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Blog 23 April 2015

Free skills training for small businesses

Saint-Gobain's Richard Halderthay explains how the new Entrepreneurship Foundation is set to help building firms.

“Radical and innovative” CITB Council swings into action

New Council will be the "voice of the industry" and is looking to produce real results.

Environmental awareness course launched

The UKCG has launched a new environmental awareness training scheme for site managers.

RICS emphasise lack of skilled workers

A lack of skilled workers is the single biggest factor holding back growth in the construction industry, according to RICS.

Maintenance sector ‘generates £55bn a year’

Report compiled by BCIS shows that building maintenance makes up 3% of GDP.

Global construction firms struggling with skills gaps, study finds

Difficulties finding the right expertise are among the key concerns of construction project managers around the world.

House-builder to train ex-soldiers

Persimmon aims to tackle skills shortages with a plan to take on former military personnel.

Carpentry apprentice wins Women In Construction Awards prize

A 17-year-old carpentry apprentice has been hailed as one of the industry’s rising stars.

Skills drive aims to boost fit-out worker numbers

Finishes & Interiors Sector group (FIS) lays out ambitious plan to create 80,000 trained workers by 2020.

CITB and Building Lives joint statement

CITB and Building Lives joint statement released Monday 13th April 2015.

£2bn market project set to create construction jobs

A 10-year project to build a 500,000 sqft market in central London looks set to create a raft of new construction jobs.

Construction industry confidence hits nine-year peak

Optimism about growth in the building sector is booming, with business confidence at a nine-year high.

Poll: CDM Regulations 2015

The new CDM regulations are now in place. Did you know you now have to comply with these regulations?

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