Past & Present

Peter retired from Harrison Goldman last April 2018, after starting the company with Mark Goldman over 25 years ago. We are pleased to post the following:

Stone Federation would like to congratulate former SFGB President, Peter Harrison for being the recipient of the stone industry’s highest award, the Duke of Gloucester Gold Medal.

Peter was presented with his medal by His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester at the Worshipful Company of Masons’ Master’s Banquet in London’s Mansion House.

The Medal, which was introduced in 2010, is awarded every two years, to honour an individual in the craft of stone masonry or the natural stone industry whose work is of considerable merit and who is acknowledged by his or her peers for the excellence of their contribution.

The idea for recognition for those in stone masonry was originally mooted in the 1980s when it was noted that stone masonry did not have any kind of recognition or a supreme accolade.

His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, who trained as an architect and has an affinity for stone masonry, also felt that some form of recognition should be created and was instrumental in developing the concept of a recognition for stone PH HRH Duke of Gloucester Award 2019masonry befitting the millennia-old craft.

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Harrison Goldman is making a voluntary simple statement in line with supporting the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We are a privately owned company in England, our only HQ: Airport House Purley Way Croydon CR0 0XZ. Our company’s turnover is less than the £36m; the figure the UK Government has set for companies to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Harrison Goldman will try to ensure as far as is practical, that Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking are not taking place in our company or with any businesses we do business with, by making sure appropriate anti-slavery and human trafficking procedures are in place, as befits the size of the company. Our staff will be made aware of the subject and how to report any concerns to the Directors of Harrison Goldman or The Salvation Army 0300 303 8151 or The UK Government 24-hour modern slavery helpline for victims, employers and members of the public, who may encounter modern slavery, can call for expert support and advice.0800 0121 700.

HG 2019

CE marking and Brexit

CE marking and BREXIT

Harrison Goldman are Stone Federation GB members, we have been advised of the following information:

 

British Standards Secured Post-Brexit. On 23 November, the General Assemblies of the European Standards Organizations CEN and CENELEC approved a plan that secures British Standards Institutions’ full membership post-Brexit. BSI welcomed the outcome as a pragmatic solution that provides stability for the European standards system while meeting the needs of their stakeholders, which includes the natural stone industry. This means that all Eurocodes, EN product standards and EN test methods will still apply. The decisions, taken separately in both organizations, will also enable the UK industry and other stakeholders to continue their important work shaping and maintaining best practice standards used across Europe and internationally. It also means that UK experts will continue as chairs, convenors, committee members and policy experts to work on maintaining and developing the 20,000 European standards that are managed by CEN and CENELEC.

As more information is issued we’ll post an update.

Croydon Airport

Croydon Airport was world famous as Britain’s major air terminal from 1920. Visit the original booking hall, control tower & radio room. See how early aircrews navigated & communicated before the satellite age. Open the first Sunday of every month from 11am-4pm, parking & admission free, just turn up AirportHouse or see the informative website: www.croydonairportsociety.org.uk