City Building gives big to good causes this Christmas

Leading Scottish construction company, City Building, has presented two charities with £10,000 each following successful fundraising activities.

The cheques were presented to Cash for Kids and Kidney Research UK at Glasgow City Chambers following a charity golf day jointly organised by City Building, and the Lord Provost’s and International Office.

City Building selected Cash for Kids and Kidney Research UK to receive these funds as part of its community engagement programme allowing the firm to give something back to the city.

Praise for City Building’s Work on Restoration Project

A restoration project worth more than £22,000 has been completed to transform the iconic Merchants House in Glasgow back to its former glory in order to welcome more visitors through its doors.

Leading Scottish construction company, City Building, has been highly praised for its work to transform an historic part of the Grade A listed Merchants House in the heart of the city. A team of six skilled workers, including three apprentices, led by Operations Manager, George Cramb, conducted careful restoration and redecoration of the Director’s Room, Ante Room and vestibule at the Merchants House building, which was completed in 1877.

City Building Apprentices Put Finishing Touches to SSE Hydro Ahead of 2015 World Gymnastics Championships

Young apprentices from Glasgow are helping put the finishing touches to the SSE Hydro ahead of the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships €“ one of the biggest sporting events ever to be staged in the UK.

With just days till the action gets underway, around 30 apprentices and tradespeople from City Building have been hard at work constructing the field of play perimeter wall, gymnasts’ entrance tunnel and judges’ table dividers in the SSE Hydro.

City Building welcomes Leading UK Safety Trainer

Leading Scottish construction company, City Building, welcomed the UK’s leading speaker on behavioural safety training to its Glasgow headquarters to share insights on how individual’s approach safety as part of the Proud 2B Safe programme.

Jason Anker is one of the UK’s foremost speakers on safety training and was recently made MBE in recognition of his services to health and safety in the construction industry.

He visited City Building staff today (Tuesday 15 September 2015) to deliver talks to managers, supervisors and apprentices working in the construction industry as part of the Proud 2B Safe programme which aims to take safety beyond compliance.

Securing the Future of our industry

Scotland recently celebrated Apprenticeship week. Alan Burns, Divisions Manager for City Building, explains why the event serves as a reminder to the construction industry for the need to have a continued commitment to delivering structured apprenticeship schemes that will help address the emerging skills gap and identify future leaders.

There have been reports for some time of a skills gap in the construction industry where talents like bricklaying, steel-fixing and concreting are in short supply. One way of addressing this loss of skills is to encourage more young people to consider an apprenticeship as a career route.Quality Apprenticeships can help people progress and succeed and they can help businesses create the skilled workforce they need to compete in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

City Building Celebrates its Talent at its Ninth Annual Apprentice Awards

Leading Scottish construction company, City Building, has rewarded the tradespeople of tomorrow at its annual Apprentice Awards, which took place on Tuesday 16 June.

Around 180 apprentices across all sectors of the business including, construction, administration, heating and lift engineering were shortlisted for the awards, which were hosted by Radio Clyde DJ Diane Knox (Knoxy) at the City Chambers in Glasgow.

23 awards were handed out at the event which saw 4th year apprentice painter and decorator Lee Raeburn named City Building Apprentice of the year.

City Building gives hospice charity shop a makeover

City Building encourages its young apprentices to get involved with local community activities and contribute to community initiatives via its Apprentice Community Projects scheme. The scheme focuses on working with local communities to add value to facilities, as well as with local groups and events to enable others to deliver community benefits within their area.

Two young apprentices from leading Glasgow-based construction company, City Building, have put their skills to good use to give a fresh new look to a charity shop in Govan.

Gas Safety Awards 2015

The Gas Team within City Building, celebrated receiving two major awards last night.

The Association of Gas Safety Managers (AGSM) and CORGI presented CITY BUILDING with TWO major awards. Not only did they scoop the Scottish Social Housing Contractor of the Year Award but along with other organisations who won the other seven English Regional Awards, the went on to win the National Social Housing Contractor of the Year.

These awards celebrate the achievements of gas managers and directors in social housing, contractors working with them and suppliers to the industry.

Behind the scenes at RSBi

On Tuesday of last week, our supported factory, Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) based in Springburn, Glasgow welcomed visitors to a “Behind the Scenes” event organised by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI).

The SCDI is an independent and inclusive economic network of business organisations which seeks to influence and inspire Government and key stakeholders with their ambitious vision to create sustainable economic growth for Scotland.

City Building has secured a prestigious European award for its commitment to deliver excellence

City Building has secured a prestigious European award for its commitment to deliver excellence throughout its organisation.

Quality Scotland, national partner of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) an organisation for driving performance improvement, presented its Committed to Excellence award to City Building. The award is presented once a year in recognition of companies that strive to reach sustainable excellence in the private, public and non-profit sectors.

During the assessment process to be considered for the award employees from all across the company took part, from apprentices to the executive director. Participants carried out a number of exercises such as understanding how effective the company’s deployment strategy is, looking at current strengths and opportunities and establishing a baseline position to measure progress over time. Following a number of assessments and interviews with managers and focus groups City Building secured the award for the first time.