Giving back by supporting a local school

Supporting communities where we operate is one of the many values of Nexus Infrastructure – our parent company. This has been the case over many years through the work undertaken by the Nexus Community Trust, which has sought to give something back by working with local charities.

At TriConnex we have been looking to develop local relationships where our support can make a real difference.

The first of these relationships is in Braintree, where we’ve connected with the Edith Borthwick School. A day special school, catering for children and young people with severe and complex learning difficulties, they currently have over 230 students ranging from 3 to 19 years.

Our Managing Director, David Topping and Finance Director, Dawn Hillman, met with the school’s Headmaster Dan Woodman earlier in the year following David’s chance encounter with a parent whose child attends the school. We agreed to create a plan to provide support to the school through staff volunteering projects and fundraising activities to purchase additional new play equipment for the children in the future.

To launch our support programme, we placed an order back in January to have two items of play equipment installed – a Hotshot Ball game and a Spring Balance Bell. After several Coronavirus-related delays since ordering, these were finally installed before the start of the new school year and are currently being enjoyed by the pupils.

David commented “TriConnex has grown rapidly in recent years and is now a major employer in the Braintree area. We’ve been looking for ways in which we can create stronger ties with the community in which we operate, and when I heard about the Edith Borthwick School, it seemed a perfect way to give something back. What’s amazing is that the school is on the same industrial estate as ourselves, so there’s an even closer connection than I’d initially anticipated. Despite the Coronavirus-related delays, I’m delighted that the children can now enjoy the new equipment.”

#3 - We're here to stay.

There is nothing worse than working with a business, building up that personal relationship, trust and mutual understanding of each others objectives to find out that they have been swallowed up by a big corporation.

Even worse when you have actively avoided selecting the new owners.

Unlike many other trades your utility partner is in for the duration and so at TriConnex we use our position as a key part of the Nexus Essential Infrastructure group to reassure our customers that we are here for the long haul.

#2 - Who are the experts after all?

We only ask for the absolute minimum information then do all the rest for you.

Keeping our customers moving during lockdown

Our legal team were mentioned in Junes edition of Housebuilder magazine for the fantastic work they did during lockdown making sure no developments got left behind ready for when our customers need to be certain their connections will be on time.

Reasons to be positive

Read our business Development Directors interview with Suzie Mayes.

TriConnex - Coronavirus Update


For our customers and stakeholders, we felt it important to provide an update on how TriConnex is responding to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Firstly, you ought to know we are treating the Coronavirus outbreak very seriously. The business has undertaken extensive planning over the last few weeks, and the safety and well-being of our staff, customers and suppliers remains our highest priority. We will continue to take guidance for our actions from the Government and Public Health England and monitor developments closely.

As much as possible, TriConnex intends to operate its offices and operations as normal whilst also taking sensible precautions to mitigate risk. As such we have focused on sensible personal hygiene measures (e.g. hand washing practices) and have also implemented a number of practical guidelines for the business to follow such as:

  • Avoiding the shaking of hands or other physical contact when meeting people.
  • Postponement of non-essential face-to-face meetings and utilising Skype or other electronic
    communication methods to enable meetings to take place.
  • Minimising the level of travel, including movement between our internal office locations
  • A restriction on hospitality and event attendance
  • Removing all but essential face-to-face training

A fundamental part of our planning is on business continuity to ensure our business can continue operating and deliver a great service for our customers. Detailed plans have been produced and scenario analysis undertaken to support this. In the event of an office closure, steps have been taken and investments made to expand our remote working capability and robustness. In addition, we have been in close communication with our supply chain.

As with many other businesses, our position on Coronavirus is dynamic and may be subject to change as Government advice is updated. We recognise the importance of communication at times such as this and will ensure that you and our staff are kept up-to-date on our approach. Additionally, specific communications will be issued to customers should planned works be impacted as a result of the situation escalating.

Finally, if you suspect any of your staff are ill and have had contact with TriConnex staff, we kindly ask that you notify us via your usual business contact to confirm who they may have been in contact with within our business.

Should you wish to discuss anything specific regarding the above please contact a member of the TriConnex team.

David Topping has Housebuilder Magazines Last Word

TriConnex MD David Topping recently featured in Housebuilder Magazines ‘Last Word’.
In the article he considers 2020 as the decade of change, check this out below…

TriConnex appoints new Technical Director, Simon Bower

Major TriConnex milestone at Sherford, Nr Plymouth

Triconnex has reached a major milestone on our Sherford Primary substation build with the installation on site of the first of two Power Transformers – some photos and technical details are included below.

Simon has undertaken the role on an acting basis for the last six months having previously worked in Business Development, Technical and Operations for the business.

Overall, Simon has worked within the Nexus Infrastructure Group for over eight years, having originally started as an Estimator with Tamdown who provide specialised infrastructure, civil engineering and reinforced concrete frame services, and later re-joining the Group as a Senior Technical Co-ordinator for TriConnex.

Simon Bower replaces Simon Gallagher as Technical Director, with Simon Gallagher having been appointed to MD of eSmart Networks, another subsidiary of the Group which provides Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure .

The Group believes in investment and development of its people and is excited to have Simon Bower join the TriConnex board on a permanent basis. His
extensive knowledge of the whole business and our customers needs will continue to ensure the best possible service at all times.