This time last year, five finalists in the Small Business Saturday Young Entrepreneurs Competition pitched their business ideas, Dragon’s Den style, to a panel of expert judges in a competition sponsored by CarmichaelUK. First prize of £500, a trophy, and business mentoring for 12 months went to Thomas Wylam of Princes Risborough School for his … Continue reading Supporting Young Entrepreneurs: One Year On!
On Saturday 9th December, CarmichaelUK contractors experienced a day in the rustic English countryside whilst being just a stone’s throw from the heart of London! Our annual Christmas party, just for our contractors took place at Swingers, where our team were transported to a 1920’s golf club, steeped in lush foliage and rolling greens! The … Continue reading Staff & Contractors celebrate at joint Christmas Party
We are delighted to announce that we have recently made a substantial investment in new technology for all staff members in the company. In the days leading up to Christmas, all 50 members of staff across 4 offices will receive brand new, high spec portable devices to enable a more mobile working ethic at CarmichaelUK. As we … Continue reading Substantial Investment in Technology Upgrade for all Staff
Last week, Network Rail released details of their plans to tackle any snow and ice that may come this Christmas and with temperatures plummeting, ice can stop power reaching trains, freeze rails together and damage overhead wiring. Preparation for winter weather includes making sure the track is clear, with no overhanging trees, no icicles at … Continue reading Network Rail: Tackling Winter Works at Christmas
Is the Engineer in your life particularly difficult to buy for? Maybe the Site Secret Santa beckons and you’re struggling to find something to spend your tenner on! If you are in need of a gift for a construction professional, we’ve got a few ideas that are bound to help! From the least expensive to the … Continue reading 10 Gift Ideas for Engineers this Christmas!
Engineering has a central role to play in the UK’s wealth and fortunes; however, there is a staffing shortage of those with the right training and academic background entering the industry. Around a third of engineering graduates do not go on to work for an engineering employer, therefore there’s an increased push to get school-leavers … Continue reading Apprentices, ex offenders & ex forces sought to close skills gap
With winter around the corner and the de-icer at the ready, we all know that working in the cold can be dangerous if you don’t take the necessary precautions to keep your body warm and dry on site. Cold stress can occur when the body is unable to warm itself up and can lead to … Continue reading Top Tips: Keeping Warm on Site
Last week, Nikki Norris our senior compliance administrator passed her Health and Safety qualification and has started to visit our clients and workers on rail sites to ensure everyone is working safely and compliantly. Nikki has both her IOSH and PTS training certifications, meaning she is fully compliant to go on to rail sites. The … Continue reading CarmichaelUK staff begin health & safety visits to rail sites
Nearly 170 years after Sir Joseph Bazalgette revolutionised the way water waste flowed through London, work has begun on the new 4.2bn super sewer which is urgently needed to halt the tonnes of sewage being spilt into the tidal section of the River Thames every year. When the original sewer was built, London had a … Continue reading Exploring the Route of the Thames Tideway Tunnel
Mobile apps are improving all the time, and we thought it would be great to create a list of our 5 favourite FREE construction related games and simulators available RIGHT NOW, on both iPhone and Android. Eden – The Game Device: IOS & Android Price: Free Rating: 4.6/5 Eden is the most highly rated game … Continue reading 5 best construction simulators games for your phone or tablet