Original post : Fri Jan 05 2018 12:28:06 GMT+0000 (BST)
First Week Back
The festivities are over for another year along with the first week back at work. I would like to start by saying on behalf of all the Hi-Way team, we hope you had a very Merry Christmas and an enjoyable New Year. For us we are continuing the year where we left off in 2017 in regard to fleet improvement. Within the next couple of weeks, we will be taking delivery of a brand new Multi-mark and feeder lorry, which due to high demand from clients this cannot come soon enough. This will take our machine fleet to 1 Winter Grun buggy and 3 Multi-mark Machines. Photos and information on the lorry will follow in the coming weeks.
Also in our bid to become a greener more efficient company the Contract Managers have swapped out the diesel VW’s of 4 years for environmentally friendly, more efficient BMW hybrids. Some of the benefits of this swap is the eye watering difference in miles per gallon with the VW’s accomplishing roughly 40-50mpg compared to the BMW’s 134.5mpg. Another staggering difference is the CO2 emissions with BMW once again crushing the dated VW’s. the BMW only emits 40g/km, where as the VWs are triple that at 120g/km. once again more information and photos will follow in the coming weeks.
Lastly, it is that time of year when we invite Stuart Minty in from Kent Cancer Trust to have a catch up on how their year has gone along with handing over our donation to help with their tireless work. The donation is a percentage of the companies profits. This will be the 5th year they have been one of our nominated charities, the reason that they are an obvious choice out of the many great charities fighting for good causes was due to the fantastic specialist works they do in aiding pain relief to those suffering with the illness as well as the research they put into creating better, more effective treatments.
We're always striving to innovate at Hi-Way Services, as our new trucks and training course demonstrate. But while our physical premises and practices have been given an upgrade, our digital presence has been missing out.
Road maintenance takes collaboration and teamwork, and we employ people in a variety of roles here at Hi-Way Services. However, there can be no doubt that some of the most enjoyable - and most highly qualified - positions we offer are to
Our Littlehampton depot means a lot to us. As well as being our first point of expansion outside Kent - marking its 10th anniversary this year - Littlehampton is our main outpost in Sussex, operating alongside our site in
Earlier this month, Stuart Minty (middle of photo) fund raiser for KCT had come down to Hi Way Services where Danny and Lidia presented him a £1000 cheque for the trust which help fund equipment and research for the hospitals and
It's that time of year again! Every year it seems to sneak up on us sooner than the year before From us all here at Hi-Way Services we would like to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy
This summer Lidia O'Reilly (left photo) took part in the Race for Life 5k Pretty Muddy alongside her sister Anna O'Reilly with the goal of raising £300. Race for Life
Hi Way Services Ltd are please to announce we have sponsored Littlehampton Youth, a team local to our Sussex Depot. The team has a close connection with the company as Contracts Manager Dave Bigg's son plays for the team. The Youth FC
Wednesday 4th July I made my way to the Marlowe Academy where they hold the annual athletics event for the schools in Thanet. For those unfamiliar, the schools in Thanet come together to compete in several track and field events in
We had an idea to take it upon ourselves to go out and learn about pothole filling. Questions on potholes had become more frequent and we noticed we were unable to answer all their queries. We agreed this would be one of many
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Sheila Barrett our accountant. She has provided us with 3 years of outstanding services. Sheila's attention to detail, while keeping the broader picture in
Back in December we took on a new HGV technician (Michael Neat left in photo) to service and repair our ever growing fleet of trucks, to improve Michael's knowledge of the road marking equipment built by Somerford Equipment we sent Michael to
Last year, the office staff took part in a familiarization day installing road markings such as parking bays, directional arrows and letters. They applied thermoplastic and paint to different surface types to familiarize themselves with the
Hi-Way Services has over 30 years' experience in providing specialist road marking services, providing a range of road marking services to County Councils, large civil engineering companies, household name developers and
A trip to West Sussex Depot quickly turned into a familiarization day to the business. Andy already having plans to travel to Sussex depot, invited Marnie and I to the yard, as neither of us have visited it. This was a great
Every year at Hi-way Services we look to support a handful of charities that we truly believe make a difference in their field. For the past 5 years one charity has stood head and shoulders above the rest and continue to
After 2 ½ years Robert Blanchard has left the business, whilst at Hi-Way Services Ltd he gained an interest in Quantity Surveying and he has pursued his interest with a new career in this field. We wish
As mentioned earlier this year, we have upgraded our contract managers vehicles from diesel powered VWs to state of the art hybrid BMW 330e. We revealed in the last write up just how much more efficient the BMW is with the miles per gallon
It is now common knowledge that we have been enrolling all operatives on to a Cat C HGV license training course. This is soon to become a compulsory qualification to enable a user to drive a rigid vehicle up to 32 tonnes. So far 10
Its that time of year again! Every year it seems to sneak up on us sooner than the year before. From us all here at Hi-Way Services we would like to take the time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
It is with deep regret that we impart some very sad news. The first book keeper employed by Hi-Way Services, John Couchman has sadly passed away. He was a valued member of the Hi-Way Services team in 1990-93. John was a retired bank manager
It has been a few months since we last mentioned which operatives were being entered in to our HGV Cat C Enrolment programme. For those of you who are new customers of Hi-Way Services or haven't updated yourself on our latest news in a
A few months back we decided to host a familiarisation day for our office staff so that they could get a greater understanding for what happens outside of the office walls and learn exactly how road markings are installed on different surface
Here at Hi-Way Services we always have an ethos of no job is too large or too small. Although the majority of our works are large schemes on term maintenance contracts we also do lots of smaller private works. When our neighbours Barretts
Our office team get first-hand experience of road marking Towards the end of last month, the office team were taken to the site of the Captain Digby in Broadstairs, Kent for a familiarisation day to learn about the road marking materials that
Last Sunday (10th September) we were at the Wheels and Fins Festival where we participated in their corporate soapbox race with our very own Ollie Evans behind the wheel. For those who have never heard of soapbox racing, it is where
Over the coming weeks our admin staff will be heading out on to site to try their hand at installing car park markings for a local business. With the guidance from our operatives they will be installing parking bays, directional arrows and
A few years back we noticed that orders were coming in for 1 or 2 studs by the same person so decided to enquire as to why the orders were so small and what they were being ordered for, it turned out to be a vibrant 9 year old boy called
Since 2015 we have been upgrading our fleet and machinery, not only for standardisation and appearance but for a more environmentally friendly foot print. Our latest purchase is the LineLazer ES 1000, a first of its kind, fully electric
It is no secret now that we are entering all our operatives in for their HGV Cat C license, this allows a successful candidate to drive a rigid vehicle (up to 32 tonnes). Since starting this scheme towards the end of 2015 a total of 8