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Didn’t we do well……

Following a year of some crazy and not so crazy fund raising events – sky diving, afternoon tea, dress down days, Warrior Adrenaline racing, table football tournaments and a sponsored bike ride to name a few,  we are delighted to report that we have raised a total of  £15,196.35 for the Alzheimer’s Society. our chosen […]

B&C launch charitable Foundation

The sun was shining, the coffee flowing and the bacon butties in abundance as ninety golfers teed off at Pavenham Park Golf Club’s challenging 72 par, 18 hole, 6467 yard parkland course which is set in the heart of rural Bedfordshire. The event was the inaugural Box & Charnock charity golf day which raised a […]

The day of the dragon

We were really pleased to take part in Berkeley Foundation’s annual dragon boat race which took place last Thursday at the West Reservoir Centre in Hackney. This day long event has been running since 2012 and this year 32 different crews took part all eager to complete the 200m race in the fastest time.  Projected […]

Joan Da Cruz

View from the top

Joan Da Cruz, who joined Box & Charnock 18 months ago as an apprentice plumber, has every reason to smile….. After joining Box & Charnock via Berkeley Homes’ local training agreements, Joan has been on site learning his trade at Woodberry Down, an innovative regeneration project which will provide 5000 new homes in a 64 […]

David Cameron, Prime Minister

David Cameron visits Weston Homes’ Aura Development

David Cameron, Prime Minister, visited Weston Homes’ Aura development in Edgware recently as part of the Conservative Party’s pledge to support the new homes market in London.   Aura was chosen for the visit because it provides an example of best practice in local level regeneration. Built on a derelict brownfield land site, Aura will provide 189 homes of mixed […]

Andrew Newton

As safe as houses at Drakes Place

Andrew Newton, a qualified electrician and Box & Charnock health and safety site supervisor at Wates’ Drakes Place, Aylesbury says “it can be a bit of a shock for some youngsters who come to us straight from school. They have to learn to work in a disciplined environment and it’s not always that easy for […]

Sam Gaffney

Sam’s story

At just seven months in to a JTL electrical apprenticeship, Sam Gaffney is one of Box & Charnock’s newest recruits. Learn about a typical day in the life of an electrical apprentice and find out why Sam is “just loving” working at a company where he feels he can “build a future career.” Read more […]

Lewis Riley

Lewis Riley: “Earning while I’m learning”

Lewis Riley is one of Box & Charnock’s newest recruits, joining the company in September 2014 on a three year plumbing apprenticeship and currently working at Bellway Homes’ Willow Green site in Cranfield, Beds. If you have ever wondered what taking on a plumbing apprenticeship may involve then read on as Lewis reveals what he […]

Aren Nevzat

A day in the life of Aren Nevzat

Aren Nevzat joined Box & Charnock as an apprentice plumber in 2000 aged just 15. By the time he had reached his 18th birthday, Aren had ‘fast tracked’ his way through the training because of his keenness to learn the trade and level of skill. Today Aren is Box & Charnock’s lead plumber on Bellway […]

Jennifer Sturgess

Adrenaline Junkie Jen

Congratulations go to Jennifer Sturgess, Box & Charnock’s business manager, who recently completed an unbelievably gruelling 5k Warrior Adrenaline Race at Hartham Common, Hertford to help raise money for our chosen charity – The Alzheimer’s Society. Jennifer has faced her own personal health challenges over the past couple of years which makes the decision to […]