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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

29th August 2017

Congratulations to everyone at Briggs and Forrester, particularly to our Health & Safety Team who recently collected the 2017 RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards at the Awards Ceremony in Birmingham. The Group achieved a Gold Medal for the sixth consecutive year and Engineering Services achieved their 4th President’s Award, following 14 consecutive Gold Awards.

29th August 2017

This December, Stuart Barden, Engineering Services Pre-Contract Manager, is donning fake tan, sequins and glitter and taking to the stage in Coventry for ‘Strictly Christmas 2017’, in aid of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Stepping out of his comfort zone, Stuart will be one of 20 novice dancers, who have never danced before, paired with a trained dancer.  Starting in October, contestants will be in training for 8 weeks and will perform the Waltz and the Jive over the two date event (Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th Dec) in front of a judging panel!

25th August 2017

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have achieved practical completion on the new National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster. Delivered out of our Northern region, the Engineering Services team have worked closely with Willmott Dixon to complete this specialist college building.

24th August 2017

On Sunday 30th July, 24,000 cyclists took to the streets of London to ride in the 5th annual Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. The first ride was held in 2013 following the 2012 London Olympics and covers 100 miles starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, continuing south west to Surrey and then returning to finish at The Mall.  

Starting at 5:45am, the cyclists were given staggered start times and amongst the cyclists were two employees from Briggs & Forrester, Derek Hine, recently retired Group IT Development Manager and Andy Bennett, Special Projects Quantity Surveyor.

22nd August 2017

On 7th July the Briggs & Forester Living Team took part in the Canary Wharf Contractors Dragon Boat Race, to raise funds and support their chosen charities.

This was the first time the Living Team has entered this event and out of a total of 24 teams, they achieved an honourable 8th place.

Pictured - Tom Scears, Myles Mitchinson, Paul Andrews, Steve Kelly, Sammy Allen, Luke Sutton, Ian Hardy, Trevor Nokes, Hungary Dave and Paul Harris.

18th August 2017

Next month, Nick Cox Regional Operations Director and Susan Metcalf Commercial Manager for Briggs & Forrester Engineering Serivces, will be taking part in ‘Jail and Bail Exeter 2017’, to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West.

Their ‘arrest’ will take place on 15th September at Heavitree Road Police Station. Donning striped prison suits, they’ll be transported in a police van to Exeter Castle and held on trial for their crimes.

16th August 2017
Paradise Birmingham One Chamberlain Square

Building services specialist Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services Ltd will be working with main contractor Carillion on the first phase of the Paradise development in the heart of Birmingham. One Chamberlain Square is a new eight-storey building featuring Grade A office space.

Briggs and Forrester has been awarded an M&E contract for Shell and Core and Cat A Fit Out.

15th August 2017

Last month Briggs & Forrester Living began on site at their latest project, 250 City Road London for Berkeley Homes.

Living are delighted to be working on this project with Whitecode Design Associates, Foster & Partners and Tower 8. This is the second project that Living are currently undertaking with architects Foster & Partners.

10th August 2017

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8th August 2017

Last month, 11 members of the Briggs & Forrester Living Team* took part in the Berkeley Foundation Dragon Boat Race.  Having won the race in 2016, the defending champions were among 32 teams who entered. 

After a gruelling race, the team achieved second place after being pipped at the post by the Berkeley Team, who won by less than a third of a second! 

The event raised £50,500 which was then matched by the Berkeley Foundation, bringing the total amount raised to a fantastic £101,000 for the charities which are sponsored by the foundation.