Barker Ross moves in on plant operatives

Recruitment agency Barker Ross is launching a new division focusing specifically on construction plant operatives.

Mouchel creates new project management head

Mouchel has appointed Ian Troughton to the new post of head of project management within the Mouchel Infrastructure Services (MIS) business.

Safetybank gets new boss

Health and safety software provider Safetybank has appointed Jason Elliott as its new managing director.

Restructure mastermind leaves Mouchel

David Shearer, the man who led Mouchel through a restructure that included it going briefly into administration in late 2012, is to step down from being chairman at the end of next month.

Hays sees jobs market on the up

New figures from Hays suggest the jobs recovery within construction is in full swing, as net fees the recruitment firm earned from the sector rose by 21% in the final quarter of last year.

Court case spells end for Oldham firm

An Oldham civil engineering company that has been operating for over 30 years has been forced into administration with the loss of at least 87 jobs after having to pay costs in a long-running legal dispute left it short of cash.

Three promoted at BSP Consulting

East Midlands-based civil engineering consultancy BSP Consulting has promoted Paul Elphick, who leads the company’s Leicester office, to the position of associate director.

Galliford Try takes on Speedy Hire chair as director

Troubled Speedy Hire’s non-executive chairman Ishbel Macpherson has been made a non-executive director of Galliford Try.

She will be taking up her role from February next year.

Mouchel appoints Grontmij man

Mouchel has appointed Gordon Wilson to a new post of highways business unit director for Scotland and Ireland.

TCPA chief executive appointed to Lyons housing review panel

The chief executive of leading housing and planning charity, the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA), Kate Henderson, has been appointed to the panel of Sir Michael Lyons' Review of housing delivery and planning.

CHAP Group appoints new FD

Privately-owned Scottish construction company CHAP Group has appointed Allan Clow as its new finance director.

Carillion sees revenue dip ahead

Carillion has confirmed that it expects its total revenue this year to be below 2012’s figure, primarily because of scaling back its UK construction activities, although margins will remain broadly similar.

Barhale boss moves to BB

Mark Cutler, currently chief executive of privately owned infrastructure firm Barhale, has been appointed managing director of Balfour Beatty’s regional construction and civil engineering business in

St John Ambulance man joins Safety Council

Richard Evans has been appointed as commercial director of the British Safety Council.

£5m hole forces Speedy Hire's Corcoran to resign

Steve Corcoran, the man widely seen as being the driving force behind Speedy Hire’s growth, has been forced to resign after £5m in irregularities in its accounts were discovered – a situation which has led to it breaching terms with some of its lenders.

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2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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