We’ve been supporting Future IOW, Sydenhams Timber & Builders Merchant, The Prince's Trust and Midlands Net Zero Hub in the delivery of a fully-funded Skills Camps in Domestic Property Insulation.
This scheme was developed to help those currently out of the work on the Island to kickstart a career in green construction and retrofit.
More information about the Skills Camps and how to sign up can be found here.
On Friday 3rd February we attended the IW Green Impact Awards hosted at Calbourne Water Mill.
We were excited to collect our Gold Award as one of the top 6 scoring businesses for sustainable and environmental achievements.
We were also surprised to be awarded the Community Action Special Award for our Ranger Services 'Plant With Us' community tree planting campaign.
We look forward to taking part in the Green Impact scheme again in the future!
IW RADIO CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL
This year we have taken part in the Isle of Wight Radio's Christmas Toy Appeal!
The team at our Newport office have been collecting toys that will be donated to young carers, children in hospital, families challenged by poverty and youngsters in care.
Since its inception over ten years ago, around 30,000 gifts have been donated to less-fortunate children at Christmas time through the Toy Appeal!
RIPPLE ENERGY DIRECTOR
Our Managing Director, Sarah, has just been elected to the Member Board of Directors at Ripple Energy Kirk Hill Cooperative!
Kirk Hill is the biggest addition to the Ripple wind farm collection. Made up of 8 turbines in windy west Scotland, the site has the potential to power over 20,000 households and businesses with the cheapest and greenest electricity.
Construction at the site started in October and the wind farm is due to be operational by November 2023.
Find out more about the project at Ripple Energy | Our wind farms - Kirk Hill
HOME & INTERIORS SHOW
We will be exhibiting at the first ever Homes & Interiors Show held at East Afton Farmhouse on Sunday 23 October!
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the 2022 Isle of Wight Homes & Interiors Show provides endless inspiration for your decorating projects however big or small.
We are one of 20 exhibitors who will be attending the event along with our friends at Vivus Interiors and Modh Design.
Come along to discuss any home or grounds improvements you have in mind - our multi-disciplinary professionals will be on hand for all your enquiries.
See you there!
As part of our efforts to make as many of our activities for purpose and not just profit, we encourage all our staff to use the search engine Ecosia, this site uses the income from ads on its search result pages to fund tree planting around the world.
More info at: https://info.ecosia.org/what
MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING
The team at our Newport office have spent the last few days hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning. Get a look at all those scrumptious cakes!
We have collectively raised £145.50 for Macmillan Cancer Support!
How this money can help: "£100 could pay for a person affected by cancer to attend a health and wellbeing event, providing them with skills to improve the management of these areas in their lives."
CENTRAL SOUTH BUSINESS AWARDS
Our Director, Chris Chatwin attended the Central South Business Awards last night in support of the Isle of Wight Council who won Construction Project of the Year - For Branstone Farm.
Our involvement in the project includes; delivering the Masterplan for the whole site and continuing project support through our Architecture and QS services for the housing development.
WE INVEST IN PEOPLE
Investors in People are delighted to award ERMC Ltd, We Invest in People - Standard Accreditation! It means principles and practices around supporting people are in place and everyone understands how to use them to make work better!
Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate ERMC Ltd. Being accredited with We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places ERMC in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”
We believe that the success of your organisation begins and ends with people. If we make work better for everyone, we make work better for every organisation. And if we do that… we make society stronger, healthier and happier.
About Investors in People:
Most of us will spend around 80,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. For something that takes up that much of our time, we think people deserve to get more out of it than just a regular pay cheque. That's why Investors in People have already helped more than 11 million people across 75 countries to make work better.
Design and Management Consultant
We have successfully secured the Design and Management Consultant for the East Cowes Marine Hub from the Isle of Wight Council, supported by the Government's Levelling Up Fund.
This project is expected to see the whole south elevation of the structure restored and weatherproofed as part of the council's plans to create more working space and jobs in and around the East Cowes Marine Hub.
Once the windows and side wall are restored, two whole internal floors of the historic building will be accessible again. The next phase of the works will be to refurbish the newly-accessible working spaces inside, which are currently out of use.
Starting in March, the first phase of restoration work is expected to finish later this summer, with the internal refurbishment phase coming soon afterwards.
It's the season for giving and at ermc we have been in a festive charitable mood.
This December we took part in the Isle of Wight Foodbank's Reverse Advent Calendar, collecting festive food donations to help struggling local families at Christmas. We also dug out our Christmas jumpers for the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 10th December. Raising awareness and money to help support underprivileged children transform their lives.
Commercial Frontage Improvement
Design Work and Advice
We have successfully secured the Design and Advice services for the Newport and Ryde Commercial Frontages improvements being sought by the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ), a partnership between Newport and Carisbrooke Community Council, Isle of Wight Council and Historic England.
This means we will be advising shop owners on the improvements that they can make to return their shop fronts to their original style, in line with the Design Guide that has been published for both high streets.
Information on the HSHAZ can be found on the website here.
The longstone as you’ve never seen it before thanks to the power of point cloud.
Watch our short video showcasing how amazing point cloud technology is. This new tech will revolutionise the way we can survey buildings, especially old or unsafe sites that we cannot access directly.
GET TO US
Getting to our Newport office in a sustainable way is easy.
By bus: Southern Vectis have routes that cover the majority of the island and direct links to the ferry terminals. The Newport bus station is just a 5minute walk from our office.
By bike: We have cycle racks located in our courtyard, shower and kit room facilities.
By foot: Our office is located in the heart of the town, making it within walking distance of public transport hubs, hotels, shops and restaurants.
By e-Scooter: Beryl scooters are available to hire from several scooter bays around Newport.