Drewlec sponsors Bournemouth Pier memorial event

Drewlec Electrical Services, part of the renowned Drewitt Group in Bournemouth, is sponsoring ‘Light up the Prom’ in aid of Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Macmillan Caring Locally on Friday October 24.

The firm, which is currently celebrating 50 years of providing electrical services to commercial clients in Dorset, Hampshire and southern central England, is supporting the event which encourages local people to donate a light as a way of remembering a loved one.

The lights will be added to a spectacular display on Bournemouth Pier on Pier Approach. The event is open to all and lights can be purchased at £5 each from the charity office at Bournemouth Hospital and the Macmillan unit at Christchurch Hospital. Those participating are asked to bring their lights to the seafront at 7.30pm.

A one minute silence will be held after the battery-operated lights have been switched on, which will be followed by a fireworks display.

Gillian Drewitt, managing director at The Drewitt Group, said: “We are delighted to sponsor this special memorial event in aid of two fantastic local charities. The work of the charities is second to none and is a great way of marking the 50th anniversary of the electrical and lighting part of our business.”

“We hope to encourage more people to attend the event as it is set to be a great display for all the family and a special way to remember a loved one who has passed away.”

The Drewitt Group was founded in 1877 and combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

For more information please email charity@rbch.nhs.uk or call 01202 704060.

Drewlec and Avenue Shopping Centre celebrate two decade partnership

Drewlec Electrical Services, part of renound Drewitt Group, a Bournemouth-based firm providing services to the construction industry, is celebrating more than twenty years of working with The Avenue Shopping Centre in Bournemouth.

Since the early 1990s, Drewlec has provided electrical, mechanical and repair services to the Centre on Commercial Road, as well as maintaining its lighting and fire alarm systems.

Drewlec is currently installing a brand new energy efficient lighting system in all communal areas of the Centre to help reduce its carbon footprint.

Richard Drewitt, managing director of Drewlec, said: “We are delighted to have reached this milestone partnership with The Avenue Shopping Centre. At Drewitts, we value close working relationships and this is just one example of how we have continued to provide excellent customer services to a local firm.

“We work with the facilities manager at the Centre to ensure there is minimal disruption to the shopper experience.”

Andy Duck, centre manager at The Avenue Shopping Centre, said: “The staff at Drewlec have always done a fantastic job for us at the centre. Our long standing working relationship is very strong and they have always been available to carry out planned maintenance as well as reactive work at short notice.”

Drewlec Electrical Services, part of the renowned Drewitt Group in Bournemouth, has recently celebrated 50 years in business. It is accredited by the Electrical Contractors Association, NICEIC, BAFE and the Fire and Security Association.

For further information please contact www.drewittgroup.co.uk

Drewlec install vital fire alarm system in refurbished hospice

Drewlec Electrical Services, part of renound Drewitt Group, a Bournemouth-based firm providing services to the construction industry, successfully installed a new fire alarm system in the recently refurbished Forest Holme Hospice.

Drewlec has a longstanding relationship with Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and following its existing contract to service and maintain the site’s fire safety equipment, it was appointed to install a new alarm system at the Poole hospice.

Anne Currie, Charity Manager at Forest Holme Hospice, said: “Drewlec was selected by our contractors to fit a fire alarm system at Forest Holme Hospice during our £1 million refurbishment. We are pleased with the efficiency of the service it provided and we are satisfied that we have the best safety measures in place to ensure our patients and staff are notified quickly in the event of a fire.”

Richard Drewitt, managing director of Drewlec, said: “Being based locally it is vital to our business as we can build long standing working relationships with other organisations in the area. We value our relationship with Poole Hospital which has been ongoing since 2004 and we were delighted to provide a quality service with minimal disruption to the hospice, as it provides a vital service to the local community.”

The Drewitt Group combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

Poole electrician fundraises for charity which provided a lifeline

Drewlec employee Jason Evans from Poole, has completed a 100km cycling challenge in a bid to raise vital funds for research that could cure his six year old daughter’s Type 1 Diabetes.

