Briggs and Forrester has supplied a defibrillator to the Kier Group Sovereign Square project in Leeds.
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.
The UK Green Building Council is launching a new research project that will tackle the way industry currently designs, constructs and operates non-domestic buildings. Read more about the new initiative here.
The Briggs and Forrester Group would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!
Speaking at a press conference at HPE Discover in London, Robert Youngjohns, EVP and GM of software at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), has been discussing why infrastructure, not gadgets, are the key to the success of IoT (Internet of Things). Read the full story here.
Following on from our recognition from Willmott Dixon earlier this year as their Supply Chain Partner of the Year, we are proud to have been given a second award from the company. We achieved a runner-up award for our training and development, highlighting our strong relationship and focus on working together.
Well done and congratulations to everyone involved.
The Northern Ireland economy must attract more women into careers in engineering and technology, according to the employment minister.
Mencurrently outnumber women three to one in the sector and employers are facing serious skills shortages which impact on productivity and competitiveness.
Employment and Learning Minister Stephen Farry says that much work still needs to be done to promote gender diversity within these careers and industries.
As we previously reported, the employees of Briggs and Forrester joined in with some Halloween fundraising last week. From ghoulish masks, to devilishly good cakes, to an appearance by the black Power Ranger, staff were raising money for Zac Forskitt, a young man from Northampton diagnosed with two unrelated cancers. A donation of £400 will be going to Zac and his family to provide help and support.
We had a great day and it felt even better to be raising money for such a worthy cause.
The UK is set to launch an arms-length government agency to oversee infrastructure planning, with a former transport secretary to be appointed as its inaugural chairman.
For the full story and to see what Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne had to say on the new agency, click here.