Jersey Construction Council Awards 2017
18th October 2017
Benest & Syvret Project of the Year Over £5million award Won by ROK Regal
The New Police Headquarters has won the Benest & Syvret Project of the Year Over £5million award at the Jersey Construction Council Awards that took place on Saturday evening at Hotel de France.
With restricted access, located on a busy main artery route and delivering a highly complex multi-functional building, a number of significant challenges faced the construction and design teams to provide a high quality and state of the art building, but with a collaborative approach between all parties this ensured the project was completed ahead of programme and within budget.
Along with scooping the highest value project of the year award, ROK Regal also won Jersey Development Company’s Health & Safety Award.
The Big Build 2017 – Jersey Cheshire Home
6th October 2017
Rok Building Solutions have secured the refurbishment project of Jersey Cheshire Home, also known as The Big Build 2017 in which the home intends to fundraise for this project over time, but will initially utilise its own resources to allow the works to begin.
The expansion, which will get underway in the New Year will provide:
- 3 additional en-suite bedrooms
- 6 “upgraded” bedrooms
- New dedicated therapy treatment room
- New “break out” area for staff along with improvements to the admin office facilities
- Improved wash rooms and accessible toilets
- Additional bed/wheelchair lift
- Enhanced nurses station
- New multipurpose area for meetings, training and activities
For more information on this project and sponsorship details please click on the following link –
Jersey Standard Marathon/Relay 2017
6th October 2017
Two teams from Rok Construction and Rok Building Solutions completed this year’s Standard Chartered Relay.
Rok Construction came 63rd out of 291 teams overall and completed the course in 3.34 and Rok Building Solutions came 161 and completed the course in 3.57.
We’re extremely proud of the Rok team spirit and all look forward to next year’s Relay.
19th September 2017
‘Rok Out With A Knockout’ arrived, we battled and survived Race Nation’s ‘Its A Knockout 2017’.
It was a fantastic day at the Royal Trinity Showground despite the odd shower. Rok Construction’s team managed to finish 17 out of 33 with all completing the course.
This was Rok’s first year at ‘It’s A Knockout’ with everyone enjoying the team-building event so much it’ll feature in our yearly calendar – already thinking of fancy dress for next year!
Race Nation’s ‘It’s A Knockout 2017’
4th September 2017
This Saturday a team made up of Richard De Gruchy, Greg Morrison, Jason Thomson, Aga Kozak, Mel Anger, Shoni Saunders, Jack Arthur, Huw Challenger, Adelino Costa and Ashley Dodd will be taking part in Race Nation’s It’s A Knockout at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity.
The event starts from 10am and promises to be a fantastic day full of fun, water, foam and lots of laughs, and all for a wonderful cause – the precious babies and children in the Special Care Baby Unit and Robin Ward at the Jersey General Hospital.
If you would like to make a donation please click on the following link –
Hope to see you all there!
Jersey Employment Trust’s New Trustee
11th July 2017
We are proud to announce our Construction Director, Greg Morrison has been appointed the role of a Trustee on the Board of Trustees at Jersey Employment Trust – JET – a charity Greg is extremely passionate about and fully supports with his continued fund raising.
For those who may not be familiar with JET; The Jersey Employment Trust is an independent charitable Trust that provides specialist employment services for people with a disability and/or a long term health condition. The three main service delivery areas; the Employment Service, the STEPS pre-employment scheme and the Acorn Business Group.
JET …is managed by a board of Trustees which consists of an independent chair, three States Members, representing the Departments of Social Security, Education and Health & Social Services, plus six representatives from the business community, one of whom has first-hand experience of a disability. In addition there are five people with a mutual interest and or represent other professional agencies who act as advisors to the board. The Trustees meet with the JET Management team on a quarterly basis to ensure good governance, agree strategy, and review up dates on progress of the Organisation.
Congratulations Greg, you will be of great benefit to the charity and wish you the best of luck!
Rok Building Solutions is One Today!
16th June 2017
We celebrated Rok Building Solution’s 1st Birthday today at head office – Martin Nozedar and team have achieved so much in a matter of 12 months!
Congratulations, Martin – here is to many, many more successful years for Rok Building Solutions!
