Construction firm lays the foundations for growth through apprenticeships

A national award-winning building and roofing company is continuing to invest in apprenticeships as it plans to nurture and develop the next generation of its workforce. Stanley-based Hodgson-Sayers currently has 16 apprentices through a range of roof slate and tile, and built-up-felt roofing apprenticeships with Newcastle College. Such is its commitment to the training of...... Read more

Young team’s skills tested at the ‘highest’ level

Three talented youngsters at Hodgson Sayers have seen their credentials soar to new heights as they managed the complete installation of a roofing system at a primary school in Hartlepool. Led by 21-year-old Alex Atkinson, who has recently completed an apprenticeship in flat roofing at Newcastle College, the trio took on the challenge under the...... Read more

University women’s rugby team look ‘scrum’tious

Newcastle University Women’s Rugby team will ‘tackle’ the new season with great anticipation, thanks to sponsorship from Hodgson Sayers. The Stanley-based building and roofing specialist already has an established relationship with the team and this year has covered the cost of the logos for the sports kit for the 22-strong first team and a further...... Read more

Apprentices given the opportunity to reach new heights

A handpicked cohort of young people from across the region have been given the opportunity to take up an apprenticeship at building and roofing specialist, Hodgson Sayers, which has won regional and national acclaim for its people development skills. In 2015, the Stanley-based company, won the apprenticeship category in the North East Business Awards and...... Read more

Being socially responsible is very good for business

Delegates at the first ever event organised by the North East Chamber of Commerce to focus on corporate social responsibility, heard that being a ‘good’ company is a deciding factor for many jobseekers looking to take up a new role. Tony Slimmings, managing director of Prismatic Thinking, told delegates at the event – hosted by...... Read more