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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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The Shoot scores £240,000 for charity

“This year’s ‘The Shoot’, an annual clay pigeon shoot organised by my Shoot Charitable Trust, was another success – raising a staggering £240,000 on the day for two worthy charities; JDRF, the leading type 1 diabetes research charity and Maggie’s cancer centres, with each charity receiving £120,000. Over the last 16 years, The Shoot has…
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A window of hope for Edinburgh’s homeless

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Everyone is entitled to a roof over their head. But sadly, far too many people still find themselves without a place to call home. As a company that is passionate about people, it was a natural decision for us to support the new Social Bite Village in Edinburgh, which will enable homeless people to have…
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Design of the Week

Our favourite 3D design this week brings us an indulgent edwardian orangerie that spans the full width of the customers detached home. Full height windows allow the space to be filled with light throughout the whole day, while French doors are a fantastic feature giving the home owners direct access onto an impressive decking area.

This design will become a fantastic living and dining space for the home owners, giving them the ideal solution for their needs, whilst also adding value to their home.

Opening Windows of Opportunity with Hand Picked

Hand Picked is a unique employer sponsorship programme, which supports young people into employment.  Set up by CR Smith Chairman Gerard Eadie CBE five years ago, the initiative has helped over 250 young people gain placements on work training academies and paid sponsorship programmes. “I had no experience when I started but I would ask people. I would read…
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