As reported by the BBC new service on 30th July, 2015, Scottish firms are seeing an increase in workload as the industry continues to recover. The latest RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) market survey found 33% respondents saw an increase in activity throughout the second quarter of this year. 73% more surveyors expect to see an increase in workloads.
Quoted from the BBC article, Ogilvie Construction's George Mackie commented,
"There still remains a serious shortage of construction professionals required to deliver the increase in workloads being experienced.
"This has the added effect of key staff being subject to increased unsolicited approaches from various sources as well as through social media.
"This will drive up costs as companies need to compete to maintain adequate resource levels."
Full story available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-33710800
Ogilvie Construction has once again received a Gold Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in this year’s RoSPA 2015 - Occupational Health & Safety Awards.
As the UK’s family safety charity, RoSPA’s mission to save lives and reduce injuries covers all ages and stages of life. In support of this mission, the RoSPA Awards, which date back 59 years, recognise commitment to continuous improvement in accident and ill health prevention at work. Through the scheme, which is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas, judges consider entrants’ overarching occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.
David Rawlins, RoSPA’s awards manager, said: “The RoSPA Awards encourage improvement in occupational health and safety management. Organisations that gain recognition for their health and safety management systems, such as Ogilvie Construction Ltd, contribute to raising standards overall and we congratulate them.”
Donald MacDonald, Managing Director, Ogilvie Construction, said: “This award once again recognises our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of health and safety across every area of our operations. Safety is at the heart of everything that we do and we are delighted to receive another gold award.”
Ogilvie Construction is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland's most consistently successful family owned businesses. The company is over 60 years old and employs over 400 people across its various business operations.
Eleven staff at Ogilvie Group climbed three mountains and over 11,000 feet in 24 hours to raise £2,400 for UK charities.
A team from across the Group’s Geomatics, Fleet and Construction businesses completed the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge, climbing the three highest peaks in the UK, one after the other. They started at Ben Nevis in Scotland, then drove straight to Scafell Pike in England and finally on to Snowdon in Wales.
The money will be shared with the Motor Neuron Disease (MND) Association, Marie Curie Cancer Care, The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the Willen Hospice.
Mark McGarragh, Managing Director, Ogilvie Geomatics who led the initiative, said:
“It was a really tough challenge and at times really grueling, but everyone in the team is really proud to have raised so much for charity. We set ourselves a target of 24 hours and managed to complete the challenge with 20 minutes to spare.”
This story is also available at Project Scotland - The Scottish Construction News Magazine.
Construction News regularly report on the movements throughout the construction industry and release league table information. The current table for Contractors 2014-2015 puts Ogilvie Construction in the UK Top 50. Great news for the team who work tirelessly to get the tenders right and keep customer service focus at 100%.
For more league information, please visit http://www.constructionnews.co.uk/
Ogilvie Construction has started work on a £7.5 million project to build a new primary school in Armadale, West Lothian.
The contract was awarded by West Lothian Council and the new facility will include eight new classrooms and two general-purpose rooms as well as a gym and dining room and nursery provision for 60 pupils.
The project will also include the construction of a tarmac multi user games area, car parking and a grass pitch.
Ogilvie Construction have achieved a Top Ten position in the Scottish Construction News Scottish league, to the year end April 2015. The data is gathered by industry insight specialists Glenigan, showing Ogilvie undertook 13 projects with a combined value of £87.2 in the 12 period. For further information, or press enquiries, please contact us.
Gill Rae and Sheryl Clover, Ogilvie Construction, Accounts Department, are taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival 5k on Saturday 30 May 2015. They are running in aid of Cruse Scotland which is a charity that offers help to those suffering from bereavement. Donations can be made to their JustGiving Web Page at https://www.justgiving.com/teams/awesomegands
Well done to Bob Gray who completed the London Marathon 2015 in 3hrs 49mins, which is not as quick as he wanted as he had cramp towards the end of the race, but was happy overall. The crowds all-round the course were fantastic creating a great atmosphere which really helped boost his running.
Bob raised a total of £6,027.47 plus gift aid of £1,400 giving a grand total of £7,4027.43, which is a fantastic result for Alzheimer Scotland. Bob would like to thank those who donated from within Ogilvie as well as all the external donations which made it much more worthwhile for him personally. Bob is now training for the Edinburgh Marathon (31st May) and Three Peaks Challenge (13th June).
Bob Gray, Ogilvie Construction, is running in the London Marathon which takes place on Sunday 26th April 2015. Bob decided to run in support of Alzheimer Scotland as he has had some close friends and relatives who have suffered from this horrible disease. I am sure we would all know someone who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so if you would like to donate to Alzheimer Scotland please follow the link to Bob’s JustGiving web page.
Ogilvie Construction has been rated as one of the top ten building contractors in Scotland in the latest independent index, published by Construction News.
The survey showed that for the year to February 2015 Ogilvie has won 15 new deals with a combined contract value of over £80 million.