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B&F Updates

Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

6th December 2017

Congratulations to James O’Donoghue, who recently graduated from Southbank London with a Level 5 Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

James began working for Briggs & Forrester Living in 2012 as an electrician, before commencing his technical apprenticeship with us.

27th November 2017

Briggs & Forrester has been selected as a finalist in the Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m) and MEP Specialist of the Year categories of the 2018 Construction News Specialists Awards, the only national awards that recognises the best specialist contractors from across the UK.

To decide the winners, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by a panel of more than 60 judges, made up from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major projects. These include:

24th November 2017

This year an incredible 1109 riders took part in the Cycle for Cynthia event held at Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire on Sunday 24th September in aid of Northampton’s Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The Briggs & Forrester Group had a team of 19 taking part and in total they raise an impressive £667!

23rd November 2017

Congratulations to Phil Homewood, Chis Crockford, Rory Sarjeant, Ewelina Kolakowska and Sarah Hamilton from our Birmingham office who completed the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run last month.

‘The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run is now established as the second biggest half marathon in the UK, as the city comes alive with thousands of runners pounding the streets as they tick off 13.1 miles, encouraged by on course bands, entertainment and cheering crowds.’

A grand total of £1,553 (+ Gift aid) was raised for their chosen charity, the Rainbow Hospice.

22nd November 2017

The Liverpool Regeneration Contractors Group is a voluntary meeting of contractors working in the Liverpool City area. The aim of this initiative is for group partners to work collaboratively for the creation of jobs, apprenticeships and to maximise project opportunities for companies in the local area. The LRCG is seen as "a trailblazer and is focusing on developing a blueprint for others to follow, which can be replicated in other areas of the region."

22nd November 2017

As the colder months set in, follow these tips to save energy and money over the Winter period.

  • Open your curtains during the day and make the most of the heat from the sun.
  • Cover up drafty windows with plastic sheets and tape to keep the cold air out.
  • Schedule a service for your heating system to keep it running efficiently.
  • Reduce heat loss from your fireplace by keeping it covered when not in use.
  • Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s.
21st November 2017
Harwell Campus

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have secured their fourth contract with Willmott Dixon Construction and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Facility Support Building (FSB) project on the Harwell Campus.

This collaborative partnership with main contractor Willmott Dixon began with the successful delivery of the R100 building to STFC just over two years ago, and the subsequent fit-out of the Southern offices in the same building a year later.

17th November 2017

Ashley Young, Senior Electrical Estimator for Briggs & Forrester Special Projects will be taking part in a charity boxing match this Sunday for Cancer Research UK.

The match is being held at the Park Inn, Northampton with over 60 people taking part, and a total of 1000 tickets sold! Those taking part in the event are aiming to raise £10,000 for the charity.

Ashley has been attending training twice a week for the past eight weeks with additional ‘CrossFit’ strength training in preparation for the match.

14th November 2017

This Saturday Kelly Moss, Technical Trainee for Briggs & Forrester Special Projects is taking to the stage for ‘Strictly Northampton 2017’, in aid of the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

The show takes place on Saturday, 18th November at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, and Kelly has been training hard in preparation.

2nd November 2017

The Briggs & Forrester Group has recently been made a corporate member of the Worshipful Company of Plumbers, one of the most ancient of the livery companies of the City of London.

Duncan Benedetti, Corporate Liveryman for the Briggs & Forrester Group said, “It is an honour to be permitted into the Worshipful Company and it allows us to both support and benefit from the work it does in developing the next generation of plumbers and public health engineers.”