Ardmac and Penketh Group help Kier to open new Manchester office

Leading UK and international interior fit-out contractor Ardmac and bespoke office furnishing company Penketh Group have worked with Kier to complete the fit-out for its new Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) office in Manchester. Ardmac were appointed to enhance the space and do the Cat A and Cat B fit-out work. They brought in Penketh Group to supply a furniture…

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Firms encouraged to take on an apprentice this GCSE results day

On this GCSE results day, leading workplace audit and contract solutions provider, Hudson Contract has teamed up with firms Matthews & Leigh Civil Engineering and H&L Construction Solutions Limited to encourage construction companies to offer school leavers an Apprenticeship. Matthews & Leigh in Chorley and H&L Construction Solutions in West Wycombe both employed an apprentice 12 months ago with full…

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Leading manufacturers set for Fire Safety North

Fire Safety North will take place at EventCity in Manchester on 10-11 October and has the backing of leading manufacturers in the fire sector. Leading brands such as Advanced, Apollo, C-Tec, Johnson Controls, BT Redcare, FirePro, Wagner, Evac+Chair, Safety Technology International, Patol, Fike, Gerda, Kingspan, EMS and more will be among the 30+ exhibitors showcasing their latest products at Fire…

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Barclays backs national expansion of facilities management business

Saltire Facilities Management Ltd, a leading provider of central heating and electrical services across Scotland and the UK, has secured £2m of funding from Barclays to drive growth plans and streamline business overheads. The Bellshill based company provides central heating installation and maintenance services for local authorities and the private sector. The Barclays deal, which saw the company bought out…

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Key associations backing Fire Safety North

Fire Safety North makes its debut at EventCity Manchester on 10-11 October and is being supported by a number of key associations in the fire sector. Fire Safety North is the ideal place to network with like-minded professionals and to share best practice. The event is being supported by key industry associations the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM), Association for Specialist…

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INTERCLIMA+ELECHB, IDÉOBAIN, BATIMAT – A VERY PROMISING 2017 EDITION

Le Mondial du Bâtiment, the international event for the building industry, is an unmissable show where the industry can share over current and future challenges. Bringing together INTERCLIMA+ELECHB, IDÉOBAIN and BATIMAT, and presenting all the construction materials and solutions for today and tomorrow, Le Mondial du Bâtiment will take place in Paris Nord Villepinte from 6 to 10 November 2017.…

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Hudson Contract encourages young people to pursue a career in construction

Workplace audit and contract solutions provider launches new video campaign aimed at addressing industry skills shortages Hudson Contract is encouraging young people across the country to pursue a career in construction with a new video campaign featuring apprentices, employers, Ian Billyard, Principal of Leeds College of Building and MP for East Yorkshire, Rt Hon Sir Greg Knight. Aimed at addressing potential industry skills shortages and inspiring…

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FIA qualifications launch at FIREX a huge success

The Fire Industry Association (FIA) officially launched their new qualifications in fire detection and alarms at FIREX (held at ExCel, London). Three seminars were held on the topic of the new qualifications; one on each day of the three-day fire industry expo.  The seminars were given by VIP speaker, Martin Duggan, General Manager of the FIA, who delivered an insightful…

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UHEI Birmingham 2017

14-15 November 2017 – University of Birmingham Further to the success of last year’s inaugural Universities & Healthcare Estates and Innovation event in Birmingham and in response to the feedback we received from that event, we are pleased to announce UHEI Birmingham 2017 which will be held on 14-15 November 2017 at the University of Birmingham. UHEI Birmingham is a two-day…

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Spacecraft to basements: exploring the frontiers of fire safety at third BRE Fire Research Conference

BRE’s 2017 Fire Research Conference brings together its most diverse programme of papers yet on contemporary fire engineering challenges, ranging from space travel and airports, to photovoltaic energy and product regulation in the wake of BREXIT. Featuring guest speakers alongside BRE fire engineers and investigators, other themes include multi-sensor detectors and fire alarms, innovations in fire suppression, deficiencies in passive…

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