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Check out our latest blog posts, which provide commentary and opinions on issues and trends in the construction and contracting industry.

Confidence grows in construction industry

The latest State of Trade Survey by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) reveals that confidence continues to grow in the construction industry. The research shows that construction SMEs are optimistic about their workloads, employment levels, and enquiries, with 50% of businesses surveyed expecting higher levels of work in the next three months. In Q1 […]

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Great ways to retain staff using construction management software

Staff retention is a big issue in a labour market where skills are often short, but the answer does not lie just in last-ditch attempts to dissuade employees from leaving. In this article, we explore the impact of construction management software on staff retention in the construction industry. While the last few years have brought […]

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Keeping costs under control

Costs are rising in the construction industry, but here we explore how investing in the right construction accounting software can help you take control. The UK construction sector has been expanding in recent months, but the issue of rising costs remains as a negative threat to companies who fail to take the right action. The […]

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Keeping calm and carrying on despite a hard Brexit?

Recent research by Eque2 which explored the biggest concerns amongst senior finance professionals at construction firms showed that Brexit is surprisingly low on the list. It is not that nobody is giving it any thought, but with only nine per cent raising it, it seems that, at the very least, the prospect of Britain leaving […]

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New eGuide: 5 construction tools for making your back office fit for the future

The economic turbulence of recent years has been a major wake-up call for the construction sector in the UK. After the biggest recession in a generation there has been a general recovery, but if anyone thought that the road ahead would be a smooth one, Brexit changed all that, but as yet nobody knows exactly […]

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Brexit turns on the infrastructure investment tap

Brexit may mean Brexit, but it also means the government investing more in infrastructure. Six months on from the historic referendum in which Britons voted to leave the European Union, many are none the wiser about the consequences. While the government has given a deadline of when it will invoke Article 50 – court cases […]

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Making your back office fit for Britain’s construction challenges

The publication of the Construction Leadership Council’s ‘Modernise or Die’ report this year highlighted a range of areas in which the sector needs to adapt to the future if it is to remain fit for purpose. Given the lingering effects of the economic crisis and the uncertainties of Brexit, it would be unwise for any […]

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The knock-on effects of Brexit in the Construction Industry

The Brexit vote has caused plenty of uncertainty for the construction sector, but it has also opened up some potential opportunities. The referendum outcome in June has left plenty of uncertainty for businesses around the country, including those in the construction industry. Concern has centred on how Brexit could impact on activity, and whether the […]

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Top 7 Latest Building Materials Boosting UK Construction

Could these seven latest building materials help solve the construction industry’s problems?

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The UK Construction Industry Recovery – Understanding the Contradictory Headlines

While the survey evidence is conflicting, the UK construction industry is undoubtedly in a better place than during the difficult years of the recession

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Controlling Risks Throughout the Construction Supply Chain

Recent highlights from our blog examine the critical issue of risk management in the construction industry.

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Growing pains of construction companies: Is your IT standing still?

Construction companies are picking up speed again, but are your IT systems helping or hindering?

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