Keep up to date with HOP’s latest endeavours from new personnel and media appearances to the very latest HOP achievements.

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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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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HOP Team-Building Day 2017

Posted on the 30th October 2017

September is the month that we arrange our annual staff team-building event. This year focused on building chariots out of cardboard. The brief was left open to inspire creative interpretation, and it was great to see so many different structures. This was an exciting opportunity to utilise our skill set as engineers, as well encouraging the whole team to work together.

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Willmott Dixon – Powered By The Best Awards

Posted on the 11th October 2017

HOP are delighted to have picked up 2 awards at the Willmott Dixon: Powered By The Best Awards. We are proud to have been presented with the Legacy Award, which recognised our ongoing investment in staff training and supporting the local community. We were also presented with the Growth Award, which recognised our collaboration with Willmott Dixon and the design team on the Hounslow Waste Transfer project.

Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2017

Posted on the 22nd September 2017

We were delighted to be awarded Business of the Year and the Professional Services Award at the Brighton and Hove Business Awards 2017. The BAHBA ceremony is held to celebrate those companies, organisations and individuals that help build the Brighton brand. Receiving the Business of the Year Award, the most sought after accolade of the night, was an unexpected surprise and we couldn’t be more proud of all our staff.

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ICE’s Innovation Award 2017

Posted on the 1st August 2017

Last week, our HOP i360 team attended ICE’s Engineering Excellence Awards and won the Innovation Award, presented to the British Airways i360 project team! Congratulations must be given to all those involved in the development of this iconic landmark on Brighton’s seafront. Read More.


HOP Run/Walk/Cycle

Posted on the 23rd June 2017

Last month, we held our annual Run/Walk/Cycle social event for our staff.

We believe it is important for individuals across teams, to come together and engage in informal team exercises. This event in particular, encourages others to join the team of existing HOP athletes. It was a fantastic day in the sun. A special well done must go to the HOP runners who defeated the hilly route across the Downs in the scorching 25 degree heat.

Click here to see some of the great images captured on route!

Rampion Site Visit

Posted on the 8th June 2017

On Monday 22nd May, HOP technical and support staff had the opportunity to spend the afternoon on site and experience construction up close. We consider it important for all HOP members to get a chance to see first-hand the work that HOP plays a pivotal part in, and this served as yet another fantastic CPD exercise. The visit also served as a great opportunity for our work experience student to see yet another side of Engineering, outside of the office environment.

“As usual, it was enjoyable to spend time with members of the HOP team who I may not regularly see around the office.
The site visit was very informative and was an excellent way to help visualise various aspects of our projects. A big thank you for arranging this trip!” – HOP Graduate Engineer