As big champions of young people and making sure everyone has an equal chance to get ahead and progress, we’re keen to support organisations that do the same. That’s why we’ve recently selected Barnardo’s as our charity partner for 2017. Through the partnership, Jewson employees will raise vital funds for the charity as part of our ‘Together’ initiative.
2017 brings financial uncertainty for many sectors, as post-Brexit exchange rate fluctuations result in price increases that impact upon us all. David Kilby, Jewson Operations Director, discusses what this means for the construction industry, and the steps Jewson is taking this year to make trading easier for customers.
Top tips to get noticed
If you’re under 30 and interested in entering the Young Tradesperson of the Year competition, read on…
For some of us, standing out from the crowd is a doddle whilst for others it’s not always that easy.
For that reason, we’ve pulled together some handy tips to ensure your Young Tradesperson of the Year entry is one to remember.
We recognise that in Jewson branches and offices up and down the country, our employees are playing a vital role in making our customer service the best it can be.
With that in mind, we’ve increased our employee’s hourly rate of pay ahead of the Government’s introduction of the National Living Wage in April 2017.
Did you hear the news? Our rewards programme, Juice, celebrated its first birthday last week. That’s right, we’ve had one whole year of points, prizes and juicy benefits. We couldn’t believe it either!
To mark the occasion we invited a special guest, who bares an oddly similar resemblance to Celebrity Juice host Keith Lemon, on a tour of Jewson branches up and down the UK.
From Glasgow to Exeter, our pal ‘Keith’ was in branches all day long helping out the Jewson staff and surprising customers with points, prizes and a Celebrity Juice-themed game or two.
Check out how Keith got on. Run VT! (It stands for video tape).
Think you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the Jewson Young Tradesperson of the Year? We want to hear from you!
If you’ve been knocking about here for a while, you’ll know about our monthly newsletter BOB.
If you don’t know what it is, we think BOB’s full name sums it up nicely: Bricks or Banter.
At Jewson Live 2016, we went a step further and released a BOB Magazine.
And NOW, you can read it right here online. That’s right, we’ve put it on the interwebs.
From The Great British Dunk Off and quizzes about beards to brick facts and tips on ‘going it alone’, it’s a good read. If we do say so ourselves.
Click the cover and start reading!
If you’re planning a build in the UK, considering how it will stand up to the elements over time is obviously a big consideration.
Here are some clever products which will help your build stand the test of time.
Want to top find out more about running your own business and making it in the construction industry?
Well, it’s your lucky day.
We bumped into Chris from Chris Rust Construction at Jewson Live who’s been in the industry for 11 years. He’s run his own business for five years, so he certainly had some wisdom to impart!
Just have a watch.
To celebrate, we’ve given it a party hat, been whacking out the jelly and ice cream AND have been on tour to give out the cake.