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Building Contractors - review your finance options today

Are you a building contractor considering business expansion? Are you confused as to how best to finance a new construction project? Do you need to improve your cashflow in order to finance ongoing jobs? If the answer is yes, then you would benefit from talking to Nationwide Corporate Finance - a leading UK provider of construction finance, having arranged over £3 billion worth of finance over the last 50 years.

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Newmarket Business Park to expand as Mick George provide earthworks

Newmarket Business Park is set for further expansion with developments to Plots 9 & 10’ set to commence in the near future.

Local construction firm Mick George Ltd has been appointed to conduct Earthworks on behalf of Parkway Construction Ltd who are designing and building two industrial units in this £3.9million project.

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Protect your site from intruders

The price of protecting your site and workers is invaluable but if preventative measures are not put in place from the beginning, this can cause major project delays and financial strain on a business.  

Project and health and safety managers have a million things to think about such as ensuring site development is on track, carrying out a thorough risk assessment, and ensuring workers are protected. However, intruders are still a major issue within the construction industry due to the damage they cause and the risk of injury, not to mention insurance claims. 

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BooBoo Plant Hire goes solar

BooBoo Plant Hire are a Hertfordshire based plant hire firm with strong links to the demolition and construction markets in and around London. 

With these markets growing propensity to seek out emission free construction site machinery, particularly in the Greater London area, BooBoo took the decision to increase their fleet of solar powered equipment.

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Attention Van Owners: Keeping your tools in a garage could protect your livelihood

Statistics show that a van is broken into and tools stolen every 23 minutes in the UK 

Tool thefts from vans are on the rise, with a 30% increase in claims made year-on-year since 2014. Taking partial blame for this spike in tool-related theft is the now widely available Skeleton Key – traditionally used by locksmiths, this key allows criminals to force entry at their will.

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Top judges announced for ECA Industry Awards

Leading figures from across the electrotechnical and engineering services industry will be judging the entries to this year’s ECA Industry Awards. With six new awards this year, including new categories for manufacturers, distributors and individuals, this year’s ECA Industry Awards Dinner is set to be the biggest celebration of industry excellence yet.

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Avebury Boulevard development by Mick George Ltd

Commencement works are imminent on the ‘100 Avebury Boulevard development’ in Milton Keynes, with Earthworks being conducted by Mick George Ltd on behalf of principal contractor, Galliford Try Building Ltd.

The project is set to become Central Milton Keynes newest Grade-A office and retail development, with the first occupants expected to be in place by the late summer of 2019. 

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ASFP expands top team to drive major initiatives in 2018

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has expanded its team with the appointment of a new Head of Training and a new Technical Officer to take forward a number of key initiatives planned for 2018. 

Phil Brownhill has been appointed as Head of Training to establish the ASFP’s extensive new training programme which is scheduled for launch in March 2018, while Andrew Taylor has been appointed as Technical Officer to continue the Association’s vital role in developing industry guidance and promoting best practice.

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Siltbuster keeps runways safe in London

Siltbuster’s Sweeper Tip systems have enabled the runways at London City and Gatwick airports to remain open during their recent resurfacing by safely and efficiently managing waste materials created by the work.

Operating overnight, during the period when planes are not able to land or take off due to noise restrictions, sections of the runway were planed off before the contractor’s sweepers moved in to clean the runways prior to the new surface being laid in time for the first flights of each day at 6am.

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Media delivery of the future – Evolving Connectivity 2018

This year's event focuses on the first major upheaval of spectrum change since the digital switchover. More of the UHF is being allocated for mobile use so UK terrestrial TV is making the necessary changes required. For many, this heralds what they see as a migration of our TV viewing to a broadband delivery in the long term. 

For the immediate future it is time when UK households will need guidance on coping with channel changes. It is a pivotal time in our history as the CAI celebrates 40 years of representation. 

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Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2017 award winner

The Structural Concrete Alliance has announced Concrete Repairs Limited (CRL) as the winner of the 2017 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment, for its refurbishment of the Coronation Parade promenade/breakwater in Folkestone. 

CRL worked in challenging conditions to provide extensive sympathetic structural repairs and to install an impressed current cathodic protection system to the Coronation Parade promenade/breakwater in Folkestone. 

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