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For OD Live 2024, we are delighted to have partnered with some of Doncaster's leading employers and further education providers.

Below you can find the full list of our generous sponsors, who have helped to make this careers fair a reality.

Our Gold Sponsors

Polypipe Building Products is the UK's leading manufacturer of plastic piping systems and low-carbon heating solutions for the residential market.

They design, develop, and manufacture over 20,000 product lines which are stocked by plumbers and builders' merchants nationally.

Polypipe Building Products works with national and local developers, plumbing and heating engineers, general builders and groundworkers to deliver above and below ground drainage systems, rainwater solutions, as well as hot and cold plastic plumbing products.

They provide innovative products and services to their customers, including UFH site support, their Approved Engineer network, to ensure that you're supported from roof to river.

Our Bronze Sponsors

Boxes and Packaging (Doncaster) is part of the Logson Group, the fourth largest independent corrugated packaging company in the UK. It is one of ten sites in the Boxes and Packaging division.

The company designs and manufactures corrugated packaging solutions for a wide variety of business sectors in Yorkshire and the North East, including boxes, point of sale, retail ready, gift and transit packaging.

All products are manufactured from recycled material and are 100% recyclable and the team are committed to supporting many customers transfer their packaging to corrugated to support sustainability and environmental targets.

Proud to have been part of the Doncaster business community for 45 years, the company employs almost 100 people across its two sites at Shaw Lane and Thorne.

John Francis Mee founded John Mee Construction Limited in 1993 to carry out civil engineering work, including deep drainage and tunnelling work.

In 2005 the company won an award for a Sheffield city centre contract, which specified hand-dig only, due to the site being heavily congested with underground services. John Mee decided to invest in his first vacuum excavator, the UKs first, to complete this job successfully, without any ‘strikes’ on services. This groundbreaking success led to two awards and is still used as a case study for vacuum excavation.

Following the success of the project more vacuum excavators were purchased and the company expanded under the VAC-EX Hire brand name eventually focussing exclusively on vacuum excavation. In 2008 John F Mee established VAC-EX Limited, a separate company, to manufacture smaller remote vacuum excavation units and this company is run by John Patrick Mee, John Mee’s son, at a separate site.

By 2022 John Mee VAC-EX Hire operated over 22 Vacuum Excavator units from both MTS and RSP and a further 12 smaller T-VAC excavators purchased from the sister company VAC-EX Ltd.

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