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Wood recyclers take part in the Great Manchester 10k run in aid of the NSPCC

20 January 2016

Twenty runners from Plevin have signed up to take part in the Business Challenge in this years’ Great Manchester 10k run. The team are raising funds for their chosen charity of the year, the NSPCC which seeks to prevent child abuse in the UK.

The Great Manchester run takes place on Sunday 22 May and is Europe’s largest 10k race. Over 40,000 runners are expected to take part in the event which is set to see its 300,000th runner cross the line during the 13 year history of the event. The Plevin team are aiming to raise over £1000 from the event for the charity.

The NSPCC works tirelessly to prevent child abuse. It has been recognised that over half a million children are abused in the UK. The NSPCC help children who’ve been abused to rebuild their lives, protect children at risk and find the best ways of preventing child abuse from ever happening.

Deborah Sefton, NSPCC community fundraising manager for Tameside, said: "We are delighted that staff from Plevin are going to be taking part in the run and raising money for the NSPCC.  It is a fantastic event to kick start our charity partnership.  As a grassroots charity we rely on local fundraising for a large proportion of our donations and so I’d like to thank the staff at Plevin for choosing the NSPCC and helping us to support children and young people across the region.”

Andy Clugston, Transport Manager at Plevin, who has organised the run added, “We are proud to be running in aid of the NSPCC. The charity was voted amongst our staff as the most popular choice of charity that we will be supporting this year. We raised over £2,600 for charity last year and are aiming to beat this target”. 

If anyone would like to sponsor the Plevin team, donations can be made at

For more information about supporting the NSPCC locally, please visit, email or contact 0113 887 1120.


Recruiting for two new engineering apprenticeship positions at Hazlehead site

4 January 2016

Plevin are increasing the number of apprentices in their work force and are currently in the process of recruiting for two new engineering positions. Two apprenticeship posts have been created as an electrical engineering apprentice and a mechanical engineering apprentice, both of which will be based at their Hazlehead site, near Sheffield.  

Plevin currently have three apprentices that gaining from both on the job and classroom based training at other sites. The new positions have been created to create opportunities for those that are not in education, employment or training NEETS into employment.

The two positions will be based at the company’s 50 acre Hazlehead site on the outskirts of Sheffield. The site processes waste wood into biomass fuel which is used by energy companies to create heat and power.

Working alongside Barnsley College, the three year apprenticeships will lead to either an intermediate technical certificate in electrical engineering or an intermediate technical certificate in mechanical engineering. There is also the option to study for functional skills in maths and English if required. Applicants will need 5 GCSEs of more including maths and science or previous work in engineering.

Plevin Apprentice Kyle Hindle is based at our Mossley site and is currently working towards his City and Guilds in HGV Mechanic & Repair and recommends the apprenticeship programme. 

Kyle said, “When I complete my apprenticeship next year, I would like to stay with Plevin and am very grateful to them for their support. I am really enjoying working here with some great people and am pleased then when I have finished my course I will have industry recognised qualifications and will be a fully qualified HGV mechanic.”

The closing date for applications is 8th January 2016.

To apply, submit your covering letter and CV to or alternatively visit the website

Plevin raise over £2200 for North West Air Ambulance

5 August 2015

We have raised over £2, 200 for the North West Air Ambulance Charity. The fundraising, which included taking part in the Great Manchester 10k run and dress down days, has enabled us to support the worthy cause.

Our chosen charity of the year, the North West Air Ambulance Charity provides an essential service which receives no Government funding and relies on donations alone. For over 15 years the charity has been providing rapid treatment to patients across the region through its fleet of three helicopters, 365 days a year.

Andrew Clugston, Transport Manager, Plevin, added, “We are proud to be fundraising for the North West Air Ambulance. Thank you to all of our employees, customers and suppliers that have sponsored us. It is thanks to these contributions that we have helped towards keeping the helicopters in the air”.

Linda de Sá, Challenge Events Officer at the North West Air Ambulance Charity, said: “We’d like to thank Plevin for choosing us as their nomination charity this year. Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service that we provide, our charity would not be here without the generosity of the North West community.  This donation will help raise the funds it costs to keep our three helicopters operational and save lives.

For more information on the North West Air Ambulance Charity or to donate, please visit or contact the office on 0800 587 4570.

Left to right: Paramedic Pup, Andy Clugston, Simon Plevin and Linda de Sa.


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