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B&F Updates

Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

20th September 2016
Fundraising 16th September

We had a wonderful day on 16th September across our offices fundraising in support of one our colleagues, who at 44 has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Showing our support for him, his wife and three children was the driving force behind the fantastic response that we had from both inside and outside the company.

Some of the fundraising included car washing, throwing sponges at the stocks, baking, raffles and even singing and dancing!

The generosity of everyone has been so inspiring and we want to thank all who pledged and supported us.

19th September 2016
Blackdale UEA Norwich

Working in partnership with R G Carter Ltd, Briggs & Forrester MEP Ltd has successfully achieved practical completion of a new 514-bed student accommodation facility at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. The ‘Blackdale’ project consists of two accommodation buildings and a central ‘hub’ building.

Briggs & Forrester was selected as preferred contractor on a two stage basis to undertake full design and installation of the building services.

15th September 2016
Northants Business exhibition

Representatives from our divisions Special Projects and Low Energy Consultancy will be at the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce Business Exhibition tomorrow. The event at Rockingham Speedway, Corby will be an opportunity to showcase our M&E and refurbishment experience, and our energy compliance and regulation knowledge.

If you are attending please visit our stand.


9th September 2016
Thames Valley Science Park, Reading, M&E contract

Our Engineering Services division has been awarded the £6M M&E contract for the first phase of Thames Valley Science Park in Reading.

6th September 2016
Colour Run fundraising Warrington

Many congratulations to Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services Senior Project Manager Chris McPartland for completing the fun 3k Colour Run at Walton Hall Gardens, Warrington on August Bank Holiday Monday.

Chris was raising funds for St Rocco’s Hospice which provides high-quality care and promotes physical, social psychological and spiritual wellbeing for patients with life-limiting illness.

5th September 2016
Construction Enquirer Awards, Top 10, Best Specialist Contractor to Work for

The Briggs & Forrester Group is very proud to be in the top 10 for our category in the Construction Enquirer Awards 2016 - Best Specialist Contractor to Work for (over £25m turnover).

The awards are an excellent way for those involved in the industry to vote for their peers, with more than 11,000 votes being cast over all the categories.

The winner in each Top 10 will be announced at an event in Birmingham on October 18th 2016.

26th August 2016
Dan Martins apprentice plumber on BBC Breakfast

We’re very proud of Briggs and Forrester apprentice plumber Dan Martins who was interviewed on BBC Breakfast yesterday morning! Dan talked about the opportunities available to school leavers and how apprenticeships are not always encouraged as a way forward. Dan is currently completing an intensive training programme in preparation for EuroSkills, Europe’s largest skills competition. He will compete over three days in Sweden in December, aiming to win the Gold Medal and prove he is the best young plumber in Europe.

24th August 2016
Briggs & Forrester top 10 M&E in Construction News index

Briggs and Forrester is a new entry at position number 10 in Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) Specialist companies, in the Construction News Specialist Index 2016.

One of the most recongised industry publications/websites, Construction News produce this index on a yearly basis.

The index covers four areas of specialism – Demolition and Ground Engineering, M&E, Steel and Concrete and Building Envelope and Scaffolding. Figures are measured on turnover and profit.

Full details of the whole index can be found here

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.