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Kier announces new corporate charity partner

Kier has selected the British Heart Foundation, the biggest independent funder of cardiovascular research in the UK, as its new corporate charity partner. The two-year partnership will help in the charity’s aim of increasing awareness of heart and circulatory disease, ...

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Pollard gets on Board at Interserve

Nicholas Pollard is to join international support services and construction group, Interserve, as a non-executive director. Pollard has extensive experience as an advisor to boards in a range of public and private companies on their strategy and wider business issues, ...

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Balfour Beatty raises over £25,000 for Clyde Cash for Kids

Balfour Beatty’s Charity Ball has raised over £25,500 for Clyde Cash for Kids as part of its commitment to supporting local communities. Held at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the charity ball and auction, saw Balfour Beatty’s regional construction ...

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RLB expands FM consultancy team

  Independent construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK), has made two new senior appointments further bolstering its facilities management consultancy offer. Dr Rachel Dick, has been appointed as Associate Facilities Management Consultant and joins RLB ...

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New report reveals green building makes business sense

The World Green Building Council has launched a new report highlighting tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures. Doing Right by Planet and ...

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Career ladder: The next generation of women in construction 

The Construction Industry Council’s ‘A Blueprint for Change’ report revealed that women only account for 14 per cent of the industry’s workforce. In an attempt to improve these figures, leading contractor Wates Construction and commercial property developer, MEPC are ensuring ...

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Willmott Dixon launches Mental Health First Aider initiative

Willmott Dixon has trained over 130 people, a fifth of its workforce, to become mental health first aiders on construction sites and in offices nationwide to support its All Safe Minds campaign. Everyone on a Willmott Dixon project already receives ...

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The M&E market is ripe for medium sized businesses

Ask building service industry leaders to name the biggest challenge currently facing the M&E sector and they will most likely lament the shortage of trained technical engineers. The problem surrounding the recruitment and retention of skilled operatives in the sector ...

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UK Construction Week unveils ambitious plans to showcase industry role models

Society is changing quickly, and so is the construction industry. Huge challenges remain around recruitment of new people into the sector, as it competes with other parts of the economy in exactly the same predicament. UK Construction Week is launching ...

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New guidance published to help built environment meet sustainable development goals

Eco charity and social enterprise Bioregional, has launched Build a better future with the SDGs, a new, free guide that provides practical tips on how the built environment sector can bring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their businesses. The SDGs ...

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