HOP in the Community

HOP actively engage with the local community. Whether it is promoting Engineering and Construction, providing input on community projects, or helping others develop useful skills for practical application, we strive to give something back.

Hove Plinth Public Launch

Posted on the 3rd May 2018

The completed Hove Plinth was revealed on Saturday 21st April. Hove Plinth will showcase a new local sculpture every 12-18 months on Hove seafront. HOP provided advice to overcome the design challenge for the plinth to accommodate a wide range of future sculptures.  As a result, we were awarded ‘Hove Plinth Heroes’ for our contribution.

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Construction Starts on Hove Plinth

Posted on the 9th April 2018

On the 26th February, the ‘Hove Plinth’ Project Team were featured on BBC’s South East News to celebrate the start of construction! This plinth will showcase a new local sculpture every 12-18 months on Brighton Seafront. Work will take place on the site over the next eight weeks with support from HOP and a number of local firms who are contributing work free of charge, including Matsim, Millimetre and RLF.

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Brighton2Brussels Charity Cycle Ride to start in the sky at British Airways i360

Posted on the 26th February 2018

This year’s charity bike ride will start at The British Airways i360 on May 3, with the 40 riders cycling a mile around the inside of the pod as it glides up to 450ft and back again. The participants will then continue their ride on to Brussels.

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Brighton2Brussels Charity Bike Ride

Posted on the 22nd February 2018

The Brighton2Brussels Charity Cycle Ride 2018 is raising funds for the Mayor’s Charities of Brighton and Hove. This year’s charities include: Albion in the Community, The Clock Tower Sanctuary, The Martlets Hospice, RISE and the Sussex Heart Charity.

Please help us raise HOP’s target of £750 to help reach the team’s fundraising goal!

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DIY SOS Arundel

Posted on the 23rd January 2018

HOP are honoured to have been invited to provide technical assistance on yet another DIY SOS Build. A great opportunity for our Trainee Engineers to showcase their expertise with the guidance of senior members of staff. Providing the family with a wheelchair friendly space with new lift and a fully renewed space planning of the whole internal floor space and SIPS constructed extension, all within 9 days! We are thrilled to have been able to assist in helping a family in need achieve their dream home, and we are proud to be a part of the fantastic community response from local tradesmen and women.

Paddle Round The Pier Launch Event!

Posted on the 4th December 2017

On the 23rd November, Paddle Round the Pier 2018 was launched at the British Airways i360. Jon Orrell, as Chair of the Trustees, presented cheques to this year’s chosen charities: RNLI, The Wave Project and Brighton Surf Life Savers. £10,000 was donated to each charity due to the success of this years event!

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Practical Skills for Construction 2018

Posted on the 8th September 2017

Following the success of our previous Practical Skills for Construction scheme in 2016, we will be launching a second event in 2018!  The course will be a week long event, packed full of many valuable learning opportunities, workshops and site visits for students. Successful candidates will have the chance to experience the practicalities of construction, listen to lectures delivered by construction professionals from different firms, and study for their Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card.

Practical Skills for Construction

Posted on the 13th February 2017

Practical Skills for Construction was a week long course organised and ran by HOP to help those who wanted to get into the Construction Industry, but had not had the opportunity to experience the practicalities of some of the work involved, nor, importantly, had the opportunity to study for their CSCS card.

The week was packed full of various learning opportunities, workshops, interesting site visits including the Palace Pier and Shoreham Port and outdoor activities.

It is great to hear of the success stories from those entering fulltime employment as a result of the week. A big thank you must go to all those that made such a project, a reality.

HOP in Education

Posted on the 13th February 2017

HOP is proud to support local schools, colleges and Universities. We hope to raise the profile of Engineering as a future career choice and continue to support STEM and WISE initiatives that champion this on a national platform.

Our recent involvement has included; participation in local career fairs, the delivery of lectures, ICE talks, college walking tours of Brighton’s innovative Engineering and hands on assistance with community building projects.

HOP charity support

Posted on the 13th February 2017

HOP is proud to support Whoopsadaisy; a local charity which gives help, advice and education to children with cerebral palsy and similar motor disorders, helping them and their carers live independent lives.

We have helped to move them in to their current premises at the Whoopsadaisy Pavilion, preparing initial surveys of the building, submitting and managing Planning Application and organising building work to restore the previously derelict building.

In recent years, we have continued to assist the Charity wherever possible, by helping out at events, raising sponsorship money and offering our services free of charge if any works to their new premises are required.