Janvrin School Field Trip to College Gardens
15th May 2017
It seems College Gardens is growing a legion of fans; the old College for Girls site received a second visit from Primary School children this month. Janvrin School donned our hard hats and hi-viz waistcoats for a guided tour of the working site with Bob Matthews and team.
Bob re-named site staff with ‘Bob the Builder’ characters which seemed very successful the children, and the adults.
Jersey Evening Post’s photographer David Ferguson also accompanied the school and documented the trip by taking this great photo that featured on the front page of the local paper.
Once again the children were on their best behaviour and showed impeccable manners – thank you Janvrin School!
Canaccord Genuity Corporate Cup 2017
28th April 2017
Now in its fourth year, the Corporate Cup, sponsored by Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, is a 5km race series aimed at all the businesses and corporations based in Jersey. This series is designed to help businesses promote and encourage a healthy way of life to all its employees, thus adding more scope and depth to existing health promotion protocols. Runners can compete as part of a team or as individuals. Running is one of the cheapest and easiest sports to get involved with. The main aim is to promote running as a healthy and enjoyable activity to everyone, encouraging mixed, mens, and ladies teams into a fun but competitive event. This series will act as a cost effective team building activity that is open to everyone in your business.
Rok’s Richard De Gruchy, Tim Marsh, Daniel Le Crom and Josh Habin were amongst 200 competitors who ran to raise as much money as possible for the Jersey Sports Association for The Disabled.
Good luck to all competitors, one down and five to go!
23rd March 2017
College Gardens had the pleasure of a special visit from the most behaved children we have met, Janvrin School Nursery.
Commercial Manager, Dave Salter and Trainee Quantity Surveyor, George Gallichan guided the children, along with their teachers, around the site which was especially prepared for the 3 year old’s visit. Once all the children were equipped with hi-viz waistcoats and hard hats the tour began with Plant Operator Supervisor, Kevin Perryman demonstrating his Manatou truck, much to the children’s delight.
After a walk through thick mud, a favourite with some adults as well as the children, all had the chance to take seat in a DB Cummins digger, engine off and keys removed of course.
We would like to say a huge thank you to the children for being on their best behaviour and making the visit a stress free morning.
Monika Brings Home The Silver!
17th March 2017
Another proud moment for all at Rok; Monika returned from the WAKO World Cup Irish Open with Gold from both events in Dublin last weekend.
Monika won in both her events; the 52 kilo gram full contact and K1 division. Competing in the K1 division for the first time this year, Monika defeated Portuguese fighter, Caldo Ines to take top spot.
The World Cup Irish open attracted 4,250 registrations representing over 300 clubs from 37 countries.
Happy Birthday To Us!
16th February 2017
Big day for all at Rok Construction today; we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary!
We have come a long way since Graham Seaford founded the company, Bob Matthews came on board in 2011, followed by Greg Morrison in 2014 and finally Richard De Gruchy in 2015.
Our work force now stands at 49 and still growing.
With some of the biggest projects in Jersey under our belt, we are proud to be one of the leaders in the construction industry on the island.
We would like to thank all our clients and sub-contractors for their support for the past 10 years. Along with our sister companies; Rok Building Solutions, Rok Interiors and of course Rok-Regal who have played a huge part in our success – we look forward to the next 10 years!
Our Boy’s Did It!
30th January, 2017
We’re extremely proud here at Rok Construction today; not only did Richard De Gruchy, Josh Habin, Jay Thomson, Adelino Costa and Tim Marsh raise £200 for Jersey Cheshire Home, Autism Jersey and Cystic Fibrosis Research, they completed Jersey Adventure’s Balls of Steel 2017 in just under an hour. Event organiser, John Fox of Jersey Adventures said the event has raised a fantastic £4,000 for all three charities!
Over a 130 competitors took part in the annual charity challenge with all completing the gruelling, but fun, event.
All five colleagues powered through to the finish line together, followed by a hot shower and well deserved fry-up – well done everyone, extremely proud of you all.
Jersey Adventure’s Balls of Steel 2017
17th January 2017
Our fellow colleagues; Richard De Gruchy, Tim Marsh, Adelino Costa, Josh Habin and Jay Thomson have entered into this year’s Jersey Adventure’s Balls of Steel on Sunday, 29th January.
