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The #buildfair4all campaign has come so far, and it’s all thanks to you guys!

So as you will all have probably gathered by now we have been and still are running a campaign to bring to light the treatment issues that plague the construction industry and …

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So far our #buildfair4all campaign has had a great response, with our Autumn survey bringing to light the scale on which these issues in the industry are being allowed to continue, and …

Don’t waste time on systems that don’t tell you anything! Our top tips for beating the clock

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, …

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 …

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