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B&F Updates

Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

5th April 2017
Insulate your hot water cylinder

Have you insulated your hot water cylinder?

You can make more savings than you might think, especially if the cylinder is in a cooler spot on your house or office.  By wrapping or lagging your cylinder you could save 4-9% on costs to heat your water. Insulation is inexpensive and easily available in DIY stores.           

28th March 2017
Top tips for energy efficient appliances

Get the best from your fridge-freezer and save on energy. These seven tips work for home and office appliances.

28th March 2017
Northants Cricket Club sponsorship

The Briggs and Forrester Group is proud to continue its sponsorship of Northants County Cricket Club this 2017 season. We’ve been associated with the club for over 20 years. We wish all the players and support staff every good wish for the new season. Let’s hope the Steelbacks can triumph in the T20 Blast competition again this year!

The fixtures for this season are available here

24th March 2017
Supply Chain event Briggs and Forrester

Over 300 members of the Briggs & Forrester Supply Chain attended our annual event in Birmingham earlier this month. The primary focuses of the evening were relationships and partnerships. In a new relaxed and informal format, Directors from across the Briggs & Forrester Group provided updates about the company’s current position and plans for the future. There were also lots of opportunities for Supply Chain members to meet other suppliers and subcontractors; making new contacts and catching up with old friends.

23rd March 2017
Briggs and Forrester new Cardiff office

Briggs and Forrester has opened its first office location in Wales. This strategic geographical expansion ensures national coverage across the company’s 12 offices.

Under the direction of Regional Director Neil Greensill, the new office in Cardiff will be part of Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services Midlands and South West region. Mark Clark joins the business as Operations Manager, based out of the Cardiff office.

21st March 2017
VRF System diagram

Are you using portable electric heaters? This form of space heating is inefficient at warming a room, costing you energy and money.

Consider the benefits of a centralised Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) system, where both heating and cooling can be delivered using refrigerant as the medium.

These systems are very efficient, costing at a minimum a third of the running costs of an electric space heater.

20th March 2017
Supply Chain 2017 award winners

Our annual Supply Chain event was held last week in Birmingham.

Every year at the event we recognise the suppliers that we work with across various categories: Best Supplier, Best Health and Safety and Best Subcontractor.

Congratulations to the winners of our 2017 Supply Chain Awards
Hoval – Best Supplier
Skyline Air Conditioning – Best Health and Safety
Admiral Ventilation – Best Subcontractor

The awards were presented by Briggs and Forrester Group Chief Executive Paul Burton

17th March 2017
inbusiness magazine features Briggs and Forrester

Briggs and Forrester has a front page feature in the latest edition of inbusiness, the magazine produced by the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce.

Group Chief Executive Paul Burton highlights our 70 years of history, our present success, including restructuring and health and safety acheievements, and looks to the future.

15th March 2017
Use timers on lighting to save energy

Outdoor lighting is an excellent way of highlighting your business or home after dark. It can provide both security and atmosphere depending on your needs. However to save energy do you need to have your lighting on all night? Timers can provide the answer. It’s important to ensure your timer is correct and if it doesn’t automatically update to take account of daylight saving then you need to be ready for when the clocks change!  

13th March 2017
Apprenticeshiip meeting with MP Michael Ellis

Mark Payne, Operations Director and Pete Curtis, Labour Manager from Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services recently met with Michael Ellis, MP for the Northampton North constituency.  They discussed the importance of apprenticeships and the power of partnerships with training providers such as EAS Mechanical in Northampton.