News - April 2018

Building bridges at Magna Science Adventure Centre 2018 – 26/04/2018

GUTS 2018 Bailey Bridge

On Wednesday 18 April, a team of Henry Boot Construction colleagues brought the Bailey Bridge to this year’s Get up to Speed (GUTS) event, held at the Magna Centre in Rotherham. In association with Work-Wise, the event aims to educate and inspire students by introducing engineering, manufacturing and technology. Schools across South Yorkshire spent the day exploring the interactive event which showcases the diverse range of career opportunities in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The event brought together regional employers to promote what the area has to offer.

The Bailey Bridge proved popular, with students from all ages working together to build it, with assistance from Lead Engineer Rob Cundill, Trainee Quantity Surveyor George Talbot, Trainee Planner Tom Brady and Trainee Site Manager Lydia McGuinness.

High profile businesses such as Rolls-Royce and McLaren Automotive also attended the GUTS event to showcase their products and help inspire the younger generation. Special guests in attendance included David Richards CBE who is the chairman of the UK Motor Sports Association.

“Get up to Speed with STEM 2018 was the best attended yet in the events eight-year history. Almost 2,500 young people and supporters attended and were blown away by the amazing businesses and job opportunities that exist in the region. It was great to add a new dimension with the inclusion of the Construction sector this year and we are very grateful to Henry Boot Construction and others, who not only supported the event but brought along their Bailey Bridge for the students to have a go at constructing.”

John Barber, Co-Founder & CEO, Work-Wise Foundation

For more information, contact

Karen Fisher, Business Development Manager