Shaping lives at career fair

At the beginning of February 2017, we along with 50 other companies and educational establishments were invited to Midhurst Rother College’s career fair. The sole purpose of the event was to educate students and their parents about the possibilities that are available to them as they progress beyond MRC. The fair provided a perfect opportunity for the students to make personal contact with a range of businesses and get a feel for the sort of career they would like to pursue. We were delighted to be a part of it and help educate and inform [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Whitescape gets baking for cancer charity

Along with thousands of others across the UK, Whitescape joined in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning on 30th September. This is Macmillan's biggest annual fundraising event for people facing cancer, based on the simple idea that friends get together for a coffee, cake and a chat that make a donation to the charity. It's been going since 1990 and every year more people take part. Whitescape's coffee morning took place at our Petersfield office, where we were in for a real treat as people arrived with a tempting array of homemade cakes, bakes and snacks. [...]

October 26th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Performance Beyond Compliance

At Whitescape, we are passionate about running our sites safely, smartly and with consideration for all. So we’re proud to receive our first Considerate Constructors award, recognising Performance Beyond Compliance at our Supported Living Project in Reading. The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit-making, independent organisation, founded in 1997 by the construction industry to enhance the image of building sites in general, and to improve their impact on the public, the workforce and the environment. Construction sites, companies and suppliers who voluntarily register with the Scheme agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, [...]

October 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

Who really cares what shoes Theresa May wears?

The 11th July 2016 marked the appointment of Britain’s second female Prime Minister in history: Theresa May. A momentous occasion and great achievement for both Mrs May and for the UK, one would think. Yet, when her first day as Prime Minister arrived, the social importance of appointing a woman Prime Minister, let alone the policies her new cabinet would bring, were overshadowed in the media by depicting something completely irrelevant - the shoes she chose to wear. The fact that they opted to focus on and print a photo of her kitten-heels – an [...]

August 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

Brexit and construction – the big questions

Everyone is asking questions about how Britain will look post-Brexit. At Whitescape our biggest questions are about the future of the UK construction industry – and what we need to do to be successful in the new era. Will construction investment falter? The construction industry is cyclical - when the economy performs, construction performs. Post-Brexit uncertainty could reduce investment in both the private and the public sector markets. House builders may put off developments until certainty resumes, and the government may hold back on infrastructure projects until our divorce from the EU is final. That [...]

July 21st, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|

Theresa May – good news for construction?

The swift appointment of Theresa May as Prime Minister has allowed the UK to experience a much needed reduction in the uncertainty created by Brexit, compared to a potential long drawn out election process, which would only add to it. The new cabinet Theresa May has undertaken a considerable reshuffle of the cabinet, with new ministers for sectors that are important to Whitescape: education and business, whilst Jeremy Hunt still remains as health secretary. Their policies and the way they want to take their sectors forward could have an effect on our industry. Whitescape is [...]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog, News|