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B&F Updates

Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

20th April 2017
Briggs and Forrester support Cycle for Cynthia event

We’ve proudly supported Cycle for Cynthia over many years. This cycling event sees groups and individuals ride various routes through the Northamptonshire countryside to raise funds for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton. At the 2016 event Briggs and Forrester won 3rd Joint Biggest Team. It was wonderful to be involved in achieving the fantastic fundraising total of £76K, up £3K on the previous year!

This year’s event takes place on Sunday 24th September and we hope to have an even bigger team!

19th April 2017
Shading reduces energy use at Nottingham BioScience project

As the warmer days of summer are just around the corner (we hope) you can reduce the amount of energy you use to cool rooms by installing and closing blinds or curtains.

If closed early in the morning window dressing can reduce office/home heat intake by 33%. Did you know that space cooling accounts for 9% of our total energy use? By shading your rooms you can potentially cut your overall energy use and bills.

12th April 2017
Briggs and Forrester achieves health & safety awards from RoSPA

We are very pleased to announce the results for this year’s RoSPA Awards. The Briggs and Forrester Group has been awarded its sixth successive Gold Medal. Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has been presented with the President’s Award for the fourth year running.

10th April 2017
Briggs and Forrester Foundation charity is launched

To celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2017 the Briggs and Forrester Group is proud to announce the launch the Briggs and Forrester Foundation. Briggs and Forrester has a long history of supporting the local causes that mean the most to our employees. As we expand our teams and our geographical reach it is important for our company to be able to provide support to local groups and individuals across the UK.

5th April 2017
Insulate your hot water cylinder

Have you insulated your hot water cylinder?

You can make more savings than you might think, especially if the cylinder is in a cooler spot on your house or office.  By wrapping or lagging your cylinder you could save 4-9% on costs to heat your water. Insulation is inexpensive and easily available in DIY stores.           

28th March 2017
Top tips for energy efficient appliances

Get the best from your fridge-freezer and save on energy. These seven tips work for home and office appliances.

28th March 2017
Northants Cricket Club sponsorship

The Briggs and Forrester Group is proud to continue its sponsorship of Northants County Cricket Club this 2017 season. We’ve been associated with the club for over 20 years. We wish all the players and support staff every good wish for the new season. Let’s hope the Steelbacks can triumph in the T20 Blast competition again this year!

The fixtures for this season are available here

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.