UK Construction Industry builds on Growth

posted 15.11.2013

  The UK construction industry has just enjoyed the first two straight quarters of growth for two years. The figures released last week show construction output rose 1.7% in the third quarter which built on the 1.9% growth from April to June. New work was the big driver increasing to 3.1% on the last three months, but repair and maintenance activity actually slipped back by 0.6%. Steve McGuckin, ...

Category: general, in the news

Tesco targets food waste with reductions in multi-buy offers

posted 21.10.2013

 Following on from a series of blogs that we posted here about consumer behaviour, and in particular food waste emerging from supermarkets Tesco have taken action against one of the areas we highlighted – the multi-buy offer. Tesco have announced that they will no longer use multi-buy offers on bagged salads as well as remove display until dates for fresh fruit and vegetables. According to rese...

Category: environment, in the news, Mike Close

Extra £600m for Wales Infrastructure Projects

posted 10.10.2013

The Welsh Government has set out plans to spend an additional £600m on Infrastructure schemes according to a new draft budget. The plans include additional spending on transport (£175m), healthcare (£38m) and coastal and flood defences (£20m). A further £170m will be invested in housing, including a new shared equity scheme, Help to Buy Cymru which will seek to help people to buy new build ...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

ReciproCity & Community Repaint Wirral Now Open 5 days a Week!

posted 30.09.2013

From today (30September 2013) ReciproCity Wirral will be opening their doors, to charities, community groups, DIYers and people who just love a bargain 5 days a week. As demand has grown for the service so have our opening hours from just 1 day a week to now being open Monday ? Friday ? 8.00am ? 4.30pm. ReciproCity Wirral is packed full or low costing building materials available at a minimum di...

Category: in the news, Paul Jones

Yep its real… the Great British Weld Off

posted 30.09.2013

There has been much talk in the construction industry of an impending skills shortage and the work that is being done to encourage the next generation of construction workers into the sector. However one organisation is looking to showcase existing talent as well as encourage new careers in the industry with the ever so slightly plagiarised Great British Weld-Off. If you had not worked it out, it ...

Category: in the news, industry, Mike Close

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