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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

31st July 2015

Everyone at Briggs & Forrester is getting behind England as the 2015 Ashes Series continues with England taking a 2-1 lead into the Fourth Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham this week.

We were at Edgbaston last week for the Third Test to see England play superbly to take a lead in the series.

Big thanks to our partners at Galliford Try, ISG (Bristol), Couch Perrys, Hoare Lea, Cundall, Kier and BAM for joining us over the two great days in Birmingham.


31st July 2015

Briggs & Forrester were delighted to read in the Construction Enquirer thats RG Carter has started work on a £35m research centre at Cranfield University that will change the design of future aircraft.

Architects CPMG have designed the Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) and groundwork has now begun at the Bedfordshire site

The centre will bring together academic research and testing of new ideas by co-investment partners Rolls-Royce and Airbus.

29th July 2015

LEC recently completed work on Magistrates Courts in Coventry for the Ministry of Justice working in partnership with G4S.

Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) is part of the Briggs & Forrester Group and the team have experience of energy led projects on a wide variety of domestic and commercial construction projects in the public and private sector.

LEC work closely within appointed design teams to advise on low energy, high performance buildings and systems. The team members are registered Low Carbon Consultants and Chartered Engineers with CIBSE.

23rd July 2015

Following on from last year’s successful event the 2015 Special Projects and Central Services Family Fun Day will take place this weekend at Northampton Casuals Rugby Club.

The day will see a 5 a side football tournament, BBQ, fun races and other activities including a tombola raising monies for Dementia UK.

There will also be the long awaited rematch Tug of War between Office Staff and Site Staff  that the Office won last year.

In 2015 it will be either revenge or retaining of the title! 

21st July 2015

Group Chairman of Briggs & Forrester Mike Stanton has welcomed moves in the first Budget since the General Election that will potentially speed up the planning process across the UK.

The Northamptonshire Business Times is carrying the story where Mike comments that "The announcement from Government that when needed planning powers will be devolved and fast tracked is good news for infrastructure and good news for jobs."

17th July 2015

Briggs and Forrester were delighted to take part in the recent Family Fun Day at Northamptonshire County Cricket Club on the day the team took on the Leicester Foxes in the Twenty20 Blast.

As long time supporters of the Cricket Club we had a great day and were pleased that our friends from Ups n Downs UK could join us.

Ups n Downs support, aid and advice for children, adults and families affected by Down’s syndrome and they work to increase awareness of Down’s syndrome and to promote positive attitudes and approaches within the local community.

2nd July 2015

The Airports Commission has backed a third Heathrow runway, saying it will add £147bn in economic growth and 70,000 jobs by 2050.

But the report says a third runway should come with severe restrictions, including a ban on night flights and limits on noise.

It is now up to the government to accept or reject the proposal.

Briggs & Forrester have expert infrastructure experience following their work on the Gatwick North Terminal in Sussex.

25th June 2015
Tour of Cambridgeshire

The Tour of Cambridgeshire Grand Fondo was held at Peterborough Show ground recently and we are delighted that our very own Electrical Testing and Commissioning Manager Paul Holder played a leading part.

The two day event saw the Saturday hosting a 28K (16.5mile) time trial race on closed roads in which Paul missed out on qualifying by just 2 minutes with a total time of 45 minutes and 14 seconds.

18th June 2015

Briggs & Forrester was delighted to support the National Women in Engineering Day which was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. 

The aim of the day is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.

5th June 2015

We are extremely proud of our craft apprentice Dan Martins who won his heat of the World Skills UK SkillPLUMB competition in Birmingham this week. 

Pete Curtis, Labour Manager said “Dan is only part way through his Level 2 NVQ and is already producing fantastic work. I am really impressed by the craftsmanship and skills Dan has displayed, he is a credit to Briggs & Forrester and our training partner EAS Mechanical”