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Ex-Carillion directors face legal bans

The Insolvency Service, acting for the new business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has applied to the High Court for director disqualification orders against eight directors and former directors of Carillion, which could see them banned from holding board positions for up ...

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Mace achieves 2020 net zero carbon goal

International construction and consultancy company, Mace, has achieved its ambition to be a net zero carbon business in 2020. Following a statement in January 2020 that the company had committed to the ambitious target, the executive board has confirmed that ...

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BESA urges industry to redouble site safety efforts

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has warned against safety complacency on construction sites during the new lockdown period. It congratulated the sector on its efforts so far to keep everyone safe, but stressed the industry was now under even more ...

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Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group to close

After nearly 30 years of actively supporting and promoting the interests of specialist engineering in the construction industry the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has announced it will come to a close early in 2021. The SEC Group currently represents ...

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Sustainable hoarding solution wins praise

Surrey-based Panthera Group launched its latest hoarding innovation; the sustainable and environmentally friendly EnviroHoard™, in March 2020 just before the Covid lockdown. Despite the effects of the pandemic, the system has been specified by key players in the construction sector ...

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Willmott Dixon’s chief people officer honoured for workplace diversity and inclusion

Willmott Dixon’s Chief People Officer Rick Lee has been recognised with an OBE for services to Business and Equality in the 2021 New Year Honours list. Lee has been at the forefront of Willmott Dixon’s drive to become a more ...

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Construction Playbook has green recovery at heart

New plans on how government will work with the construction sector to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and greener have been launched. In 2018, public sector works contributed some £117 billion to the UK economy, as ...

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Kath Fontana becomes RICS new President

Kath Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2020-21. Her inauguration as President took place on Friday 20 November after the RICS Annual General Meeting 2020, chaired by Tim Neal, the outgoing RICS President. Fontana ...

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Willmott Dixon named as the UK’s leading contractor for diversity in European poll

Willmott Dixon was the UK’s highest placed construction company in the FT’s annual list of the top European leaders for workplace diversity and inclusion, coming 43rd overall out of 850 organisations ranked for their approach to inclusivity. It’s the second ...

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Wates publishes five-year social value strategy

Continuing its commitment to social value, Wates Group has announced that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years. This means that by 2025, all Wates clients will be requested ...

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