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Craddys’ team challenge – Exeter to Wakefield

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 Read the full article…

Craddys’ socials in lockdown

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.

New Promotions at Craddys

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 Read the full article…

THE OPENING OF A NEW CRADDYS OFFICE!

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 Read the full article…

Craddys join Instagram!

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

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!

Craddys V Bristol Sands

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 Read the full article…

Refurbished Offices

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 Read the full article…

Willmott Dixon Supply Chain Awards 2019

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 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 Read the full article…

National Autograss Championships 2019

National Autograss Championships 2019 A successful weekend for our very own Chartered Structural Engineer, Senior Project Engineer, part time mechanic and race driver. This was Joe’s first National Racing Championships, racing in front of a roaring crowd of 10,000 keen spectators; take a bow Joe. Joe’s objectives of completing all 3 races in one piece Read the full article…

Introduction to Engineering at Craddys: International Women in Engineering Day 2019

Introduction to Engineering Day at Craddys: International Women in Engineering Day 2019. What is International Women in Engineering Day? International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering. With it still being a largely male dominated industry, IWED highlights the amazing career opportunities that women Read the full article…

LABC Best Social or Affordable Housing Development

LABC Awards – Best Affordable Housing Craddys are delighted to have worked on the Southview Park, Sparrow Street project with Stepnell Construction Ltd, Wiltshire Council and BBA Architects and winning the LABC Best Social or Affordable new Housing Development in the West award. The recognition of high quality design and construction is fully appreciated. Bring Read the full article…

Craddys Achieve Constructionline Gold Standard

Craddys are proud to announce that we have been awarded the Constructionline Gold standard, demonstrating our commitment to achieving and delivering the highest standards. Constructionline is a register for pre-qualified UK building contractors and consultants which is highly regarded by the construction industry. The enhanced audit data set goes beyond the data collected by PAS91 Read the full article…

International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day 2019 is being held on Sunday the 23rd of June. This is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus attention on the career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry. In celebration of this day, one of our female engineers Cristina has Read the full article…

IStructE Chartered Membership Examination Guidance

A little about Huw. Huw attended the University of Wales Swansea and graduated in 2006 with a B-Eng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering. He started working for Craddys immediately and undertook the IStructE technical Report route to chartership in 2011. He passed first time. He became an Associate in 2012 and has been a Director Read the full article…

Simon Pitchers becomes a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers

Simon Pitchers becomes a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers after years of engagement with the institution as a trustee, member of Council and a member of various advisory groups. Simon has been transferred to the highest grade of membership – Fellow, giving him the letters “FIStructE” to replace his existing “MIStructE”. Simon said Read the full article…

Craddys Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is celebrated at Craddys by the much anticipated annual Easter Egg hunt and chocolate eggs for all. Smaller chocolate eggs with a number written on them were hidden around the office’s grounds by Directors Huw and Robin, the aim of the game being to find the number correlating to the best eggs. Cristina was Read the full article…

STEM Week

One of our Principal Engineers has spent a few days at a local primary school to help students design their very own ‘Cities of the Future’, to inspire pupils to think about what careers they might like to have and to imagine their own future world. Lessons were taught on future sustainable transportation and the Read the full article…

Pancake Day

Pancake day at Craddys could only mean one thing, pancakes for all cooked by Finance Director Anna!

Christmas Jumper Day

Craddys are pleased to be taking part in Christmas Jumper Day in order to raise money for Save the Children.

Mental Health And Wellbeing Talk

Craddys staff received an excellent and though proving talk from Tom Watson on mental health and wellbeing. Tom raises awareness on mental health within the construction industry and has founded project Get a Grip, this project aims to help end the stigma surrounding this topic and promotes a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Craddys Pumpkin Carving Competition

Halloween at Craddys was celebrated with a pumpkin carving competition in the office, staff worked within their pods to fight for the prestigious title of best pumpkin. It was a tightly fought competition judged by the directors, with points gained for spookiness, craftsmanship, originality, teamwork, and of course, compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 operating procedure! Read the full article…

A New Director Joins The Board

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Anna Arnold to our Board of Directors. Anna, who joined the practice in 2008 will take on the role of Finance Director. With nearly 20 years in the Engineering Consultancy sector, and a further 10 years in the Banking and Retail Management sector she brings to the Read the full article…

Engineering Presentations to Students

Director Nick Mills has recently visited local primary schools to give talks to students about engineering. The children enjoying listening to his presentation on bridges, stadiums and catapults and then got involved with some practical exercises.

Supporting Local Children’s Charity

Craddys are pleased to support the Pill & District Children and Young People’s Partnership family sports day and have made a donation towards this great cause. The Partnership is a local charity who organise activities for children.