Along with 60 other supporters of the charity Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Jason, 45, completed the London Nightrider event in five hours, cycling 100km from Crystal Palace, through the city and back again. He raised £1,200 for the charity which funds research to cure, treat and prevent Type 1 Diabetes.

To ensure he completed the challenge, Jason trained five days a week for six months by resistance cycling on a static bike for two hours every evening, and 30 to 50 mile bike rides at weekends. Jason has since completed other cycling charity events whilst working his full-time job as an approved electrician for Drewlec, part of the Drewitt Group in Bournemouth.

Following diagnosis of the autoimmune condition Type 1 Diabetes when Jason’s daughter Lily-Ella was just five years old, the charity JDRF has provided vital advice and support to Jason and his family on how to help Lily-Ella live a healthy and normal lifestyle.

In the first year of Lily-Ella’s diagnosis, she required up to five insulin injections per day, as well as around 10 blood tests to regulate the condition which occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the beta cells in the pancreas that produces insulin.

By fundraising, Jason wanted to give something back to the charity. He said: “When we were told Lily-Ella had Type 1 Diabetes we were shocked. We didn’t know much about it and thought it only affected older people. We didn’t realise Type 1 Diabetes which is mainly diagnosed in childhood existed. But immediately the Children’s Diabetes Team at Poole Hospital, along with JDRF gave us the vital information we needed to keep Lily-Ella alive.

He continued: “JDRF have been great to us. As soon as she was diagnosed they gave Lily-Ella a teddy which also needed insulin injections! They keep us informed about the condition, advances in research and help us understand what could happen when she experiences blood sugar highs or lows.”

Gillian Drewitt, managing director for The Drewitt Group, said: “Jason has been with Drewlec for six years and he is a valued employee. We all backed his challenge and were delighted to learn he completed it and raised a large amount of money for the charity and we wish Lily-Ella well for the future.”

To make a donation to JDRF please visit www.jdrf.org.uk

Bournemouth electrical firm marks half a century in business

Drewlec Electrical Services, part of the renowned Drewitt Group in Bournemouth, is celebrating 50 years in business.

Since 1964, the firm has provided electrical services to commercial clients across Dorset, Hampshire and southern central England. Drewlec expanded and developed its expertise in the early 1990’s by adding the installation and maintenance of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems to its offering.

Drewlec has recently completed the installation of a brand new fire alarm system in Poole’s Forest Holme Hospice. Other clients include Hedge End Retail Park in Southampton and Sibbett Gregory.

To help celebrate its anniversary Drewlec is sponsoring the Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Macmillan Caring Locally ‘Light up the Prom’ event on Friday October 24 at Bournemouth Pier.

The Drewitt Group was founded in 1877 and combines Drewlec Electrical Services, Drewsons Building Maintenance and Drewsons Plumbing and Heating Services.

The company launched when Charles Henry Drewitt started a building business in New Malden, Surrey. His son Charles James Drewitt, known as James, moved to Bournemouth in 1911 where he established Drewitts.

The Drewitt Group is now run jointly by brother and sister Richard and Gillian Drewitt. Gillian said: “Fifty years is a fantastic milestone for Drewlec and we are proud of what we have achieved in that time. We pride ourselves on providing a high quality service and we are lucky to have had a dedicated and skilled workforce to represent our business.

“The Drewitt Group’s origins are firmly rooted in the construction industry but for the past 30 years we have switched the focus of the business from construction to electrical and fire alarm services, building maintenance, repair and refurbishment and more recently plumbing and heating services.  We now work closely with facilities managers, architects and surveyors to provide a co-ordinated service.”

Drewlec is accredited by the Electrical Contractors Association, NICEIC, BAFE and the Fire and Security Association.  Drewlec can install and service all types of fire alarm systems and is an approved contractor for Autronica Fire alarms.