Calling all painters and decorators!

posted 28.01.2014

Calling all painters and decorators! Did you know that donating your leftover, reusable paint to Community RePaint Wirral can help you to save money on disposal costs? With the New Year still relatively young, why not take this opportunity to take stock of your paint tins and donate any leftover or surplus reusable paint to your local Community RePaint scheme here in Wallasey.  Not only will yo...

Category: Business Help, community, DIY, general, industry, Mike Close, Our News, Third Sector, Third Sector

Resource – this year at Ecobuild

posted 28.01.2014

A further growing testament to the construction industry?s growing awareness of the importance of resource security has been marked by the announcement of this years Resource event co-located at Ecobuild this year. Resource will be the first major conference focussing exclusively on circular economy principles and will run from March 4th to March 6th. The theme of the event will be how resource...

Category: industry, Mike Close, Our News

Faster Payments for Suppliers & Sub-Contractors

posted 21.01.2014

Nucleus Commercial finance is offering medium sized contractors the chance to set up an early payment system with their suppliers and sub contractors. The first major contractor to set up a similar scheme was Carillion, in which their suppliers pay a fee to have their invoices settled early, with payments coming direct from the bank rather than the main contractor. Nucleus have now introduced a...

Category: in the news, industry, Paul Jones

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

Number of Landfill Sites Decrease

posted 13.01.2014

Since the UK fell into recession in 2008 there have been 150 landfill site closures with 20 coming in the last 12 months. A recent study by BDS Marketing Research has estimated that UK landfill sites now take less than 30 million tonnes of waste. This is the lowest level of waste being landfilled and has happened for several reasons - the landfill tax escalator, moves to divert materials into alt...

Category: environment, industry, Paul Jones

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