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Maxiflow congratulates Chester FC on their 5-0 win

chester-fcMaxiflow wish to congratulate Chester FC on their 5-0 win against Dover on Saturday. As Chester FC,s stadium improvement partner, Maxiflow is proud to support our local football team and community.

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Jon McCarthy made one change from the side that drew 0-0 with local rivals Wrexham the previous weekend as Sam Hughes returned in place of Blaine Hudson. The game started fairly open, with both sides looking to get the ball down and play football. The visitors enjoyed a shade more of the possession however the Blues looked dangerous on the counter attack.

The first real chance of the game fell to the ever-dangerous Ricky Miller, as he made space in the middle of the park and fired just wide of Roberts’ right post. Chester’s first chance of the game fell to James Alabi as he rose highest to meet Elliott Durrell’s free kick but couldn’t trouble Steven Arnold in the Dover goal.

The Blues had a glorious chance to open the scoring after twenty-eight minutes as Kane Richards did well to turn his man before cutting back towards Alabi, but the final touch just eluded the big-man and drifted across the face of goal. As the half went on Chester were in the ascendancy and after nice link-up play by the impressive Craig Mahon, Kane Richards and James Alabi, Johnny Hunt crossed for Durrell at the far post, who saw two efforts blocked on the edge of the six-yard area.

Dover forged another good chance with three minutes to go until half time as Emmanuel dispossessed Ryan Astles and played in Miller but he couldn’t keep his shot down whilst under pressure.

After Luke George replaced Ryan Astles at half time, the Blues started the half brightly. First Theo Vassell ran at the heart of the Dover defence before going to ground, with no free kick awarded. Shortly after Durrell cut inside from the right and tried a curling effort with the outside of his right boot that was blocked.

The positive start paid off for the hosts as Kane Richards slotted through Johnny Hunt, who coolly slide the ball under the rushing Steven Arnold to break the deadlock.

One very quickly became two as from the kick-off James Alabi intercepted a pass back to Grimes, just inside the Dover half, before driving at the defence and firing a low effort to Arnold’s left from just inside the penalty area.

Dover had a golden opportunity to reduce the deficit on the hour mark as Moses Emmanuel beat the last line of defence, rounded Liam Roberts but couldn’t prevent Theo Vassell from getting back and clearing the ball off the line.

The visitors created another chance as centre back Jamie Grimes got into some space down the left wing before picking out Ricky Miller, who could only volley the ball out of the ground.

With ten minutes to go Chester added a third, after Elliott Durrell was brought down by Aswad Thomas inside the penalty area the Blues midfielder dusted himself off and sent Steven Arnold the wrong way in the Dover goal.

The Blues almost added a fourth as Craig Mahon got some space down the left wing before pulling back, and much like in the first half, just out of reach of James Alabi.

The home fans didn’t have long to wait until getting the fourth though and it came courtesy of the man of the match, Craig Mahon. After Durrell’s corner was headed out Akintunde set up Mahon who rifled home from the edge of the penalty area.

With time running down the Blues were able to add a fifth and cap off an incredible performance as Elliott Durrell won the ball in the left channel, beat his man before standing a cross for Akintunde to head home.

 

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Maxiflows contribution to Social Value

Maxiflow is a member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School. The organisation represents a common approach to addressing sustainability within our supply chains. Its partners include firms such as Balfour Beatty, BAM, Carillion, Galliford Try, Interserve and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Sustainability is an Important factor in Maxiflows commitment to Being carbon neutral as possible and rebuilding our relationship with our planet.

Paul Goulbourne, a member of our office team who is heading maxiflows initiative on “Social Values” has recently attended a course run by the Supply Chain Sustainability School. Social value is a way of thinking about how scarce resources are allocated and used. It involves looking beyond the price of each individual contract and looking at what the collective benefit to a community is when a public body chooses to award a contract.

By ensuring that Social Value is deeply embedded into our strategy, we can be sure to deliver on our Sustainability targets. As the community is at the heart of everything Maxiflow does “Social Value” is extremely important to us as an organisation.

Maxiflows strategy on Social value asks the question: “If £1 is spent on the delivery of services, can that same £1 be used, to also produce a wider benefit to the community?”

Our commitment to “Social Value” is currently:-

  • We provide employment for the local community.
  • We offer enhanced pay and conditions to our employees.
  • We work in partnership with West Cheshire College employing and providing training for many of our apprentices.
  • We provide in-house training to employees offering City and Guilds, NVQS and trade specific qualifications.
  • We prefer to deal with local suppliers, always ensuring that suppliers are paid promptly.
  • We support the local football team – Chester FC – Providing much needed sponsorship as Fabrication Improvement Partners.
  • We support war veterans. Many of our employees are ex-military and have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • We have contracts with local organisations such as MOD, CWAC, NHS and Chester Zoo.
  • Our workforce has a wide age demographic.
  • We employ people with a wide range of disabilities such as war veterans with PTSD.
  • We provide work experience schemes to students from local schools/colleges.

Maxiflow will continue to work with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to maximise our positive contribution to society and the local community that we serve.

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New Chester Football Club partnership – Introducing the Maxiflow.co.uk Stand!

The Maxiflow Stand at Chester FC

We at Maxiflow are very proud to announce that we have formed a new partnership with Chester Football Club!

We have signed an exclusive deal to become the club’s Stadium Improvement Partner. This is a role we are more than familiar with, having carried out many works for the club in the past, including significant drainage and ground works. Drainage works on the main pitch are set to continue in the pre-season run-up, with other projects to be announced in the future.

