Murraywood Construction is a Groundworks Company, established in 1996 and now with over 100 employees (colleagues) and a strong family ethic. A lot of our guys are related, friends as well as colleagues, socialising as well as working together – we work hard, appreciate the hard work of others and support one another. An experienced work force where the older members of our team have a lot of knowledge to hand down to the upcoming teams of workers.
Having worked on projects in both Liverpool and Manchester city centres and the outskirts we pride ourselves on being socially responsible. We work with the homeless in Manchester, offering our services/experience/admin assistance to their shelter’s job club, assisting those excluded persons get back into work, helping them with CV’s, interview techniques and understanding what training is required and assisting in sourcing that training. This is something already up and running in Manchester and now very prominent in our plans for the Liverpool region using the contacts from our Manchester endeavours (Booth Centre) and face to face meetings have already been set up with The Big Trust in Liverpool to make it happen!
We participate in the community issues that are raised by main contractors through their KPI’s issued through Councils and also “off our own bat” when approached by certain institutes, we have the mindset that our industry is in the face of the public and sometimes it is not the best impression, so if we can do something to change someone’s perception of the industry and to even promote the industry as a career option through such initiatives then we are good to go.
As a company we receive limited funding from Government but we use it well and it allows us to train / upskill our teams. Upon employing a new colleague, we immediately look at how we can further train to ensure that they are not only skilled but recognised as such. We routinely promote from within, with colleagues coming up through the ranks from a groundworker to manager, with support and mentoring from those that have done the same path before them.
We currently have large projects on the M62 Corridor including Liverpool, Runcorn, Manchester, Cheshire, and wherever possible we try to recruit at least one person from that area. We look for colleagues from all walks of life, trying not to see someone’s past but rather what they can be and for a company our size (not a main contractor) that is a huge investment, but we believe you get out what you put in.