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Veitchi PEEK for Christmas

The Veitchi Group were delighted to be able to contribute to the PEEK (Possibilities for Each and Every Kid) Charity’s Winter Warmer appeal and Chloe Brown is seen pictured with Michelle McDonald the Charity’s Head of Finance handing over donations collected from staff at Cambuslang Way. The charity is based at the Legacy Hub in the East End of Glasgow and looks to improve the lives of children and young people where the need is most. A big…

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Fond Farewell

Fond Farewell After five years of service the Group are disappointed to announce the departure of Gedas Barodica the Group’s Digital media manager who is moving on to pastures new.  Gedas transformed Richardson & Starling’s digital media presence as well as assisting other Group companies with website and other digital activities.  Who could forget the 2017 Centenary #Veitchigives campaign which was Gedas’s brainchild and of course the Splashy Painting which raised so much money for charity.

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Veitchi Support Local Community – Grow 73

Veitchi were delighted to present a cheque for £1000 to Grow 73 a charity set up to develop outdoor space in the community into useable and accessible space for all to enjoy. Their current project is at Overtoun Park, Rutherglen where they are looking to transform 3 unused bowling greens into a community garden where all generations can work and learn together to grow fruit, vegetables and plants. Eugenie Aroutcheff, chief executive said “The garden will be a…

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Veitchi Group supports Maggie’s Cancer Charity

Maggie’s mission is to provide free practical, social and emotional support to people with cancer, their families and friends.  Maggie’s have many centres across the UK where you can drop in and chat things through.  The centre in Glasgow is located at Gartnavel Hospital in the West End and provides support at an exceptional level for anyone who wishes it: The Veitchi Group have supported Maggie’s many times over the years with donations from our GAYE scheme…

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Chloe Brown Head of School – Accountants Count!

We are delighted to announce that our own Chloe Brown was awarded the Head of School Award at Robert Gordon University for her academic performance in her first year of her BA Honours degree in accountancy. The award is given to students who achieve an A in all exams taken over the course of an academic year. Chloe achieved an A in all 4 of her first-year modules which were: Business Environment, Developing Personal Excellence, Fundamentals of Finance…

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Veitchi Floors the Competition

Veitchi Flooring were delighted to pick up 3 awards at the prestigious Contract Flooring Association’s 2020 national awards, winning in the categories of “Flooring in Education” and “Flooring in Residential Development” and coming runner up in the “Installation of the Year” category. John Brown Managing Director said that this was an outstanding achievement in our first time of entering the awards. He stated that this was great testimony to the whole flooring teams professionalism and technical ability and…

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2019 Veitchi Value Awards

The essence of Veitchi value is to recognise and applaud the exceptional achievements of our employees. For this reason we instigated an award scheme that both recognises and rewards employees for their exceptional efforts. The awards are in five categories: Apprentice of the Year Young Person, Student or Graduate of the Year Health & Safety Award Charity / community engagement champion of the year Judges special recognition award The winners in 5 very hard-fought categories were: APPRENTICE OF…

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Veitchi Charitable Giving Resumes

After lockdown the Veitchi value charity committee has been able to distribute monies collected since the company’s return to operations. We earmarked two of our favourite charities The Jeely Piece Club, in Castlemilk and the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Foodbank (Camglen covid) for this support from monies generated through our Give as you Earn scheme and branch collections. Chloe Brown is seen here presenting a cheque for £500 to Frances Grant manager of Camglen Covid. The much-needed funds going…

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Graduate and Apprentice Successes

Over the course of 2019 / 20 our Graduate training program has been very busy developing, mentoring and encouraging our employees to achieve and add more to the business. Of those in the scheme the following have attained their qualifications this year: Claire Cassidy HNC Accounting Claire passed her 2 year HNC course obtaining an A pass whilst juggling the joys of motherhood and a 30 hour working week. Claire has worked in the head office accounts team…

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Veitchi Value Charity Cheque Distributions

In 2019 the Veitchi Group through its own charity committee and the support of its staff and our amazing and extremely generous supplier group managed to raise £22,000 for our nominated charities with these cheques being distributed in 2020. It has also been important during the Corona lockdown not to forget our regular benefactors and we donated £500 to the Rutherglen Foodbank in April and have started again on return from lockdown collecting for this charity. Here are…

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Veitchi Value – Louisa Jordan Hospital

Veitchi Flooring was delighted to contribute to the construction of the Louisa Jordan Hospital at the SECC Glasgow.  Responding instantly to a request from our Main Contractor partner Robertson Construction the team laid 13,000 square meters of Polyflor slip resistant vinyl in just 4 days.  Working 24 hours per day in shift patterns we were able to complete our part of this fantastic project quicker than expected enabling other trades to get involved sooner and allowing the two-week overall build to be met.

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