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Thompson Group's Chris Dobson adds MARMI to his extensive credentials

Huge congratulations are due to Chris Dobson, Thompsons’ Group Health, Safety & Quality Manager, for satisfying all the criteria and interview requirements of the Asbestos Removal Management Institute – ARMI. Chris was accepted as a Member of ARMI on 20th January 2017. 

To add to Chris’ membership of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, Institution of Occupational Safety & Health, and Chartered Quality Institute, Chris can now add the letters MARMI to his extensive credentials.

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Aarsleff Ground Engineering secures major sheet piling project at Deptford

Aarsleff Ground Engineering, one of the UK’s leading contractors of driven precast piles and geotechnical solutions, has successfully secured a major sheet piling project – an installation for a self-storage facility, at Blackhorse Road, Deptford.

The project will see Aarsleff install 285 linear metres for a piled basement wall using ArcelorMittal AZ18-800 pile sections, the new type of wider pile section that reduces overall costs, programme times and facilitates an ultra-efficient and quicker installation. In addition, Aarsleff will also install a number of 250-mm square precast driven bearing piles for the main superstructure, with anticipated piles lengths of between 9m and 18m using the Company’s innovative mechanical joint. 

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Oscrete introduces new generation superplasticiser

Specialist construction chemical supplier Oscrete has commenced trials of Alphaflow 620, its new generation superplasticiser for concrete, with excellent results. 

Based in Bradford, UK, Oscrete supplies concrete admixtures, reinforcing fibres, mould release agents, concrete treatments and speciality additives to all sectors of the concrete and mortar production industry. 

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Broker expands HQ and launches new asset finance platform

Independent financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance has expanded into new premises following a successful 2016, to accommodate its ongoing growth and the launch of its market-leading online asset finance division.

Its launch follows a successful 2016, which saw the firm increase its employee headcount from 11 to 19. Because of its success, it has expanded its premises at The Village business park, off junction 28 of the M1, by taking on the unit adjacent to its existing head office.

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Construction law specialist, Tim Hall, joins Birketts

Tim Hall has joined Birketts’ Construction and Engineering Team as a Legal Director. 

Tim has over 20 years’ experience and specialises in non-contentious engineering and construction law. 

During his career Tim has acted for multi-national companies, financial institutions, public, charitable and private sector procurers of construction and engineering work, contractors, subcontractors and consultants. 

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EBRI Master Class Course: Bioenergy

Is your business seeking new market opportunities?

EBRI’s new series of courses provides exclusive content for entrepreneurs and business leaders covering the fundamentals of bioenergy. In 2015, EBRI ran its first series of the course which received much acclaim by the local business community.

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‘Best Small Client’ award for Kensa Heat Pumps & Shropshire Rural Housing

Shropshire Rural Housing Association has been awarded the title ‘Small Client of the Year’ for its pioneering work installing Kensa ground source heat pumps into both its new build and existing properties on one estate; the first time in the UK. 

The accolade was awarded by the National Housing Maintenance Forum, who ‘recognise success and ingenuity within the housing sector’. 

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Profitable Construction Franchise Opportunity

Great business opportunities are often hard to come by, and certainly shouldn’t be overlooked when they do arise, especially in an economic climate that is anticipated to experience many challenges in the near future, as the uncertainty of Brexit gradually unravels. 

And that’s why the Franchise Industry remains an area for entrepreneurs to explore, as the sector continues to prosper. The contribution of franchising to the UK economy is estimated in the region of £15.1 billion, an increase of over 46% in the last 10 years, and all with good reason when you delve in to the positive financial implications.

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TSA launches smart new website giving clients fast route to expertise

The Survey Association (TSA), the UK’s trade body for commercial survey companies, has redeveloped its website, following a year of exceptional growth in visitor numbers and applications for membership.

During 2016, TSA’s website logged more than 142,000 visits from 100 different countries, an increase of 153% on 2014. TSA also received 19 applications for membership, the highest ever in one year.

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Birkett's construction law seminars

Birketts' Construction and Engineering Team are holding their latest construction law seminar series in March. This free seminar is aimed at all parties involved in construction contracts and will look at the issue of delays and the legal and technical principles behind claims for extensions. 

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Environmentally-friendly new build homes launched in Tibberton

An award-winning house builder who has launched two brand new `eco homes’ in Tibberton, Newport has sold its first property within weeks of completion. 

Environmentally-friendly house builder Tesni Homes, with awards for both sustainable development and building excellence, has developed two creatively designed homes on the fringe of the sought after village of Tibberton, five miles from Newport, in a stunning setting close to the banks of the River Meese.

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