When the going gets tough, the tough get rough

It may be the middle of winter where the temperature has dipped below minus, but that didn’t stop five of our intrepid colleagues taking part in last weekend’s Big Sleep out, organised by homeless charity Social Bite. Marion Gillies, Cath Herdman, Mariola Szczesna, Lynn Richmond and Joanna Maclaine, donned several layers and braced temperatures of…
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Creating a winter wonderland Christmas dining experience

Christmas is fast approaching, and if you’re hosting dinner for all the family, why not pull out all the stops and transform your conservatory in to a magical winter wonderland. If you fancy having a stylish place to dine, it’s time to stock up on candles and fairy lights. A conservatory can be dim when…
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Sleeping in the park can bring an end to the darkness of homelessness

We’re delighted the Sleep in the Park initiative has raised over £1 million so far and is likely to hit its £4 million target. With just over a month to go until the event, some of our CR Smith employees, along with thousands of other generous people, are going to brave the icy December chill…
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FES Group Hand Picked Academy Success for Second Year Running

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Seventeen year old Billy Angus has landed his dream job working as a Junior Engineer for Stirling-based building services company, FES. Billy is one of 34 teenagers from schools in the Stirlingshire area to boost their chances of finding a job by taking part in one of two Hand Picked Academies, sponsored by the FES…
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Sleeping out under the stars for charity

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s blustery outside and the nights are drawing in very quickly, which makes you want to stay in and be snuggled up in cosy home But for some people, they don’t have this option as they very sadly don’t have a home. We believe everyone should have a roof over their head and that’s why…
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Ricky’s Hand Picked Success Story

It is always heartening to hear a success story and for nineteen-year-old Ricky Spittal from Glenrothes gaining an apprenticeship with Taylor Wimpey East Scotland through CR Smith’s Hand Picked programme is exactly that. Having completed the Hand Picked training academy, sponsored by the housebuilder, the teenager has been recruited as an apprentice bricklayer and is…
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