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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

22nd December 2016
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From everyone across the Briggs and Forrester Group we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a successful 2017.

16th December 2016
Times House, Wapping, London

Briggs and Forrester MEP is pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract with developer St George at the former Times magazine offices in the London Dock development, Wapping.

Times House is being converted into a mix of social and affordable rented homes. Briggs and Forrester MEP will carry out full mechanical, electrical and plumbing design and build on the 70 apartments. The project is worth £3.5m and is due to be completed in September/October of next year.

16th December 2016
£10k raised for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Our team at the Birmingham office have had an amazing year of fundraising for their charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. We are very proud to announce that they have raised the fantastic total of £10,000!

From football matches to football cards, from raffles to dress down days, from bake-offs to collection tins – every bit of fundraising has counted!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved.

16th December 2016
Hope Centre Northampton refurbishment

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.

15th December 2016
Mike Stanton Briggs and Forrester

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."

7th December 2016
Princes Trust donation

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.

6th December 2016
Briggs and Forrester apprentice at EuroSkills event

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.

1st December 2016
EuroSkills 2016 plumbing apprentice at Briggs and Forrester

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".

29th November 2016
Cambridge drinks 2016

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.

21st November 2016
Construction and Engineering Awards Build

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.