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Broker appoints new sales director for the north of England

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has increased its coverage in the north with the appointment of a new Director of Asset Finance

Based in York, James Dutton will be responsible for overseeing the development of customer relationships and building out a new team of relationship managers in the region, as MAF continue their strong growth. 

Joining from Santander, where he spent six years as Director of Asset Finance, James has also previously worked for Barclays Bank and was at Yorkshire Bank for 15 years prior to that. 

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CapSure to present at European Asbestos Forum Foundation conference

CapSure have announced that they will be presenting at the 4th international conference of the European Asbestos Forum Foundation. This amazing event will take place on the 14th and 15th of November in Amsterdam. 

The European Asbestos Forum aims to improve international professional networks and the exchange of the best knowledge regarding all matters related to asbestos across sectors and borders. The conference will feature a multidisciplinary program with over twenty speakers and specialists of global repute from many different countries and several continents. The main theme of this conference will be ‘Asbestos & Innovation’ as seen from many different social and technical perspectives.

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Learning hub sets ambitious new goals after meeting employment targets early

Manchester learning hub Procure Plus is aiming even higher after meeting its target of delivering trainees in to construction-based employment earlier than expected. The Stretford-based hub, which joined the Construction Skills Fund (CSF) in October 2018, has now set itself the target of delivering double the number of trainees and an additional 150 positions of employment by March 2020.

CSF aims to support people out of work, or at risk of redundancy to secure the training they need to start new careers in construction. Funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and delivered by Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the pilot scheme aims to increase the number of people trained in construction, tackle the skills shortage and build the homes and infrastructure England needs.

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York Handmade provides 100,000 bricks for stunning RIBA Stirling Prize runner-up

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company supplied 100,000 bricks to London Bridge Station, the runner-up in this year’s prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture.

London Bridge, one of Britain's busiest railway stations, reopened in 2017 after a redevelopment that cost £1billion and took five years to complete.

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Alliance seminar offers a walk on the wild side

The Structural Concrete Alliance invites construction professionals to join it for a walk on the wild side, announcing its final Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Regional Roadshow of 2019 will take place at Bristol Zoo on 19 November.

The historic Clifton Pavilion provides the back-drop for this latest free of charge half-day seminar, which will provide delegates with an introduction to Structural Asset Protection and Repair. The elegant light and airy room has a high vaulted ceiling, sparkling chandeliers and high arched windows, allowing delegates extensive views of the beautiful Nectar Garden, as well as the zoo’s flamingos and butterfly forest. 

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