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B&K Academy Awards 2018

» 22nd October 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Monday 22nd October 2018 saw 16 DBS trainees graduate from the B&K Academy at a ceremony held at St Georges Park, home of the Football Association’s National Football Centre. Graduates were treated to an 'Access All Areas' tour before being congratulated on their achievements, and presented with a certificate to mark the occasion, by Mr John and Mr Robert Kirkland. ...

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DBS Apprentice & Long Service Awards 2018

» 19th October 2018

Friday 19th October 2018 saw the 14th annual Apprentice and Long Service Awards at Derry Building Services. Friends and family of the award winners gathered, along with those celebrating 10 years service to the company, to acknowledge the achievements of the six young men who would be named Apprentices of the Year in their respective fields. Mr Jack Kirkland, Group Director, attended the ceremony to bestow his congratulations on the winners and present the awards. DBS Apprentice Awards 2018 ...

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DBS Win at Willmott Dixon Midlands Region Supply Chain Partner Awards 2018

» 4th October 2018

DBS were awarded the 'Growth Award' at their annual Midlands Region Supply Chain Partner Awards 2018 at a glittering ceremony hosted at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham on Thursday 4th October. The Growth Award recognises a partner who works closely with Willmott Dixon throughout the preconstruction and build process to create, protect and improve their margins. Jud...

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DBS Electrician Reaches Final of ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year 2018

» 19th September 2018

The ECA Edmundson Apprentice of the Year award aims to recognise outstanding apprentices who not only have good technical skills, but are role models for others in the industry. Niall Watson, who trained with DBS and successfully qualified as an Electrician in 2017, was one of three shortlisted for ...

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DBS Apprentice Named the Eddie Waggstaff Apprentice of the Year 2018

» 4th June 2018

Savannah Weekley, Maintenance Administrator, was named the Eddie Wagstaff Apprentice of the Year by the Rotary Club of Newark at their annual lunch held at the Deincourt Hotel on Monday 4th June. Savannah was presented with a cheque for £10...

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DBS Receive RoSPA Order of Distinction

» 31st May 2018

DBS have received the prestigious Order of Distinction Award (marking 15 consecutive Gold Awards) in the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards are the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. The award recognises their practices and achieve...

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DBS Named Willmott Dixon Supply Chain Partner of the Year Runner Up at National Awards

» 3rd May 2018

Having won Supply Chain Partner of the Year at the Midlands Region Supply Chain Partner Awards 2017 DBS were entered into the same category at the National Building on Better Awards held at the Hilton London Bankside on Thursday 3rd May 2018. DBS are proud to have been recognised as runner up in the category marking our significance to Willmott Dixons National Supply Chain. ...

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DBS Managing Surveyor Admitted as a Fellow to the CIOB

» 27th April 2018

Joanne Lacey, Managing Surveyor based at DBS's Birmingham Office, has been admitted as a Fellow to the Chartered Institute of Building. Joanne, who joined DBS as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor in 2007, now joins an elite group considered amongst the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the construction industry....

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DBS Supply Chain Awards 2017

» 1st December 2017

Congratulations to all those who received recognition at the annual DBS Supply Chain Awards held on Friday 1st December 2017 at The Nottingham Belfry Hotel. Hosted at their annual Supply Chain Conference, attended by DBS’s top performing sub-contractors and suppliers in 2017, DBS rewarded those who had shown the ultimate in commitment to quality, health & safety management, innovation and best practice over the last 12 months. ...

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Willmott Dixon Name DBS as Supply Chain Partner of the Year 2017

» 16th November 2017

DBS have been named as Willmott Dixon Construction's 'Supply Chain Partner of the Year' at their annual Midlands Region Supply Chain Awards 2017 held the Indigo Hotel in Birmingham on 16th November 2017. The award recognised the Supply Chain Partner who they deemed to have truly embraced the Willmott Dixon 'Building on Better' strategy and had shown strong attributes in ...

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13th DBS Apprentice & Long Service Awards

» 27th October 2017

Friday 27th October 2017 saw the 13th Apprentice and Long Service Awards at Derry Building Services. Friends and family of the award winners gathered, along with those celebrating 10 and 25 years’ service to the company, to acknowledge the achievements of the six young men who would be named Apprentices of the Year in their respective fields. Mr John Kirkland, Group Chairman and Mr Jack Kirkland, Group Director, attended the ceremony to bestow their congratulations on the winners and present the awards. This year’s award winners were: ...

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017

» 26th October 2017

Thursday 26th October 2017 saw nine DBS trainees graduate from the B&K Academy at a ceremony held at St Georges Park, home of the Football Association’s National Football Centre. Graduates were treated to an 'Access All Areas' tour before being congratulated on their achievements, and presented with a certificate to mark the occasion, by Chris and Robert Kirkland. Congratulations go to: Ben Beal...

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DBS Receive RoSPA Presidents Award 2017

» 7th April 2017

Derry Building Services Ltd is a winner at the RoSPA Health and Safety Awards 2017. DBS has achieved the President's (14 consecutive Golds) Award in the prestigious annual scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). Through the RoSPA Awards scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes f...

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DBS Team up with UoN to Help Students Build Work Experience Portfolio

» 16th February 2017

Students looking for a career in the construction industry have been given the chance to ‘build a better future’ thanks to a pioneering new alliance. The partnership between Northampton College, The University of Northampton and a host of companies working on the new Waterside campus project will see students given the opportunity to spend time working on the development and transferr...

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DBS Named as Top 100 Apprentice Employer

» 23rd January 2017

Following on from their success at the Midlands Regional Finals in October where they were named as Medium Employer of the Year, Derry Building Services has been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer list. This list is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentic...

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