Furnishing a fairer future

One of Scotland’s most successful supported businesses has made their commitment to fair employment official as they mark a milestone anniversary.

Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) has signed up to the Scottish Business Pledge – a commitment to paying staff the Living Wage and fulfilling other equality enablers.

The company manufactures quality furnishings for major contracts and has over 50% staff with disabilities, including Forces veterans.

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.

SQA STAR AWARDS 2015

City Building has been shortlisted in the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) STAR (Success, Triumph, Achievement, Recognition) in the Lifelong Learning Centre category.

In being shortlisted judges looked for:

  • significant personal development for students
  • substantial future plans for employers
  • benefits of qualifications and training to the local community
  • creative models of recruitment and/or delivery

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.

The Herald Property Awards

City Building in partnership with Maryhill Housing Association have been shortlisted for two awards at the forthcoming Herald Property Awards as follows:

Best Regeneration Project – Maryhill Locks Phase 2, Glasgow

and

Affordable Housing Development of the Year – Maryhill Locks Phase 2, Glasgow