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Colas contract wins help rapid bounce back

Construction Enquirer News Contractor enjoying a strong 2021 at forefront of recovery from pandemic Colas Ltd is looking to return to profit this year following a string of project and framework wins as the industry bounces back from the pandemic. Latest results for...

Concrete specialist GCL sold to ownership trust

Construction Enquirer News Founder Trevor Diviney sells £95m turnover business to EOT The founder of Welwyn Garden City groundworks and concrete specialist Ground Construction Group has sold to an employee-owned trust. All the shares previously owned by the £95m...

Construction Manager of the Year crowned

Construction Enquirer News Marc Burton wins after Jersey Nightingale hospital was built in just 25 days The winner of the Construction Manager of the Year Award is Marc Burton for his work on the £6.6m Jersey General Hospital – Nightingale Wing. He beat 76 other...

Worker hit as sheet pile falls from excavator

Construction Enquirer News Contractor Britcon fined £570,000 after accident Britcon (UK) Ltd has been fined £570,000 for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling load from a mechanical excavator. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that Britcon was appointed...

Cost of living: £500m in new grants to help poorest households

BBC News - Business The government announces the support as other schemes, including furlough, close. The government announces the support as other schemes, including furlough, close. Read More

Taxpayers lend another £30m to prefab start-up

A manufacturer looking to crack the UK modular housing market has borrowed a second tranche of £30m from the government as it seeks to start making a profit.

McGowan’s work completes on Cairn Gorm funicular

McGowan Environmental Engineering has completed strengthening work for Balfour Beatty on the troubled funicular railway at Cairn Gorm mountain.

Cruden chosen for £12.5m of Glasgow homes

Work is set to get under way on two housing projects in Glasgow following the appointment of Cruden Building West.

Changing China: How Beijing’s crackdowns are impacting business

BBC News - Business Businesses are under intense scrutiny as President Xi attempts to narrow China's wealth gap. Businesses are under intense scrutiny as President Xi attempts to narrow China's wealth gap. Read More

UK furlough scheme ends amid calls for further support

BBC News - Business Firms still relying on the job protection scheme call for more support as it is wound up. Firms still relying on the job protection scheme call for more support as it is wound up. Read More

Katty Kay: Former BBC journalist quits US media firm

BBC News - Business Ms Kay has quit Ozy Media after reports one of its executives deceived potential investors. Ms Kay has quit Ozy Media after reports one of its executives deceived potential investors. Read More

Amazon offers bonuses to attract 20,000 temporary staff

BBC News - Business The retail giant will pay sign-on fees to temporary staff as it recruits 20,000 seasonal workers. The retail giant will pay sign-on fees to temporary staff as it recruits 20,000 seasonal workers. Read More

Three more energy firms go bust amid gas price rise

BBC News - Business Enstroga, Igloo Energy and Symbio Energy are the latest to go under, Ofgem announces. Enstroga, Igloo Energy and Symbio Energy are the latest to go under, Ofgem announces. Read More

Upcoming Frasers boss gets £100m pay deal approval

BBC News - Business Shareholders back the £100m pay deal for Michael Murray, Mike Ashley’s prospective son-in-law. Shareholders back the £100m pay deal for Michael Murray, Mike Ashley’s prospective son-in-law. Read More

United Living bags landmark £55m Cardiff resi job

Construction Enquirer News Butetown scheme takes United Living's build to rent pipeline to over £300m United Living New Homes has clinched the deal to deliver a 432-home build to rent scheme in Cardiff. The proposed Anchorworks scheme is being developed by a joint...

Two hurt in David Wilson Homes site fire in Stockport

Construction Enquirer News Gas main blaze spreads to homes under construction Two workers were taken to hospital following a fire at a David Wilson Homes North West site in Stockport on Tuesday. Merseyside Fire & Rescue managed to get the blaze under control after...

Ikea to remove CCTV found above toilets at Peterborough distribution centre

BBC News - Business The furniture giant says it understands that the discovery of the cameras "may be concerning". The furniture giant says it understands that the discovery of the cameras "may be concerning". Read More

Fulcrum order book soars 45% to £81m in first half

Construction Enquirer News Multi-utility contractor soars on smart metering and industrial infrastructure Multi-utility contractor Fulcrum saw its order book charge up in the first half of the year from £25m to £81m. The growth came mainly from smart metering and...

GB number plate sticker no longer valid abroad

BBC News - Business The GB stickers motorists use when driving abroad are no longer valid after a change in UK rules. The GB stickers motorists use when driving abroad are no longer valid after a change in UK rules. Read More

Amazon’s algorithms taken to task in landmark bill

BBC News - Business Warehouse workers can no longer be sacked for time off task if they have good reason to take breaks. Warehouse workers can no longer be sacked for time off task if they have good reason to take breaks. Read More

Colas contract wins help rapid bounce back

Construction Enquirer News Contractor enjoying a strong 2021 at forefront of recovery from pandemic Colas Ltd is looking to return to profit this year following a string of project and framework wins as the industry bounces back from the pandemic. Latest results for...

Concrete specialist GCL sold to ownership trust

Construction Enquirer News Founder Trevor Diviney sells £95m turnover business to EOT The founder of Welwyn Garden City groundworks and concrete specialist Ground Construction Group has sold to an employee-owned trust. All the shares previously owned by the £95m...

Construction Manager of the Year crowned

Construction Enquirer News Marc Burton wins after Jersey Nightingale hospital was built in just 25 days The winner of the Construction Manager of the Year Award is Marc Burton for his work on the £6.6m Jersey General Hospital – Nightingale Wing. He beat 76 other...

Worker hit as sheet pile falls from excavator

Construction Enquirer News Contractor Britcon fined £570,000 after accident Britcon (UK) Ltd has been fined £570,000 for safety breaches after a worker was struck by a falling load from a mechanical excavator. Leeds Magistrates’ Court heard that Britcon was appointed...

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