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Denso Golf Day 2023

The first UK Denso Golf Day was held at Silvermere Golf & Leisure in Cobham, Surrey on Thursday 27th June. The day provided colleagues, customers, and friends of Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd the opportunity to play 18 holes and network with fellow professionals from across the industry.

The day started at 8:30am with tea, coffee, and bacon rolls before a quick warm up and the first of the eight 4-man teams teeing off down the first at 9:30am. They were closely followed by the other teams in 9-minute intervals.

Thankfully the rain stopped, and the sun didn’t take long to come out as everyone made their way around the 18 holes of the beautiful course. On the 5th hole we had the ‘Longest Drive’ competition – where each player would attempt to hit the ball the furthest, whilst keeping the ball on the fairway – and on the 12th we held the ‘Closest to the Pin’ contest on a short par 3.

The 17th and 18th holes posed the greatest challenge of the course however as players took on the Silvermere Lake, with a daring shot over the water onto the island green at the 18th to finish the course. One by one the teams made their way back to the clubhouse for a BBQ and the prize giving having had a truly enjoyable round.

Kerry Root of Jewson Civils Frazer won the Longest Drive and Chris Shepperd of the Wolseley team won the Closest to the Pin challenge. Each were presented with their prize: distance balls for Kerry and a golf towel for Chris.

Finally, it was time to present the winning team with The Denso Cup, but who would be the first to take home this newly founded trophy?

The winners were the Jewson Civils Frazer team, who displayed some fantastic golf and hit a great score. They will have their name engraved on the trophy and will hold on to it until the next event where they will have the chance to defend their title.

None of the players walked away empty-handed though, with everyone receiving a goody bag of Denso-branded gifts, including golf balls and caps.

The entire day was very much enjoyed by all who attended, with a perfect balance of business and pleasure that will no doubt become an event to look forward to in everyone’s calendar.

Thank you to all who attended and made it a success; to Silvermere Golf & Leisure, for hosting the day; and to everyone who donated to the Heart of Kent Hospice, our associated charity for the event.

– written by Oliver Capps, Southern Area Manager

The Spirit of Giving: The F.B. Coales No.4 (Family) Trust

Over the last 12 months, the F.B. Coales No.4 (Family) Trust has donated over £272,000 to 106 charities; but this is not just a recent endeavour. The Winn & Coales International Ltd. (WCI) group of companies have been donating to charitable organisations for many years – the roots of which can be traced back to a notable figure in our history…

Who is F.B. Coales?

Frank B. Coales was the second Chairman of the company known today as Winn & Coales International Ltd. Paul Winn – the first Chairman and the company’s founder – appointed Frank Coales as his partner in 1933 and gave their names to the company which has continued to grow and prosper.

What is the F.B. Coales No.4 (Family) Trust?

The Trust was set up many years ago by the late Frank Coales as a way of giving back to communities in the vicinity of the company’s head office. As a prominent local employer in West Norwood, Frank Coales wanted to reward and support the many people (and their families) in the local area who had helped the company to develop and thrive.

Who has benefited from the Trust’s donations?

The Trust contributes to fundraising efforts and good causes throughout the UK, with a particular focus on Southeast London and Kent. Some recent recipients include:

  • Bromley Brighter Beginnings who provide essential everyday items for babies and children in Bromley. The Trust donated towards their Christmas Hamper appeal in 2022 which helped to provide 241 families and 611 children with food and gifts for Christmas Day.
  • Lifelites provide assistive technology packages for children with life-limiting conditions. A donation from the Trust purchased two Soundbeams for the Children’s Trust in Tadworth, Surrey.
  • In 2022, a donation was made to Crackerjacks Children’s Trust for the purchase of a Tomcat Trike. Tomcat manufacture custom-built trikes designed to meet the specific mobility needs of its owner. The Trust has supported the Crackerjacks community on numerous occasions and have since donated toward the purchase of another trike in 2023.
  • The Elizabeth Foundation provide a wide range of educational services for babies and preschool children with all degrees of deafness. The Trust were delighted to support the great work they do and made a donation in February of this year.
  • In 2022, a £35,000 donation was made to the DEC’s Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. In light of the continued war in Ukraine, in 2023 a further donation of £35,000 was made to help with ongoing support to those affected or displaced by the conflict.
What does the future hold for the Trust?

With the continued success of the company, as demonstrated by WCI achieving 140 years’ service to industry this year, there comes a firm and ongoing commitment to honouring the work started by Frank Coales decades ago.