Summer Social 2018

For this year’s summer social, staff played Frisbee Golf at Ashton Court where we worked in teams to throw the discs into baskets with the least amount of throws. Some took to it better than others, with a couple of discs being lost to the trees or even the pond! Once everyone had finished the Read the full article…

Charity Fancy Dress Football Match

Craddys staff took park in a charity fancy dress football match in order to raise funds for Cots for Tots, a charity which helps to saves lives of premature babies by providing the latest pioneering medical equipment and a family support service. This was organised by one of Craddys employees who was inspired to raise Read the full article…

Structural Engineers Registration Success

Craddys are now an SER Approved Certifier of Design (Building Structures). In order to assist our clients north of the border with building warrants and structural certification, Craddys are now approved under the Structural Engineers Registration scheme. Craddys have been registered as approved body and Director Colin Davidson as an approved certifier. As a certifier Read the full article…

Cricket Tournament In Aid Of Cancer Research

Craddys hosted a charity cricket tournament in memory of our friend and colleague George to help raise funds for Cancer Research, with friends, families, neighbours and colleagues joining us for the activities. The event was a huge success due to everyone’s generosity with over £2400 being raised for such a great cause. As well as Read the full article…

Craddys Pancake Day 2018

Craddys managers cooked pancakes in the office for all staff on Shrove Tuesday.

Careers Fair Event

Two of our project engineers went to speak at a local school’s career fair, they did a great job of inspiring the younger generation all about a career in engineering.

‘Locked In A Room’ Social

For Craddys staff social this month we took part in an ‘Escape Room’, this involved working in teams to solve different clues in order to unlock the room with a time limit of only one hour. Think ‘The Crystal Maze’…

Craddys Olympics 2017

Craddys hosted a summer sports day with lots of activities and a BBQ, followed by an award ceremony with plenty of prizes and medals to be won. A huge host of games were held including a welly toss, space hopper race and a hula hoop challenge, not just your average sports day activities!

40th Anniversary Celebrations

June 2017 saw Craddys celebrate 40 years since trading began. Festivities were held in the office including speeches, toasts and champagne for all.

Craddys Cycling Event

To further encourage sustainable modes of commuting amongst staff, the Craddys team have built a brilliant new bike shelter. The task was led by Director Robin, who enjoyed using the skills he’d learnt in a previous life as a site labourer to rally up 15 eager volunteers to help build it. The grand opening event Read the full article…

South West Consultants Framework Success

We are delighted to have been selected to provide engineering services to public bodies across the South West as part of the South West Consultants Framework. Craddys have been selected on all of the four lots available and we look forward to working with public sector clients old and new through the framework.

Craddys Welcomes Three New Directors

2017 is set to be an exciting year for Craddys, with the appointment of three new Directors.  In the mists of time, Huw Jones, Robin Griffiths (both based in the Bristol office) and Nick Mills (based in the Exeter office) all started their professional working lives with Craddys as raw graduates direct from university.  All Read the full article…

Exeter Office Refurbishment Complete

March 2017 saw the completion of refurbishment works to our Exeter office. Craddys opened an office in Exeter in 2012 to provide greater coverage to clients in the south west. We were originally based on the Pynes Hill Business Park, but in 2015 we moved into new premises on the Exeter Airport Business Park, with Read the full article…

CHAS Accomplishment For A Second Year

Craddys Celebrates CHAS Accomplishment For A Second Year Craddys has achieved Designer accreditation under the The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) for a second year in a row. CHAS recognises an organisation’s commitment to health and safety and is a widely respected health and safety competency assessment scheme supported by industry through several trades Read the full article…

Craddys Go ‘Potty’ For Cakes!

Craddys have successfully raised funds for the charity ‘Toilet Twinning’ in time for World Toilet Day on the 19th November. Toilet Twinning provides safe latrines and clean water in some of the poorest nations by inviting people to twin their own toilet with a latrine abroad; this then helps the 40% of the world’s population Read the full article…

Cycle to Work Day Success

Craddys  joined the organisers of Cycle to Work Day, Cyclescheme, and encouraged their employees to pledge to cycle to work on Wednesday 14th September 2016. The company wanted to get on board with the Cycle to Work Day to encourage cycling as a healthy and environmentally friendly method of transport. This year’s event saw nearly Read the full article…

Senior Consultant Elected as a Fellow of the IStructE

Senior Consultant Elected as a Fellow of the IStructE Lawrence Smith shown on the right, one of Craddys senior consultants has been elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE). The awarding of this Fellowship has been made in recognition of his excellence in structural engineering and his contribution to the Read the full article…