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24th March 2016
Mike Stanton interview Back in the black at Briggs and Forrester

Independent M&E contractor Briggs & Forrester Group is on track to achieve its three-year target of building a £250m turnover business. The firm returned a pre-tax profit of £3.6m in the year to 31 October 2015, bouncing back from a £2.7m loss after clearing legacy contracts the year before.

Chairman Mike Stanton said the business was on track to deliver turnover of £195m this year after achieving revenue up 8% to £164m last year.

22nd March 2016

There was a fun atmosphere in the offices on Friday 18th March when everyone 'dressed down', or up in some cases, to raise funds for Sport Relief. Our current total stands at nearly £300 - well done everyone for supporting this worthy cause - and having some fun too! The photo shows our MEP Team at the Cartwright Gardens project sporting deeley boppers!

15th March 2016
Briggs and Forrester sponsor at Northants Cricket

We’re excited to announce that the Briggs and Forrester Group will continue its sponsorship of the Family Stand at the Northants County Cricket ground. We’re looking forward to the new season starting on April 10th.

More details about this season’s fixtures can be found here http://www.northantscricket.com/

Good luck everyone for the coming season!

14th March 2016
CIBSE East Midlands Student of the Year Dawood Seedat, supported by Briggs & Forrester

Congratulations to Junior Mechanical Engineer Dawood Seedat who has been awarded the East Midlands Student of the Year 2015 by CIBSE. We spoke to Dawood recently following the presentation of the award:

11th March 2016
Northampton College careers event March 2016

Torrential rain didn’t put visitors off at a recent careers fair at Northampton College; over 1,000 students attended and many of them visisted the Briggs & Forrester stand.

Events like this are a perfect way for our team to chat with students about the exciting opportunities and career potential with Briggs & Forrester. They met some fantastic people who are already engaged and interested in engineering, mechanical and electrical disciplines and hope to stay in contact with them, looking for our team of the future!

17th February 2016
New Briggs and Forrester websites and brochure launched

We’re very proud to launch our new Group brochure and corporate websites!

As we head towards our 70th year, our new look reflects our experience and reputation, with a focus on the future.

A big thank you to everyone involved!

2nd February 2016

Our teams in Bristol and Birmingham supported two local charities last year, Above & Beyond in Bristol, and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Their fundraising efforts, including Dress Down Friday’s, a Grand Raffle and a weekly football card competition, raised the fantastic total of £1,000 which was split equally between the two charities. Well done everyone!

27th January 2016

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has forecast an annual average growth of 2.5% over the next 5 years and the creation of over 200,000 new jobs.

Read more about this predicted growth across all sectors and throughout the UK.
http://www.buildingspecifier.com/uk-construction-set-for-growth-with-230000-jobs-to-be-created/

15th January 2016

Briggs and Forrester has supplied a defibrillator to the Kier Group Sovereign Square project in Leeds.

8th January 2016
New Providence Tower, London

Briggs and Forrester MEP are delighted to have received an invite from Balfour Beatty to attend an awards ceremony on 11th January 2016 at the New Providence Tower project in recognition of the project having achieved 1,000,000 man hours RIDDOR free. The invitation recognises the contribution that the B&F team have made, together with Balfour Beatty and others in the supply chain, in achieving this fantastic milestone.