The main East Stand is to be rebranded as The Maxiflow.co.uk Stand, featuring significant representation of the Maxiflow brand inside and outside of the stadium. We are delighted to be representing the Home Supporters for Chester FC’s future matches and will be working to improve the experience for all fans.

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We have been talking to Maxiflow for a while about working together and we are delighted to have finally come to an agreement. They are a company who have a large presence in the community and share with us a number of our club values.

We have a schedule of work in and around the ground and Maxiflow will be working with us closely on this. They will gain profile for their partnership with us and we are delighted to have them on board.

Dave Riche
Chester FC Business Development Manager

Previously, Maxiflow was involved in Chester FC’s ‘Backing the Blues’ campaign. This proved to be a very lucrative relationship, as the increased exposure quickly lead to us securing a £250,000 maintenance contract. So we are looking forward to working together with Chester FC on a significantly more involved basis.

We are very excited to form our new partnership with Chester Football Club. As a community-focused company, we have worked with many local institutions, from Chester Zoo to the University of Chester, and we feel that this deal strengthens our connection with this great city. We are especially proud to be working closely with a club owned by the most passionate and loyal fans you could ever find.

We would like to thank everyone at Chester FC for making this partnership possible and we are very much looking forward to the future.

Kevin McLeod
Maxiflow Managing Director

We will have more news about our exciting new partnership as it develops, and will soon have photographs of the newly-branded Maxiflow.co.uk Stand!

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Drainage works at Chester FC stadium grounds

Chester FC stadium grounds drainage

Previously on the Maxiflow blog, we’ve written about our support for Chester FC and how we’ve taken part in their ‘Backing the Blues’ sponsorship program. We’ve maintained a solid relationship with the club over the years and look forward to working with them whenever we can.

In partnership with Norland Managed Services and TP Construction, we were contracted to solve a drainage problem that was affecting the grounds of Chester FC’s Exacta Stadium (also known as Deva Stadium).

Chester FC stadium grounds overgrown foliage

The overgrown hedge envelops the chain-link fence

At the rear of the car park, near the entrance to the away stand, lies a fenced-off drainage ditch. The ditch serves as a runoff point for the surface water that accumulates on the car park’s tarmac, which is then deposited through a culvert into the neighbouring field. The hedge on the opposite side of the ditch had overgrown to the point where the leaves were reaching through the fence, and wrapping around the concrete posts. The dense foliage had completely overwhelmed the drainage ditch, resulting in rain water flooding back into the car park.

The fence was hampering any attempts to deal with the problem, so it had to be temporarily removed. The leaves and branches poking through the chain links were trimmed back, enabling the fencing to be clipped away from the supporting concrete posts. Approximately 160 metres of fencing was neatly cut into lengths, rolled up and stored.

Chester FC stadium grounds excavation

Excavator unloads earth and foliage into trailer

With the fence out of the way, we were able to cut the thick vegetation back to the correct side of the ditch. This confirmed that the ditch was in a bad state, clogged with debris and earth along its length. The next step was to begin excavation, but first the barbed wire running along the top of the fence had to be stripped away. In a similar manner to the fence itself, the barbed wire was snipped from between the concrete posts, carefully coiled up, and stored.

This allowed for the 6-tonne excavator to do its work. The digger was able to methodically excavate the soil and plant life from the ditch. This debris was deposited in an accompanying tractor-led trailer and relocated to a nearby grass verge. With the ditch now emptied, the culvert was cleared using high-pressure water jetting.

Chester FC stadium grounds cleared ditch

Cleared and restored drainage ditch

With the blockages now removed, the fencing and barbed wire were able to be reinstated and the work was completed. This means that visiting teams’ fans will now be able to enter the Chester FC stadium without getting their socks wet. We call that a good result!

Chester FC stadium before and after

Before and after comparison

We would like to once again thank Chester FC, Norland Managed Services and TP Construction for their help and support in bringing this project to completion.

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Maxiflow Sponsorship Success! Chester FC and Hoole Rangers FC Update

Chester FC and Maxiflow

We at Maxiflow are very proud to be Backing The Blues at Chester Football Club and would like to offer our congratulations to the champions of the Evo-Stik Premier Division!

It’s very gratifying to say that the success story doesn’t begin and end at the top, because we are definitely sharing in the feel-good factor that comes from backing a winner.

What began as a public show of support for our local team has quickly turned into lucrative opportunities for our family-run business. A North West based blue-chip company discovered Maxiflow from the Chester FC website and got in touch with us, enabling us to secure a roofing maintenance contract worth £250,000.

We are also pursuing several other promising leads which are a direct result from the increased exposure, which has lead to an article on Maxiflow’s success appearing on ChesterFC.com!

Hoole Rangers FC and Maxiflow

As a socially-focused company, Maxiflow are always looking for opportunities to parlay our good fortune back into the community. Chester FC are a triumphant example of the power that comes from grassroots movements, and we believe that supporting local sport is a significant investment into the future of the community.

In addition to a number of youth-based initiatives, Maxiflow are delighted to announce that we are also sponsoring Hoole Rangers FC, members of the local Chester & District Football League.

The Rangers will be holding a Fun Day and Charity Football Match at Limewood Fields on Sunday 6th May, which promises to be an excellent day out for the entire family. More details of this event will be coming soon to the Maxiflow blog.

It’s a great time to be part of the Chester football scene, and we wish both teams the best of luck in their upcoming seasons!

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