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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

27th April 2017
Thermal modelling at University of Warwick maths building project

Low Energy Consultancy is working with Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services business to provide energy consultancy, thermal modelling and carbon emission compliance for the new maths and sciences building at the University of Warwick.

25th April 2017
IBS team at Briggs and Forrester

Responding to the potential market for direct works and smaller projects in the Midlands and South West Region, Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has established a business stream called Integrated Building Solutions (IBS).

Based out of the Birmingham office, IBS has two areas of focus. Direct works projects provide excellent potential for repeat business and multiple site works, across clients such as universities, hospitals and in manufacturing.

24th April 2017
M&E at University of Warwick new maths building

Our Engineering Services business will be providing Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) services for a project at the University of Warwick. Working with main contractor Morgan Sindall, the project is a new six-storey Mathematical Sciences building. Works also include an upgrade of the existing Energy Centre in order to support both the new and existing facilities. The M&E contract is valued at £6.8m.

21st April 2017
H&V News Award Apprentice of the Year for Briggs and Forrester

Congratulations to our apprentice Curtis Castledine who won the Apprentice of the Year (21 and Under) Award at the H&V News Awards 2017.

The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony at the prestigious Grosvenor House Hotel in London on April 20th.

Following an initial first round submission, Curtis had to present to a panel of judges in the second stage of the process.

Curtis is an Assistant Mechanical Design Engineer and began his career three years ago with Briggs and Forrester via the company’s apprenticeship programme.

20th April 2017
Briggs and Forrester support Cycle for Cynthia event

We’ve proudly supported Cycle for Cynthia over many years. This cycling event sees groups and individuals ride various routes through the Northamptonshire countryside to raise funds for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice in Northampton. At the 2016 event Briggs and Forrester won 3rd Joint Biggest Team. It was wonderful to be involved in achieving the fantastic fundraising total of £76K, up £3K on the previous year!

This year’s event takes place on Sunday 24th September and we hope to have an even bigger team!

19th April 2017
Shading reduces energy use at Nottingham BioScience project

As the warmer days of summer are just around the corner (we hope) you can reduce the amount of energy you use to cool rooms by installing and closing blinds or curtains.

If closed early in the morning window dressing can reduce office/home heat intake by 33%. Did you know that space cooling accounts for 9% of our total energy use? By shading your rooms you can potentially cut your overall energy use and bills.

12th April 2017
Briggs and Forrester achieves health & safety awards from RoSPA

We are very pleased to announce the results for this year’s RoSPA Awards. The Briggs and Forrester Group has been awarded its sixth successive Gold Medal. Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services has been presented with the President’s Award for the fourth year running.

10th April 2017
Briggs and Forrester Foundation charity is launched

To celebrate our 70th anniversary in 2017 the Briggs and Forrester Group is proud to announce the launch the Briggs and Forrester Foundation. Briggs and Forrester has a long history of supporting the local causes that mean the most to our employees. As we expand our teams and our geographical reach it is important for our company to be able to provide support to local groups and individuals across the UK.

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.