Banks Stopping 1 in 5 Construction SMEs from Growth & Expansion

posted 20.01.2014

1 in every 5 construction firms have been forced to cancel plans for expansion and growth as they are unable to raise sufficient funds from banks. According to the latest trade survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), 19% of their members have cancelled plans to expand because banks are refusing to lend to them. Brian Berry, FMB Chief Executive, said: ?The danger is that the continui...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Paul Jones

Surplus Food Centre Opens in Yorkshire

posted 13.01.2014

Here at Recipro we are dedicated to redistributing surplus resources for the benefit of the wider community. Our construction surplus centres (ReciproCties) have been able to help many people to access building materials at low prices. Now it appears that the first surplus food ‘social supermarket’. The ‘supermarket’ located in Goldthorpe, sells food and drink for up to 70% less than on t...

Category: environment, general, Mike Close

The Landfill Harmonic Orchestra

posted 10.12.2013

Saw this video online and thought it was such a lovely story and a great example of reuse had to share it with all our Recipro users, enjoy!...

Category: general, recycling, resources

Cyclists protest for new investment to make roads safer

posted 03.12.2013

Recipro recently wrote about the spate of deaths experienced on London?s roads.  Last Friday witnessed a mass protest of over 1,000 cyclists outside the Transport for London Headquarters. The demonstration to encourage the authorities? greater investment in road safety in London took the form of a mass ?die-in protest?. The 15 minute lie down in the road saw riders and their bikes sprawled acro...

Category: general, in the news, Mike Close

Contractors and Clients Sign Up to Government Scheme to cut Carbon

posted 28.11.2013

A new Government scheme to reduce carbon emissions in major infrastructure work has received backing from nine contractors as well as major clients, consultants and trade bodies. It is the aim of the initiative to reduce as much as 24m tonnes of carbon a year by 2050. It is hoped that this can be combined with some sizable cost savings with 1.46bn being targeted a year. Contractors to have sig...

Category: general, in the news, industry, Mike Close

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