Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year from all at

2012 has been a phenomenal year for some and a not so great year for others. For us, the main low point of the year was finding the shocking results of our two separate State of Industry 2012 surveys, revealing the level of unfair treatment over the past year for subbies to be at an all time high of 90%, which shook us to our core.
But we took these disturbing findings and worked with it and with your help we begun to spread the word about unfair treatment among our industries, resulting in the #buildfair4all campaign reaching phenomenal heights.

Which brings me to our year’s highlights; for us it was getting our message across to a nationwide audience word and mouth and the media, and seeing them all stand up and support our cause.

The most recent example of this being Streetwise Buddy and glazing subcontractor Dortech sacrificing 40% of their annual turnover to say no to Balfour Beatty, who had been putting their business at risk with payment issues for the past 13 years.

And of course, our campaign reaching Parliament, with business minister Michael Fallon promising to name and shame those who refuse to sign up to the Government’s Prompt Payment Code.

2013 is going to be another promising year for us at StreetwiseSubbie as our campaign continues and support grows, and we continue to help those in need of some support in their constant battle against the big guys. If you haven’t already, please do check out our Gold and Silver Buddy membership packages to see exactly how we could help YOU in 2013.

So on that not, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a bright and prosperous new year!

Best regards,

Barry Ashmore and the Team

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