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Kevin Irons joins Arena’s Industrial & Commercial Structures division

Arena Group, an industry leader in the supply of temporary architecture and infrastructure, has appointed Kevin Irons as Sales Manager of its specialist Industrial and Commercial Venues division, April 2022. Kevin’s role will serve a growing demand in the civil ...

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David Frise joins City of London taskforce

David Frise, Chief Executive of the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has been invited by the City of London Corporation to play a key role on the Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce, which has been set up to address ...

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Wates Group reports highest ever operating profit

Family-owned construction, property services and residential development company, Wates Group, has reported its highest ever operating profit of £40 million. The business secured £2.3 billion of new work during 2021 and ended the year with a record forward order book of £7.1 ...

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Pioneering app to tackle mental health issues in construction launches

A new training solution and app that has been built by and for the construction industry to help tackle its mental ill health issues, launches this week. Ownminder is the first industry-specific proactive psychological health solution created to help address ...

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Building recruits

Harvey Gretton, Managing Director at Blayze Group offers expert advice on meeting the challenges of recruiting within the built environment The UK construction industry is facing a serious skills shortage in both professional and practical roles, with young people, ethnic ...

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Strong construction demand but supply hit by perfect storm

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has revised construction output growth up for 2021 from 13.7 per cent to 14.3 per cent since its previous Forecasts, but also revised down growth for 2022 from 6.3 per cent to 4.8 per cent in ...

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Kier restructures UK Construction business

Construction and infrastructure services firm, Kier, has unveiled a new structure for its UK Construction business that will support its ambitions for sustainable growth in its key sectors across England, Scotland and Wales. The new UK structure consists of five ...

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CPA forecasts double-digit growth for construction despite constraints in product and labour shortages

Construction output is currently very buoyant and is forecast to rise by 13.7 per cent in 2021 and 6.3 per cent in 2022, according to the Construction Products Association’s latest Summer Forecast. This positive outlook comes despite the dual constraints ...

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Wates Group adopts company-wide flexible working

The company, which employs nearly 4,000 people across the UK, is calling on its colleagues across the business to experiment with different working patterns to boost productivity and improve their working life. The decision makes Wates one of the first ...

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Actuate UK calls for UKCA Mark transition for construction products to be extended

Engineering services sector body Actuate UK has issued a warning about serious consequences for businesses, public and commercial projects as well as domestic customers in only six months if a major issue regarding product compliance and standard marking is not ...

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