Bromak moves south

Construction recruitment and training agency Bromak has opened a new centre in Watford to help it work more closely with its South East-based national clients, who include Bovis and Wates.

Consultancies 'still focused on short term'

Office politics and short-termism are still having a poor effect on corporate values within the engineering and property consultancy sector, a survey suggests.

Silverdale wound up with 26 jobs lost

Staffordshire-based bathroom products supplier Silverdale has been wound up with the loss of 26 jobs after administrators failed to find a buyer for the business.

Cable aims for greater transparency

A review of pre-packs, an extension to the amount of time directors of collapsed companies can be disqualified, and changes to the rules on naming company shareholders have all been included in a discussion paper business secretary Vince Cable has launched on promoting greater corporate transparency.

B&ES deputy moves up to top spot

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has appointed Roderick Pettigrew, its deputy chief executive since 2008, as its new chief executive.

Panel manufacturer in MBO

Facade and interior panel manufacturer Steni has been through a management buyout which has seen current management take over the company from previous owners with the help of an investment from Swedish investment company Accent Equity 2012.

Building products sector 'set for more deals'

An improving housebuilding sector and a recovery in construction will see the number of M&A deals in the building products sector increase in the next few years, accountancy firm BDO is predicting.

Lovell takes on new South East head

Lovell Repairs and Maintenance has appointed Kevin MacDermott as operations manager for London and the South East.

Son takes over at NAPIT

NAPIT Group, the Mansfield-based company that, among other things, runs the National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers, is going through a management change as it celebrates its 21st birthday.

New HSE Director for Midlands, South West and Wales

Samantha Peace has been appointed as the new Divisional Director for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the Midlands, South West and Wales.

Servest acquires Maxwell Stewart

Facilities management provider Servest has acquired M&E business Maxwell Stewart for an undisclosed sum as it seeks to move into new sectors.

B&ES looks for new leader

Blane Judd has stepped down from his position as chief executive of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) after two years in the post.

Wolseley UK refocuses drainage business

Wolseley UK is closing nine branches of its Drain Center business with the loss of 24 jobs and rebranding 21 others, as it looks to restructure its drainage business following its formal acquisition earlier this year of Burdens.

Goldman Sachs man joins Carillion Services

A former executive director at Goldman Sachs has joined Carillion Services in the newly created role of chief engineer.

New Chief Exec for construction charity

Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity has appointed Bill Hill as its first full time permanent Chief Executive.

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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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