Today, the Trust has three trustees and is a registered charity (no. 1179856) that continues to work with colleagues from across the WCI group of companies to identify worthy causes where a donation from the F.B. Coales No.4 (Family) Trust will make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Winn & Coales International Donates £35,000 for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal

Winn & Coales International Ltd. has donated £35,000 for the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC). The donation has been made possible by the F.B. Coales No.4 (Family) Trust; a registered charity set up by the late Frank Coales, the then chairman of the company.

In the early hours of Monday 6th February, a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Turkey (now known as Türkiye) and north-west Syria. This was followed hours later by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. The quakes were so powerful that tremors were felt as far away as Cyprus, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.

Buildings, such as homes, schools, and hospitals, have been destroyed. Local infrastructure, including roads and bridges, have been seriously damaged. Survivors of the tragedy have been forced onto the streets where they are exposed to harsh winter conditions.

It is estimated that 35,000 people have died as a direct result of the disaster, with over 70,000 injured. As rescuers continue to search through the rubble of collapsed buildings, both figures are sadly expected to rise.

The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which unites 15 member charities who are experts in humanitarian aid and specialists in different areas of disaster response, launched the Turkey-Syria Earthquake Appeal on Thursday 9th February. The DEC only launch appeals at times of monumental suffering. With the earthquakes predicted to have impacted up to 23 million people within the region, the DEC swiftly responded.

DEC charities and local partners on the ground are aiding search and rescue efforts, alongside providing medical treatment for the injured. Emergency shelters for thousands of displaced survivors are being set up and access to essential items such as food, clean water, warm blankets, and medical supplies are all being prioritised at this time.

Winn & Coales International Ltd. and the F.B. Coales No.4 (Family) Trust are proud to support the DEC and its partners in the humanitarian response. For further information or to donate to the appeal, please visit the DEC website here:

Winn & Coales International Ltd. Celebrate 140 Years Service to Industry: 1883 – 2023

Winn & Coales International Ltd., leading manufacturer and supplier of corrosion prevention, waterproofing and sealing products, are celebrating their 140th Anniversary.

First established as an import/export house in London in 1883, the company has earned an enviable reputation for supplying high-quality, effective, long-term solutions for its customers problems. It’s well-known brands such as Denso™, Premier™, Archco™, Protal™, Premier Shrink Sleeves™, Steelcoat™, SeaShield™ and Sylglas™ provide effective protection for buried, submerged, or exposed steel and concrete pipes, tanks, and structures. A vast number of industries benefit from the tailor-made solutions Winn & Coales provide, with the company demonstrating a clear commitment to continual improvement of its product offering through innovative research and development, and product acquisitions – a notable example of which being Viscotaq™ visco-elastic coatings in 2021.

Today, Winn & Coales International Ltd. comprises seven subsidiary companies – two in the UK, and one each in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand – with multiple regional offices, and a network of global agents and distributors. The shared knowledge and experience across the group of companies ensures its extensive range of corrosion and chemical resistant coatings and linings are available almost anywhere in the world.

Winn & Coales International Group Chairman, Chris Winn says, “It is with great pride that we celebrate this remarkable milestone for the company. As we reflect on the last 140 years, we also look forward to the future with tremendous excitement as our continued programme of investment and growth brings new technologies to our customers.”

New Appointments to the Board of Directors at Winn & Coales International Ltd.

It is with great pleasure that the board of Directors announce the appointments of Mr Andrew Stuart and Mr James Winn as executive directors of the board of Winn & Coales International Ltd., effective from the beginning of January 2023.

Winn & Coales International Ltd. is the parent company of Winn & Coales (Denso) Ltd. For more than 90 years, the Winn & Coales International Group of companies has been creating high-quality, bespoke and off-the-shelf solutions that provide enduring protection against corrosion and chemical attack to valuable assets.

Both Andrew and James have been working at Winn & Coales International Ltd. subsidiary companies for over 30 years each. We would like to wish them every success in their new and extremely well deserved positions which further strengthens the management of the business going forward.

SeaShield™ Systems Celebrate 50th Anniversary: 1972 – 2022

SeaShield™ corrosion control systems for jetty piles and marine structures are celebrating their 50th anniversary in 2022. Over the last half century, the brand has continuously evolved and prospered, earning an enviable reputation for success, and becoming one of parent company Winn & Coales International’s best-selling product ranges.

First brought to market in 1972, SeaShield systems offer cost-effective, long-term protection to steel, timber and concrete piles, and marine structures exposed to the challenging and corrosive conditions found in splash zones, inter-tidal and subsea environments. A comprehensive range of solutions providing multiple levels of protection, from light-duty tape wrap systems through to heavy-duty HDPE and GRP jackets, can be tailored to suit individual project requirements. Regular product development and inspection of SeaShield applications around the world contribute to the high levels of technical expertise, support, and experience that Winn and Coales International can provide regarding effective pile protection and rehabilitation.