25 March 2024News

Warden backs local team in British Championship opener

Eagle-eyed motorsports fans caught a glimpse of the famous Warden blue and yellow as it flashed by at this month’s North West Stages – a rally event that marks the first round of the 2024 British Rally Championship.

Warden was proud to support local rally team 3AMotorsport during the event which took place on rural roads around Lancashire.

Held over the weekend of March 22nd and 23rd, the North West Stages featured over 130 competitors from across the UK, Ireland and even Australia, competing over 10 closed road stages in areas including Chipping, Garstang, Scorton and Lancaster.

Thousands of spectators lined the roadside during the event, all getting a chance to see the Warden branding adorning 3AMotorsport’s Mitsubishi Evo 6.

Warden rally car

The event also gained coverage on ITV and was publicised by many well-known brands including ProTyre, M-Sport, Motorsport UK and Probite.

The North West Stages has always had a strong focus on raising money for charity and more than £250,000 has been raised throughout the history of the event. This year the event raised money for a number of local charities and environmental projects, which are due to be announced soon.

Warden has supported the North West Stages for many years, including providing operational and logistical support for the event in the past.

4 March 2024News

Decarbonisation projects lead to awards success for Warden

Warden’s work on two decarbonisation and net zero projects has been recognised at some of the construction sector’s leading business awards for sustainability.

Our project on behalf of Manchester City Council to create new solar car ports at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester won in the low value project category at the North West Construction Hub Awards.

The project was also highly commended in the Large Project of the Year category at the North West Energy Efficiency Awards on February 15.

Meanwhile, our work with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to improve the energy efficiency of a number of its key buildings was named Gold Winner in the Energy Saving category at the recent Green Apple Awards.

Susie Harrison-Serella, business development manager at Warden, said: “We’re working on a growing number of decarbonisation projects as the journey towards carbon net zero gathers pace. It’s an area where we have built a real specialism.

“These projects require true partnership working to make them a success and we’re absolutely thrilled this collaborative approach has been recognised by these leading industry awards.”

Warden’s work with GMCA involved the installation of solar photovoltaic panels at Ashton-Under-Lyne Fire Station, Bury Fire Station, Greater Manchester Police Headquarters, Greater Manchester Police North Manchester Divisional Headquarters, and Greater Manchester Police Openshaw SOCH Building.

Meanwhile, our project at the National Cycling Centre saw us construct new solar car ports within two car parking areas. These car ports provide shelter for parked vehicles while generating renewable energy for use on site or for the charging of electric vehicles. The project was delivered as part of a wider programme of renewable energy projects across Greater Manchester funded by European Regional Development Fund.