At Crummock we believe that since we leave a physical legacy when we undertake the services we offer, we also wish to leave a positive impact on the communities in which we work and live.
Construction work can cause concern to residents, businesses and the public. Where appropriate, we will communicate with local residents, businesses and other stakeholders and keep them up-to-date with the project and be available to answer any queries. We do this by letter drops, notice boards, personal visits, local press, and when appropriate public meetings or open days. We will also always try to minimise any disruption that our operations may cause.
Some of the ways in which we leave a positive impact include:
Whenever possible, use local businesses to supply materials or services as part of our supply chain.
When we can, we provide work experience opportunities for local long-term unemployed. This helps them gain valuable experience and strengthens their CVs for future employment.
Engage with local schools through various activities to encourage pupils to consider a career in civil engineering.
Crummock Charity Committee
At Crummock we recognise how important it is to give something back to the communities where we work and live. We have a Charity Committee who regularly make financial donations to charities or sports programmes that request assistance or are nominated by our employees.
We are proud to say Crummock’s donations benefit several local charities and organisations every year including Bonnyrigg Rose Football Club for their youth development programme
Helping to inspire the next generation of Civil Engineers is incredibly important to not only Crummock, but the industry as a whole. Our Directors, Senior Managers and trainees regularly attend secondary school Career Fairs to talk to pupils about subject choices and enthuse them about careers in civil engineering.
We are also keen to roll out the initiative called Bridges to Schools, a joint CECA Scotland/Institution of Civil Engineers hands-on activity, which gives P6/7 school pupils the chance to build a 13m long cable stayed bridge, similar to the new Queensferry Crossing across the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Having assembled the bridge they then walk across it, learning about bridges, teamwork and civil engineering throughout the exercise.