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Balfour Beatty announces 2019 full year results

Balfour Beatty announces 2019 full year results

Benefits of Build to Last accelerating Highlights 8% increase in Group underlying profit from operations (PFO) to £221 million (2018: £205 million)22% increase in PFO from earnings-based businesses to £172 million (2018: £141 million)68% increase in average net cash...

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Search for Orton Statue Artist Following Campaign Success

Search for Orton Statue Artist Following Campaign Success

The search for an artist to design and produce a statue of the legendary Leicester playwright, Joe Orton, in his hometown has been launched today (9th March) with the issue of an artist’s design brief.  The search following a successful, high profile crowd...

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Hudson vs CITB Enters New Phase

Hudson vs CITB Enters New Phase

Company hits training quango with £10.5m grant claimLodges appeal against court judgment on levy scope Hudson Contract Services Ltd, part of the Hudson Contract group, has served CITB with a £10.5m grant claim, the biggest in the history of the levy. The move came...

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East Midlands Building Society Supports MMC Mortgages

East Midlands Building Society Supports MMC Mortgages

Earl Shilton Building Society, or esbs, the Leicestershire-based mutual, is encouraging future home-owners by broadening their mortgage criteria to encompass innovative modern methods of construction (MMC). shutterstock_557023783 - esbs now have a broader mortgage...

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Busting Firewood Myths & The Benefits of Wood Burning

Busting Firewood Myths & The Benefits of Wood Burning

With the new ban on coal and wet wood coming into play in 2023, Contura expert explains the importance of wood as an energy source from an efficiency and environmental perspective . There are few things in life more comforting than the long, lazy flames and sound of a...

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CALA Announces Charity Partnership with Samaritans

CALA Announces Charity Partnership with Samaritans

CALA Group has announced the launch of a fundraising partnership with Samaritans, which aims to support the charity’s vital work across the UK, while strengthening employee mental health and wellbeing at CALA. Samaritans is a charity working across the UK and Ireland...

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Smart Tech is Changing Perceptions of Construction

Smart Tech is Changing Perceptions of Construction

The rise of smart technology is changing the reputation of construction, as the sector embraces innovative solutions to some of its more traditional challenges. Health and safety are obvious concerns across all of the UK’s industries, but it’s of particular importance...

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CHESHIRE HOMEBUILDER SETS OUT GREEN AGENDA

CHESHIRE HOMEBUILDER SETS OUT GREEN AGENDA

BUILDING A-rated homes is just the first step towards an ambitious Green Agenda, independent developer Archway Homes has pledged. The Cheshire-based family-run business believes the new homes industry can lead by example in helping cut carbon emissions. Rachael...

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Council approves next steps for BioQuarter expansion

Council approves next steps for BioQuarter expansion

Councillors have unanimously backed the strategic business case behind a major project to transform the BioQuarter into a vibrant new neighbourhood in the south east of Edinburgh. Billed as Edinburgh’s Health Innovation District, the planned expansion would see more...

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O2 Target Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025

O2 Target Zero Carbon Emissions by 2025

Mobile network giant, O2, has announced its plans to become a Net Zero Business by 2025. In what it claimed to be the “fastest and furthest reaching carbon reduction programme”, the company has set itself the target of cutting carbon output across its entire business...

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