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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

24th March 2017
Supply Chain event Briggs and Forrester

Over 300 members of the Briggs & Forrester Supply Chain attended our annual event in Birmingham earlier this month. The primary focuses of the evening were relationships and partnerships. In a new relaxed and informal format, Directors from across the Briggs & Forrester Group provided updates about the company’s current position and plans for the future. There were also lots of opportunities for Supply Chain members to meet other suppliers and subcontractors; making new contacts and catching up with old friends.

23rd March 2017
Briggs and Forrester new Cardiff office

Briggs and Forrester has opened its first office location in Wales. This strategic geographical expansion ensures national coverage across the company’s 12 offices.

Under the direction of Regional Director Neil Greensill, the new office in Cardiff will be part of Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services Midlands and South West region. Mark Clark joins the business as Operations Manager, based out of the Cardiff office.

21st March 2017
VRF System diagram

Are you using portable electric heaters? This form of space heating is inefficient at warming a room, costing you energy and money.

Consider the benefits of a centralised Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system, where both heating and cooling can be delivered using refrigerant as the medium.

These systems are very efficient, costing at a minimum a third of the running costs of an electric space heater.

20th March 2017
Supply Chain 2017 award winners

Our annual Supply Chain event was held last week in Birmingham.

Every year at the event we recognise the suppliers that we work with across various categories: Best Supplier, Best Health and Safety and Best Subcontractor.

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Supply Chain Awards
Hoval – Best Supplier
Skyline Air Conditioning – Best Health and Safety
Admiral Ventilation – Best Subcontractor

The awards were presented by Briggs and Forrester Group Chief Executive Paul Burton

17th March 2017
inbusiness magazine features Briggs and Forrester

Briggs and Forrester has a front page feature in the latest edition of inbusiness, the magazine produced by the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

Group Chief Executive Paul Burton highlights our 70 years of history, our present success, including restructuring and health and safety acheievements, and looks to the future.

15th March 2017
Use timers on lighting to save energy

Outdoor lighting is an excellent way of highlighting your business or home after dark. It can provide both security and atmosphere depending on your needs. However to save energy do you need to have your lighting on all night? Timers can provide the answer. It’s important to ensure your timer is correct and if it doesn’t automatically update to take account of daylight saving then you need to be ready for when the clocks change!  

13th March 2017
Apprenticeshiip meeting with MP Michael Ellis

Mark Payne, Operations Director and Pete Curtis, Labour Manager from Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services recently met with Michael Ellis, MP for the Northampton North constituency.  They discussed the importance of apprenticeships and the power of partnerships with training providers such as EAS Mechanical in Northampton.

10th March 2017
Greener Path Award logo

The Briggs and Forrester Group has been awarded the Greener Path Award for ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ from ACM Environmental PLC for the second year running.

ACM Environmental PLC is a recycling-led waste management company who helps their clients both to reduce the cost of their waste and harness the profit in it. Their Greener Path Awards celebrate the work businesses are doing to reduce the impact they have on the environment.  Businesses who demonstrate exemplary effort and achievement in minimising waste, boosting recycling and increasing landfill diversion are recognised. 

8th March 2017
Briggs and Forrester Apprenticeship Programme

Curtis Castledine is an Assistant Mechanical Design Engineer and began his career three years ago with Briggs and Forrester via the company’s apprenticeship programme.

“I’d always enjoyed and been interested in maths, physics and design technology. However apprenticeships were not something that was highlighted to me at school; students were encouraged to go to university.  The opportunity to be able to learn a trade whilst earning a living really appealed to me.

8th March 2017
Briggs and Forrester Exeter new office opening

Our team in Exeter has moved into lovely new premises in Park 5 Business Centre.

Our photo shows the official opening earlier today, with the ribbon cut by Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services Managing Director Ian Lawrence.

You can now find them at 11 Park Five Business Centre, Harrier Way, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter, EX2 7HU   T: 01392 346397