The Industry

It's Time To Shout About Apprenticeships

Posted on October 09, 2017

The new university term has started with student numbers higher than last year. Despite all the bad publicity about course fees and soaring student debt, the vast majority of young people entering further education are still choosing to follow a...

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Culture Change Must Follow Grenfell Tragedy

Posted on August 01, 2017

The terrible tragedy of the Grenfell Tower block fire has put the role our industry plays in keeping people safe in buildings into sharp focus. There is now a criminal investigation underway to establish whether refurbishment work on the tower...

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Hammond's Budget Was Not All Bad

Posted on April 04, 2017

Most of the national headlines around the Spring Budget focused on the instantly discredited hike in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed. Of course, we all know that ended in a humiliating U turn and red faces all...

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Cash Flow Is King

Posted on October 19, 2016

The current topsy turvy state of the economy makes forecasting our industry's future increasingly difficult. Who would have believed that just 100 days after the vote to leave the EU, the FTSE 100 shares index would burst through the iconic...

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Back To Business

Posted on August 04, 2016

The fallout from the ‘Brexit’ vote has led to much wailing and gnashing of teeth among the business community. Whether we rejoiced or cried at the outcome, the present state of uncertainty is not good news for anyone. However, we are...

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Sticking Our Necks Out

Posted on May 27, 2016

Building services specialists often take a back seat and allow themselves to be led by the architect or main contractor, but that can't go on if we are to meet the country's building performance targets. We often hear that engineers, generally,...

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In, Out - Shake It All About

Posted on April 27, 2016

So, how worried should we be about the possibility of the UK leaving the EU after the referendum on June 23rd? Looking around the industry it appears that people are fairly relaxed about the whole thing. There are pros and cons, of course, but...

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