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 […]

M+C achieves ISO Certification

Celebrations took place in Munday + Cramer’s offices this week, following a double-success in achieving ISO certification. Following assessment of the practice’s quality and environmental management systems, M+C was given certification for both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:20015 respectively. The certification covers the whole practice and all of its activities. What is ISO Certification? International Standards make things work. They give world-class specifications for products, services and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade. ISO has published 22027  International Standards and related documents, covering almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare. ISO […]

M+C has achieved double success in obtaining both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certification

Local schools provide exceptional new talent

Munday + Cramer, a South Woodham Ferrers Architectural and Surveying practice, continue to invest in the local community by creating exciting work and training opportunities for young people. Lee Hatwell, Munday + Cramer Director and Chartered Surveyor says: “As a company, we have been in South Woodham Ferrers for some 30 years. Recently the company has experienced a period of phenomenal growth and we are delighted to be in a position to nurture and encourage local talent. Our long-term recruitment strategy is to provide grass roots employees with a clear and achievable career progression ladder. In fact, two of our […]

Local schools are providing exceptional new talent for Munday + Cramer, with new new starters

CIF Bidding for 2018/9 opens

The Education and Skills Funding Agency have this week opened CIF bidding for the 2018/9 round for academies and sixth-form colleges. As with previous years, the bidding window will close in mid-December, this year on the 14th. The now-familiar portal will be central to all CIF bidding activities; and will follow the same format. Whilst the Condition Improvement Fund remains focused on the condition of buildings, there are a number of changes within this round: Healthy Pupils Capital Fund Following an announcement by the ESFA in February; funding from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (commonly known as the Sugary Drinks […]

CIF Bidding for 2018/9 has now been opened by the Education and Skills Funding Agency