G M monk are proud to continue to support the Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign. So far we have installed seven Public Access Defibrillators (PADs) free of charge to support the campaign.
The latest to be installed is located at the Bridgemere Centre, Bridgemere Road.
The Eastbourne Defibrillator Partnership launched the campaign and is chaired by Councillor Alan Shuttleworth, Eastbourne Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Community Development.
The Partnership includes South East Coast Ambulance Services, Eastbourne’s Community First Responders, Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Lions Club, the Eastbourne Herald and electrical contractor GM Monk.
Some of the defibrillator units are funded through the devolved budgets that local councillors in Eastbourne use to support good causes in their communities but many have come from other sources.
Councillor Shuttleworth said: “Our Eastbourne Heart Beat Campaign is gaining momentum all the time. With every defibrillator that is installed more and more lives will be saved in the future.
“I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude and thanks to GM Monk electrical contractors for agreeing to install the machines free of charge, and to everyone in the Defibrillator Partnership who is supporting this campaign.”
According to the British Heart Foundation there are over 30,000 cardiac arrests a year in the UK, but only one in ten victims survive to be discharged from hospital. However, using a defibrillator within minutes of someone suffering a cardiac arrest can increase their survival chances from 6% to 74%.
Steve Monk, Director at GM Monk, said: “We work with the council on a variety of schemes around the town. When I heard about the plan to house defibrillators around Eastbourne, I was very keen to get involved. My father Gerry had a heart-attack and died 25 years ago in the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne. A defibrillator might have saved his life. I am delighted to support this project and I am sure it will make a difference.”
The list of sites that have received, or are planned to receive, a defibrillator includes Archery Youth Centre, Langney Village Hall, Bridgemere Community Centre, Shinewater Sports Centre, Hampden Park Library, Sutherland Court in The Hydneye, Willingdon Trees Community Centre, Gildredge Park, Community Wise in Old Town, Green Street Medical Centre and Eastbourne Allotment & Garden Society in Gorringe Road. Other sites are being supported by other organisations.
Photograph courtesy of the Eastbourne Herald/Jon Rigby.
Roland Dunn Property Rentals & Management expressed their thanks when G M Monk were able to swiftly attend and rectify an electrical issue.
Debbie Kim, Office Manager at Roland Dunn said
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping to sort an electrician for us today. It’s so much appreciated as we couldn’t leave our tenants without heating and cooking facilities over Christmas.”
G M Monk are supporting the Eastbourne Heart Beat campaign, set up by the Defibrillator Partnership Group, which aims to get as many public access defibrillators across the town as possible.
See the full story in the Eastbourne Herald with our very own Steve Monk.
G M Monk won the award for Training and Development at this years Eastbourne Business Awards. The nomination focussed around the extensive apprentice training scheme that we have been operating for over 25 years and trained up over 50 apprentices in this time.
G M Monk have recently secured a project working with Ellis Building Contractors at the BHS store in the Arndale Shopping Centre. As both companies are from Eastbourne, it is very positive to be working on such as project which has local interest. The project has now started and progressing well.
G M Monk have recently been awarded accreditation from Alcumus SafeContractor for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. Under the SafeContractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice.
G M Monk have been able to donation £250 to The Chaseley Trust from the fund raising they have undertaken over the past few months. This donation will be going towards setting up new computer facilities and IT café.
G M Monk have now started their BIM journey with the undertaking of a BIM Pre-Assessment day on 11th November. From here G M Monk will be able to set an action plan to proceed with the development of their BIM capability and training of staff. More information to follow over the next 12-18 months.
On Friday 2nd September, G M Monk moved into their new offices. The offices have been fully refurnished to provide a cleaner, more professional work place for the office staff. It also holds a larger storage area and meeting rooms. G M Monk had been in their previous offices in Hailsham for 16 years and as the business has grown, it was time to relocate. We still have some small moving in bits to complete but 98% moved in. Our new offices are at Unit 8 Harvington Business Park, Brampton Road, Eastbourne. BN22 9BN. Feel free to pop in whenever passing to see the new offices and meet the team.