9 Headlines That Show It’s Been a very Bad Year For Specialist Contractors

“System makes it too easy to shaft subcontractors”

“Failed Cover Structure owes £9m to trade creditors”

“Subbies left out of pocket as North West contractor goes under”

“Angry subcontractors left with unpaid bills as £37m turnover contractor goes under”

“Suppliers owed millions as Heritage Building & Conservation in administration”

“Vaughan Engineering dragged down by Carillion costs supply chain £9m”

“Flooring specialist Polydeck Group in administration”

“Carillion’s board savaged for recklessness, hubris and greed”

“Failed Lagan Construction Group owed firms over £21m”

Here at StreetwiseSubbie.com our mission is to do all we can to help you protect your business.

The events at Carillion and those described in a crop of bad headlines have shocked the UK construction industry in recent months, and caused untold hardship for thousands of Specialist Contractors!

We want to ensure that this doesn’t happen to you, and I want to ensure that you have received details of our How To Discover The Secret Keys To Minimise Risk and Maximise Profit, that we have been putting into practice on behalf of Specialist Subcontractors for the last 28 years.

You should protect your business now…

And here is a great way to do just that.

Come  and discover the Secret Keys To Minimise Risk and Maximise Profit, that we have been putting into practice on behalf of Specialist Subcontractors for the last 28 years.

And they’re are being revealed at our July events;

“Understand Your Contract to Minimise Risk and Maximise Profit”

“Introduction To Contractual Awareness and Using JCT Subcontracts”

WHEN/WHERE IS IT? The dates and fast access venues are as follows;

03 July – Birchwood Park and Country ClubDartford Close to M25 and M20

04 July – Brooklands HotelWeybridge Close to M25, M3 and A3

17 July – The Jurys InnWatford Close to M1 and M25

18 July – Marriott Hotel Waltham Abbey Close to M25, M11 and A10

Here’s what your fellow Subcontractors said about our last event:

“Easily digestible information delivered in an interesting and easy to understand format”

“Very detailed and informative”

“Very informative and well delivered”

“We were struggling to get paid; not any longer!”


  • Session 1 – Contract Formation
  • Session 2 – Introduction to JCT Contracts and Construction Act
  • Session 3 – Time, Notices and Delay and Disruption
  • Session 4 – Instructions, Variations and Maximising Return
  • Session 5 – Getting Paid On Time and the Right Amount
  • Session 6 – Resolving Conflicts and Disputes
  • Session 7 – Putting It All Together


Our events are exclusively for Specialist Contractors so you are in the friendly company of other Specialist Contractors, and everything is designed to provide a broad appeal for all Specialist Contractors staff including:

Estimators, Contracts Managers; Project Managers; Commercial Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Credit Controllers and Directors


The Secrets To Getting Paid and Minimising Risk and Maximising Profit! Specialist Contractors don’t get paid because they don’t understand the contract or don’t apply it when they should. We will reveal all you need to know to enable you to understand the fundamentals of those subcontracts, and how to get paid.


The value of this whole days training is £350 + VAT, however, you can get your Early Bird booking  discount and enjoy the reduced rates as follows;

10% discount when you book one place

20 % discount when you book 2 or more places

And if you are a member and StreetwiseSubbie Buddy (or join us now), you are eligible for even more heavily discounted preferential rates.

All rates are subject to VAT


Booking couldn’t be simpler, just contact me directly on 01773 712116 or email tanya@streetwisesubbie.com to confirm your places.

But hurry our last round of seminars sold out very quickly.

Please remember that we are here to provide solutions exclusively for Subcontractors. If you want the Secret Keys To Getting Paid Properly or have a payment problem, not sure what to do or just want a second opinion, then this is for you. Please give us a call on 01773 712116, or email info@streetwisesubbie.com today.

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