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New Project Manager Chris Hopgood Joins CIC

Chris Hopgood has joined CIC as a Project Manager. Chris has extensive experience within heating and plumbing and construction and he brings many years of project management knowledge to the team. Since joining the team Chris has been managing the Dalata account.

Our Latest Recruits

Nick has recently joined our estimating team as an estimator. Having previously worked for 15 years within building and constructions companies, Nick brings a wealth of experience to the role.  Nick is a keen falconer and has a beautiful Harris Hawk called Phoenix.  Working alongside Nick is Luqman our new trainee estimator.  Luqman has recently graduated in Construction Management.

John has also joined us as our finance manager, bringing a number of years accountancy experience to the team.  John has previously worked across many sectors, including working more recently for companies such as Yusen Logistic, Travis Perkins, Solutions Group and Bright Horizons.  John’s passion outside work is supporting his beloved Arsenal, and joins a growing number of “Gooners” who work for Creative Interior Contracts.

New Contracts Manager Joins CIC

This month we welcomed Ron Parsons to our team.  Ron will be working with our clients to manage and deliver small to medium projects works. He brings to CIC many years’ experience within the construction and building sector, having worked previously for companies such as Anglo Holt, Speymill Contracts and Dean and Bowes.

CIC Extends Reactive Maintenance Client List

Creative Interior Contracts have been appointed by Hawthorne Leisure as a reactive maintenance partner.  Hawthorn Leisure ( is a new and innovative pub company which was formed in 2013 to acquire, invest in and support pubs across the UK.

Punch Taverns in double award success

Burton based pub company Punch Taverns were celebrating double success after picking up awards for Operations team of the year and Responsible Retailer of the year at the Publican Morning Advertiser awards read more ….

Hook Norton Brewery Appoints CIC

Hook Norton Brewery is the latest pub management company to appoint CIC to carry out refurbishment projects across their pub network.

Hook Norton are about to embark on a period of investment later this year and CIC are looking forward to being involved in their exciting plans.

CIC ranked 24th largest in the UK Hotel and Leisure Fitting Industry

Plimsoll Analysis – Hotel and Leisure Fitting have recently published their analysis of the top 69 companies across the industry and Creative Interior Contracts were ranked 24th. The analysis examines each of the largest companies in the industry in fine detail using a proven model.  CIC were also listed as an exceptional performer in 3 of the categories.

The report highlights chronic overcrowding among the 69 key companies currently operating in the industry.  As a result 17 are now considered “serial loss makers”, unwanted by the market and 21 companies are exposed to acquisition.

Other interesting findings from the report include:

  • 20 companies are capturing large sections of market share
  • 9 companies have lost a third of their value in the latest period
  • 34 are selling more than last year
  • 17 companies are making a loss
  • 11 companies are carrying more debt than last year
  • 14 companies are now considered to be in financial danger
  • 29 companies have improved their performance in the last year

Further information can be obtained by purchasing the full report from Plimsoll at a cost of £350, by emailing

CIC wins new account in Residential Care Sector

Creative Interior Contracts have been appointed as refurbishment contractors for Voyage Care. Voyage Care are passionate about  providing high quality support to people with a learning disability, autism, head and spinal injuries and other complex needs.

Creative Interior Contracts will be carrying out internal and external works, including boundary fencing, paths, disabled ramps, decoration, flooring, plus daily maintenance.

Guide to the Lighting of Licensed Premises

The Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) has published a new illustrated guide covering the lighting of licensed premises.  It will be of interest to anyone who operates a restaurant or bar, whether it’s a sports club, a village inn or bustling city centre pub.

RIDDOR reporting change

From 6 April 2012, the over-three-day reporting requirement for people injured at work will change to more than seven days. From then, you only have to report injuries that lead to a worker being incapacitated for more than seven consecutive days as the result of an occupational accident or injury (not counting the day of the accident but including weekends and rest days). The report must be  made within 15 days of the accident.

Incapacitation means that the worker is absent, or is unable to do work that they would reasonably be expected to do as part of their normal work. You must still keep a record of the accident if the worker has been incapacitated for more than three consecutive days. If you are an employer, who must keep an accident book under the Social Security (Claims and Payments) Regulations 1979, that record can be treated as a record for the purposes of RIDDOR.

These are the main changes to the reporting requirements for deaths, major injuries, occupational diseases and dangerous occurrences that employers need to be aware of.