Our Local Community
Worksmart embrace and believe in supporting our local community in numerous different ways. This includes being involved with various local charities, and supporting local causes that empower local people and help to grow the local economy.
Some such charities we work closely with include Centrestage, a community-based organisation who run events, classes, meet-ups, shows and more. Their ethos is based on Fun, Food and Folk, and they provide lots of great entertainment and learning opportunities for people around Kilmarnock.
Partnership with Ayrshire College
As well as this, we are very involved with local schools and colleges. Local apprentices join Worksmart every year and among other works will often be involved in projects in local organisations. Most recently we have seen this with our works at Ayrshire College and Kilmarnock Football Club.
In the case of the former, some of the apprentices were literally working on their own college, as they attend the academic part of their apprenticeships at Ayrshire College – another part of our ongoing partnership. By taking on local apprentices we see it as investing in our industry and helping to ensure that we will have enough skilled labour in years to come.
Supporting our Local Club
Nothing brings Worksmart more pride than seeing its name up around Kilmarnock F. C’s Rugby Park Stadium. The Club’s home ground has undergone extensive regeneration in recent years, with Worksmart Contracts being heavily involved in the refurbishment works within the stadium. The all-new Champions Lounge is a place where people can enjoy the atmosphere and hospitality offered by Kilmarnock F.C and experience the history of the Club.
Recently, Worksmart has worked on the new restaurant within the Park Hotel, which adjoins onto the football stadium. This interior refurbishment has created a modern and comfortable feel for hotel and dinner guests, and has taken yet another part of the local community up a level. It has also created more jobs and opportunities for local people in the process.
The Ayrshire Samaritans are another fantastic organisation doing wonderful things for our local community. They work tirelessly to help people suffering from things such as depression and help people come back from dark places. Worksmart try to promote their services whenever possible, and raise money to help their cause. If anyone is reading this who has been going through a tough time and doesn’t know where to turn, you should click here.
Worksmart have been working with the Women in Construction & Women in Property programmes for some time now. These programmes are working to raise awareness in the industry and increase the number of women working within the construction industry.
Over the last year or so, we have dispatched our own emissaries to various high-profile events within our industry aimed at promoting more female involvement within the construction industry. These events are a melting pot of ideas and inspiration; you can read about Kellie-Ann’s recent trip to the Women in Construction here.
This year, our first ever female joinery apprentice received the prestigious John Mathers Trust Award for her career achievements during her time with Worksmart. Briony collected her award at a ceremony held at Ayrshire College back in March and it’s not only a testament to her hard work, but the hard work of people fighting for a more diverse and accepting workforce.
Change is happening within our industry and Worksmart are proud to be helping shift attitudes on the matter.
Going forward, Worksmart will remain heavily involved with organisations and projects within our local community, as well as programmes that we believe are for the good of our industry. We are a company with certain visions and values which we wish to uphold and never stray from.
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