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News - A. N. Wallis Awarded UVDB Category B2 Accreditation

News - A. N. Wallis Awarded UVDB Category B2 Accreditation

Date: 7th January, 2019

A. N. Wallis is pleased to announce that it has been successfully awarded an Achilles UVDB Category B2 accreditation. This accreditation now allows A. N. Wallis to pre-qualify as an approved supplier to the utilities sector - a process that makes it easier for companies in the sector to manage their supply chain risks and to comply with EU procurement regulations.

This accreditation was granted on the basis of an intense, independent audit and after this 2-day audit we are delighted to achieve over 90% in all categories and 100% in 5 out of the 8 categories.

We achieved outstanding scores in both the Management System Evaluation achieving 99% for Health and Safety, 100% for Environment, 100% for Quality and 92% for Corporate Social Responsibility. These excellent scores were also reflected on our Onsite Assessment achieving 99% for Health and Safety, 100% for Environment, 100% for Quality and 100% for Corporate Social Responsibility.

 

 


 

News - A. N. Wallis raise money for Bloomin' Dementia

News - A. N. Wallis raise money for Bloomin' Dementia

Date: 15th December, 2017

A. N. Wallis have been getting into the festive spirit with Christmas Jumper Day and we have been raising money for the local chairty Bloomin' Dementia.

Bloomin' Dementia has been formed to give a better quality of life to both sufferers and their families. They will use funds to help the individual remain part of everyday society, taking some of the burden away from their loved ones, who suffer equally as much. They believe this is a unique approach. Most charities although being very worthwhile themselves put funds soley into research.

 

 

 


 

News - Mersey Wharf Power

News - Mersey Wharf Power

Date: 23rd October, 2017

A. N. Wallis have successfully seen yet another project through from start to finish. Mersey Wharf Power has turned from just a piece of land to a fantastic 16MW power site, which is due to be commissioned very shortly.

A. N. Wallis has been part of this project for just over two years and it all started off by conducting a Soil Resistivity Survey so that we could then construct an Earth Electrode System Design, all of these procedures are performed by our experienced design team who are always on-hand to assist and meet the needs of our customers.

It is always great after all the hard work has been put in, to go back and perform the final Overall System Test as planned, and as expected the results are within the levels we predicted.

A. N. Wallis have, for many years, offered a range of technical and design services including full design of Structural Lightning Protection Systems, design of Substation Earthing Systems, Soil Resistivity Tests, Commissioning and Project Consultations to projects across the globe, a full project list can be obtained by contacting one of our team at info@an-wallis.com or by calling us on +44 (0) 115 927 1721.

 


 

News - A. N. Wallis proud winners of the 2017 Dragon Boat Mixed Crew Champions

News - A. N. Wallis proud winners of the 2017 Dragon Boat Mixed Crew Champions

Date: 17th August, 2017

A. N. Wallis were crowned the winners of the 2017 Dragon Boat Mixed Crew Champions.

The aptly names Wallis Lightning Bolts won the Mixed Crew title after finishing 3 seconds ahead of their nearest rivals. Bearing in mind that most of the team had never previously sat in a Dragon Boat before.

The event was attended by a number of semi-professional Dragon Boats teams travelling from as far as Newcastle. Out of 44 competitor teams the Lightning Bolts came 9th overall and was the only mixed male and female crew to get into the semi-finals!!

As reigning Mixed Crew Champions the Lightning Bolts will be back at the Riverside Festival next year to defend their title.

 

 

 


 

News - A. N. Wallis proud to sponsor the Medway Town Boys Football Team

News - A. N. Wallis proud to sponsor the Medway Town Boys Football Team

Date: 17th August, 2017

The Medway Town Greens boys football team, (which A. N. Wallis is proud to be a sponsor of) had an excellent year in the Maidstone League.

They just came up short in one of the cups that they enterted reaching the semi-final, we will be cheering them on next year to go a few steps further.

 

 

 

 

 


 

News - A. N. Wallis exhibiting at Data Centre World

News - A. N. Wallis exhibiting at Data Centre World

Date: 13th March, 2017

On Wednesday 15th March and on Thursday 16th March A. N. Wallis will be exhibiting at Data Centre World on stand P70.