The fund raising event, which is now into it’s 7th successful year begins at 9am from St Catherine’s Breakwater and finishes around an hour later (fingers crossed) with an assault course at the Jersey Accommodation and Activity Centre in St Martins.
As well as a 10k run, our colleagues will also face electrical stingers, jumping obstacles, fire and skips of cold water, very cold water!
Organisers for the race have decided all money raised this year will go to Jersey Cheshire Homes, Autism Jersey and Cystic Fibrosis Research.
If you would like to encourage our fellow colleagues and support three great charities please click on the following link to our fundraising page:
WAKO Adults European Championships 2016 – Slovenia
21st October 2016
All at ROK Construction/Building Solutions and Bespoke Residential would like to wish our Kickboxing Champion extraordinaire, Monika Markowska the best of luck for this weekend’s championship in Slovenia.
Monika was chosen to represent Great Britain after qualifying in the World Cup Kickboxing Championship in Rimini, Italy.
Have the best time, Monika – bring home the gold!
Condor Ferries Dragon Boat Race 2016
21st September 2016
The sun shun upon this year’s Condor Ferries Dragon Boat Race on Saturday with 51 teams made up from various companies around the island fighting it out for the one of the most sought after titles; Dragon Boat Race Winners 2016!
Rok’n’Row lost their initial race but soon came fighting back in the second heat with a triumphant 1.18 win.
Next up, heat 3 with Design Dimension Dragons and Jersey Telecoms. Design Dimensions beat Rok’n’Row with a dominating 1.14sec win, Rok’n’Row coming second in 1.19sec and Jersey Telecoms finishing third in 1.21.
Though Rok Construction didn’t win the event, all the team had a fantastic day and managed to raise £2341 for Jersey Hospice Care – we did finish 13th out of 51 teams and hopefully be competing against Design Dimensions, Puritas Jersey and Jersey Canoe Club in 2017!
Thank you for an amazing day, Jersey Hospice Care!
Now, onto the next adventure –
1st September 2016
The new Police Headquarters in St Helier had their first over night guest recently; Assistant Site Manager Jack Arthur.
Jack is currently working at PHQ and what better way to raise as much money as possible than a sleep over in a brand new cell. The evening was supervised by Paul Harrison of Rok-Regal who also stayed over night in an unlocked cell with the comfort of a mattress for the night, unlike Jack who slept in a sleeping bag only. Paul took away his mobile at 7.30pm, tucked Jack in, watered when necessary and released him at 7.30am.
Jack managed to raise a fantastic £1,000 for Jersey Hospice Care – well done Jack!
2016 European Touch Championships
14th July 2016
Our Commercial Manager, Kevan Crowell is currently recovering from a successful Touch Rugby Championship which was held at Le Quennevais Sports Fields over the weekend. The event involved 50 teams from 16 nations. Kevan is now preparing for another big event in 5 weeks, his wedding!
Well done, Kevan from all your colleagues at ROK!
Rock To Recovery
4th July 2016
This year’s Armed Forces Day we sponsored a group of ex-serviceman from the UK to visit Jersey, have a well-deserved holiday also provide great live music for an event at Seaton Bar in St Helier, Rock To Recovery.
Rock To Recovery is a fantastic charity that connects veterans, distressed serviceman and their families to the appropriate metal health help that they may require. They also encourage the serviceman to be creative as a form of therapy, hence the group who provided the amazing live music for the afternoon.
Following their visit to the island, Jamie Sanderson of Rock To Recovery has informed us that not only did the guys have a great time but he also found more clients who will be receiving assistance from Rock To Recovery – “Your good deed has 100% touched the lives of our guys and will lead onto others having life changing refocus work”.
If you are interested in showing your support or feel you could benefit from their assistance please visit their webpage, https://rock2recovery.co.uk/
In-House Warrior Update
27th June 2016
HR and Account’s Manager, Monika Markowska is back from Rimini, Italy after another successful World Cup WAKO Kickboxing Championship.
With over 1000 competitors from 28 countries, Monika lost out by couple of points to the current World Champion, Lauslehto Hanne from Finland.
We are proud to say Monika brought home the bronze medal!
Monika pictured with Nathan Fischer, her Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jersey’s Run Half-Marathon
13th June 2016
We would like to congratulate our very own Greg Morrison for completing the Run Half-Marathon on Sunday in 1 hour and 48 minutes. Also running was our Stewart Giles, who completed the run in 1 hour and 45 minutes!
