Generation4Change Awards 2022 nomination for McCarrick Construction’s James Brown

Generation4Change is a network of young professionals set up to represent voice of the UK built environment industry, and an integral part of Constructing Excellence. By connecting young people in the industry, the network helps them to influence decision-makers, develop their ideas and further their careers.

PROFILE: As we mark Apprenticeships Week 2022, former apprentice and our current Contracts Director Tony Pearce looks back on 43 years at McCarrick Construction

In 1979, aged 16, I came in to the office which was then in the yard for an interview with Mr James McCarrick, Matthew’s grandfather, for a joinery apprenticeship. The joinery post was gone by then so I got the bricklaying apprenticeship instead. I was over the moon just to have got a job. I completed my apprenticeship in 1983 – then I spent seven years as a bricklayer

Well deserved recognition for our whole team – Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2021

We’ve recently been asked what we’re most proud of achieving as a company over 2021. It’s a difficult question – despite the challenges the whole industry has faced over the last year we’ve had many highlights in terms of completions, contracts won, the usual ups and downs of construction contracting. On reflection though, the highest […]

Looking back on an extraordinary year

Despite the intense worry of the pandemic in the background and the logistical challenges of two lockdowns, I’m extremely proud that thanks to the professional attitude of our staff and careful forward planning, we have kept disruption to an absolute minimum for our clients during the 2020 pandemic. During lockdown one, although some of our […]

A fresh new look for our office

During the course of 2019 McCarrick Construction has completed a multi-staged office refit for our own premises in central Chester-le-Street. The talents of nearly all members of our crew have been enlisted at one point or another and the end result is not only a great workspace but an enjoyable reminder of the benefits of […]

Nurturing good mental health in construction

Last week, James Brown and Christine Ryan became our first Mental Health First Aiders following a two-day course at Sleigh Services. They both agreed that what they learned has the potential to immediately benefit the whole team and beyond into our supply chain. Here’s Christine’s overview of the course. “As an individual, I previously thought […]

Our new international signing

It’s always a big decision when you invite a new member into a close-knit team. With that in mind, this week we are delighted to introduce our new Quantity Surveyor, Tim Bishop. With nearly forty years’ experience under his belt, Tim joins us following a family relocation from O’Brien Construction Ltd in Caithness, on the […]