Is your business ready for winter?

As the first cold snap of the season hits the UK you may need to start thinking about taking some steps to protect yourself and your property from the worse of the weather.

Whether it is how snow and freezing temperatures can affect your building or preparing to drive in wintery conditions.

Read our Winter Risk Management Bulletin for helpful hints and tips on staying safe throughout the season.

Preparing for Winter

Torquay office sponsor u15 Cricket Tour

The Torquay office of PSP Group are pleased to sponsor James Rowe, as part of the Devon County under 15 Cricket team.

In February 2019, the team will once again be heading out on tour to South Africa.

The club have been taking a team out to South Africa since 2002. This gives an opportunity for the squad to widen their cricket experience, playing competitive opponents in unfamiliar conditions.

The tour schedule takes in a variety of matches, including the opportunity to take part in a Day/Night Game.

As the tour sets off we will keep up to date with the squad and James’ progress and wish them well and every success.

 

Jane walks 100km for Veterans

Private clients account handler, Jane Tutte joined the challenge with charity ABF The Soldiers Charity, to walk 100km along the WW1 frontline from Arras in France to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.

Jane says ” I support a charity called ABF The Soldiers Charity. It was formerly known as ‘A Benevolent Fund’ which was set up in 1944 and is the National Charity of the British Army which supports soldiers, veterans and their immediate families, for life.

I was privileged to walk with some amazing people who raise a great deal of money for this charity but also, on this occasion, I walked with an ex soldier called Phillip ‘Barney’ Gillespie, an ambassador and benefactor of the charity.

Barney was a soldier in the Royal Irish Regiment and four months into his third tour in Afghanistan, whilst out on patrol, Barney stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). As a result of the explosion he lost his right leg. This didn’t stop Barney continuing with his life and has been helped along the way by the ABF The Soldiers Charity.

He also told me that he has been selected to compete in the Invictus Games for Team UK. A fantastic achievement.”

You can pick up his story at here – phillip-gillespie

Jane has already signed up for next years challenge for the charity a 100km walk along the Normandy Beaches.

 

PSP Group support new footballing talent

Harry and the team are continuing their successful season, taking part in a tournament at the end of the year, which included teams form Exeter City, Cheltenham, Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town and Forest Green. Argyle’s final against Bristol Rovers saw the them win the tournament with a 4-3 win over Rovers.

A fixture break over Christmas, did not mean a let up in training with the team also taking part in friendly matches.

The academy fixtures started again in February with a 5-1 win against Walsall, in which Harry scored 4 goals. Harry continued his goal scoring with two goals in an away match against Oxford United.

The schedule continues for the rest of the season with trips away to Bournemouth and Derby County before a number of home games.

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Harry is doing well and enjoying the experience of being a member of the Academy.

Recently the team have beaten local rivals Exeter 4 -1 and success at Torquay United along with trips to Yeovil Town and Newport County.

Harry has also had the opportunity to play for the under 10’s team against Newport County where he again got on the score sheet.

This month sees trips to Swindon Town and Cheltenham before a home game against Bristol Rovers, followed by a well earned Christmas break.

 

Harry kicks off his first football season at Plymouth Argyle Academy scoring two goals against tough opposition, Cardiff City. Unfortunately though, the game ended in defeat for Plymouth.

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The pre-season training through the summer was very busy and the highlight was attending a session with the Plymouth Argyle 1st Team.

The squad have received their training kits and will be looking forward to receiving their formal match kit at a presentation event at Home Park.

The next fixture sees the team travel to Southampton, where they will take part in a mini tournament with the full season of fixtures due to start in September.

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The Saltash office of PSP Group are pleased to be helping new footballer Harry.

Harry really loves football and through his hard work and dedication has been selected to join the Plymouth Argyle Football Club academy.

He will be training three times a week. In addition to playing matches throughout the south of England representing Plymouth Argyle Football Club, as part of the Under 9’s squad.

We wish him and his whole team luck for the season and look forward to following his progress through the academy.