2019/20 CIF Success – M+C reach new heights

Munday + Cramer have again surpassed expectation, and are pleased to announce yet another successful year of securing Condition Improvement Funding for our academy clients. In total, around 100 schemes, totalling over £38m has been secured for the 2019/20 CIF funding round for academies in the South-East, London and Home Counties. The current round saw the ESFA’s spend reduce slightly to £433 million for 1,413 projects at 1,210 academies and sixth-form colleges. This means that Munday + Cramer successfully secured nearly 9% of the total UK fund. M+C’s level of success also sees an unprecedented growth of 72%. Associate Director, […]

Munday + Cramer successfully secured CIF funding of £38 million for academies in the 2019/20 round

Heat in the kitchen with M+C’s charity Bake Off

For the second successive year, Munday + Cramer’s staff dumped their hard hats and donned their pinnies to compete in a bake off! Joining Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, staff competed to create the best cake at a coffee and cake morning to raise much-needed funds for the cancer support charity. Colleagues and contractors enjoyed a fun couple of hours tasting all of the cakes and catching up after a very busy summer for the multi-disciplinary architectural, building surveying and property management practice. Karen Lilley, Munday + Cramer’s Office Manager organised the event and noted “it’s great to support Macmillan again […]

An audience with… The RICS

Munday + Cramer are again in the limelight, following the recent foray in to the world of television, with the filming of a piece regarding our successes in an innovative new Degree Apprenticeship programme. Lee Hatwell, Michael Smith and Georgia Dear were invited to speak at the RICS at their ‘It’s all about SME’ event at the Institution’s Head Office on Parliament Square, London. The event forms part of the Institution’s 150th birthday celebrations and the President’s tour. A range of SME practices and Chartered Surveyors were invited to talk about how they are contributing to the future of professional surveying […]

Munday + Cramer were part of the RICS 'All about SME' conference in London, speaking about their success with Degree Apprenticeships

RICS Issue Facilities Management Guidelines

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in conjunction with the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) have issued a professional statement, offering guidance around Facilities Management procurement. In addition, the existing code of conduct will be amended for FM providers, and all RICS regulated surveying practices will need to adopt these new standards by October 2018. Raising Standards The RICS statement offers guidance and support to professionals who are looking to outsource their FM requirements for the first time, or are engaging in a re-procurement process. The FM sector is highly competitive, with a real split between providers who operate […]

Facilities Managagement Word Cloud Munday + Cramer

M+C’s second Chartered Architect

RIBA Architect Accreditation There are celebrations in the M+C offices this week as James Atkinson became the practice’s second RIBA chartered architect. James joined M+C as a graduate architect in 2008, and has been working towards chartered status since then. The accreditation process is both lengthy and in-depth, culminating in a professional interview which took place this week. M+C director, and head of our architecture department Phil Ruffle, himself a RIBA chartered architect, supported James through the process. He took the lead in James’s professional development and was able to offer the benefit of his advice and personal experience. M+C are […]

James Atkinson - Chartered Architect - Munday + Cramer

M+C Degree Apprentice becomes media star!

M+C, Essex County Council’s Enterprise Advisory Service, RICS, and Anglia Ruskin University’s employability service have joined forces to produce a short film this week. The film’s purpose is to promote links between businesses and students from KS4 onwards, and features the practice’s Degree Apprentice, Michael Smith. M+C’s involvement M+C have a long established history with nurturing local talent, and has strong links with both Anglia Ruskin University and William-De-Ferrers School. The practice not only offers support with careers days, but also provides work experience placements. Because of this level of commitment, the film makers approached the practice to take part […]

M+C Degree Apprenticeship Shoot

New office and new team members

Munday + Cramer has been very successful over the past few years, in CIF funding for Education. Since 2014, the practice has supported local academies in their funding applications, and has secured some £70m in grants. The function of the fund is to provide academy schools with the money needed to improve their buildings. New Office With this level of success, and a healthy pipeline for the next round of funding, it soon became clear that M+C would need more staff, and more space for them to work in. Fortunately, new premises became available just around the corner to the existing office […]

Munday + Cramer's new office and new starters

M+C Project Manager rides Tour de France Stage for charity

The Grand Depart Classic event M+C Senior Surveyor and Project Manager, Mark Jackson took part in the 2018 Grand Depart Classic. This year was the third time that the event has taken place, raising money for Prostrate Cancer UK each time. The charity are committed to raising money not only to fund research, but also to offer support to sufferers and their families. The Ride Mark joined an intrepid team of 230 riders from all over the UK who cycled the 118 miles from Noirmoutier-En-L’ile to Fontenay-Le-Comte following the first stage of this year’s Tour de France. The event took place […]

Mark Jackson Tour de France Stage for Prostate Cancer

M+C shortlisted for Growing Business of the Year Award

Munday + Cramer are thrilled to be announced as finalists in the ‘Growing Business of the Year’ category of the Thurrock Business Awards. Forming part of the wider Essex Business Awards, Munday + Cramer’s selection highlights the importance the Thurrock area plays for the business. For many years, Munday + Cramer have secured a significant proportion of their workload within the area, including securing millions of pounds in funding for Thurrock academies. Commenting on the selection, Lee Hatwell said “accolades such as these provide a great sign that we’re progressing in the right direction”. He was also highly praising of […]

Munday + Cramer have been shortlisted for the 'Growing Business of the Year' award in the 2018 Thurrock Business Awards

Over £22 million in CIF funding secured for academies in 2018/9 round

Munday + Cramer have once again beaten the odds, securing in excess of £22 million in funding from the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF). The Education and Skills Funding Agency recently announced the results of the annual funding round. An unprecedented £1.3 billion was requested across across 3,800 projects! In total 1556 schemes were funded for 1299 academies and sixth-form colleges, amounting to £514 million. Of this, £38 million was funded using the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund (HPCF), designated to help improve children and young people’s physical and mental health. The Condition Improvement Fund is dedicated to supporting academies, free schools and sixth-form colleges […]