CCG is delighted to confirm that during 2017, the Group has given more than £100,000 to charitable projects with donations going to local causes up and down the country.
CCG seek to engage in each of the communities where the firm operates, working with supply chain partners to provide apprenticeships, employment and training opportunities as well as charitable support to local good causes.
Lynn Stodart, group HR manager for CCG, said:
“Working with charities and providing community support has always been key to CCG’s ethos. Since day one we have worked with our supply chain partners to offer support to charities and community initiatives which are active in the areas we work – wherever we are operating we want to do our bit to help the local community.
“No matter the size of the donation, we feel it is important to help people and organisations as best we can and this year, we have achieved a great deal. The fact we have donated over £100,000 this year is something we are incredibly proud of and want to continue to build upon.”
In 2017, CCG donated to the Allan Glen STEM Academy at the City of Glasgow College Campus – an organisation which offers educational support to students looking to pursue a STEM-related career. The building company also hosted a fundraising day to raise money for the St Andrew’s Hospice Capital Appeal. The ‘It’s a Knockout Fun Day’ at Strathclyde Country Park saw CCG staff and a number of the company’s supply chain partners competing across an inflatable assault course with donations being put towards the Hospice’s £9m target.
Other projects receiving support include Richmond Hope – a charity based in Craigmillar for bereaved children, East Dunbartonshire Council’s foodbank, Dougrie Terrace Sheltered Housing, Grassroots Clothing, Positive Action in Housing, and the Craigmillar Book Festival as well as various gala days and community events.
CCG is also focused on skills development and offers apprenticeships and work placements in the local communities where it has live projects. In 2017, 22 young people began an in-depth construction apprenticeship programme within the CCG Group, taking the total number of apprentices up to 70. The company also offers work experience placements to young people, many of which lead to full time employment opportunities.
“CCG’s apprenticeship programme is a vital part of the business. Our apprentices are viewed as one of our greatest assets, bringing fresh enthusiasm, life skills and knowledge to the company. Working with our clients we are able to offer the opportunity of learning to young people that live close to the construction project. Burnmouth Road – an affordable housing development with Wheatley Group in Barlanark, as well as a number of contracts we are working on with Hub West Scotland and Inverclyde Council in Greenock are just a few examples of where young people are helping to deliver a project for their own town.”