Data Centre World is being held at the ExCel Convention Centre in London and this year's event will bring you an unrivalled line up of world-class suppliers to the data centre sector, thousands of hours of free content from over 600 of the industry’s leading practitioners and first class peer networking opportunities.

If you want to learn more about this event or register as a visitor then visit http://www.datacentreworld.com/welcome.

If you would like to request a meeting with a member of the A. N. Wallis team then click here: http://www.datacentreworld.com/exhibitors/an-wallis

 


 

A. N. Wallis accredited with BS OHSAS 18001

News - A. N. Wallis accredited with BS OHSAS 18001

Date: 23rd January, 2017

We are pleased to announce that A. N. Wallis has been accredited with BS OHSAS 18001:

BS OHSAS 18001 sets out the minimum requirements for occupational health and safety management best practice this is also a framework for an occupational health and safety (ohs) management system and is a part of the OHSAS 18000 (sometimes incorrectly identified as ISO 18000) series of standards, along with OHSAS 18002. It can help you put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for your organization to achieve the best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety, aligned to internationally recognized best practice. (British Standards Institution website: https://www.bsigroup.com/en-GB/ohsas-18001-occupational-health-and-safety/).

If you would like any more information on our latest accreditation then please do not hesitate to contact us on +44 (0) 115 927 1721 or email info@an-wallis.com

 

 

 

 

 


 

A. N. Wallis Awarded 5 Stars after RISQS Audit

News - A. N. Wallis Awarded 5 Stars after RISQS Audit

Date: 3rd October, 2016

After another successful RISQS Audit, A. N. Wallis have been awarded 5 stars, which is the highest possible achievement in the RISQS protocol. The five-star rating is only obtainable by completing the audit without non-conformances for at least two years.

RISQS is an industry managed scheme and ensures that any company working on the rail infrastructure has not only a competence management system to meet Network Rail standards but also an ongoing commitment to the safety and training of its personnel.

If you are procuring products and services for the rail industry in Britain, you are likely to be using RISQS.

For buyers, procurement management needs to involve tackling the risk imported from suppliers into the chain. Buyers seek assurance from their suppliers that the risk is managed and that they can deliver to meet their needs.

RISQS supports your organisation’s risk management and procurement strategy by reducing the cost, effort and risk of sourcing and managing suppliers. The RISQS services which are provided by Achilles include a supplier qualification programme with data capture through an online questionnaire and rigorous checks by data validation teams and qualified auditors. The RISQS community helps the GB rail industry buying organisations make informed, strategic decisions to minimise cost and turn common industry challenges into sources of competitive advantage.

If you are looking for a RISQS approved supplier then contact A. N. Wallis by phone +44 (0) 115 927 1721 or by email info@an-wallis.com

 


 

A. N. Wallis - Proud sponsors of the Arnold Town Under 8's Football Kit

News - A. N. Wallis proud to sponsor the Arnold Town Under 8's Football Team

Date: 22nd September, 2016

A. N. Wallis is proud to annouce that we have sponsored the new football kit for the Arnold Town Under 8's Football Team.

This team has a good squad of players and I'm sure one of them will become the next Lionel Messi.

We wish them all the best for the remainder of the season.

 

 

 

 


 

Tristram Carter gets ready for the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge

News - Tristram Carter gets ready for the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge

Date: 12th July, 2016

Flight Lieutenant Tristram Carter of 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, based at RAF Cosford in the West Midlands, is on his way up to Scotland to start the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge.

Updates will be posted here so that we can all be kept up-to-date with Tristram's progress.

Wallis will be sponsoring Flight Lieutenant Tristram Carter and we hope everyone that is reading this can give as much as they can by going to Tristram's just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/tristram-carter1

More information on the RAF Benevolent Fund can be found by following this link: https://www.rafbf.org/

If you would like to read more on the challenge facing Tristram then follow this link: https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/900-miles-14-days-two-small-wheels

Day 1:

A good day for Flight Lieutenant Tristram Carter, after having to cycle 16 miles in a strong headwind just to get to the start line Tristram started the Cycle Challenge. After travelling 64.4 miles he sent us this brief update:

"A good first day. Camped in Brora having done over 60 miles. Tonight I hope to camp out overlooking Loch Ness. It's 0800 and I'm all packed and ready to go."

