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If you are making too much profit then this blog post isn’t for you…

If you are making more profit than you need, then don’t read on. If you do need bigger profits, then this could just what you need. As a veteran of 20 years …

Main contractors who don’t back prompt payment to be shamed, government announces today. Call to action.

Business Minister Michael Fallon has announced that it is going to name and shame big companies who do not sign up to the Prompt Payment Code – press release here ( And …

What’s your name worth to you? Our guide to building profits

Businesses with good brands and reputations make more money because they retain customers longer, attract better employees and sell more, at a higher margin. Brand is what you say about yourself – signage, …

Sorry To Ask – But Does Any Of This Make Sense?

If what Balfour Beatty are reported as saying about their supply chain re-structuring is true, then it seems to me like the world’s finally gone completely mad! According to Balfour Beatty supply …

Mandate For Subbies Fight Against Corporate Greed Hits The National News!

Image courtesy of James Hurley’s article on The Telegraph website Thanks to all 278 Specialist sub-Contractors who took part in our recent ‘State of Industry’ survey. (Results are here:, and those …

Thank You To All Who Contributed

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all 278 Specialist Contractors who took part in our State of the Industry Survey. Our survey revealed the shocking truth that  nearly 90% …

ONS forced to admit blunders over wrong construction order figures

An apology was forced to be made by Government number crunchers after it was made clear that there were significant errors in the construction order figures. The construction orders were officially stated …

Have You Got Enthusiasm And Passion?

Two of the things that seem to be sadly lacking in the construction and engineering industries at the moment are enthusiasm and passion. The way a person approaches his or her work …

You Must Find Out About Who You Are Intending To Work For!

As many of you who follow this blog or are in our LinkedIn Group will already know, in addition to being MD of Ltd, I am still very active on commercial …

Top Ten Olympic Messages for Specialist Sub-Contractors

Top Ten Olympic Messages For Specialist Sub-Contractors You only have to look around the business pages and magazines to see various takes on some of the lessons we can learn from the …

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