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Dornan Appoints New Group Managing Director

Brian Acheson, Dornan Group CEO (left), is delighted to announce the appointment of Micheál O' Connor as Managing Director of Dornan Group from June 1st, 2021. Micheál (centre), who has been with Dornan since March 2020, takes over the reins from Oliver Lonergan (right), who has been in the role since 2004 and will remain with Dornan as a Director.

Dornan signs Building Mental Health Charter

On behalf of Dornan, Micheál O'Connor, Group Deputy Managing Director, signed the Building Mental Health Charter. This pledges our commitment to reducing stigma and discrimination around poor mental health, providing training, and raising awareness in the workplace. The pledge represents our journey over the last three years Click below to see the full Charter BMH - Dornan 2021

Dornan achieve One Million LTI Free Hours

In late July, Dornan achieved One Million LTI (Lost Time Incident) Free Hours. Dornan celebrated this impressive achievement at the end of August by organising a number of events across our sites and offices. These included a free meal at every site, and a raffle with some amazing prizes. We would like to thank all our employees for their continual hard work and dedication in helping us to build a positive safety culture.

Dornan Mental Health & Wellbeing Awareness Campaign

On 7th February Dornan will be participating in the  UK nation-wide initiative to get people talking more openly about mental health - known as ‘Time to Talk Day’. Time to Talk Day is organised by Time to Change, a campaign to change how we all think and act about mental health problems (led by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness). The aim of this day is to raise awareness and get as many people as possible talking about the stigma and effects of mental ill health. We believe that the mental health and wellbeing of our employees is key to the company’s overall success and sustainability.  A video is being prepared as part of this campaign, which features some of...

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Mental Health Dornan

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week we have decided to release our new mental health poster to promote mental health and wellbeing to all employees and supporting people who experience mental health difficulties. The theme of the poster is simple, “let us know if you need help”. Dornan's Employee Assistance Programme is available through our partners Health Assured, they are available if every day pressures become too much. Mental health is important to Dornan. We should never forget that it’s ok not to be ok, and it’s ok to ask for help. Remember to treat people with respect and kindness because we don’t know what is going on in another person’s world. #mentalhealth #wellness #dornanemployees

Engineering in a box!

Dornan Engineering felt privileged when asked to sponsor Steam Education Limited Ireland's weekly  'Engineering in a Box' programme in Little Island National School, Cork.  The programme commenced in March 2018 and consisted of a one hour weekly session, for 10 weeks.  Each class was made up of a different "engineering activity" to show our budding youngsters that the world of engineering is full of variety and opportunities!  We are particularly interested in introducing engineering to girls at primary level, with the hope that this interest will expand and continue onto secondary level and beyond.  The 10 week programme covered many areas of engineering including, civil engineering, electrical energy, mechanical transportation and the environment.

Josh from Children in Need
Dornan engineers Josh’s new playground

When Dornan was asked to take part in a Children in Need project in London – along with Mace – to complete a unique playground project, our team jumped at the chance to help. The project was designed primarily for Josh, a 9-year-old with Norrie Disease, meaning he is profoundly blind, with no light perception at all. Josh attends the John Ball School in Blackheath and the objective was to enable him to enjoy the same playground his classmates use. Tactile paving was used to help him get around an installation that other children could enjoy as well, with multiple meeting points around the space so that Josh can find his friends. The design included 15 speakers activated by pressure...

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Professional recognition for our engineers and quantity surveyors

With strong support from management at Dornan, more and more of our engineers and quantity surveyors are acquiring chartered status. Just recently, Engineers Ireland, the Institute of Engineering Technology and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors welcomed four new members from our ranks to their prestigious organisations. Congratulations to Robert Lonergan CEng MIEI, Mark McGuire MIET, Sean Horan RICS and Robert Greves RICS. Well done to all four for demonstrating their commitment to their professions.

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Investors in People accreditation for our London office

Following rigorous assessment, Dornan’s London office has recently achieved re-accreditation with Investors in People. IIP is a nationally-recognised body that enables organisations to benchmark their business and people management processes. Re-accreditation for our London team confirms our commitment to helping our staff develop professionally by offering them regular training and career progression opportunities.