2018 is drawing to a close, but before we welcome 2019, here’s Millbank’s top ten most read blog posts of the last 12 months.

10. World’s First EPR Nuclear Reactor Delivers Power to Grid

On June 29th 2018, Taishan 1 in China became the first EPR (European Pressurised Reactor) to be connected to the grid.

It’s the same technology that will be used at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, which is currently under construction.

Read our post about this important news story here: Link

9. Millbank gets into the World Cup spirit with Penalty Shootout Tournament

Inspired by England’s better-than-expected World Cup 2018 performance in Russia, Millbank held a Penalty Shootout Tournament during the summer.


The eventual winners of the tournament were France, captained by Built Environment Business Manager Sean Boswell. Click here to view the blog post.

8. 24 Hours of Le Mans – A Race Like No Other

In June Millbank’s Managing Director, David Hopley, alongside Automotive Business Manager Alan Johnson, had the privilege of experiencing 24 Hours of Le Mans up close. It truly was an epic encounter and any petrolhead’s dream.

Click here to read about it.

7. Millbank invited to attend Royal opening of Mersey Gateway

Millbank representatives were honoured to be invited by Halton Borough Council to attend the official opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge. The bridge was ceremoniously opened by Her Majesty The Queen and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, in a highly publicised event.


Read more in the blog post: click

6. Tribute to First World War Tommies Unveiled at the Brindley ahead of Armistice Centenary

In November, Millbank donated a special tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War – a life-sized Tommy silhouette on display outside Runcorn’s Brindley Theatre.


The tribute was officially put on display by David Hopley, Managing Director of Millbank, along with representatives from the Brindley Theatre.

The Tommy will stand until June 28th 2019 as a solemn reminder of the more than one million British Empire soldiers who died in the war. This date will mark 100 years since the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which was the official end of the war.

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5. Millbank’s Ian Pass marks 25 years volunteering at Wirral Hospice St John’s

This year, Millbank consultant Ian Pass was recognised by Wirral Hospice St John’s for 25 years of volunteering service.

The hospice, which provides care and support to patients and their families and loved ones, marked his long service at a special afternoon tea at Ness Gardens.

“I don’t do it for any recognition,” says Ian, who has been working at Millbank since 1994. “I first started as a way to give something back to society. But it’s been a very rewarding 25 years. It’s provided many fond memories, and puts’ things into perspective.”

Click here to read more about this story.

4. Runcorn Railway Bridge’s 150-year anniversary marked at Brindley Theatre

On October 10th, the historic Runcorn Millennium Railway Bridge celebrated 150 years since it was first opened for traffic. To mark the occasion, its navigation bell was restored and unveiled at its new home in the nearby Brindley Theatre.

Millbank was proud to attend the unveiling of the navigation bell by Halton Mayor John Bradshaw to mark this occasion. The event included talks from Halton Borough Council and Network Rail highlighting the significance of the bridge to the history of the area, and the importance of the restoration works being undertaken on the national railway network.

Click here to read more about the unveiling.

3. Linzi Hosier celebrates 20 years at Millbank Group

In an amazing milestone, Linzi Hosier celebrated 20 years with us here at Millbank Group in September.

Linzi joined the business in 1998 as a Safety Critical Training Coordinator, and is now the group’s Training and Compliance Manager.


Congratulations Linzi, here’s to the next 20 years with Millbank Group! Read more here: click

2. Engineering Your Future 2018

In 2018 Millbank were proud to support Engineering Your Future, a series of events aimed at encouraging students to take up STEM subjects, as we recognise the need for more talented engineers in the UK job market in coming years and want to support the industry’s future growth.

Many of our consultants have had fulfilling careers as engineers, so we know how rewarding a career engineering can be.

Read more about our involvement here: click

1. What does AMP7 mean for you?

Our most popular blog post of the year concerns AMP7, the seventh Asset Management Period planned by the UK water industry.

Millbank has a long history of providing clients within the water sector with the most skilled candidates, allowing them to push forward with the latest technologies and keep pace with the industry.

Catch up with what AMP7 means for you in the full post – click here.

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