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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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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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CR SMITH BECOMES FIRST SPONSOR OF EDINBURGH TRAMS

THE MAN IN THE BLUE AND WHITE TRAM CR SMITH BECOMES FIRST SPONSOR OF EDINBURGH TRAMS Today we announced an exciting, innovative and ground breaking sponsorship with Edinburgh Trams. The sponsorship will mean 18 of the city’s trams will be liveried in distinctive CR Smith branding. Edinburgh Trams was identified as a unique promotional platform…
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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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