The Guild and FOMAC join forces against homelessness

In 2019, our trading partner The Guild, will be celebrating 21 years in business and as part of their commemorative celebrations, they decided to established 21 gifts of £500 each, to be awarded to charities nominated by their clients.   Teresa Osborn of Fomac, nominated CRISIS and was delighted when The Guild called to say CRISIS had been selected.   Fomac decided to match The Guilds donation and were delighted to be able to make a joint contribution of £1,000 to this great organisation.

CRISIS invited Teresa and Peter Smallwood of The Guild, to attend their SKYLIGHT Centre in London to present the cheques and have the opportunity to see first-hand the amazing work they do for the homeless.     CRISIS want to stamp out homelessness for ever and they not only assist their members finding affordable housing, they are continually campaigning to find long term solutions to resolve the housing crisis.    They also offer a range of support services to ensure their members never become homeless again.   This includes Training to assist finding new employment opportunities, CV writing, Language and numeracy skills and  a host of complimentary services such as Optician, Podiatry, Music, Mindfulness and counselling.

Teresa found the whole experience enlightening and humbling.   It was a stark reminder that there are 1,000’s of people out there who for whatever reason, have fallen on hard times and found themselves without a roof over their head.   Whether it is donating or volunteering your time, please do whatever you can to stop this CRISIS from getting any worse.

If you have been effected by this post or wish to find out more about CRISIS, please go to their website


Peter Smallwood of The Guild and Teresa of FOMAC presenting the cheques to CRISIS at their Skylight Centre

The London Irish Construction Network 5th Annual Parliamentary Reception

The London Irish Construction Network (TLICN) was formed in 2009 by a group of dedicated Irish businessmen all of whom are involved in the construction industry in London.
The objective of the group is to create and encourage new business for all members within the group.

FOMAC is a proud member of this network and recently attended the 5th Annual Parliamentary Reception at the Terrace Pavillion within The Palace of Westminster.   The evening was hosted by Chris Ruane, MP for the Vale of Clwyd, who is Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ireland and the Irish in Britain.    The network prides itself on its ability to bring member companies together, creating opportunities for them to develop and grow their businesses.


Teresa Osborn and Robbie McCauley of FOMAC with Anne Geaghan and Catherine Murphy from The Irish World Newspaper at the 5th Annual Parliamentary Reception

Design Manager

Design Manager

£50,000 – £70,000/annum

Job reference: MF1505
Job title: Design Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Central London

Fomac Construction is seeking an experienced Design Manager with extensive knowledge in the construction sector and specifically in Shell & Core. We are looking for a design manager to work on a project in Central London.
Design Manager Duties:

-Manage design process
-Attend delivery meetings
-Coordinates with relevant people
-Understand and interpret designs/drawings

Design Manager Requirements

-Have worked as a design manager or design coordinator previously
-Worked in the build/construction industry
-Ideally worked on high rise, office, housing, student accommodation or hotels
-Prepared to work on sites across the country
-A small amount of civils experience would be beneficial but is not essential
-Able to work effectively with others

Please forward CV for immediate consideration.


CITB Changes Grace Period on Certificate Renewals

CITB announced changes to the Site Safety Plus Scheme Rules with regards to the way delegates renew their SMSTS and SSSTS certificates.

There is currently a six month grace period in which delegates can sit a refresher course after the date their certificate has expired, as of 31st December 2015 there will be no grace period after your certificate expires. This means that you must now sit a refresher course before your current certificate expires, failure to do so will mean that you have to sit the full course again.

The changes mean all workers who hold these certificates must be aware of their tickets expiry date and ensure they book on to an SMSTS or SSSTS Refresher course before the expiry date. There will be no exceptions to the new rule without a formal appeal being submitted to the CITB for approval.

FOMAC proud to be supporting CRASH, the construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people.

FOMAC are supporting CRASH’s No Christmas Card Appeal. CRASH is the construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people.

With the UK bracing itself for a record cold winter, many of us take solace in the knowledge that Christmas will be spent in an environment of warmth, kindness, support and love. For the thousands of homeless in the UK, the festive period has different associations: Isolation. Rejection. Fear. Uncertainty.

As such CRASH is again appealing to the industry to make a practical contribution as part of its No Christmas Card Appeal. As always, the premise for the appeal is very simple: CRASH is asking companies to donate their full Christmas card budget. The money raised will then enable CRASH, through its unique relationship with its patrons, to construct and renovate emergency night shelters, hostels, day centres, hospices and move-on accommodation, providing a safe and welcoming refuge for people in need, not just for Christmas, but throughout the coming year and beyond.

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FOMAC Proud sponsors of Crayford Arrows Black Under 13’s team

Crayford Arrows Black Under 13’s team has gained a new supporter in the shape of leading specialist recruitment company FOMAC.

The specialist construction recruitment agency is sponsoring the junior football team, which plays its home matches in Bakers Field, for the current 2015 season in the Selkent League. The young soccer stars will sport their kit in their upcoming match against Phoenix Sports Lions this Sunday 06/12/2015.

Under 13’s Team Coach Danny Jinks said: We are really grateful to FOMAC, without companies like this sponsoring junior teams like ourselves with new kits it would be very difficult and expensive. I have been a coach for this team  for some time and it has been a pleasure to see them develop and grow. Many thanks to FOMAC for allowing us to look the part, play football and enjoy it with confidence.“

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Specialist contractors see recruitment struggles hit 14-year high

Skills and Talent shortages within the Construction Industry

Recent Article by Construction Enquirer states:  “The number of specialist contractors struggling to recruit skilled labour is at its highest for 14 years according to the latest trade body survey. As a result of the yawning skills gap over a quarter of firms say they are being forced to turn down work”

The REC Jobs data proved that there are currently 47 areas of skills shortages, with construction falling into this, encompassing as it does a wide range of disciplines from structural engineering to architecture, bricklaying to surveying and has resulted in employers finding it difficult to recruit talent.

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