Riverside College Launch Bell Decorating Academy

On Thursday 14th December Riverside College, in partnership with Bell Group, launched the North West’s only Bell Decorating Academy which will provide a host of exciting opportunities for the college’s painting and decorating students. This is the third in a nationwide roll out of academies.

Taking place in the college’s £3.6 million Engineering and Construction Skills Centre, the painting and decorating department were presented with a plaque to mark the new partnership.

Inverness Team Brightens Up City School Room

Volunteers from our Inverness branch gave up their time to transform a city school room at Merkinch Primary School in time for Christmas.

The Ocean Room was a little bit tired at Merkinch Primary School, which consists of a pupil roll of 350, and our local team stepped up and offered to help give the room a refresh.

Second National Bell Decorating Academy Launched!

On 5th December, Bell Group in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College, launched the Bell Decorating Academy which will focus on supplementing the painting and decorating skills taught in the college with hands-on experience.

The launch event took place at the College’s Anniesland campus, where the college was presented with a plaque to mark the partnership and Craig Bell, CEO of Bell Group, hosted a presentation and discussion with students.

International Connections

As part of an international exchange, Bell Group recently hosted a student from Germany. Pia Bennemann from Ascheberg, Germany had been studying level 3 painting and decorating and was offered by her college the chance to come to the UK to learn new skills and gain valuable experience in another country.

Our team in the East Midlands have been working with Pia for the past few weeks and have been impressed with how keen she was to learn.

Another Fantastic Fundraiser for Macmillan!

Bell Group raised a brilliant £806.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support through holding Coffee Mornings nationwide for an impressive three weeks! The event swept across our branches with a ‘Bell Group Bake Off’ also being initiated with the chance for the lucky winner to win three prizes.

Bell Group swap painting colours for football colours to raise £2,600.00 for SSAFA

Bell Group’s Airdrie team are proud to have raised £2,600.00 recently, when they teamed up with CarillionAmey at the Excelsior Stadium for Armed Forces Charity SSAFA.

The firms hosted a five-a-side football tournament and fun day at New Broomfield, in support of Armed Forces Charity SSAFA.

The turnout was brilliant! 16 teams all competed for the trophy, including teams from our Airdrie, Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh and Aberdeen branches! It ended up being Bell Group final, Airdrie vs Kirkcaldy, with Kirkcaldy taking the win!

Sharing best practice to drive safety and improve landlord services

Hyde Housing along with Bell Group and other contractors have established a property services Health and Safety Core Group. The Group will support a more consistent approach to health, safety and operations which will make sites safer, as well as raising awareness of safety issues among contractors’ operatives.

Clean Up Collaboration Project

Bell Group, are proud to have supported Sunderland’s Business Improvement District’s (BID) recent campaign called 100 Quick Wins.

100 Quick Wins is a collaboration project with Sunderland Business Improvement District (BID), Sunderland College and Sunderland Council, which saw up to 3000 students embark upon a three-day clean-up campaign from 18-20 October.

As part of the campaign, local organisations supported the students to carry out various tasks including painting of shutters, weeding and litter picking.

Bell Group saddles up for The Thames Bridges Bike Ride 2017 in Aid of Stroke Association

Bell Group UK joined #teamstroke to complete the Thames Bridges bike ride through London’s busiest tourist routes on Sunday 1st October. The Bell Cycling team conquered chaotic London traffic, pot holes, busy junctions…and 13 Thames Bridges to cover 62 kilometres in aid of The Stroke Association.

The team included our Chairman George Bell, who also completed the London to Paris cycle in 2015 in aid of St Andrew’s Hospice.

World Mental Health Day 2017

What better way to support World Mental Health Day than to announce the launch of our Mental Health Resource Portal!

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