The company is committed to the continuing professional development of all our team at every level and in all disciplines, through a robust in house training programme supported by the CITB. We utilise grant opportunities to support ongoing training to our workforce on specialist courses and at technical conferences. We actively seek apprentices and employ them under strict supervision on our sites. We have working relationships with the two main Stone Masonry Colleges in the West Country. The structure of the company encourages the exchange of information and knowledge and encourages debate and learning.
We fully support the engagement of the local and wider community in heritage sites and skills and regularly participate in educational community initiatives. We offer community benefits in the localities of our sites by providing training, often in areas of high unemployment. We operate on site training days on site for SPAB members, architects, the National Trust, members of the public including school children.
We also offer professional CPD sessions for heritage agencies, architects and structural engineers. The company regularly contributes to technical journals and also lectures at conference and technical days, including the SPAB and ICON as well as to the post graduate university courses at Cardiff, Bath and the Architectural Association.