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25th October 2017
Curtis Castledine BESA Apprentice of the Year

Congratulations to Curtis Castledine who won two awards last Thursday at the BESA National Awards Gala Dinner. Curtis was awarded Building Services Engineer Apprentice of the Year and also the Alfred Manly Management Award.

This follows Curtis’s success at the regional finals, where he won BESA London and South Apprentice of the Year.

20th October 2017
Dan Martins wins Bronze medal at WorldSkills Final 2017

Congratulations to Briggs & Forrester apprentice Dan Martins who won a Bronze medal in Plumbing and Heating at the WorldSkills final in Abu Dhabi last night.

Dan said: “I’m over the moon I never expected to get a medal, it’s more than I could ever have imagined. Thank you for all the support from the start, I’ve had so many people come out to Abu Dhabi and support me, I can’t thank them enough”.

18th October 2017
Dan and his family celebrating his success at WorldSkills 2017

A massive congratulations to Briggs and Forrester Plumbing Apprentice Daniel Martins, who has just completed his heating and plumbing piece at the WorldSkills 2017 competition in Abu Dhabi.

At 1pm GST, Dan’s WorldSkills competition drew to a close after four days of hard work.

Dan said: “I’m really pleased with my overall performance, it’s been a really tough four days I’m absolutely shattered now! I’m pleased that it’s finished and I’m happy with my work.”

There will be a closing ceremony tomorrow night, where the winners in each category will be announced.

17th October 2017
Johanna Dorey Berkeley Group Apprentice of the Year 2017

Briggs and Forrester’s Johanna Dorey overcame an exceptional field to be crowned Best Plumber Apprentice at the 2017 Berkeley Group Apprentice Awards.

11th October 2017
Briggs and Forrester Construction Enquirer Awards 2017 Winners

The Briggs & Forrester Group won 'Best Specialist Contractor to work for (over £25m)' at last night’s Construction Enquirer Awards 2017 in Birmingham.

Over 10,000 votes were cast, and the companies with the most votes in each category were presented with an award. This award recognises Briggs & Forrester as one of the industry’s best companies to work for and the best firms to do business with. A big thank you to everyone who voted!

29th September 2017

Nick Cox, Regional Operations Director and Susan Metcalf, Commercial Manager recently took part in ‘Jail and Bail Exeter 2017’, to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West.   

To make bail, they were required to raise £3000, and through generous donations from colleagues and friends they raised an impressive £3,555! The event overall raised a massive £13,400 for the charity.

Well done Nick and Susan!

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29th August 2017

Congratulations to everyone at Briggs and Forrester, particularly to our Health & Safety Team who recently collected the 2017 RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards at the Awards Ceremony in Birmingham. The Group achieved a Gold Medal for the sixth consecutive year and Engineering Services achieved their 4th President’s Award, following 14 consecutive Gold Awards.

1st August 2017

Tony Sambridge, Business Development Director, Combined Energy Solutions has recently completed a 5 kilometre swim for Macmillan Cancer Support.

His training began in March and he completed the swim on the 1st July 2017.

28th July 2017

Today is Derek Hine's last day after 19 years with the company. Derek began his career with Briggs & Forrester in November 1998, working with Mike Stanton to establish the IT infrastructure for the group. 

Derek said, “For me this is the end of an era, and I am about to ride off into the sunset on my bike, I am sure you will all join me in wishing Dom Costantino and his team every success in continuing my legacy, and I wish one and all every success in the future.”

Best wishes on your retirement Derek!

26th July 2017

As Project Angel nears completion and Northamptonshire County Council staff take occupation, Combined Energy Solutions (CES) technicians have started on site.

They are working closely with the client’s facilities team, and are reporting back to the Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services team with any issues that require attention or investigation.