Maidenhill Primary School and Nursery Class in Newton Mearns is one of 18 buildings to make the shortlist of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)'s annual awards.
We created a range of manufactured joinery which is incorporated within this inspiring educational space for main contractor BAM Construction. We produced bespoke items including a treehouse, stage, shelving units and seating in our 30,000 sq. ft. factory, and our Small Works team installed everything on site.
The TJL team all have their fingers crossed that the school is crowned the winner!
We finish this week’s apprenticeship focus with George O’Neill, 2nd year joinery apprentice who is also working on site at Ten Hill Place Hotel alongside Scott and Neil. George tells us his story of moving from London to Glasgow and pursuing his ambition of being a qualified joiner.
Neil Shanks, Senior Site Manager explains his career journey to date and how an apprenticeship with West Lothian Council at the age of 17 has lead him to Thomas Johnstone Ltd. After celebrating his 15th anniversary with TJL, Neil remains a very well respected employee amongst his colleagues thanks to his efforts and attitude on site.
Back in 1983, Scott Cuthbert joined the TJL team as an apprentice joiner through the Youth Training Scheme, the only path available to aspiring apprentices at the time. Now, 37 years later, Scott remains Thomas Johnstone Ltd’s longest serving employee and shares his commendable journey from Apprentice Joiner to Senior Contracts Manager.
A brilliant start to the week as we announce we raised £500 for Mates in Mind after the success of our Charity Fundraising Day on Friday! Our excellent employees put their baking (and eating) skills to the test for our cake sale which was then followed by some fancy footwork and friendly fun for our internal 5 aside football tournament at MOBO Sports Arena!
Mates in Mind is a UK charity raising awareness, addressing the stigma of poor mental health and promoting positive mental wellbeing within the construction industry. We are delighted to support this charity and hopefully this donation will only help to further develop the services they offer and elevate the sigma of poor mental health in the construction industry.
Huge thanks to all TJL employees who participated, this £500 donation is thanks to your efforts!