The EuroSkills 2016 event is up and running in Gothenburg, Sweden and our apprentice plumber Dan Martins from the Engineering Services division in Northampton is going for victory in the Plumbing and Heating category. At the opening ceremony on November 30th Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven highlighted the importance of everyone taking part and their role in the future of industry and business, calling them "role models of the future".
Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.
Thank you to all our guests who attended our annual Group drinks event last week. Held in the grounds of Kings College in Cambridge, in the beautiful Saltmarsh Rooms, the occasion was an excellent opportunity to catch up with established business colleages and to make new connections.
The Briggs and Forrester Group has been awarded Best Independent Building Contractor 2016 by Build magazine. Build is a monthly publication that focuses on global and national news across the construction and property industries. The 2016 Construction & Engineering Awards are designed to reward and recognise the hard work by professionals across the industry.
Site health and safety is not just something we do to follow the rules and tick the boxes. Everyone needs to take responsibility for their environment and the people in it, whatever they do and whoever they work for.
We were very proud to receive an award from Willmott Dixon at their recent Supply Chain partners event. Our Special Projects division was presented by the contractor with the Growth Award. After the event Special Projects Managing Director Trevor Brunt said, “This award is excellent recognition of how we work with Willmott Dixon, sharing values, ensuring quality and working ‘Better, Together’. I would like to thank everyone involved and look forward to continuing our strong relationship with Willmott Dixon in the future.”
Congratulations go to Alison Harling, Business Development Manager for our Engineering Services division, who was awarded a Women in Build award by Build magazine. The award recognises the role that women are increasingly playing in a male dominated industry.
Build is a monthly publication that focuses on global and national news across the construction and property industries.
We’ve sponsored a leg of an amazing journey to raise funds for Save the Children UK. Carl Standley, a director at engineering services company Couch Perry Wilkes, is part of a team taking part in the Save the Children Cycling Challenge. This is a 555km ride from Saigon in Vietnam to Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Carl has been wearing our t-shirt on Day 1 of his challenge!
We wish him and the team all the best.
The Briggs and Forrester Group is featured in the November issue of Business Times, a Northants publication that focuses on the success of locally-based businesses - read the article below:
With a recent management buy out and the announcement of new branch offices, Briggs and Forrester Group continues to move forward towards £200m as a leading player in the building services market.
We have a great article in the latest edition of Inside Industry magazine. Managing Director Paul Burton talks about the forward direction of the company focusing on “our people, cash, relationships & operational performance.”
Click here for the magazine link and turn to pages 34-40.
The team at the Northampton office created a wonderful array of baked goodies last week for our Macmillan event, part of the World's Largest Coffee Morning.
We also held a Dress Down Day in the office. Our events helped to raise the fantastic total of £320 for the charity.
Thank you to everyone involved.