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Rebel with a Cause

The UK construction industry has seemingly switched from being the barometer of economic sentiment to become a contrarian beacon of hope, confidence and positivity. Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards reports on an industry flying in the face of perceived economic wisdom. Those that watch the UK construction indust...

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Construction Youth Trust partners with Centrepoint

Construction Youth Trust partners with Centrepoint to provide industry qualifications for homeless young people. Construction Youth Trust has been working in association with Centrepoint Works to deliver their Budding Builders course, as part of the Centrepoint Works scheme. Centrepoint Works, a course which is open to ho...

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Conspicuously Contrarian

With the spectre of Brexit now looming large on the economic horizon, the UK construction industry has delivered a record-breaking set of new contract award figures for the month of February 2019. Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards tries to explain the apparently inexplicable. February is the shortest month of the...

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History matters

As an organisation, BESA believes in the importance of looking to the future; of always moving forward. However, there is also huge value in pausing to reflect on our past – it is because of our incredible HVCA heritage that we are able to serve our members and the sector so effectively. From labour disputes to gro...

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