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Skanska names new infrastructure chief

Construction Enquirer News Former Alstom infrastructure MD Jonathan Willcock joins in October Skanska UK has hired Alstom Transport managing director Jonathan Willcock to lead its infrastructure business. He will take over the role previously held by Adrian Cooke from...

Former Kier boss exits McCarthy & Stone after 18 months

Construction Enquirer News Chief operating officer Nigel Turner departs in boardroom shake-up McCarthy & Stone’s chief operating officer for building is leaving the retirement homes specialist in a boardroom cull. Nigel Turner joined McCarthy & Stone...

Galliford Try confident of strong Covid recovery

Construction Enquirer News Pandemic caused 5% loss but order books up and productivity near normal again Galliford Try issued an upbeat trading statement to the City today despite Covid-19 causing operating losses of 5%. The contractor is well capitalised with...

UK inflation picks up as clothing prices rise

BBC News - Business Consumer price inflation rises slightly to 0.6% in June, although food prices fell. Consumer price inflation rises slightly to 0.6% in June, although food prices fell. Read More

Berkeley’s London White City towers approved

Construction Enquirer News Enabling work to start this autumn on 32 and 22 storey towers Berekely Group business St James has gained planning for 527 flats at White City in West London. Designed by architects Pilbrow and Partners, the proposals at Centre House include...

Scottish Water invites bids for £500m repairs framework

Construction Enquirer News Regional contractors favoured for water and sewerage repairs deal Scottish Water has started the hunt for regional contractors to deliver repairs and upgrade work to its water and sewerage network. The work packages cover reactive, low...

Should US firms be worried about Hong Kong sanctions?

BBC News - Business As US President Donald Trump targets China over Hong Kong, companies being advised to "wait and see". As US President Donald Trump targets China over Hong Kong, companies being advised to "wait and see". Read More

UK’s Huawei 5G network ban ‘disappointing and wrong’

BBC News - Business China's ambassador to the UK hits out at the move to exclude Huawei from Britain's 5G networks. China's ambassador to the UK hits out at the move to exclude Huawei from Britain's 5G networks. Read More

Trump says he has ended preferential treatment for Hong Kong

BBC News - Business The president says he has also signed a bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong. The president says he has also signed a bill to impose sanctions on Chinese officials over Hong Kong. Read More

‘Men didn’t understand my medicated tampon business’

BBC News - Business Valentina Milanova launched a tampon with built-in pain relief to take on the multinationals. Valentina Milanova launched a tampon with built-in pain relief to take on the multinationals. Read More

OnlyFans: ‘I started selling sexy photos online after losing my job’

BBC News - Business The number of people signing up to sell adult content online has spiked during coronavirus. The number of people signing up to sell adult content online has spiked during coronavirus. Read More

Tesco launches online refillable container trial

BBC News - Business The supermarket giant is joining forces with Loop in a refillable container scheme. The supermarket giant is joining forces with Loop in a refillable container scheme. Read More

Firms start price cuts as £4bn VAT boost begins

BBC News - Business Starbucks and McDonald's are the latest firms to cut some prices, but not all businesses can afford to do so. Starbucks and McDonald's are the latest firms to cut some prices, but not all businesses can afford to do so. Read More

Big US banks set aside $28bn in downturn warning

BBC News - Business JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo warn loans may turn sour as the pandemic hits businesses. JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo warn loans may turn sour as the pandemic hits businesses. Read More

Oatly raises $200m from celebrity backers including Oprah and Jay-Z

BBC News - Business Swedish company Oatly, which has popularised oat milk, raises $200m to expand the business. Swedish company Oatly, which has popularised oat milk, raises $200m to expand the business. Read More

PRS deal spurs £150m Guildford station scheme

Construction Enquirer News Work to start next year on Solum station redevelopment Network Rail and Kier’s plan for the £150m redevelopment of Guildford Station have finally advanced after a deal to forward fund nearly 100 build to rent flats on the scheme....

Coronavirus: Virgin Atlantic finalises £1.2bn rescue deal

BBC News - Business The package includes support from its main shareholder, Virgin Group, and loans from outside investors. The package includes support from its main shareholder, Virgin Group, and loans from outside investors. Read More

‘If it saves a life, wearing a mask is worth it’

BBC News - Business The BBC speaks to people about whether they will be comfortable wearing face masks in shops. The BBC speaks to people about whether they will be comfortable wearing face masks in shops. Read More

Cemex to mothball cement plant with 110 job losses

Construction Enquirer News South Ferriby plant in Barton-upon-Humber to close this month Materials giant Cemex has confirmed it will mothball the South Ferriby cement plant. The move will mean 110 redundancies with jobs set to go by the end of this month. The company...

Huawei 5G kit must be removed from UK by 2027

BBC News - Business The government is also banning telecoms firms from buying new Huawei 5G kit after 31 December. The government is also banning telecoms firms from buying new Huawei 5G kit after 31 December. Read More

Skanska names new infrastructure chief

Construction Enquirer News Former Alstom infrastructure MD Jonathan Willcock joins in October Skanska UK has hired Alstom Transport managing director Jonathan Willcock to lead its infrastructure business. He will take over the role previously held by Adrian Cooke from...

Galliford Try confident of strong Covid recovery

Construction Enquirer News Pandemic caused 5% loss but order books up and productivity near normal again Galliford Try issued an upbeat trading statement to the City today despite Covid-19 causing operating losses of 5%. The contractor is well capitalised with...

Berkeley’s London White City towers approved

Construction Enquirer News Enabling work to start this autumn on 32 and 22 storey towers Berekely Group business St James has gained planning for 527 flats at White City in West London. Designed by architects Pilbrow and Partners, the proposals at Centre House include...

Scottish Water invites bids for £500m repairs framework

Construction Enquirer News Regional contractors favoured for water and sewerage repairs deal Scottish Water has started the hunt for regional contractors to deliver repairs and upgrade work to its water and sewerage network. The work packages cover reactive, low...

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