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28th March 2018

This week we are looking at ways you can save energy whilst at work. Here are 3 tips that could help reduce waste and save energy.

28th March 2018
Tough Mudder

A team from the Briggs & Forrester Birmingham Office will be taking part in Tough Mudder on the 19th May 2018 at Belvoir Castle, Nottingham.

The team will be tackling a 10-12 mile endurance mud course which includes over 20 challenging obstacles. The Grantham course has a reputation for being filled to the brim with mud and water which adds to the difficulty of this physically and mentally demanding course.

28th March 2018

Last week, one of Combined Energy Solutions resident technicians, Steve Blake, won the annual Sport Relief bake-off at the Volvo HQ in Maidenhead.

Entries included, shortbread biscuits, orange drizzle cake, Pina Colada cupcakes and Steve’s Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Easter fruit cake.

Against stiff competition, Steve came first place, having been scored by only one Judge on taste - as the other didn’t like fruit cake! Only 0.5 points split 1st and 3rd place so it was very close but Steve came out on top.

26th March 2018

On Saturday Rebecca Fallows, Engineering Services, got the chop and donated 30cm of her hair to the Little Princess’s Trust.

Little Princess’s Trust is a charity that takes real hair donations to make wigs for children who sadly lose their hair due to illness. Rebecca decided that she wanted to donate her hair to this worthy cause, to give confidence and support to those in need, and has been growing her hair for about 8 years.

26th March 2018

Last weekend, Sasha McGown, Engineering Services completed the Stanwick Lakes Half Marathon, raising over £720 for the Briggs & Forrester Foundation.

With the return of the ‘Beast from the East’ is was a very cold and snowy day, but she completed her run with a very impressive time of 2:24:37.

14th March 2018

Spring is just around the corner, use the thermal energy to heat your building or home by opening shades during sunny days. You could save 10% on winter heating costs, but remember to close them back up at night!

9th March 2018

Johanna was introduced to Briggs & Forrester Living through a local Work Placement Scheme. She had been trying for some time to get a placement to gain experience in improving her trade skills. Living were able to offer Johanna two weeks work experience on one of their most prestigious projects, One Blackfriars in London, which gave her the opportunity to gain some valuable experience.

9th March 2018

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services has won the MEP Specialist of the Year at the 2018 Construction News Specialists Awards.

The inspirational winners of the 2018 Construction News Specialists Awards were crowned in front of the industry on 8 March at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

The Construction News Specialists Awards brought together over 750 of the UK’s leading specialist contractors for a glittering evening of celebration, recognition and networking.

8th March 2018

Kelly began with Briggs & Forrester Special Projects 5 years ago as a purchasing administrator. After working in the position for two years, Kelly was offered a technical apprenticeship.

“As a purchasing administrator I would be inputting codes day to day and wondering how the parts that I was ordering worked within a building. As part of my training I was offered a 3 day placement at BSS and this is where my interests peaked and I knew that I wanted to pursue a career within the construction industry.”

7th March 2018
National Apprenticeship Week - Trainee Energy Assessors

Sam Harrison began his apprenticeship with Briggs & Forrester Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) in 2014. He discovered LEC through a local careers office.

“I was keen to receive paid practical on-the-job training in combination with classroom-based study which has allowed me to acquire new skills whilst being rewarded financially.”

He always had a strong interest in construction, which was influenced by programs such as Grand Designs.