2016 was a very positive year for the Briggs and Forrester Group’s health and safety record. We continued our excellent performance in an industry where working to keep everyone safe is of paramount importance. Even with increases over the last few years in project turnover, number of man hours worked and number of workers, we have still seen a year on year reduction in accidents and lost time injuries.
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Congratulations to our design apprentice Curtis Castledine who has been nominated for the Apprentice of the Year Award at the Heating and Ventilation (H&V) News Awards in April.
Curtis has been with Briggs and Forrester’s Engineering Services division for 3 ½ years. He’s had experience across all aspects of design engineering and has been involved with a wide variety of projects across our range of sectors.
Modern Building Services (MBS) magazine featured our turnover success in their January edition. Read more in the attachment.
From everyone across the Briggs and Forrester Group we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Best wishes for a successful 2017.
Briggs and Forrester MEP is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract with developer St George at the former Times magazine offices in the London Dock development, Wapping.
Times House is being converted into a mix of social and affordable rented homes. Briggs and Forrester MEP will carry out full mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and build on the 70 apartments. The project is worth £3.5m and is due to be completed in September/October of next year.
Our team at the Birmingham office have had an amazing year of fundraising for their charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. We are very proud to announce that they have raised the fantastic total of £10,000!
From football matches to football cards, from raffles to dress down days, from bake-offs to collection tins – every bit of fundraising has counted!
Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved.
The Briggs and Forrester Special Projects team has been supporting Northampton based charity for the homeless, The Hope Centre, to update their Hope Enterprises facility in the town centre. The charity works on a ‘hand-up’ rather than a ‘hand out’ basis, helping others to help themselves. The Hope Enterprises facility runs several businesses, with a programme of training, formal qualifications, work experience and jobs.
Briggs and Forrester Group Chairman Mike Stanton recently highlighted the growth and success of the company during 2016.
"The Briggs and Forrester Group has had a busy and successful year, with turnover increasing to £183m, up from £160m in 2015. Secured orders are at a healthy level and are supported by a good pipeline of potential opportunities going forward.
During the current year we have secured our largest ever project, Principal Place with Multiplex, with a value in excess of £40m."
Helping young people into the construction and engineering workplace has always been an important element of the growth of the Briggs and Forrester Group. As the we celebrate our 70th year we are excited to be working with youth charity The Prince’s Trust, an organisation that is renowned for inspiring and supporting young lives. A recent donation of £10,000 will help The Prince’s Trust to help disadvantaged young people get into work, education and training.
Congratulations to Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services apprentice Dan Martins - he achieved a Medal of Excellence and a fourth place at the EuroSkills event in Gothenburg, Sweden over the weekend. The Medal of Excellence is awarded to a select few based on their scores over the competition. Team UK came 7th out of the 28 countries from across Europe taking part in the event.