All posts by David Williams


Coronavirus Business Update


Further to the ongoing advice of the UK Government and Public Health England, our offices are closed. We understand that this is an unprecedented situation but want to reassure clients that we have a robust business continuity plan in place that will enable us to minimise the impact of our service to you and your business and will continue to communicate with you regarding any updates. Our people have the tools and technology they need to work remotely. Please continue to email or call your usual contacts, or to phone our offices on 01245 326 200. FM clients can still […]

M+C have implemented extensive business continuity processes in light of the current Covid-19 situation

MUGAs and Artificial Sports Surfaces


In recent years, Munday + Cramer have seen a marked increase in the installation of multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and artificial sports surfaces within schools. With childhood obesity now a recognised problem, schools are placed under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate their commitment to tackling this. Successes in Rio for our Olympic and Paralympic teams have also had a significant effect on young people’s interest in sport. The UK’s infamous weather means schools are increasingly looking for ways to ensure sports facilities are available all year round. Historically, a school’s choice for outdoor sports areas has been limited to tarmacked playgrounds and […]

bad weather showing the need for artificial sports surfaces

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 […]

MacMillan Cancer Research - World's Biggest Coffee Morning

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

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