Propping up Brunel

After his rugby career was cut short following a nasty injury, we were delighted to help former Plymouth Albion star Luke Chapman.

As the main sponsor for the last four seasons, our connection to the city’s premier rugby club is well known. We are, however, equally proud of the work behind the scenes where the support is something of a two-way street.

A few of the players have combined their rugby commitments with casual employment at Brunel over the years, but following a tough knock, this took a change for one player.

Originally employed as a groundsman, Luke Chapman combined his position as Albion’s 1st team Prop with an informal role on the main yard. This all changed following a badly ruptured Achilles tendon and his focus turned to his future at Brunel.

Seeing the loss of direction, Brian Venables stepped in and put together a progression pathway for the 24-year-old.

In just over two years since his arrival on-site, things have gone from strength to strength and he is now on his second promotion as our site foreman. Indeed, Brian recently explained how important Luke is to the overall running of the business. Take a look at the video to find out more.

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