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Eddie the Eagle

On the 24th November, Aarsleff Ground Engineering attended the ASUC Awards 2017, held at the Cafe de Paris in London. The event, which included a sparkling drinks reception, delicious three-course meal,  guest speech by Eddie the Eagle and Awards presented by Executive Director, Rob Withers, all made for an excellent luncheon.

Who is ASUC?
ASUC is an independent trade association originally formed by a number of leading contractors to promote professional and technical competence within the subsidence industry, comprising members specialising in underpinning and subsidence repair techniques, engineered foundation solutions and retrofit basement construction.
What are their Aims?

To promote awareness of the high standard of workmanship and expertise available amongst members of the association;
To promote professional and technical competence in all works that members undertake;
To promote and maintain amongst members a positive standard of quality control;
To encourage members to make a positive commitment to training and take all necessary steps to ensure that all operatives and staff receive correct and continuing training in all relevant aspects of their work;
To ensure that members operate a fair and reasonable pay structure for their employees and do not discriminate unlawfully or improperly in respect of employment;
To liaise with professional bodies and other organisations to develop, modify and improve techniques and practices;
To promote and develop understanding and knowledge of the benefit of employing members of the Association.

For more information on the ASUC, visit their website: www.asuc.org.uk

Aarsleff were delighted to meet with the Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards, who first hit headlines when he qualified for the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Largely self-funded and at times self-trained, he was the first Brit to compete in the ski jump. Hearing Eddie’s story first hand – how a plasterer from Cheltenham was able to capture the world’s imagination and achieve his dream, despite coming in last place in both the 60 and 90-metre competitions, was truly heart-warming.

Eddie the Eagle ASUC Awards

Eddie the Eagle Guest Speaker at ASUC Awards 2017

Michael Edwards aka. Eddie The Eagle at the ACUC 2017 Awards, holding an Aarsleff Ground Engineering mug

Michael Edwards aka. Eddie The Eagle at the ACUC 2017 Awards, holding an Aarsleff mug

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