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A little inspiration for us all… Dortech owner refuses to work with Balfour Beatty

The news this morning is that one of our StreetwiseSubbie Buddies and business owner Steve Sutherland has refused £5 million and a 13 year long relationship with main contractors Balfour Beatty because of their less than perfect record of payments for completed work. This means glazing specialist contractors Dortech will be sacrificing more than 40% of their annual turnover because, in Mr Sutherland’s words, “we can’t take the risk”. Its a bold and highly respectable move, and I think we can all take a little inspiration from this.

To read the full story by The Telegraph Enterprise Editor James Hurley, a supporter of the #buildfair4all cause, by clicking here.

James is always looking for similar stories to Mr Sutherland’s to help spread the word about unfair treatment and support our campaign for fairer treatment in the building environment. You can contact him, james.hurley@telegraph.co.uk, or us, info@streetwisesubbie.com, to talk about your story either named or anonymously.

You can also support the campaign and contact us in other ways. Join our exclusive LinkedIn group and follow our LinkedIn company page. You can also follow us on Twitter and tweet #buildfair4all to help spread the word.

Thanks again to everyone for your continuous support, with your help we can bring about a fairer future for the construction industry.


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