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‘Wise Up Wednesday’ –  Specialist Contractors Commercial & Contractual Advice

‘Wise Up Wednesday’ is a weekly email newsletter from StreetwiseSubbie that’s focuses on different topics relating to contractual and commercial matters for trade contractors, specialist contractors and sub contractors in the construction industry.

wise up wednesday is written by barry ashmore exclusively for specialist subcontractors.Written by Contracts expert Barry Ashmore, it is designed to help specialist contractors in all construction trades to manage their work on site in a way that enables them to avoid the pitfalls and traps that help main contractors to avoid paying their subbies.

It is important that no work is commenced on a project until all of the contractual paperwork has been created, the scope of work agreed, with the timescales and prices approved and signed by the contractor and specialist contractor.

It is also important that the contract is checked properly by the specialist contractor so that he is absolutely certain that the content of the contract of the contract accurately reflects the work upon which he is about to undertake.

‘Wise Up Wednesday’ – and of course, StreetwiseSubbie’s expert contractual consultancy services – is designed to give subcontractors all the tools they need to stay out of trouble during the course of a project.  And should you run into problems, then StreetwiseSubbie can help you resolve them in an efficient, cost-effective and timely way.

To register for your personal copy of ‘Wise Up Wednesday’ to be sent to your in-box each and every Wednesday, please email and ask to be added to the list. We know that it has helped hundreds of subcontractors, just like you, and it will help you too.

Wise Up Wednesday – Technology Changes, Problems Don’t!

Technology Changes, Problems Don’t! As a Specialist Contractor, Trade Contractor, or Subcontractor you are an expert in what you do, whether that’s groundworks or roofing or anything else in between. And if …

Construction & Engineering Subcontractor Payment Problems

Professional Support to Help Specialist Contractors and Trade Contractors Solve Payment and other Problems The most important question! One of the most important questions you will be asking in the challenging months …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday! Don’t Get Angry Get Paid

How To Get Paid As A Specialist Contractor This week’s “Wise Up Wednesday” is about a topic close to every Specialist Contractor’s heart; Getting Paid. If you don’t get paid your business …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday! Winning Work – How To Make It Easier

How To Make Winning Work Easier This week’s Wise Up Wednesday Guide for Specialist Contractors is about the all important topic of “winning work”.  More specifically it’s about how to make it …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday! Payment Law

Construction Industry Payment Law This week’s Wise Up Wednesday Guide for Specialist Contractors is about the all important topic of getting paid. Despite it’s importance, there is is still a good deal …

Wise Up Wednesday: It’s Too Late…

It’s Too Late… Those very words can make your heart sink, because being “Too Late” can be horrendous. The one that always gets to me, for very personal reasons, is a line …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday! Are You Sick Of Trying To Collect Retention?

Streetwise Wise Up Wednesday Guides give you a quick burst of stuff that will help you in your business life. Sometimes quirky, sometimes hard hitting, but always guaranteed to make you think and …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday: A Subby’s Guide To Not Get Screwed! Bookings Now Open

Bookings Now Open – 101 Things You Need To Know About Your Subcontracts If you’re like most of the Specialist Contractors, Trade Contractors and Subcontractors we work with on a daily basis, …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday: A Veritable Cornucopia For Subcontractors!

This week’s Wise Up Wednesday is as the subject line suggests about a Veritable Cornucopia for Subcontractors, Trade Contractors and Specialist Contractors. A cornucopia, also called the horn of plenty, was a …

It’s Wise Up Wednesday #2: Are Kier Really Going To Charge Subbies To Work For Them?

I have never sent two Wise Up Wednesdays on the same day, but when I read in Construction Enquirer that Kier intend to charge subbies to work for them i just had …

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