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This past weekend, Craddys pulled on our running shoes in homage to our new Wakefield office opening and ran over 420km (total of 424.84 km to be precise) from our Exeter office to our new Wakefield office.  Staff were encouraged to run, walk or crawl any given distance in efforts to boost the total and achieve our target. 

We are pleased to announce that at around 8:45pm on Sunday evening we hit our goal and successfully traveled door to door (even stopping into our Bristol office on the way!). It’s amazing what a team of people can accomplish when challenged.  More so, it’s amazing how we are all still finding positives in a negative time.  Some staff had done very little running or walking for years; however they dug deep and even enjoyed themselves along the way. 

Keeping active is so important, especially in the current climate. Fresh air and exercise can boost confidence, reduce stress and generally promote wellness, both physical and mental.  Watch this space for our next challenge!

Craddys have been enjoying ‘Zoom socials’ every Friday evening and making the most of lockdown. This has included weekly catch ups, fancy dress competitions and has helped keep spirits up during these last couple of months. It is important to remain positive and interact as a team when working remotely.

Craddys are always thrilled to announce promotions and progression through the business! On that note, a huge congratulations to Joe Kendall, who steps up to Principal Engineer. A massive well done also to Rob Burgess who takes on the role of Senior Project Engineer. Last but by no means least, following his recent success in the IStructE exam, Charlie Sayer also takes the position of Senior Project Engineer. We wish all of them every success in their new roles.

THE OPENING OF A NEW CRADDYS OFFICE!

Craddys are overjoyed to announce the official opening of our Wakefield Office. We are thrilled to welcome back Rob Hunt, who left Craddys to move back to his Northern roots, and is now returning to manage the Wakefield office.

Director, Robin Griffiths, has been working in Wakefield to oversee the opening and quotes: ‘We are excited to be establishing a presence in the Northern Powerhouse. Although we already work across the entire country, by establishing a new office in Wakefield, we will be even better placed to support new and existing clients in the region. However, I do need to purchase a thicker coat!”

Craddys have now joined Instagram! Follow us on Instagram and Linked In for regular updates, completed projects, projects in progress and much more!

Instagram: //www.instagram.com/craddypitchers/

Linked In: //www.linkedin.com/company/craddys/

Christmas 2019 marked the biggest Craddys’ Christmas party yet with 57 in attendance! Lots of fun and games (and some interesting outfits) with a fantastic team of people at the Radisson Blu, Bristol. We hope you all had a great Christmas and we wish you a very Happy New Year!

Last weekend, Craddys’ football kit made an appearance as we played Bristol Sands (Still Birth and Neonatal Death Society). Bristol Sands is a team for Dads and family members who have suffered the loss of a baby. They are a very worthwhile charity, and a great team, who play in memory of their angels. We had a really great match with some end to end football and some well-earned sustenance in the pub afterwards!

Craddys were delighted to have been involved in the extensive refurbishment of this iconic building in the heart of Bristol: Eagle House. Craddys helped to deliver an open-plan office space within an expanded structural envelope through the addition of a steel frame top-storey extension. A double height auditorium was formed from basement and ground floor opening up works, with a visually impressive central glazed stair core. The staircase was facilitated by modifications to the existing external atrium. Thank you to Lorenc Design for sharing these great photos with us.

Interior Designers: Lorenc Design

Architects: Stride Treglown

Craddys are proud to have been shortlisted at the Willmott Dixon Supply Chain awards 2019.  A wonderful evening in Exeter, attended by Directors Colin Davidson and Huw Jones.  Despite not winning, we are proud to be recognised for our efforts and continue to strive for improvement.  Role on the 2020 awards!

Craddys Summer Social 2019

Craddys exchanged engineering hats for sailor’s hats as we set sail around Bristol harbourside for our annual summer social. Before taking to the open water, we partook in light hearted (very non-competitive) field sports such as archery, croquet and rounders!  A wonderful way to bring summer to an end and celebrate the team efforts so far this year.  The weather wasn’t half bad either.

Bristol Boat Trip provided by Bristol Ferries //www.bristolferry.com/