News

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

Jon Orrell steps down as Managing Director

Posted on the 5th February 2019

HOP announces that as of January 2019, Finance Director John Spearman is to be appointed Managing Director.

John Spearman assumes this role from Jon Orrell who has served as Managing Director/Senior Partner since the businesses inception in 1985.

John has been working closely alongside Mr Orrell for the last 18 months to allow for a smooth transition of the business and continuity of leadership.

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Christmas Presents Donation 2018

Posted on the 18th December 2018

On Tuesday 18th December, we dropped off gifts, donated by our staff, for the children at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. We also donated some supplies for the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, a unit close to the heart of many of our staff. We send our wishes to all the children receiving treatment over the Christmas period, and our gratitude to all the staff at the hospital and the unit who do such an amazing job. 

Rockinghorse Children’s Charity

HOP Team Building Day 2018

Posted on the 2nd October 2018

Every September, HOP organise an annual Staff Team Building Day. This year’s event was marine themed and staff enjoyed an exciting day taking part in the activities on offer at Chichester Watersports Centre.

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Paddle Round the Pier 2018

Posted on the 26th July 2018

Paddle Round the Pier is the world’s largest free beach and watersports festival. It is organised every year on Brighton seafront and features the best in watersports, live music, kids’ entertainment, and more!

HOP Managing Director, Jon Orrell, assisted in the organisation of the festival this July and encouraged the whole company to get involved.

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Linda’s Retirement Party

Posted on the 10th July 2018

HOP hosted a retirement party for Accounts Manager, Linda, who has worked at HOP for 30 years! Being a lifelong Brighton & Hove Albion FC fan, we arranged a special guest appearance by Bruno to congratulate her on her retirement and to say thank you for all her commitment to HOP.

Brighton2Brussels Charity Bike Ride 2018

Posted on the 5th June 2018

The Brighton2Brussels Charity Bike Ride was completed this year by Will on behalf of HOP and as part of the Brighton and Hove Property Consortium (B&HPC).

The B&HPC organises a charity cycle ride every year in aid of the Brighton Mayor’s Charities, which this year were Albion in the Community, the Martlets Hospice, RISE, the Clock Tower Sanctuary and the Sussex Heart Charity.

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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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Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards Finalists

Posted on the 27th March 2018

HOP are thrilled to announce that we are finalists in two categories at the London & SE Constructing Excellence (SECBS) Awards.  We have been nominated for: the People Development Award; and the Apprenticeship Initiative Award, both showing HOP’s commitment to the development of our people and encouraging others into Civil and Structural Engineering.

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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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