Project for Lanchester Wines sends our young team giddy with excitement

Contracts Manager, Colin Howey We are very much testing and challenging our young team members. They have the hunger, ability and eagerness to learn and adapt very quickly to new ideas. This is why I have confidence in placing them on projects and allowing them to take charge. Craig Taylor, a joiner, led his team...... Read more

Certificate of Excellence for Knowledge Transfer Partnership

Finance manager, Mike Wade Having recently achieved 100% in our Achilles B2 Audit we received more good news as the Final Report on our Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has now been individually assessed by Innovate UK and awarded an overall grade of outstanding. We started our KTP journey three years ago when we formed a...... Read more

100% across the board in Achilles B2 Audit

Office Manager, Marie Errington Hodgson Sayers is externally audited approximately nine times a year which includes an annual audit from Achilles. The basis of the Achilles B2 enhanced audit is to demonstrate third party validation of the company’s internal management systems. By undertaking a B2 audit, we are able to demonstrate and confirm our credentials...... Read more

Down with the old and up with the new!

By contracts manager, Peter Condren In my previous blog I reported on the progress taking place on the substation in Jesmond and whilst it is getting demolished – others are being built in Chester-le-street, Ponteland and Bedlington to update the network for our client and their customers. The team is installing new equipment to strengthen the...... Read more

Starting the year with a bang!

By contracts manager, Peter Condren Since the beginning of the year, Hodgson Sayers has been in the process of demolishing a derelict substation located in Jesmond, Newcastle, which we believe originated in the 1930s. The building has reached the end of its lifespan and is now showing signs of structural failures to key parts of...... Read more

Fun of the Fair – but with a serious message

The Social Values committee has yet again given its support to a careers fair for residents of Your Homes Newcastle (YHN). We have a long standing relationship with YHN and wanted to help offer advice to anyone looking to progress their skillset and to help provide a stepping stone to get back into employment. Held...... Read more