Culture and Ethos
Our diversity makes us stronger
Team SMR continues to grow and is proud of the multicultural and international diversity throughout the team.
French, Spanish, Portuguese BR, Romanian, English, Jamaican, Tagalog, Patois, Polish, Pidgen, Mandarin, Albanian, Greek, Afrikaans, Cantonese, Hindi, Kannada, Gagalog, Ibeno, Malay, Persian, and Yorkshire
British, Romanian, Jamaican, Polish, American, British/Chinese, Kosovar-Albanian, Greek, South African, Hong Konger, British/German, British/South African, British/Persian, Nigerian, British/Filipino, Indian, Malaysian, Mexican/German.
SMR has a long history of developing students within the design and construction industry and has close ties with Leeds Beckett University, the University of Leeds, and Northumbria University.
To support the education and ongoing development of the team, SMR have implemented:
- Apprenticeships Schemes; Level3 & 4 at local colleges and Level 7 RIBA Apprenticeship with Universities
- SMRs Learning Academy, aiding the attainment of RIBA/ARB and CIAT status
- CPD programme
SMR have a young, diverse team and an active social calendar, with various activities taking place at lunchtimes, after work and on weekends.
- Lunch Club
- Sketch Club
- Film Nights
- Language Club
- SMR Sporting
- Nights Out
Wellness and Enrichment
In addition to the busy social activities SMR have put in place a number of initiatives to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of the team, and to provide regular respites from the working week.