Well done to you both!
Greg was running on behalf of Jersey Employment Trust. There is still time to donate to his Just Giving page –
Tour of Waste Plant
7th June 2016
Along with Eco Active, we were invited along to a tour of the Energy of Waste Plant to gain a better understanding of what exactly happens to our household rubbish once collected.
The plant was completed in 2011 with the lifespan of 30 years. The idea is our rubbish is burned creating heat, in return is used to create steam. The steam is then fed into a turbine which generates electricity which is sold to Jersey Electricity Company.
We came away from the visit extremely surprised with what we are still throwing away in our daily rubbish, with all the recycling options out there. For example, some still throw glass into the general bin. Glass disposed of in the general bin will unfortunately have damaging effects on the plant itself, as glass will melt amongst the trash and become gum-like during the incineration, which in turn effects the on-going process and the ash can no longer be used in an effective way.
We feel the Island has come a long way, saying that, we all can do so much more! It’s never too late to start helping our Mother Earth.
World Ocean Day
8th June 2016
We joined forces with pupils of d’Auvergne School to celebrate World Ocean Day in the only way that should, an Island Wide Beach Clean organised by the States of Jersey, Eco Active.
Along with children of Rok Construction staff; Rory, Tigerlily and Rudy helped teams across the Island in brightening the beaches and clearing all alien debris, including I am told, a pair of false teeth! The children were greeted with the presence of Jepson teddy of Jersey Evening Post, also Phil of Freedom Media came by with a drone to film the event.
As can be seen by the photos, the children had great fun but also sends an important message; to look after our Seas for tomorrow’s generation.
Kickboxing Wako World Cup 2016
Our Account’s and HR Manager, Monika Markowska is competing in the ‘Best Fighter’ Kick Boxing Wako World Cup 2016 this weekend in Rimini, Italy.
Good luck, Monika, we all are extremely proud of you – bring home the title!
If you would like to show your support and help Monika to the World Cup, please visit her Just Giving page –
Paperclix Jersey Rally 2016
16th May 2016
Jersey Electricity’s John Le Brun unveiled his car for this year’s Paperclix Jersey Rally, 14th and 15th October.
Rok are proud to be sponsoring, we wish you all the luck, John!
Do give him a wave and a cheer if you spot him whizz by!
Greg’s Great Run
12th June 2016
Our Operations Director, Greg Morrison is taking part in the Run Jersey Half-Marathon in aid of the great charity, Jersey Employment Trust – http://www.jet.co.je/
“My half marathon run is to raise money and awareness for Jersey Employment Trust (able to work) a partnership that we formed last year to raise awareness to help people with disabilities of all kind to find work within the construction industry, never before has JET ever secured full time employment for their Clients in Construction due to the stigma that people with disabilities can’t work on a building site, we were the first last year and want the message out there to be, if we can do it why can’t other Contractors do the same, of which we picked up an award for our dedication, they have had funding cut and are struggling to maintain their facilities going such as the wood shack, of which we supply all our unwanted timber to help” – Greg Morrison.
With your help we want to reach the target of £5,000.
Please share Greg’s Just Giving page on your social media, tell who you can, encourage Greg to the finishing line!
The new football kit for d’Auvergne School was revealed this week. Pictured with the football team is Site Manager, Mark Keeney and Commercial Director, Greg Morrison alongside Sports Development Co-ordinator, Louis du Feu.
Jersey Construction Awards 2015
Jersey Construction Awards was held at the Hotel de France, an evening where the very best of Jersey’s construction industry was able to celebrate the sector’s strengths and everyone’s hard work in successfully negotiating the economic downturn. The guest were under no illusion about the importance of self-belief and hard work when they were treated to an incredibly inspiring speech by explorer and adventurer, Miles Hilton-Barber.
Hosted by ITV Channel Television’s Karin Rankine, the 11th annual Construction Awards were a huge success and provided superb examples of the quality and commitment to excellence that run throughout this varied and economically vital industry.
Altogether, eleven awards were presented with Rok Construction winning both the much coveted Comprop Business of the Year Award and director, Robert Matthews, winning Hepburns Industry Achiever of the Year Award for providing stewardship that enabled the firm to grow successfully throughout the recession.