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Anna Szot – LET Diploma in Lighting

Congratulations to Anna Szot from our London office, who recently graduated with a LET Diploma in Lighting.

Anna gained additional recognition by receiving the ‘Lighting Education Trust – Lighting Diploma Course’  from the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers, who present awards to the best students graduating in lighting as part of their commitment to the importance of education and training for lighting industry.

More information can be found here.


CBG to sponsor the Oxford Construction Professionals Network (OCPN) in June 2019

Founded by CBG Consultants in 2012, The Oxfordshire Construction Professionals Networking (OCPN) is a business networking group supported by corporate sponsors who offer the opportunity to catch up with like-minded construction professionals in a relaxed environment.

We don’t expect attendees to join a committee, there aren’t any seminars or presentations and we specifically discourage heavy sales pitches. The monthly events are very popular and free to attend.

We are delighted to be sponsoring on Thursday 13th June at a venue in the heart of Oxford

This is our last OCPN before taking a short break for Summer.

We would be delighted to welcome you, for more details on how to join us and book your place, please see the OCPN page.

Command of the Heights – Fort Amherst, Chatham

Works are progressing well at the Command of the Heights project at Fort Amherst, Chatham.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund scheme includes the adaptation of the casemates of a former Napoleonic fort into an open air theatre, provision of new toilet facilities, and re-landscaping of the waterfront area on the site of a former MOD depot. The fort itself is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, largely looked after by a dedicated team of volunteers. CBG Consultants have worked with Medway Council and pdp Green Consulting on the delivery of the project since 2016, and it is great to see it come into fruition, with Coleman James as main contractors. Watch out for an official opening in September 2019. (📸 Phil Pead – Medway Council)


CBG Consultants achieves Investors in People (IIP) Silver Standard

We are pleased to announce that after 10 months of hard work we have been accredited as an Investors in People (IIP) Silver organisation.

Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. IIP is about empowering the talent within the organisation to create greater success.

The level of service that we provide to our clients is directly related to the development and calibre of our team and we are proud to support the learning, development and career progression of those working with us.

To achieve the silver accreditation, surveys were used to shape our company’s values and vision and identify how we can improve our working practices, culture and environment for the good of everybody. Auditors measure our performance based on the IIP framework which is organised around nine key indicators of high performance, each with three underpinning themes.

Successful accreditation against the IIP Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability, so we are very proud to have passed this assessment, and to now be fully accredited until 2021.

CBG Consultants to become a #ForceForGood with Heart of the City

We want to do well by doing good. This year we’re proud to be members of Heart of the City – they’re supporting us to develop a responsible business programme that will help us have a positive impact on people, places and the planet.

During 2019 we’ll be developing activities around connecting with and supporting our local community, making sure our business practices are environmentally friendly and improving our workplace for employees. We’re excited to keep you updated with what we’re doing!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Wishing you a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at CBG Consultants Ltd.

We are proud to have supported many charities throughout 2018 and in lieu of Christmas Cards we shall be making a donation to our Charity of the Year;
Support for Sick Newborn & Their Parents (SSNAP) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

Learn about our Community & Charity Initiatives

CBG Consultants Launch Cambridge Office!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new Cambridge office!

In response to the successful delivery of a number of projects in the Cambridgeshire region and as part of our strategic growth. Our new office will allow us to comfortably continue to grow and provide our clients with the highest level of service within this exciting area.

Our new office space is located in the heart of the city, the address is:

22 Station Rd
CB1 2GA.

Tel: 01223 365111

Please feel free to drop in for a coffee or schedule a meeting with Director, Graham Woodroofe or Associates Andrew Frangiamore and Zahid Ashraf.

Opening of the Dojima Sake Brewery at Fordham Abbey

Founded 600 years ago by the Hashimoto family in Osaka,  the Dojima Sake Brewery has opened its first brewery in the UK and we were delighted to attend the opening within the historic grounds of Fordham Abbey in Ely, Cambridge.

Sake is a Japanese alcoholic drink made of fermented rice with brewing now started at Dojima.  Commencing with a traditional Kagami-wari ceremony (Sake Barrell breaking) which was attended by the Japanese Ambassador, Director for International trade, Head of Japanese studies at Cambridge University and many local and international dignitaries.

The building design is of a barn like structure which houses the different processes involved with Sake brewing including the washing, steaming, koji mixing, fermentation and storage tanks and finally bottling.  A visitor area and café are accommodated at the rear.  The architecture includes windows and rooflights to give an abundance of daylight and natural ventilation ensures that the process rooms achieve good environmental performance.

CBG were appointed as M&E consultants for the project which included the building environmental design, process and production services and the major infrastructure upgrades to the site.

A Gym with a View

CBG are delighted to see the handover stage reached for the refurbishment of Christ Church’s boathouse.

Sitting at the apex of the Cherwell and Thames, the project saw the complete renovation of the gym, modernisation of services within the boat store, and a new punt store extension created. The terrace and gym enjoy stunning views across the rivers, a nice respite from the tough training regimes for the rowing teams.



Oxford Open Doors – September 2018

This weekend sees the return of Oxford Open Doors. Organised by the Oxford Preservation Trust, dozens of the city’s finest buildings, old and new, are open to see.

CBG have been privileged to work in a fair few of them over the years, reaching places normally out of bounds to the public. These range from Grade I Listed buildings of national importance such as The Old Bodleian, Natural History Museum, and the University Church, to some of Oxford’s contemporary new builds at St Hugh’s and Kellogg. Other interesting sites we’ve worked at include The Exam Schools, Christ Church, Balliol College St Cross Archives, the Lucy’s development on Walton Street, and Oxford University Press. A great chance to get out in the city and see some interesting sites.

To find out more, see the Oxford Open Doors Brochure or the Oxford Preservation Trusts website.