Day 2:

Tristram managed an astonishing 80 miles yesterday in the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge and sent over the below update:

"I did 80 miles from Brora to Drumnadrochit close to Loch Ness. Am heading off to Fort William and then on to Oban today. I will get wet as heavy rain is forecast. Oh well! Thankfully rain will clear through and several days of good weather can be expected"

Day 3:

Friday proved to be a very challenging day for Tristram on the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge:

"Friday was the hardest day so far. 55 miles done in constant heavy rain. I'm now in Fort William and well rested after cycling alongside Loch Ness and then I followed the Caledonian Canal to Fort William. Today I continue south to Oban."

Day 6:

Tristram has now made it to Gretna and is racking up the miles:

"I have made it as far as Gretna having done 82 miles yesterday. At last the weather is getting better after the heavy rain I endured for two days in Scotland, although I had to shelter under trees twice yesterday as short showers hit. My body is coping well with the ride and the bike is holding up well. Today I tackle the big hills of the Lake District. Will be challenging."

Day 7:

Yesterday seemed like the perfect day for a bike ride and Tristram made the most of the stunning weather:

"A great day of cycling. Beautiful weather and stunning scenery as I rode from Gretna to Kendal in the Lake District. I stayed in a lovely campsite last night. Sadly the good weather was short-lived as it's raining again. Oh well.!"

Day 8:

Another excellent day for Tristram and ideal preparation for one of the longest day's of this challenge awaiting him:

"74 miles from Kendal in the Lake District to RAF Woodvale just north of Liverpool. I rode through some beautiful countryside and I went via the seaside town of Southport where I had fish and chips at the weekly biker get together on the seafront. I also had fun in the hall of mirrors. Today is a long one with 90 miles to go to my home base at RAF Cosford."

Day 9:

Tristram has been enjoying the recent lovely weather on his cycle challenge. He has currently raised just over £1500. £44 of which has been raised by generous donations from people that he is meeting on his travels.

"Another good day yesterday. I cycled 80 miles from RAF Woodvale just north of Liverpool to my home base at RAF Cosford in the West Midlands. The weather has been good most of the way."

Day 12:

Tristram has had a strong weekend and is on the home straight of the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge. Tristram is confident of finishing this challenge on Wednesday and is no doubt in need of a long rest.

"A great weekend of cycling, although Sunday was rather wet. I'm now in Taunton and heading for Tavistock. Last night I camped in a lovely apple Orchard. I hope to complete the ride on Wednesday."

Day 13:

Not far now for Tristram and we can imagine that he will enjoy spending the evening in his own bed as he makes a quick stop in Truro.

"Nearly there. Last night I got to Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor and today I'm heading for my home in Truro in Cornwall. Then tomorrow will be the final leg to Land's End. The weather is overcast but generally dry so I can't complain. The wind on the top of Dartmoor is quite cold. So I am well wrapped up."

Day 14:

Today is the last leg for Tristram on the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge.

"Yesterday was hard. 15 hrs from Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor to my home in Truro in Cornwall. It was raining most of the way so not very pleasant at all. Today it is raining again but hopefully it will clear before I commence the final leg of 40 miles to Land's End."

Tristram has cycled the length of the country in just 2 weeks, please show your support by clicking here to donate https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tristram-carter1. All proceeds go to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Day 15:

Tristram has done it!

"I reached Land's End at 3pm yesterday after riding the last leg of 40 miles from my home in Truro. Yesterday had been tough with me riding 80 miles from Moretonhampstead on Dartmoor to Truro the day before. So the 40 miles were a welcome relief. I had a small welcome party waiting for me at Land's End and it was very emotional for me to cross the line. I have raised over £2000 so far for the RAF Benevolent Fund. I have also met so many kind people on my travels. With so much danger in our lives it was so nice to be reminded of the goodness that is out there."

Congratulations from us all at A. N. Wallis.

 


 

A. N. Wallis & Co Ltd is now a certified member of Constructionline

News - A. N. Wallis & Co Ltd is now a certified member of Constructionline

Date: 30th June, 2016

A. N. Wallis is proud to announce that we are now a certified member of Constructionline.

"Constructionline is the UK's leading procurement and supply chain management service that collects, assesses and monitors standard company information through a question set that is aligned to PAS 91, the standardised pre-qualification questionnaire developed by BSI to reduce duplication within the construction industry.

