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Veitchi Prostate and Breast Cancer Appeal
Following our appeal to support BREAST CANCER and PROSTATE CANCER by designing and selling branded polo tops the Group have raised an amazing £1780. Adopting, now illegal, pressure selling techniques our team of Mel Reid and Kiera Munro sold 89 shirts beating our target of 50 by a long way. We now hope to see the shirts in circulation within our branches on dress down Fridays. We would like to thank those who purchased the shirts and donated…
After a long hard winter for all charities Veitchi Group have made donations to our nominated charities for 2020. Heavily restricted by Covid Veitchi Group raised money through internal fundraising events and our Give as you Earn scheme and were delighted to post out cheques totalling £6297 to the charities as noted below: We wish them all well and commend the exceptional support they provide to many who are in need in our communities. To find out more…
Veitchi Value Long Service Roll of Honour – 2021
At Veitchi we pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and this manifests itself in long service and exceptional staff retention. This year’s roll of honour to date is:
Graham Duncan MD of Richardson & Starling – “Stops the Rot!”
The Group are delighted to announce the retirement of Managing Director , Graham Duncan after 32 years of exceptional service. Graham is seen here at his socially distanced presentation receiving a crystal decanter and glasses from his successor Graham Bruce who will be taking up the role of MD from 1st May. Graham is retiring to relax with his grandchildren and enjoy time travelling and holidaying in his caravan in St Andrews. Graham’s exceptional service started in 1989 when…
Richardson & Starling Legend put out to stud!
The Group are delighted to announce the retirement of Arthur Blower, Senior Branch Manager of our Dumfries and Carlisle branch on Friday 9th April. Arthur who has a passion for horses and motorbikes also became a grandfather last year and is looking forward to spending more time with his family. Arthur commenced first time round with us in 1983 as a driver in Dumfries. He was with us for 20 years before jumping over briefly to join Buccleuch Estates.…
Bill Beaton Retirement
Richardson & Starling Senior Surveyor Bill Beaton has decided to hang up his damp meter after two spells with the company spanning back to 1977 and covering nearly 20 years service. Bill took some time out to pursue a career as a technical teacher at Jordanhill college before returning to rot in 2013 to see out his career in preservation. Bill was an invaluable member of the team enhancing it with both his technical knowledge and wit. He…
Kilbryde Hospice Puzzle Solved
The final piece of the puzzle has been inserted into the the Kilbryde Hospice Jigsaw which now takes pride of place on the wall within the Kilbyde Kafe. The jigsaw was a means of providing financial support to the hospice in the form of sponsorship of each jigsaw piece at a cost of £250 per piece and Veitchi were delighted to be able to assist in purchasing a piece. The Group will also be sending a cheque for…
Veitchi complete the Hat Trick
The Group are delighted to announce the arrival of Ross McKenna, second son of Steven our Health and Safety Manager and his wife Elaine. Ross was born on Sunday 21st March at 11.11 a.m. and weighed in at a healthy 5lbs 7 OZ despite being 2 weeks early. Both Elaine and Ross are doing well. This completes a hat trick of Veitchi babies joining Leo Rae and Tessa Bartleman who’s births spanned the Christmas period. Congratulations to Elaine, Steven and…
A Bright Future – Veitchi Value Apprentice Placements
The Veitchi Group are delighted to announce 24 new apprentice #apprentices placements within our three subsidiary companies of Veitchi Flooring, Veitchi Interiors and Richardson & Starling. Training will be both on site and within the Veitchi Value Trade School where they will be coached and mentored by our existing staff and turned into highly skilled young professionals. This adds to our existing apprentice team bringing the number actively participating to 43.
Danny Kidd Retirement
Veitchi Interior’s long serving Senior Contracts Manager Danny Kidd is retiring after 26 years with the company. Danny has retired to a life of fishing, dog walking and golfing and has also threatened to take up caravanning if he can get insured! We wish Danny all the best and thank him for his exceptional service to the company over such a long period of time and send him on his way with the warm wishes of his colleagues…
Starting a New Year with New Qualifications
Richardson & Starling are proud to announce that the list of our PCA accredited surveyors has just expanded. After progressing through an extensive training and examination session, several of our Trainee Specialist Surveyors have become Certificated Surveyors of Timber & Dampness in Buildings (CSTDB) previously Certificated Surveyor of Remedial Treatments (CSRT). The Property Care Association (PCA) is the leading property preservation accreditation body in the UK. It continues to develop best practices and maintain high-quality standards for member…
Veitchi New Deliveries
The Group are delighted to announce the arrival of Tessa Bartleman and Leo Rae daughter and son of Veitchi Employees Katy and Laura respectively.