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Broker firm launches national healthcare finance division

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), has announced the appointment of four directors for the creation of its new national healthcare finance division.  

Heading the division up will be the newly appointed Director & Head of Healthcare Finance, Mike Gascoigne, who previously spent ten years as a leading member of the corporate healthcare team at Santander, and his team will consist of Wesley Hodelin, Mindy Kaur-Smith and Shital Koria. 

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Ready. Steady. GROW #Movember - Movember at London Build

We’re counting down the days until London Build 2019, the leading construction and design show for the UK.

Now in its fifth year, London Build 2019 continues to have an important focus on mental health and well-being. To that end, we’re proud to support Movember at this year’s show as our official charity partner.

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New Chief Financial Officer appointed at Mick George Group

The Mick George Group has developed into the leading, independent construction services business in the East Anglia and East Midlands region, recently being listed 178th in the Sunday Times Top Track 250 which ranks Britain’s private mid-market companies with the biggest sales, with annual turnover now exceeding £200m.

Recognising the significant contribution that their employees have made in the Group’s sustained success story to date, they continue in their quest to attract talented individuals that can join the existing team to add further value across the Company.

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York Handmade plays pivotal role in stunning London residential development

The award-winning York Handmade Brick Company has provided thousands of bricks and arches for a stunning new London residential development.

This lucrative commission was worth nearly £250,000 for the Alne-based firm, one of the leading independent brick-makers in the country.

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New venue, sponsors and charity target set for 2019 FASET AGM and awards

The 2019 FASET AGM and Awards event is to be held at a brand new venue at the stunning Tewkesbury Park in the Cotswolds on Thursday 28th November.

FASET are proud to be supporting the No Falls Foundation – the charity dedicated to preventing falls from height and helping people affected by the consequences of a fall.  The No Falls Foundation will be the sole beneficiary of all charitable donations made at the 2019 event by FASET members and guests, which saw £2,360 collected for The Lighthouse Club Construction Charity last year. 

Read more: New venue, sponsors and charity target set for 2019 FASET AGM and awards

UK Platforms merges with Nationwide Platforms

Following the acquisition of UK Platforms in January 2019, Nationwide Platforms are pleased to announce that the integration of these two brands will complete with the new enlarged business operating solely under the Nationwide Platforms brand from 1st November 2019.

Over the last few months, integration work has been underway with the aim of bringing together these two great trading brands to create a strong, healthy and robust business platform with Health, Safety and Customer Service at its core.

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ASFP response to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Report

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the release of the report following the first phase of the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire and will comment further once the findings have been examined in greater depth. 

It is well documented and understood that the major failing of the building was due to the cladding material, and the ASFP looks forward to phase 2 of the Public Inquiry when the circumstances that led to its inclusion in the building will be determined.

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NASC launches 2020 Yearbook

The NASC has launched its 2020 Yearbook – showcasing more confederation news and updates than ever before.

The Yearbook features a round-up of NASC standing committee outputs, more than 30 pages of NASC Awards submissions and a comprehensive listing of full contracting NASC members.

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NASC signs Armed Forces Covenant

The NASC has further strengthened its connection with the military by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. 

By signing the Covenant, the NASC has made a formal commitment to promote career and training opportunities in the scaffolding industry to ex-military personnel.

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FIS appoints new Skills and Training lead

FIS the trade body representing the finishes and interiors sector is delighted to announce the appointment of George Swann as Skills and Training lead for the organisation. George will pick up the exciting training portfolio of the FIS and help to drive the organisation’s focus on competence through the FIS For Competency’s SAKE Framework. He will take up post in January 2020.

George has been employed in training and training development since 1979. He served 22 years in the Corps of the Royal Engineers, the construction arm of the British Army. During his service he worked on various construction sites around the globe including civil engineering projects for road building, dam, bridge, pier, wharf and harbour construction, firing range demolition, repair and construction and in general building work of troop shelters, security posts, sports and recreational facilities (changing rooms, cafes and bars). He completed his service after a three-year post employed as a Training Development Analyst working at the Combined Arms Training Centre in Warminster. He left the Army at the rank of Regimental Quarter Master Sargent with qualifications in Management, Health and Safety, Quality Control and Vocational Assessment.

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BeadMaster to launch at London Build 2019

BeadMaster, manufactured by aask us Ltd will be exhibiting at STAND N50 at London Build, the leading construction and design show for London, being held at the Olympia London, 27-28 November. 

BeadMaster is the new and innovative product that improves the quality of installation around all electrical switches, sockets and downlighters. It has impressed the judges so much at the “London Construction Awards” and “The Building Awards 2019” that it is the finalist in both for the “Innovative product of the year”.

Read more: BeadMaster to launch at London Build 2019