Morris & Spottiswood Blog

Airport Shut Down is a Flying Success…

Morris & Spottiswood recently completed works within Edinburgh Airport, refurbishing the International Arrivals toilets. Works were completed out of hours over 2 consecutive nights, and the co-ordination and communication with 16 different Airport departments including Border Force, Baggage Hall Managers and Edinburgh Airport I.T. A major element of this project was the change over of [...]


Quiz night…

We recently decided to resurrect the Morris & Spottiswood Quiz Night, so after securing a great venue in the Barony bar in Strathclyde Students’ Union, we thought it only right to charge an entrance fee, with the proceeds going to Maggie’s. Teams from all our offices and departments took part in a (well) spirited competition [...]



As our Graduate Development Programme goes from strength to strength, Morris & Spottiswood would like to say congratulations both to our graduates and staff undertaking further education, on passing their exams this year. So a big well done to; Graduating - Daniel Ryding – 2:1 BSc Quantity Surveying Lewis Laurie – 2:1 BSc Quantity Surveying [...]


Reporting a surge in apprenticeships

Morris & Spottiswood are reporting a surge in apprenticeships after taking on eight new starters in 2018 and growing the division by 25pc. We are now training a total of 39 apprentices across offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Warrington and Leeds. An additional 11 employees have either recently graduated or are working in trainee roles [...]


Maintaining Pizza Hut…

Morris & Spottiswood have been successful in securing planned and reactive maintenance for Pizza Hut. This multi-trade contract covers 22 restaurants across Scotland and ranges in scope from joinery and roofing to civil works.  This contract also includes preventive maintenance services incorporating fixed wire, portable appliances, fire alarms and emergency lighting. [...]


Growing with Arnold Clark…

Great news that we are expanding our maintenance services with Arnold Clark. Due to our successful delivery in Carlisle and the North West of England, we have now secured reactive and planned maintenance works across a further 100 sites in the Greater Glasgow area, delivering mechanical, electrical, building, roofing, joinery, flooring & civils works. [...]


Ringing the changes…..

Greyfriars building in Coventry Refurbishment We have been awarded a contract to undertake internal staircase refurbishment works for BT at the Greyfriars building in Coventry. This will be our fourth project for BT this year, with works recently completed at Alexander Bain House in Glasgow and Coventry Telephone Exchange, and we are also currently [...]


The Apprentice: You’re Hired!

With a resource shortage felt across the construction industry, Morris & Spottiswood fully believe Apprenticeship Programmes are one the best ways of investing in the future. George Morris, Chairman, emphasised how crucial Apprenticeships are to combat this issue providing real life skills that will carry throughout their careers after their Apprenticeship has ended. Our latest [...]


Apprenticeships aren’t just for a week at Morris & Spottiswood

The National Apprenticeship Week 2017 took place last month, however at Morris & Spottiswood, we focus on Apprenticeships throughout the year. Since August 2015, Morris & Spottiswood have been working with Jobs & Business Glasgow, when we secured a small refurb project at their Bridgend Nursery facility in Gorbals. Jobs & Business Glasgow provide Employment, [...]