Engineering firm steps up its support for Hartlepool Hospice

Hospice AdoptionA TOWN civil engineering firm has stepped up its support for a charity by finalising a corporate sponsorship deal which will help to raise even more cash for the cause.

Seymour Civil Engineering, on Hartlepool Marina, has boosted the coffers of Hartlepool & District Hospice on dozens of occasions through a number of campaigns over the years.

And now the firm has taken its support to another level by signing up to the charity’s corporate adoption scheme, which will involve organising a number of events and fundraising activities every year.

Kevin Byrne, the company’s managing director, said: “Seymour has been based in Hartlepool for more than 35 years and employs a large amount of people from the local area. We wanted to focus our support on a local charity and after visiting the hospice and seeing first hand the amazing work they do for the community, it was the obvious choice.”

Carol Sennett, corporate fundraiser at the hospice, said: “Seymour have been key supporters of the hospice for many years and we are delighted that the work we do for the local community has been the inspiration for this.”

Seymour’s staff have already kickstarted their fundraising ideas and are in the process of organising a ball to be held in the summer. Hospice bosses say the support and generosity of companies such as Seymour will help to ensure the hospice’s vital work can continue.

Greatham FC made it to the Final!

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Greatham FCWell done to Seymours Sponsored Under 10’s Football Team, Greatham FC.

After battling their way to the semi final of the Durham League Cup and beating Shildon AFC 1-0 they are on their way to Rockliffe Hall in May to play Bishop Auckland St Mary’s in the FINAL!

Good Luck Greatham FC from all at Seymour Civil Engineering!

Kevin Byrne achieves elite status!

Local civil engiKevin - ICE Fellowshipneer, Kevin Byrne, has been awarded Fellowship of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Respected internationally, ICE Fellowship is the highest grade of ICE membership and a benchmark for those practising at the top level within the civil engineering profession. Only those with a position of responsibility in the planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of important engineering work can be awarded this level of membership.

Kevin was presented with his Fellowship certificate by ICE President, Geoff French, at an admission ceremony held at the ICE headquarters in Westminster, London

Penny Marshall, ICE North East interim regional director, commented:
“Gaining ICE Fellowship is an exceptional achievement and I warmly congratulate Kevin on joining an elite group of civil engineers. This highly-respected accolade recognises a significant contribution to the civil engineering profession and seniority in the industry.”

Kevin is the Managing Director of Seymour Civil Engineering in Hartlepool. He says he was inspired to become an engineer from Victorian engineering and post war infrastructure development.

His advice to school students is that: “Engineering can be a very rewarding career and you are building tomorrow’s future, today”.