Chipping away at the skills shortage

Chipping away at the skills shortage

A Wakefield based joinery firm’s team is feeling chipper, after scooping an award for its commitment to skills, training and local employment. Joinery Direct, established in 2005, has been awarded sub-contractor of the quarter, by Sheffield Housing Company (SHC) for...
Smoothie Operators

Smoothie Operators

Young people on Tyneside are pedalling their own healthy smoothies! The smoothie bikes – which blend a nutritious drink whilst you exercise – are part of a programme called ‘Mini Champions’ through which local families can learn about healthy lifestyles. North East...
Work underway on park wetland project

Work underway on park wetland project

Work is well underway on a park project that is creating a new habitat for both wildlife and Sheffield residents to enjoy. Being installed in Manor Fields Park, the Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme (SuDS) – which will reduce flood risk in the city – is...
Training and employment on The Rise!

Training and employment on The Rise!

A trio of recruits are building new careers in construction, at The Rise, in Scotswood, Newcastle. Kaycie Hall, 17, from West Denton and Jake McDougal, 17, from Kenton, have joined Keepmoat and New Tyne West Development Company (NTWDC) as apprentice bricklayers....
Innovative homes scheme to begin

Innovative homes scheme to begin

Work will commence in the autumn on two innovative, landmark Gateshead developments – 49 homes in High Spen, in the west of the borough and 62 affordable homes near the town centre. The High Spen properties – to be constructed on the site of the former...