Construction Industry


Government launches scheme to help fund small builders

British Business Bank guarantees £1bn to banks that lend to small builders in effort to boost house building.


The time is right for social enterprises to make a splash in UK construction

Josh Steiner from Wates Construction, looks at how small social enterprises can capitalise on business growth opportunities currently present in the construction sector.

Human Resources

3 ways to tackle construction skills shortage

Boosting gender diversity, widening talent pipelines and improving the wider public image of the sector will help to tackle the ongoing skills shortages plaguing the construction industry.

Venture Capital Funding

Biosite secures £4m to bring biometric tech to more construction firms

Biometric sign-in security and workforce management provider, Biosite, received £4 million in funding to grow at pace with the construction sector.


Why the construction industry is most at risk for modern slavery

Over 35.8 million people are suffering from modern slavery and many are working in our global supply chains. A new report reveals the construction industry is most at risk for unethical employment

Mergers & Acquisitions

Capita buys Constructionline from government for £35m

Construction industry supplier service passes into private hands.


Six tips for success in the construction, building and engineering industry

There are various types of construction, building and engineering work taking place at any given time, and six specific issues that affect every project.


Sapphire Capital Partners unveils new construction-focused Enterprise Investment Scheme

A new Enterprise Investment Scheme aimed at the UK construction industry has been launched by Sapphire Capital Partners.


August Equity secures another trade sale as it exits 4Projects investment

A trade sale of August Equity has seen the investment firm offload its interest in software business 4Projects.


Kier reaches its Peake

Construction, services and property group Kier has appointed Nicola Peake as managing director of its environmental business, which acquired Pure Recycling in 2010.


Construction SMEs face challenges as profits decline

UK construction companies are set to face difficulties paying off debts as the sector suffers from falling sales and profits, according to a study.


HWA secures turnaround acquisition

UK-based building contractor HWA Group has been acquired by turnaround investor Privet Capital.