MILE­STONE

Rutherglen Reformer - - Special Feature - Mur­ray Spooner

A Cam­bus­lang con­struc­tionin­dus­try sub-con­trac­tor is aim­ing to get 100 peo­ple to dance for as long as they can to mark its first cen­tury in busi­ness.

As part of a year-long series of events aimed at fos­ter­ing em­ployee en­gage­ment and rais­ing money for char­ity, the Veitchi Group are cel­e­brat­ing 100 years by host­ing a Zum­bat­hon in its car park.

The group, which last year re­lo­cated its head­quar­ters back to Cam­bus­lang af­ter 50 years in Ruther­glen, aims to launch the events in­clud­ing sev­eral fit­ness and char­ity ini­tia­tives, solely fo­cused on en­gag­ing ev­ery mem­ber of staff and pro­mot­ing healthy liv­ing.

Along with the Zum­bat­hon on May 7, a vir­tual cy­cle around the com­pany’s 13 of­fices is set to take place and they also held a foot­ball tour­na­ment at To­ry­glen Re­gional Foot­ball Cen­tre.

Man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Jim Pre­ston said he was de­lighted to be mark­ing the mile­stone with all mem­bers of staff.

He commented: “To reach a cen­tury in busi­ness is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment and an in­cred­i­bly proud day for ev­ery­one at the Veitchi Group.

“Ev­ery­one con­trib­utes to the con­tin­ued suc­cess of the group – from floor­ing to con­tract­ing, build­ing preser­va­tion and house build­ing – so we wanted to en­sure all of our staff feel in­spired to con­trib­ute to the next cen­tury of busi­ness.”

Last year the firm re­lo­cated its head­quar­ters from Bou­verie Street in Ruther­glen to a 20,000 sq ft fa­cil­ity on the banks of the River Clyde, where the busi­ness first had its roots.

The ori­gins of the com­pany can ac­tu­ally be traced back prior to its 1917 in­cor­po­ra­tion to 1912 when its floor­ing divi­sion equipped the Ti­tanic prior to its

On the ball Staff from Veitchi Group, at the re­cent foot­ball tour­na­ment

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