Our aim is to provide efficiency savings to public and private sector buyers and the construction industry as a whole by streamlining procurement procedures and improving the supply chain management processes by reducing risk, creating cost efficiencies and helping buyers engage with new suppliers, including SMEs and local companies.

By providing access to over 25,000 suppliers for construction contracts, Constructionline is a common sense solution that 8,000 buyers from over 2,800 organisations are already making the most of. We assess all of our suppliers to government standards, and maintain relationships with a range of industry, ePurchasing and Government partners to ensure that we remain relevant to procurement professionals within the construction industry." (Constructionline website: http://www.constructionline.co.uk).

 

 

 

 


 

News - A. N. Wallis One of the Top Companies in Nottingham

News - A. N. Wallis One of the Top Companies in Nottingham

Date: 21st June, 2016

A. N. Wallis is proud to announce that we are one of the top 200 companies in Nottingham coming in at 151st place. Looking at some of the companies on the list this is a staggering achievement and one that we are all immensely proud of.

Onwards and upwards for next year's listing.

The full list can be viewed here: http://www.nottinghampost.com/nottinghamshire-s-200-companies-revealed/story-29386648-detail/story.html

 


 

A. N. Wallis to sponsor Tristram Carter on the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge

News - A. N. Wallis to sponsor Tristram Carter on the John o' Groats to Land's End Cycle Challenge

Date: 13th June, 2016

Flight Lieutenant Tristram Carter of 605 (County of Warwick) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force, based at RAF Cosford in the West Midlands, is cycling from John O’Groats to Lands’ End in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund in July 2016. Tristram is the Training Officer for 605 Sqn and last year he was one of a group of 52 who cycled from Paris to London in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, and they were all on Brompton folding bikes! Tristram decided that the ride was not challenging enough, so by the time the group reached London he had told his fellow riders that he would be riding his Brompton from John O’Groats to Lands’ End in 2016 – and he really is!

Taking approximately 14 days Tristram hopes to cover the 900 plus miles at an average of 70 miles per day. He will be camping out most nights with the odd night in RAF accommodation or staying with family, and he will celebrate his 60th birthday enroute! Tristram is passionate about the work of the military charities. In a former job he worked for a military charity and has first-hand experience of the good that the charities do and the suffering they help relieve for all generations, from those injured or traumatised in recent combat operations to those of the older generations who have fallen on hard times.

Wallis will be sponsoring Flight Lieutenant Tristram Carter and we hope everyone that is reading this can give as much as they can by going to Tristram's just giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/tristram-carter1

More information on the RAF Benevolent Fund can be found by following this link: https://www.rafbf.org/

If you would like to read more on the challenge facing Tristram then follow this link: https://www.rafbf.org/news-and-blogs/900-miles-14-days-two-small-wheels

 


 

Simon Sorsby celebrates his first year at A. N. Wallis

News - Simon Sorsby celebrates his first year at A. N. Wallis

Date: 23rd May, 2016

Our Simon Sorsby has been with A. N. Wallis for a full year now, and with this in mind we would like to bring you up to date with our services.

Since Simon has joined Wallis from his previous roles within the electricity industry in DNO’s and iDNOs, He has added an extra dimension with a wealth of knowledge in HV Earthing systems design.

We are proud to say we now have the broadest range of services in this industry including bespoke or standard earthing designs, soil resistivity testing & reports, earthing design verification, lightning protection system design and consultancy.

The manufacture and sales of quality Earthing, Lightning Protection and Low voltage Surge protection products is, as many of you know, key to our package and central to our growth in recent years.

Clients, literally around the globe use our earthing design services including Europe, Middle East and South East Asia on railway traction substations, distribution substations, solar farms, STOR sites, data centres, hospitals and reservoirs to name but a few.

We have invested in CDEGS software which is the world’s leading state of the art earthing analysis package, to give our customers the best solutions for their design needs. For testing and soil data gathering we use the Megger DET2/2 test meter, which has been tried and tested over many years to give quality infield performance.

Over the past year we have gained accreditation by RISQS to carry out works on the Network Rail infrastructure, as well as CHAS and Constructionline for UK construction sites.

We have also employed a trainee technician to develop which helps us offer you the industry-leading customer service we have become renowned for.

