New Smart Phone App for the Construction Industry

posted 06.02.2014

Mark Shaw of AMS Building Services has created a smart phone app than allows his staff to clock in remotely when they start work. The Cloud based software and app also allows staff to log in to any task or location with a GPS location stamp, request holidays and book in or out of jobs. Mr. Shaw said, “As the owner of a construction company, my main frustration in the past has been the inaccurac...

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New Chairman Appointed for Builders Merchants Federation

posted 03.02.2014

The former Managing Director of Jewsons, Peter Hindle, has been elected the next chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Mr Hindle has worked in the UK construction industry for more than 4 decades. He was managing Director of Jewsons from 1999 until 2012. Since 2009 he has been general delegate for Saint-Gobain in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and since last year he has also bee...

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Britain’s Oldest Building Company

posted 29.01.2014

Britain’s oldest building company will take a look back at its 423-year history in a TV special tonight. R Durtnell & Sons was formed in 1591 and in that time the business has been passed down from father-to-son for 13 generations which is quite an achievement. At a time when the industry has had its fair share of negative attention this is just the kind of story that needs to be highlight...

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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

Thieves force Energy Companies to Increase Customer Bills

posted 20.01.2014

According to BBC inside, criminal gangs are helping homeowners and landlords avoid paying for power by "hotwiring" supplies for as little as £10. According to fraud investigators from British Gas the thieves are running the risk of gas explosions and endangering lives and could be tampering up to 15 meters a day! Regulator Ofgem believes that these theft costs the energy industry £400m every s...

Category: general, in the news, Paul Jones



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