As a result of the continuing spread of the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK, the Government took the decision on 23 March 2020 to further strengthen their policy of social separation. This was compounded by the categoric advice from both the Prime Minister and the First Minister that people should not go out and must stay at home, save only where they are engaged in what are deemed to be “essential” tasks.
This has had a devastating effect on the Construction Sector and its associated supply chain and as such has significantly affected our ability to safely manage and operate our current construction sites.
We have therefore been left with no option at this time but to close our construction sites. We intend to keep this under review given the fluid nature of the situation and will update you further as and when there is a substantive change in circumstances.
We trust you understand and appreciate that these are unprecedented times and Thomas Johnstone Ltd will continue to put the Health and Safety of their employees, supply chain partners and clients first, during this ongoing crisis.
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.