As soon as you require any Earthing design services however small or large please think of Wallis and contact simon.sorsby@an-wallis.com

Alternatively, if you want to buy earthing or lightning protection materials direct from A. N. Wallis call us on +44 (0)115 927 1721 or email info@an-wallis.com

 


 

New football kit for Bramcote Under 15's

News - New kit for Bramcote Under 15's

Date: 27th October, 2015

A new football kit for the Bramcote Under 15's featuring the A. N. Wallis logo is proudly on display by all of the players.

Football is a good way to give a group of young men a hobby that they can enjoy and participate in and A. N. Wallis is proud to be apart of that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

A. N. Wallis & Co Ltd are now a verified supplier on RISQS

News - A. N. Wallis now a verified supplier on RISQS

Date: 10th September, 2015

A. N. Wallis are proud to annouce that we are a verified supplier on RISQS.

"The Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) is the supplier pre-qualification service used by buyers of all products and services throughtout the GB rail industry." (RISQS website: www.risqs.org/)

"If you are procuring products and services for the rail industry in Britain, you are likely to be using RISQS.

Britain's railways are crucial to the economy, and on the back of two decades of rapid growth, will expand even further to carry more people and freight in the future. Trains, infrastructure and equipment are being reinvented, renewed and rolled out, requiring a confident world class supply chain. Rail is a big buyer, relying on thousands of suppliers of every shape and size, providing a wide range of unique, critical and complex products and services.

For buyers, procurement management needs to involve tackling the risk imported from suppliers into the chain. Buyers seek assurance from their suppliers that the risk is managed and that they can deliver to meet their needs.

Two elements of securing this assurance are Registration and Qualification.

Registration is a process provided to suppliers to enable them to register their interest in becoming a supplier.

Qualification is a process to determine whether or not a supplier, or potential supplier, meets a predetermined set of criteria." (RISQS website: www.risqs.org/buying-overview)

 


 

Simon Sorsby joins A. N. Wallis

Date: 1st July, 2015

We are pleased to announce that Simon Sorsby has joined A. N. Wallis.

Simon, a Chartered Electrical Engineer, has joined as our new Earthing Design Manager and with his arrival A. N. Wallis can now offer a complete Design, Manufacture & Supply service for the Electricity Distribution industry.

The range of service we can now provide include Soil Resistivity Surveys, Earthing System Designs, Touch,Step & Rise of Earth Potential Calculations, Design & Installation verification, as well as overall Earthing system testing.

Whatever your need, whatever industry you are in, A. N. Wallis can support you.

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A. N. Wallis & Co Ltd - donation to "Maggie's" cancer charity via long term employee Malc Storer's non-league football charity blog.

News - Donation to Maggie's

Date: 25th June, 2015

Malc writes:-

“My next door neighbour lost his mother-in-law to cancer towards the end of 2013, and he was amazed at the support given by various cancer charities. He mentioned that maybe we could resurrect the charity blog idea we first introduced a few years back to raise a few bob for a local cancer charity.

After a few days of research we decided that “Maggie’s”, based in the Nottingham City Hospital campus looked a very worthy cause. They offer care and support not only to the patient, but to relatives as well – all funded by public money.

The format of fund-raising we came up with was to donate £0.25 for every goal scored at games we attend, with 0-0 draws at £1.00. When I mentioned this to A. N. Wallis Sales director Mark Rimmington, he said that the company would be willing to match whatever Kev and I raised. Great news – and this meant that our initial target of around £250.00 would have to be raised to £325.00.

So with the thoughts of £0.75 per goal in our minds, we began the money chase in July with the customary pre-season friendlies, and despite being out of action for the majority of December, we ended the season with 130 games watched and 533 goals counting towards the charity.

The highest scoring game was Ilkeston FC U21 14-0 Newark Town U21 – but remarkably we ended up with only two goal-less games out of the 130!

We were delighted with the support from our friends in the non-league football community – a total of £426.75 was received – and along with Wallis, Kev’s and my contributions of £138.00 each, we ended the season on May 17th with a fantastic total of £850.00.

We went to “Maggie’s” to present a cheque on May 26th – and when you actually see first-hand the terrific work that is carried out at the centre, it makes the hard work over the past 10 months seem worthwhile.”