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.
Today we have twelve technical trainees starting their BTEC Level Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment at EAS Mechanical Limited, Northampton.
We wish all of our trainees all the best on their first day today.
We are very proud to be experts in what we create whether that be infrastructure, engineering, low energy solutions or special projects.
We don't often comment on the other end of the scale, demolition, but today opposite our Northampton HQ we have see the coming down of a building that has sat adjacent to us for many a year.
What was the base for Metcalfes and AT Tools will soon be no more and we look forward to seeing a new development opposite our offices very soon.
Group Chairman of Briggs & Forrester Mike Stanton has welcomed moves in the first Budget since the General Election that will potentially speed up the planning process across the UK.
The Northamptonshire Business Times is carrying the story where Mike comments that "The announcement from Government that when needed planning powers will be devolved and fast tracked is good news for infrastructure and good news for jobs."
Briggs & Forrester was delighted to support the National Women in Engineering Day which was set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary.
The aim of the day is to celebrate the work that women do in engineering, and to showcase the great engineering careers that are available for girls.