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.
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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.
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".
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.