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TBM Boss's Drive of a lifetime in Stateside Race

In March 2009, TBM's Contracts Director, Nick Hull tested his driving skills to the max, when he took part in the 2009 Sebring Endurance Challenge in Florida.

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The 3.7 mile Sebring track is the oldest road course in North America and was originally a Second World War training air base for B-17 bombers. Many of the great motor racing legends have driven there, including Mario Andretti, Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio, as well as showbusiness legends Steve McQueen, Gene Hackman and Paul Newman

Racing a Ginetta G50 with Richard Sykes of Westpark Services (www.westparkservices.co.uk) and Speedworks Motorsport Team, Nick and Richard had the good fortune to finish on the podium after their first attempt, coming 3rd in their class. Out of a total field of 65, their team finished 19th. They also took part in a night race, which was a real test of nerves, especially when they were hitting over 155mph on the straights, in the dark!! Racing against many top race cars, including many Le Mans winning cars, it was a thrilling experience to say the least and Nick is hoping to race in Daytona, later on this year.



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TBM Set to ride the Economic Downturn

In the midst of the economic recession, where many companies are sadly calling it a day, TBM is steadily expanding.

With their client base and work load increasing, they welcome experienced joiner Chris Harkus into their ranks and have added a brand new Citroen Relay to their already 8 strong Vehicle Fleet.

Director's Chris Allman and Nick Hull explain that their success is due to the hard efforts of the TBM Team, both in the office and on site.

"In these difficult times, we have had to think smart and work smart to produce the best results for both our clients and ourselves. Competitive pricing, excellent workmanship and a dedicated sales and customer services focus has propelled us forward and produced some great results!" Say Chris and Nick.



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TBM Achieves SAFEcontractor Accreditation

TBM Ltd is one of the latest groups of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record

The company's application for SAFEcontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

SAFEcontractor accreditation is expected to enhance the company's ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.

SAFEcontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contract services.

Darran Hughes; Operations Director of SAFEcontractor said, "Major organisations can no longer run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies".

"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that TBM has done. The firms' high standard has set an example, which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector".

Under the SAFEcontractor system, businesses undergo a vetting process, which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.

Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website, www.safecontractor.com.

Employer-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, which enables them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These employers agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.

Over one hundred and twenty major nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.



Darley Mill

18th century water mill restored to former glory

Historic Darley Mill, which dates back to the 18th century, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the hard work of TBM Ltd and their Team.

The owners of the Harrogate-based Yorkshire Linen Company had ambitious plans of refurbishing the site and invested in the region of £1.5 million in the building which is located near Menwith Hill in North Yorkshire.

Darley Mill now boasts three retail floors including linens, home wares, gifts, books and crafts; a 60-seater restaurant and tea rooms; the restoration of the 27ft diameter working water wheel generating the mill's electricity; a children's outdoor play area; and family attractions.

Working closely with Yorkshire Linen and their firm of Surveyors, Lawson & Co, TBM worked relentlessly as project managers and main contractors to deliver the proposed scheme on time and on budget - much to the delight of their client and shoppers alike!

Mr Leventhal, who heads the Yorkshire Linen Company, says "In its heyday, it (Darley Mill) was a magnet for shoppers and tourists alike. With the renovation completed, we will see a new Darley Mill Centre not only capture all that made it so successful then, but add a new dimension which we believe will create an experience beyond shopping.

"We are going to cater for more than shoppers. Because people will make a conscious decision to travel to us, we want them to stay as long as possible and be entertained during that period."

Mr Leventhal has commissioned one of the country's leading experts in environmental engineering, to restore the 27ft water wheel to full working order, enabling it to generate the mill's power. Some of the mills workings have also been uncovered for display to the general public.

"Amid a lot of gloom on the high street, this is a major boost for Yorkshire's retail, tourist and business sectors," Mr Leventhal added.



TBM Wins Contracts with UKBS PLC

TBM have recently been awarded a substantial amount of contracts to renovate and maintain a variety of properties through national surveyors UKBS PLC.

UKBS provide a full range of property related services to meet the diverse requirements of their clients.

They undertake stand alone and bulk instructions. Regional and national instructions are co-ordinated by UKBS to provide a single point of delivery to their client. This saves the client time and resources.

Working closely with UKBS, TBM have stepped up to the challenge of delivering high quality workmanship under the added pressure of tight deadlines.

"To work along side one of the UK's largest group of Surveyors, who are held in very high regard, is a fantastic opportunity," explains Nick Hull, TBM's Contracts Director.

UKBS have a positive client attitude and ensures that their clients receive the optimum service. TBM has a very similar work ethic and is passionate about providing excellent levels of workmanship and customer service.

TBM has a wealth of experience in shopfitting and planned maintenance. This, together with the reassurance that UKBS' clients would receive the best level of service possible, resulted in TBM being approached.