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Talent search comes up trumps

Earlier this year, Mick George Ltd took the lead in a unique talent search, encouraging local entrepreneurs with what they believed to be‘excellent business propositions’, to come forward for assistance. 

The business claimed that they would provide the appropriate resources required to expose the full potential of said ideas’, if they felt that the concept justified.

As anticipated, the company was inundated with individuals looking to kick-start a venture, as well as more established SME’s trying to evolve. Having sifted through endless applications and proposals, a panel of representatives coherently concluded the first ‘diamond’ in the pack worth pursuing.

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Grenfell Tower Fire: Statement from the Fire Sector Federation

The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) wishes to send its condolences to all those affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. We also wish to praise the fire service for its prompt and professional response.

Although a fire on such a scale is unprecedented in the UK, there have been a number of similar incidents both here and around the world. The FSF has long expressed major concerns about the apparent disjoint in the processes which aim to ensure fire safety within the built environment, as well as concerns about the combustibility of certain modern building materials.

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Mick George Ltd 'Image of the Industry'

One year on since claiming their first accolade at the annual Tip-Ex awards night, it’s clear to see that Mick George Ltd haven’t let standards slip, as the company was triumphant once again.

The ceremony, which was hosted at a gala dinner, from the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate on Friday 2nd June, saw the biggest players in the UK Haulier industry congregate in a bid to be rewarded for their efforts.

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The wait is over for cast aluminium colours – 26 colours in 7 days

Heritage Cast Aluminium gutters and downpipes are a cost-effective alternative to Cast Iron being lighter and therefore easier to handle and fix; non-corrodible and durable with a life expectancy of 40 years and still 100% recyclable. The BBA approved in-house factory applied Polyester Powder Coated (PPC) Heritage Cast Aluminium gutters and downpipes in a choice of 26 standard colours are now consistently being delivered in 7 - 10 days.

Aluminium is already the low maintenance option for guttering but the factory applied PPC has a life expectancy of at least 15 years in heavily polluted areas and 20 elsewhere, and extends the life of the product beyond 40 years. Only periodic maintenance is advised; applying a warm soapy water solution to bring back the original appearance while checking for joint integrity and removing any accumulated debris at the same.

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Alumasc’s VAEPLAN protects stunning development

A new Alumasc VAEPLAN waterproofing membrane provides an effective, long-lasting roofing solution at Oyster Wharf, Mumbles, a stunning restaurant, retail and spa/gym development designed to transform and revitalise this prominent waterfront site at one of Wales’ most famous seaside destinations. 

A full Alumasc warm roof system, with VAEPLAN’S proven durability qualities, makes it resistant to the Swansea Bay sea air - a key factor in the system’s selection.

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Nothing to be a-frayed of

Heckmondwike FB, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of fibre bonded carpet, has reported an increase in demand for its renowned heavy duty Supacord range for use in educational environments.

The company attributes this rise to schools seeking carpet with anti-fraying properties.

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Even ITV want a bit of Mick George Ltd

You would be forgiven in believing that ‘Marketing’ is not usually of prime concern to those associated with the Construction sector. However, Mick George Ltd certainly defy that theory, and with good reason when you witness the phenomenal growth rates that the business is achieving.

A justified strategy, and one that the company continues to invest heavily in. Last year, Mick George Ltd launched a new retail offering which was supported by a fully integrated campaign across all media channels, including Adsmart TV. 

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Lavendon Group Finance Director – Changes and Appointment

Lavendon Group today announces the departure of Alan Merrell, Group Finance Director, who will leave the business at the end of June after 19 years at the helm. Alan is succeeded by Tom Murray who joined the UK business, Nationwide Platforms, in 2016 as Finance Director.

Alan has been instrumental in guiding the organisation through major changes and challenges across its operating territories and geographies and is well respected throughout the rental industry for his pragmatic approach and experience.

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Construction skills scheme extended after first year success

An innovative scheme to attract more talent into the built environment sector is being extended after a successful first year. 

Last year Gateshead College teamed up with a powerful partnership of architects, designers, contractors and engineering specialists to launch PlanBEE in a bid to tackle an industry skills shortage. 

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Ultimate Finance reaches £14m milestone in construction funding

Ultimate Finance Group, a leading independent provider of finance to UK business, has now provided £14m of funding to SMEs through its Construction Finance product. This represents year-on-year growth of 75%, as of April 2017. In total, Ultimate Finance Group’s overall lending to SMEs is now £132 million, as it continues its commitment to invest in business growth in the UK. 

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Aecor/Safety & Access set the standards with Overseas CISRS scaffolding training

Safety & Access Ltd are delighted to announce that after a further CISRS independent audit that the certified training centre in Kathmandu, Nepal has renewed its approval to deliver scaffold related training. 

After a fantastic response from clients in the Middle East, Safety & Access are extremely proud to report that they have delivered training resulting in over 300 successful CISRS card holders and have extended the centre to accommodate 24 trainees at any one time and are have additionally gained accreditation to deliver the CISRS Advanced Scaffold Inspection Course. 

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