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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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UK construction sector continues to face difficulties

Construction output is continuing its recent decline, falling by 0.8 per cent in February 2018, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. This was driven predominantly by a fall in repair and maintenance work, which fell ...

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Evolution of UK Construction Week delivers new Building Tech Live

Building Tech Live will be the most important event in the integrated building technologies sector this October, at the NEC Birmingham. Taking place on 9-11 October 2018, Building Tech Live joins the Build Show, Timber Expo, Civils Expo, Energy 2018, ...

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FRC puts Carillion’s finance directors under the spotlight

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has commenced an investigation into the conduct of Richard Adam and Zafar Khan, former Group Finance Directors of Carillion plc and members of the ICAEW, in relation to the preparation and approval of the financial ...

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Kier opens its doors to attract a new generation of talent

Kier is opening a record 53 of its sites across England, Scotland and Wales for Open Doors Week 2018 (19 to 24 March), offering members of the public the chance to go behind the scenes at ‘live’ construction sites, and ...

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FM contracts aid Kier’s half-year results

Kier Group’s half-year results to 31 December 2017 have seen revenue increase by eight per cent to £2,154 million, and underlying operating profit rise by five per cent to £60 million. The property, residential, construction and services group said the ...

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Skanska UK proposes operations reorganisation

Skanska UK has announced it is proposing a strategic, internal reorganisation of its building operations, which will bring together all of Skanska UK’s building expertise into two organisations – one focusing on construction and the other on building services. As part ...

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The right stuff

Construction and property companies need to take more responsibility for their recruitment processes to address the industries challenges, argues Simon Girling, Founder and Director of Girling Jones Recruitment As the property industry skills shortage deepens, now is the time that ...

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