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B&F Updates

Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

18th November 2015

Thank you to Faucets, one of our major suppliers of sanitaryware and brassware, for inviting us to a special event to support the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People. The Foundation focuses on transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people through their ABLE framework:  Achieve it (goals), Beat it (health conditions), Live it (maximise potential) and Experience it (opportunities they would not otherwise get).  Since 2000, the charity has donated over £15.5m to youth charities and causes.

16th November 2015

The Northern Ireland economy must attract more women into careers in engineering and technology, according to the employment minister. 

Mencurrently outnumber women three to one in the sector and employers are facing serious skills shortages which impact on productivity and competitiveness.

Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry says that much work still needs to be done to promote gender diversity within these careers and industries.

12th November 2015

Keen to further embrace prefabrication, Briggs and Forrester MEP have been working closely with supplier Wolseley UK, one of the top distributors of heating and plumbing products in the UK.

Prefabrication has benefits over traditional onsite processes in that it provides a safe, clean environment for the construction of plumbing and heating pipework and fittings. The team at Briggs and Forrester recently visited the Prefab Centre to see manufacture in progress.

11th November 2015

Briggs and Forrester MEP Ltd is pleased to announce that it has secured the contract to provide the installation of mechanical, electrical and public health services for the iconic, One Blackfriars by St George.

11th November 2015

LEC is undertaking the SAP assessments for all 156 dwellings comprising of houses and flats in London.

The two sites are situated between Kidderpore Avenue to the north, Platt’s Lane to the west and Finchley Road to the south.

They are owned by Barratt West London and King’s College London.

9th November 2015

The Government must take decisive action and support a third runway at Heathrow the Head of one of the UKs biggest business groups will tell business leaders today in London.

The CBI president Paul Drechsler will tell the annual conference today that ministers need to get on with it.

In July the Airports Commission published a report backing a third runway saying it would add £147bn to the economy and 70,000 jobs by 2050.

A final government decision is expected by the end of the year.

5th November 2015

A recent research report by the Business Growth Fund (BGF) has revealed that business leaders in the North of England would like to see more investment in physical infrastructure rather than high speed broad band.

Furthermore the report found that over twice as many business leaders, 69 per cent, claimed that improved roads, rail and airport expansion would provide more benefits to UK businesses than investing in high speed broadband.

5th November 2015

The MD of Low Energy Consultancy Adam Alexander has presented to representatives of the Beijing Government on their visit to the UK.

Adam made a key note speech on UK Green Policy with existing building stocks to the China-Britain Business Council at an event hosted by the BRE.

In his presentation Adam spoke key factors effecting buildings in the UK including the carbon reduction committment (CRC) the climate change levy and the pressing importance of ESOS.

3rd November 2015

As we previously reported, the employees of Briggs and Forrester joined in with some Halloween fundraising last week. From ghoulish masks, to devilishly good cakes, to an appearance by the black Power Ranger, staff were raising money for Zac Forskitt, a young man from Northampton diagnosed with two unrelated cancers. A donation of £400 will be going to Zac and his family to provide help and support.  

We had a great day and it felt even better to be raising money for such a worthy cause. 

2nd November 2015

We have more Silver anniversary celebrations in Briggs and Forrester Special Projects Ltd

Congratulations to Quality/Site Supervisor Russ Brennan on 25 years with the team. Russ has grown with Special Projects over the years, moving from supervisor, to lead supervisor to his current role in 2008.

Happy 25 years Russ