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

Investment of £300,000 in hybrid car fleet demonstrates environmental commitment

Co Durham-based Hodgson Sayers has demonstrated the industry leadership qualities that have made it the current British Chambers of Commerce national company of the year, by investing over £300,000 to overhaul its company car fleet with environmentally friendly hybrids. The company has taken possession of 11 plug-in Golf GTEs and a Mercedes 350E while at...... Read more

Positive mindset is key building block

John Sayers, Managing director, Hodgson Sayers I am often asked what it is that we look for in a prospective apprentice. To me the answer is simple — a positive mindset. A young person can have great technical skills and a good personality but if they don’t have a positive mindset and a willingness to...... Read more

Stanley ladies are ‘storming’ to success!

Stanley Storm Netball Club is aiming to ‘net’ support from companies across the region, with building and roofing specialists, Hodgson Sayers, one of the first to offer its support. Established in 2013, the club was formed as part of the England netball health initiative, Back To Netball and when the programme ended the team, and...... Read more