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Wise Up Wednesday: Enjoy Christmas – Avoid A Bleak New Year

Firstly, let me wish you, your family and your team a very Merry Christmas. It’s that time of year when we are in party mood and one way or another celebrations abound. …

Wise Up Wednesday: Beating Constructions Ups and Downs

Beating Constructions Up’s and Downs Are the prospects for construction on the up, or are we heading back to gloom and doom? The latest official figures show falling construction activity, for the …

 Communication Is The Key

This week’s blog post is a very brief one about communication as the key to success for Specialist Contractors. As you know, we are officially in the Information Age. Like it or …

Wise Up Wednesday: Skill Shortage or Opportunity?

I read yet another article about skills shortages the other day, and it occurred to me that there is a very important message in it, which speaks of the reduction in the …

Wise Up Wednesday: Adequate Payment Mechanism?

Payment Mechanisms This week’s Wise Up Wednesday Guide for Specialist Contractors is about the all important topic of getting paid. Adequate Payment Mechanism? Every construction contract (as defined in the Construction Act) …

Beware “The Enemy Within”…

Why “The Enemy Within”? Anyone who knows me well, will know that I read a lot of non-fiction, and thanks to our youngest daughter I am reading “The Art of Happiness” by …

“This nuclear power deal with China is one of the maddest ever struck” So says Polly Toynbee in the Guardian and I agree with her!

Not much keeps me awake at night, (it’s currently 4.48 am – and this has nothing to do with politics), but the sheer stupidity and arrogance of our current bunch of buffoons …

Is Your Mindset Holding You Back in Specialist Contracting?

Your beliefs and thoughts about you and your Specialist Contracting business, i.e. your mind-set, could be holding you back. Please don’t switch off, and please bear with me for 30 seconds on …

“Specialist Contracting Is Tough Sometimes!”

It certainly is, and that’s why our Wise Up Wednesday emails are exclusively written to help you in your battles as a Subcontractor or “Specialist Contractor” as we prefer to say. Sometimes …

Harsh Reality Check For Specialist Contractors

As the latest payment survey by Textura Europe reveals the grim payment situation you face, this week’s Wise Up Wednesday is a harsh reality check for Specialist Contractors; Payment isn’t improving Contractors …

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