Ban the Box

J M Scully Back “Ban the Box” Campaign

Ban the BoxJ M Scully are proud to announce their association with a growing campaign called ‘Ban the box’.

Ban the box is an international campaign by civil rights groups and advocates for ex-offenders, aimed at persuading employers to remove from their hiring applications the check box that asks if applicants have a criminal record. Its purpose is to enable ex-offenders to display their qualifications in the hiring process before being asked about their criminal records. The premise of the campaign is that anything that makes it harder for ex-offenders to find a job makes it likelier that they will re-offend, which is bad for society.

The campaign began in Hawaii in the late 1990s, and has since gained strength in other U.S. states. Here in the United Kingdom, corporate social responsibility advocacy charity Business in the Community launched a “ban the box” campaign in October 2013.

We are one of eleven UK companies that have signed up to the campaign and we see this as another step in our evolving focus on the social impact that J M Scully makes on society in general.

Check out the link to the BITC website for further details;

J M Scully complete Beefeater London – The Home of Gin

beefeater-visitor-visu-lowJ M Scully Limited are proud to announce the successful completion of a unique project in the heart of London for Chivas Brothers, owners of the world famous Beefeater Gin brand.

As the only historic London Dry Gin to still be distilled in the heart of the capital, Beefeater will have the privilege of telling the story of London gin through a dedicated visitor centre.

Capitalising on the recent renaissance for gin in the UK capital, the new experience, named “Beefeater London – The Home of Gin”, will offer guests the opportunity to learn about the history of gin through a series of interactive showcases and see, touch and smell the botanicals used within the production process. The experience will also enable visitors to watch the live gin production process in the distillery’s cathedral-like still house.

Work commenced towards the end of 2013 to create the 600 square meters, two-level journey comprising a number of distinct areas that showcase the history of gin production in London, inform visitors on all aspects of distilling gin and of course sampling the product and providing a fully branded retail experience.

BeefeaterGinExternalThe project was particularly challenging due to the very tight programme period and the level of unique one off aspects of the construction and fit-out coupled with a high degree of client and architectural consultant engagement throughout.


Desmond Payne, Master Distiller for Beefeater Gin, one of the leading experts in gin with over 45 years of experience commented “The Beefeater Gin Distillery is one of the city’s best kept secrets. This is a magnificent opportunity to celebrate the heritage of gin in London, something that has been at the heart of the capital’s history for more than three hundred years. I am proud that Beefeater Gin will be the first distiller to tell the full story.”