to Italy

EIC tenants, Interface NRM, recently took a trip to Padova in Italy to visit partner company Vireo SRL.

The UKAS and and ASI accredited certification body, went over to evaluate the way they carry out tasks and also so that the two companies could learn from one another. They also got the opportunity to attend a training session about how their certification database will work going forward.

Vireo SRL aims to offer the best environmental certification on the market, and since 2010 have progressively expanded their field of activity. During this time, they have established good partnership relationships with internationally recognised certification bodies such as Interface.

Sales, Marketing and Administration Specialist Amy Buckler said: “Our time in Padova was superb and a really valuable learning experience for both companies. Aside from the evaluation and training sessions, we also got to visit some beautiful and historic places, and sample some great restaurants! We must also thank Vireo SRL for a very enjoyable time.”

EIC’s Water Cooler Moment!

In the continual effort to improve the tenant experience and in response to both a tenant survey and also requests during a hot period of weather, a new water cooler has been installed at the e-Innovation Centre (located on level 0).

The water cooler is free, there for tenants to use 24/7 and in a bid to prevent waste, will require a user’s own cup or bottle.

On tasting the water from the cooler, EIC staff member Tony (pictured) said: “Now that’s some mighty fine tasting H2O!”

*Tenant notice – please do not use the water cooler to fill up kettles.

Round Software Take On KEEN Graduate

Tenants at the Business and Technology Centre and formally EIC, Round Software, have recently taken on a University of Wolverhampton graduate via the Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN). This is a graduate recruitment programme designed to give bright and talented graduates a platform to launch their careers, while gaining valuable business skills.

The software development firm have been located on the Telford campus for seven years and started with only one person. They have grown steadily in the intervening years and have now reached a level where they can offer this fantastic opportunity to graduate Eishpal Mattu.

Owner and founder of Round Software, Joe Hormenoo said: “We are always looking for talented people that can offer us fresh ideas and bring something new to the company. We are really pleased to have taken on Eishpal, and the academic support that has come with collaborating with the University and KEEN is a real bonus.”

Eishpal said: “I have been supported all the way through and provided with opportunities to improve my skills and knowledge. I have gained a better understanding of system analysis which in turn has helped me become a better software developer. Keen and Round Software have given me an opportunity that has changed my life for the better and given me a career path that will present many opportunities now and in the future.”

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