What a brilliant day we had at the Oasis John Williams Academy Speed Networking Event organised by Bristol Works.

Bray & Slaughter and several other local organisations met with over 150 students for a full day of learning about the full extent of the roles available within various industries.

All of the Year 9 students did so well in preparing for the event and ensuring they gathered as much information as was available to support their future plans post education.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to the School for welcoming our support in enriching their curriculum. Their innovative approach to education is truly inspiring.

We look forward to exploring further opportunities to support the Schools efforts to provide exceptional learning experiences for its students.

Prior to Christmas we achieved practical completion at our 601 Whitchurch Lane project.

Works included the construction of 14 light industrial units arranged over 3 vibrantly coloured blocks, for our Client Bristol City Council. Being that the site is only a 5-minute car journey from our Parson Street office, the project was an ideal opportunity to showcase the capabilities of our local suppliers and we worked hard to include the best of Bristol in the design and construction of the works. 

We actively engaged with the wider community and opened our doors to hold several site tours, stakeholders and visitors included the Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees and the members of the West of England Combined Authority.

During the construction phase we employed 6 apprentices drawn from traditional vocational sectors such as cladding, scaffolding, plumbing but we also augmented newer roles within the industry such as digital marketing, social media and business administration.  The project was a vehicle for each individual to develop skills and gain valuable practical experience.

In addition to the direct economic benefit to the supply chain, we were also able to deliver important social value benefits by engaging with local charitable groups and education providers with volunteering days and attending events to provide curriculum support in local schools.

We are proud to have been involved in this project, which will benefit South Bristol and the wider area for years to come.  We hope you enjoy the photographs and we look forward to seeing new and growing businesses moving in and prospering in their new facilities.

Now that the new academic year is in full swing, our Digital Marketing Apprentice Zoe assisted in an apprenticeship workshop delivered to students at North Star 240 in North Bristol.
The activity involved three apprentices taking a few students at a time through a task that resembles what they may complete within their job role.
With one apprentice from Bristol City Council, one from Savills and one from Bray & Slaughter students got to see the varied industries they could possibly be a part of in the future.
This was a well organised, informative afternoon for the young people as well as being a rewarding experience for the apprentices.
We look forward to participating with further events with Bristol City Council's Bristol Works as the School year progresses.

So today Bray & Slaughter proudly celebrated “Dunk-a-Donut” Day for the Bristol Dementia Action Alliance a local non-profit making community based project mostly resourced by volunteers. The group operate on the generosity of sponsors, donations and goodwill and are working towards enabling their communities to become more dementia aware.

To support this local project, not only have we been dunking donuts but we have been raffling a drinks hamper with a fantastic selection of alcoholic beverages and snacks worth over £200 in value. This would not have been possible without the kind donations of alcoholic beverages received from Barb Dollin of Accolade Wines

Special thanks to Barb for your super kind donations and to all those that purchased a ticket for the raffle (employees, family and supply chain) you are all wonderful! As you can see BDAA were so happy to receive the funds from the proceeds of the raffle. 

Huge congratulations to James Bosley site operative at our Whitchurch site who was the winner of the hamper. 

You may have spotted some of our team around today sporting some pink, don’t we all look fabulous? From our hair all the way down to our pink sock cladded feet.

Wear it Pink is something we take part in annually here at Bray & Slaughter to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. Behind the fun of playing dress up the money raised is used to help carry out research and support those affected by Breast Cancer.

Head over to their website to donate -> https://lnkd.in/eagMvQuK

On this #WorldMentalHealthDay we have gathered all of our site/office teams and our supply chain together in each of their locations to have a discussion about all things “Mental Health”. 
From sharing a cuppa and of course a few biscuits, to taking part in a quiz and having a general conversation, the time provided an opportunity to open up in a relaxed environment.
Visit the Mates in Mind website for more resources on how to help yourself and those around you --> https://lnkd.in/gSmtHmn

What a morning!

The B&S team smashed Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning, with multiple sites going the extra mile and having their own coffee morning and donating. It's been heart warming to see everyone baking and creating true masterpieces all in the name of charity.

A special shoutout is needed to ShaunHeidi and Dave for enlisting the help of their children to produce some glorious goodies for the cause.

Helen knocked it out the park with a homemade carrot cake (which Zoe swears is the best she has ever had) as well as some homemade pasties.

The money raised will help fund incredible work supporting those living with cancer.

Introducing the newest addition to the Bray & Slaughter team!

Fresh from completing his Quantity Surveying/Commercial Management degree at the University of the West of England, we are excited to give a warm welcome to Cameron who joins us as Assistant Quantity Surveyor.

Cameron will work closely with our Managing Quantity Surveyor, William Bryant, supporting with the commercial aspects on our projects. Going forward Cameron will have the opportunity to assist with a collection of varied projects currently underway in the South Bristol Area.

Welcome to the team Cameron!