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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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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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Handpicked breaking barriers with third Academy at CR Smith

Handpicked breaking barriers with third Academy at CR Smith The Hand Picked Academy, set up by CR Smith Chairman Gerard Eadie CBE, played host to its third successful employment academy. The week-long training course is designed for young people who have been attending countless interviews for jobs but who are struggling to secure the roles.Participants were…
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CR Smith sponsors the Yellows 2003s at Duloch Juniors

Local employer, CR Smith is backing the Duloch Juniors Yellows 2003s with a new sponsorship deal that will provide the young footballers with top of the range match day kit. The sponsorship was agreed under CR Smith’s CR Skills initiative which celebrates sporting values and in recognition of the club’s ethos for fair play and…
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CR SMITH SPONSORS JUNIOR TENNIS TOURNAMENT AT ABERDOUR

The first partnership under the CR Skills initiative Scotland’s leading Home improvements company, CR Smith, is backing this year’s inaugural Aberdour Festival Open Tennis Tournament, as part of its new CR Skills programme. The company will sponsor both the Under 18s and Under 14s Championships, recognising the valuable role the tennis club plays in encouraging…
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CR Skills

CR Smith has had a long-time association with sport. From our renowned sponsorship of the strips of both Celtic and Rangers, to our Chairman’s boyhood devotion to cycling, we are a company that has always loved sport and celebrated sporting values. Youth sport development in particular has been key to these values and we have always been keen to…
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