Quantum shortlisted for two industry awards by Construction Week Magazine

Quantum shortlisted for two industry awards by Construction Week Magazine

Quantum Global Solutions (Quantum) is delighted to announce their inclusion in two award categories in the Construction Week Qatar Awards 2017. Quantum has been shortlisted for the ‘Consultant of the Year’ award and in partnership with Maktaba Children’s Library, the company has been shortlisted for the ‘2017 CSR Award’. The Construction Week Qatar Awards were launched in 2011 and have become one of Qatar’s construction industry premier events.  The event will take place on the 28th of November at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. ‘’We are delighted to have been short-listed as an organisation for ‘Consultant of the Year’ and also with our CSR partner, Maktaba Children’s Library for the ‘Construction Week CSR Award 2017’.  The awards have a rigorous criteria and we are proud to be included with some of the highest level of industry players in the different award categories,’’ said Peter Murphy ahead of the event. Quantum is acknowledged as one of the leading construction support consultancies dedicated to serving the interests of the international construction and engineering industries.  In addition to regular industry presentations, Quantum is also actively involved in the presentation of training courses and mentoring programmes. Construction Week has grown from strength to strength since its launch at the Big 5 in 2003. The magazine began with a circulation of 5,000, and today 36,113 readers devour the print version, while over 26,000 read the online edition.  Construction Week has grown to be respected for its independent editorial coverage, covering all aspects of the construction industry, whether it be news and analysis, trends, project updates, special reports or in-depth interviews and...
Quantum – ‘Highly Commended’ at Construction Week Awards

Quantum – ‘Highly Commended’ at Construction Week Awards

Quantum Global Solutions (Quantum) were the proud recipients of two ‘Highly Commended’ awards at the recent Construction Week Qatar Awards, held at the St Regis Hotel. ‘’Construction Week is one of the principle publications in the Middle Eastern construction arena.  As one of Qatar’s long-standing SME’s we are proud to have received two prestigious ‘Highly Commended’ awards this evening by Construction Week: ‘Consultant of the Year’ and ‘CSR Initiative of the Year’.  At Quantum we have a small, dedicated and dynamic team who strive for excellence while working with our clients and also with respect to the community in which we live and work. We believe this award reinforces our strong and active role within Qatar’s construction community and among the wider global projects Quantum also works on,’’ said Peter Murphy, Quantum Managing Director following the award. In addition, Sarah Champa Al Dafa, Founder of Maktaba Children’s Library also stated, ‘’We are very proud to receive this award highlighting the partnership between Maktaba Children’s Library and Quantum.  The library relies on the support of large and small businesses and we are proud that this collaborative effort has been recognised this evening by Construction Week. Our joint initiatives over the past years have been a great success and as an increasingly active community space we look forward to more people visiting and enjoying the...
Quantum sponsors ICC ONE Communication Championships 2017

Quantum sponsors ICC ONE Communication Championships 2017

As part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility commitment to the community Quantum Global Solutions has announced its sponsorship of the ICC ONE Communication Championship 2017. Organised by ICC ONE Toastmasters for the past many years, the ICC One Communication Championships is a nationwide contest conducted to promote communication and leadership skills.  The 2017 contest will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Friday, 17th November and will comprise four competition categories – ‘Adult Inspiration’, ‘Adult Humorous’, ‘Junior Inspirational’ and ‘Junior Humorous’.  Winners will receive cash awards, trophies and gifts. Speaking on the sponsorship Rajesh Singh, Quantum Finance and Administration Director said, ‘’As a leading global construction support consultancy our philosophy is to connect parties to reach an amicable resolution to their issues through communication. We fully support the work of the ICC ONE Toastmasters to host this annual event to encourage residents of Qatar to enhance their communication skills in this open arena.’’ Quantum is acknowledged as one of the leading global construction support consultancies dedicated to serving the interests of the international construction and engineering industries.  In addition to regular industry presentations, Quantum is also actively involved in the presentation of training courses and mentoring programmes. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. The organisation has more than 352,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 16,400 clubs in 141 countries that make up a global network of meeting locations. ICC ONE Toastmasters was established in 2003 and the club has been hosting these competitions since...
Quantum and Maktaba present CSR philosophy to the American Chamber

