• Call for more women in construction as we launch apprentice recruitment drive


    Salix Homes and Emanuel Whittaker, together with other partner contractors have launched an apprentice recruitment drive in Salford – and we are calling for more women to consider a career in construction. Salix Homes are inviting applications, both male and female, for their latest intake of apprentices to work on their multi-million pound investment programme. Salix Homes have … [more]

  • Home sweet home for Salford flood victim Barbara


    A Salix Homes great grandmother who fell victim to the worst flooding in Salford for 70 years is now all smiles with her newly-refurbished home. Barbara Miles lives in one of nearly 300 of the housing association’s properties affected by the Boxing Day floods – all of which are now going through a major programme … [more]

  • Double H&S accreditation


     By Lee Bradbury – Health, Safety and Environmental Manager In 1837 a certain Mr Emanuel Whittaker set up a joinery business in Oldham.  In the same year, it was established for the first time that an employer owed, in common law, a duty of care to his employee, which you could argue was the beginning of the … [more]

  • The Sky’s the Limit for Rachel


    In our final blog in support of National Apprenticeship Week, we celebrate the achievements of young people who have moved away from the traditional roles to meet the construction demands of the future… Meet Rachel Howard from Salford               I completed my plastering apprenticeship and then was keen to … [more]

  • An apprenticeship worked for me


    Emanuel Whitaker have been supporting apprenticeships for it’s entire 179 history, so we know the benefits that apprenticeships bring to our company. This week we’re supporting National Apprenticeship Week and taking the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of some of our apprentices. Meet Danny Bosher from Oldham. I now have a great skill and a … [more]