Category Archives : News


Spurs stadium to have two pitches

Tottenham Hotspur are installing the world’s first dividing retractable pitch at their new stadium. Sheffield engineering specialist SCX will install a grass pitch that sits directly above an artificial surface. The fully retractable grass surface will be used for football matches whilst the artificial pitch underneath will be used for NFL matches, music concerts and […]







Team in place for Amazon Mega Shed

ISG has been confirmed as main contractor for online retailer Amazon’s Mega Shed project in Bristol and brought in Doncaster-based Mech FS as its mechanical and electrical subcontractor. The 2.2 million square foot multi-storey Amazon Mega Shed is to be built at Severnside Distribution Land’s logistics development at Central Park in Avonmouth. It is the […]







Batman & Robin, Vikings, Mountains and Dragons… Welcome to Thorn Baker CSR

We’re a charitable lot here at Thorn Baker and I’m proud to say we take our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility seriously (with lots fun along the way).Year to date our charity donations have reached over £10,000 With this impressive year to date figure I wanted to take the opportunity to bring to life our […]







Construction pay rates in London vs. the rest of the UK

A previously posted Infographic by Construction Jobs UK which shared average Construction pay rates has triggered considerable levels of online debate. A representative for the website has commented; “Men and Women in the industry commented “I wouldn’t get out of bed for that!” which was a little alarming considering we are living in an era […]







Civils contractors report continued growth

Latest workloads survey of civil engineering contractors suggests that their workload continues to rise and orders have also picked up. Results from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Workload Trends Survey for the second quarter (Q2) of 2017 showed that workloads continued to increase across Great Britain, the 16th consecutive quarter of growth since 2013 […]







We’re looking for our next star in Bristol

We asked our Bristol Branch Manager, James Garcia, Why would you recommend working at Thorn Baker to someone? And he said: ”Why would I recommend working at Thorn Baker to someone? Looked after, treated well, great training and support, progression, profitability, goals and competitions, free hotel stays.” All great and fair points! Our Bristol branch is […]







We’re recruiting in Manchester!

Working as a Labour Manager/Resourcer for Thorn Baker’s Construction Division, you can expect a busy, satisfying role that offers a realistic potential to increase your earnings over and above your basic salary. The realistic OTE for this role is £20K – £25Kpa. Based Manchester City Centre -Spinningfields. Often (but not always) an entry level role […]