Quantum and Maktaba present CSR philosophy to the American Chamber

“In the current climate supporting corporate social responsibility projects can be a challenge for SME’s, but with a collective will and a strong philosophy to give back to the community where we all live and work, the benefits to both parties far outweigh any costs,” stated Greg Caramanica, Quantum’s Associate Director as part of his opening address, along with Sarah Champa Al Dafa, Maktaba Children’s Library Founder at the recent American Chamber monthly ‘Distinguished Speakers’ event. Quantum and Maktaba Children’s Library, a non-profit organisation, have been partners since 2015 and as highlighted by Sarah in her presentation many activities have been undertaken during this period. These included the development of a children’s fruit and vegetable garden, the launch of an annual Garangou festival, ad-hoc maintenance issues, fire alarm installation and a variety of story time sessions with leading British children’s author, Kay Woodward. Greg and Sarah’s presentation also discussed Quantum’s three-phase approach to working with Maktaba including hands-on support including the company’s annual ‘Donate a Day’ initiative and financial and communication support. The team also noted how they worked with additional third parties through their business networks who were happy to assist Maktaba with lower rates structures and payment terms – they just needed to be asked. ‘’There is a misconception in the community that non-government charities like Maktaba are sponsored financially long-term by major organisations – this is not the case at Maktaba. While we welcome major organisations to partner with us to develop major initiatives for the benefit of the community, at Maktaba we value each and every one of our supporters including one-man organisations and SME’s...
Canine capers at Quantum

Canine capers at Quantum

As part of its commitment to the community Quantum’s Peter and Mhairi Murphy recently worked with Gulf Canine Connection, BarkinQ and 2nd Chance to repatriate five dogs including two huskies to the New York City area. Known as ‘’flight buddies’’ Peter and Mhairi facilitated the relocation of the five dogs named Charles, Angel, Noor, Leil and Natalie. Anybody can do the same by calling the rescue groups and letting them know when you are due to fly and they will manage all the details both in Doha and at locations in the USA, Canada or Europe. Flight buddies do not pay any costs and the dogs are collected to be taken to their forever home upon your arrival at your destination. Gulf Canine Connection can be contacted via email on gulfcanineconnection@gmail.com, BarkinnQ on 5573 2144 and 2nd Chance on 5540 6254. ‘’As long-term residents of Qatar, we have been fortunate to be able to give a home to two dogs and two cats in recent years. While arranging our flights to New York to attend a conference we decided to pay back to the rescue groups by helping to relocate less fortunate dogs where a long-term forever home in Qatar isn’t possible,’’ said Peter Murphy, Quantum Managing Director. ‘’Just last month one of our team, Matthew Schofield, President of Quantum’s Washington operations also relocated a dog to New York and we plan as a company to continue to help as ‘flight buddies’ wherever we can.’’ Quantum is acknowledged as one of the leading construction support consultancies dedicated to serving the interests of the international construction and engineering industries. In...
Garangou fun at Maktaba Children’s Library

Garangou fun at Maktaba Children’s Library

Families were treated to an evening of fun, food, games and crafts to celebrate the traditional Ramadan children’s festival of Garangou. Sponsored by Quantum Global Solutions for the second consecutive year the evening formed part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility ‘Q-munity’ programme. ‘’We are delighted to see such a large turn-out of local and expatriates attend this great evening of festivities. Everyone had a great time this evening with a range of children’s crafts, story time, games and henna painting supporting Qatar’s heritage and traditional foods and sweets served in the library garden the spirit of Ramadan was alive and well tonight. As a local company we are proud to support community initiatives such as Maktaba’s Garangou Festival where we all come together to celebrate an important date in Qatar’s calendar,’’ said Peter Murphy, Quantum Managing Director. Quantum’s Q-munity CSR programme, started in 2013 and is aligned to the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011–16. The programme aims to actively add long-term value within the community by interacting with local organisations and supporting health, sport, community and educational...