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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

19th August 2016
Birmingham City University, Curzon Building, Briggs and Forrester

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.

19th August 2016
Apprenticeships over university courses

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.

15th August 2016
National College for High Speed Rail, Doncaster, building services

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.

9th August 2016
London Triathlon Dmitrijs Kuzmins British Heart Foundation

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

Well done!

8th August 2016
Kelly Moss sky dive Multiple Sclerosis Society

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.

5th August 2016
Cranfield, AIRC, topping out

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.

5th August 2016

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!

4th August 2016
Family Fun Day Brain Tumour Charity Special Projects

Well done to everyone involved with last month's Special Projects Family Fun Day - the monies are in and the grand total stands at £372 for The Brain Tumour Charity - brilliant!

4th August 2016
ISO 9001 2015 recertification Special Projects

We are proud to announce that our division Special Projects has achieved recertification to the revised ISO 9001 Standard. This certification of compliance shows that policies, practices and procedures ensure consistent quality in the services delivered.

The ISO 9001:2015 Standard is based on key principles such as Customer focus, Leadership, Engagement of people, Process approach, Improvement, Evidence-based decision making and Relationship management.

2nd August 2016
Willmott Dixon slave for the day Shelter

On 29th July Matthew Raybould, Operations Director at Willmott Dixon, was our ‘slave for the day’ at the Northampton office.

The Directors at Willmott Dixon were recently challenged by their COO John Waterman to raise as much money as possible for the charity Shelter in seven hours, in an Apprentice-style challenge.

Matthew volunteered his time as a 'slave for a day' as a prize through a fundraising auction and Briggs & Forrester was one of the successful bidding companies!