We’re very proud of Briggs and Forrester apprentice plumber Dan Martins who was interviewed on BBC Breakfast yesterday morning! Dan talked about the opportunities available to school leavers and how apprenticeships are not always encouraged as a way forward. Dan is currently completing an intensive training programme in preparation for EuroSkills, Europe’s largest skills competition. He will compete over three days in Sweden in December, aiming to win the Gold Medal and prove he is the best young plumber in Europe.
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Briggs and Forrester is a new entry at position number 10 in Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Specialist companies, in the Construction News Specialist Index 2016.
One of the most recongised industry publications/websites, Construction News produce this index on a yearly basis.
The index covers four areas of specialism – Demolition and Ground Engineering, M&E, Steel and Concrete and Building Envelope and Scaffolding. Figures are measured on turnover and profit.
Full details of the whole index can be found here
As an extension to Birmingham City University’s student support facilities at the Curzon Building, it is important that this new building retains a sense of openness, vitality and opportunity for social interaction. The Engineering Services division of the Briggs and Forrester Group will be working alongside Willmott Dixon to deliver this new hub for experimental and social learning.
With thousands of students looking to decide their future direction at the moment a new report from Barclays and the Centre for Economics and Business Research has highlighted the potential of apprenticeships over university courses. With the increasing financial burdens of study, the idea of earning while learning has grown in popularity.
Building services company Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services Ltd is working with contractor Willmott Dixon to create the new £22M National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster via the Scape National Major Works framework.
This unique, cutting-edge facility for Doncaster Council will provide specialist vocational training for the next generation of rail industry engineers across a series of specialisms, from rolling stock development, to infrastructure, to operational planning.
Congratulations to our MEP Division Site Manager Dmitrijs Kuzmins who competed in the London Triathlon on Sunday 6th August. Out of 1033 compeitors he came 7th!
The event involved a swim of 750m, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run around the iconic ExCel Centre.
Dmitrijs raised £120 for the British Heart Foundation - you can still support him at www.justgiving.com/Dmitrijs-Kuzmins2016
Congratulations to Kelly Moss, Technical Trainee in our Special Projects Division. She raised over £1,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society through a sky dive over the weekend… and on her birthday!
Multiple Sclerosis affects around 100,000 people in the UK. A member of Kelly's family has suffered from the condition for 20 years so she was keen to do the sky dive to support the charity.
The neurological condition mainly affects people between the ages of 20-40 and roughly three times as many women have MS as men.
A year after the initial ground-breaking, the new Aerospace Integration Research Centre at Cranfield University was ‘topped out’ last week in a ceremony marking the highest point of the build being reached.
Briggs and Forrester is designing and delivering the mechanical and electrical installation for the project, working with RG Carter. Due for completion in December 2016, the centre will provide students and staff with state-of-the-art facilities for engineer design, simulation and visualisation.
The team at our new Exeter office enjoyed the opportunity to mix and mingle with local businesses recently at a gala sporting themed event in Truro, Cornwall. It was a perfect way to develop our company visibility in the region. Thank you to our guests from SDS Engineering Consultants and Acorn Blue property developers for a great evening.
And it was an ideal opportunity for a photo with football legend, and event speaker, Harry Redknapp!