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By Gedas Barodica 05 May, 2017
Richardson & Starling are celebrating winning the Property Care Association UK Contractor of the Year on Thursday evening at the Best Practice Awards held in Coventry. This adds to our success in winning the same award in 2016 .

There are more than 400 member companies in the PCA covering the UK and R&S came top after all member companies had been audited.

We also came top for the Project of the Year award for our contract at Double Row in New Lanark contracted by our Glasgow office and won the Training and Staff Development category.

Graham Duncan, Managing Director, said: “ We are proud to win these prestigious awards and I would like to thank all our staff who work hard to deliver a quality service.”

Richardson & Starling have been delivering Property Care surveys and repairs since 1935 and are a Veitchi Group company who recently celebrated 100 years in business .
By Gedas Barodica 25 Apr, 2017
Big thank you to the New Lanark Trust for supplying this historic Double Row picture.
By Gedas Barodica 11 Apr, 2017
The Country’s leading Building Preservation and Property Repair Contractor, Richardson & Starling, are seeking to recruit a highly motivated Trainee Building Preservation Surveyor for our Dumfries office .

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in an all trades property repair environment or have associated academic qualification relevant to the Construction Industry. Although having property surveying experience will be an advantage there will be structured training given to achieve industry surveying qualifications.

You must possess personal drive, a good attitude and work well within a team or on your own initiative. Also, you will understand the importance of good customer service and be able to communicate well with various property professionals.

Reporting to the Branch Manager, this post commands a highly competitive salary, a company car, life assurance cover, and pension scheme, in addition, a profit related bonus augments this attractive package.
By Gedas Barodica 28 Mar, 2017
The successful applicant will be involved in all day to day administration duties for the company such as:
•   Provide ongoing administrative support across the business
•   Manage incoming telephone calls
•   Handle mail – both incoming and outgoing
•   Manage filing system
•   Preparation of subcontract payment runs.
•   Preparation of timesheets.
•   Arrange travel and accommodation.
•   Manage and maintain stocks of stationery.

Desired attributes:
•   Good attention to detail
•   Previous experience of matching a high volume of purchase invoices to orders and batching for processing.
•   Familiarity with Microsoft Word/Excel essential.
•   Ability to work as part of a team with an approachable and flexible nature.
By Gedas Barodica 16 Mar, 2017

In order to make this special date even more memorable, we are dedicating the whole year to charity. Our staff suggested 20+ fundraising activities and 17 charities that we will support. On the 22nd of December, during the Veitchi Group Centenary Auction we will finalize our campaign and give all the raised funds to charity.

By Gedas Barodica 28 Feb, 2017

The Veitchi Group was incorporated as a limited company on 20th March 1917. The Group would like to celebrate this with a year of charitable activity involving all of our staff, partners and everyone else who has a generous spirit and would like to join us!

We have 20+ fundraising activities scheduled through the year and 17 supported charities that were suggested by our employees. We will be gathering funds through the year and finalise the campaign on the 22nd of December, during the Veitchi Group Centenary Auction.

By Gedas Barodica 25 Jan, 2017
The Country’s leading Building Preservation and Refurbishment Contractor, Richardson & Starling, are seeking to recruit a highly motivated and experienced Contracts Co-ordinator to work at our Aberdeen office.
By Gedas Barodica 21 Dec, 2016
An amazing historic building repaired by R&S Glasgow - Glasgow Toll Cross park winter gardens.

This listed conservatory was originally built in 1870 in Ardrossan. In 1898 it was carefully dismantled and re-erected in its present site as it was gifted to the former Glasgow Corporation.
By Gedas Barodica 29 Nov, 2016
The successful applicant will have a varied role split between stock control, materials and waste management and the manufacture of Veitchi’s own flooring products and materials.

We are looking for an individual with a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and work within an established team, reliable and with an impeccable attendance record. Being physically fit and able is a must as is a flexible approach to working hours.

Key Requirements:
•   LF Forklift License
•   Valid and clean driving license
•   3 years’ experience working in a stores environment
•   IT skills would be beneficial
•   Good communicator and conscientious
•   Have a high regard for Safe working practices.

Excellent rates of pay are on offer for the successful candidate.

An up to date CV and covering letter to be sent to: 
Raymond Tedeschi 
Group Operations Director,
Veitchi Group
 8 Cambuslang Way
G32 8ND.

OR by e-mail to
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