It’s Wise Up Wednesday: And It’s Time your Voices Were Heard!

The failure of Carillion is still attracting the attention of the media, and that is the best opportunity in a very long time for Specialist Contractors to force change. But how can we grasp that opportunity?

Frankly, I need your help, and I need it urgently!

It’s time that the government and every single decent individual working in the construction industry, whatever trade or profession, said “enough’s enough!”

If you are prepared to speak about your experience of poor treatment, late payment, unfounded set offs, liquidated damages being wrongly applied, onerous terms, or any other problems caused by unscrupulous Contractors, then please get in touch ASAP.

Please call me on 01773 712116 or email me at

Media Interest

When you call I will explain the current national media interest and how you can have your say either openly or anonymously.

Everyone knows what a dire state of affairs we have in construction, but the government and others turn a blind eye to what is going on right under their nose.

The government and other bodies must stop ignoring the shameful way that Specialist Sub-Contractors continue to go unpaid or under paid, for work properly and professionally carried out.

Lack Of Payment Is Crippling The Industry

Millions of pounds, goes unpaid, often, forcing you and your fellow Specialist Contractors to fight disputes and contest onerous claims, as certain Main Contractors unfairly retain monies paid to them by their clients and you the tax payer!

Time after time our consultants are called in to help Specialist Contractors who are owed tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds, wrongly held back by Main Contractors.

We have carried out payment surveys, given evidence to a Parliamentary inquiry and appeared on local and national radio. And despite Government and BuildUK claims to the contrary, the payment situation has gone from bad to worse, and the Supply Chain payment Charter has been branded a “Dismal Failure”.

Support Those That Support You

Our objective is simple. We want to improve the lives of Specialist Contractors. And we do that by bringing you cost effective resources to help make your life easier and your business more profitable.

By working with our Service Delivery Partners across the country, we bring you professional support in all the important areas of your business.

And, because we only work with Specialist Contractors you can be sure that we know the kind of problems you face, and the solutions that work best. Saves a lot of time, and a lot of money.

So please feel free to give us a call on 01773 712116 or email us on

I sincerely hope to speak with you soon.

Best regards


P.S. Please remember if you need any support please take action sooner rather than later. If you’re not sure what you need, or just want a second opinion, please give us a call on 01773 712116, or email (please do not click reply to this email).

P.P.S. Please forward this email to all your team and all Specialist Contractors that you know, it’s true what they say – there is strength in numbers. Help us to help ALL Specialist Contractors.

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