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Up-to-date comment and thought leadership on key industry issues from our expert team.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

CEO BLOG - THE GOVERNMENT MEANS BUSINESS

If anyone did have any lingering doubts about the government’s determination to reform the construction industry and its supporting specialist sectors; then a flurry of initiatives and strong statements in January would surely have dispelled them once and for all. The industry has a history of ‘seeing off’ previous attempts at reform going back several decades, but this time it feels different....

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Guest Blog: ‘Hardening Market’ Drives Professional Indemnity Rates Up - What BESA Members Can Do

Over recent years, a number of issues have driven a continued effect on the professional indemnity insurance (PI) market ‒ resulting in a lack of supply that is driving premiums up – but help and support is available for BESA members seeking to secure efficient, cost-effective PI cover.    Why are PI Premiums Rising?    The PI insurance market has been ‘hardening’ – which means the demand for...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

INWED Profile - Holly Fielding

Holly has worked in the building engineering sector since 2018 and has progressed quickly to the important role of mechanical estimator at CMB Engineering – the 25-year-old building services contractor based in Cardiff. She particularly enjoys being involved in projects from the very start, at early tender stage, and then seeing her work as it is developed through the design process and on to...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

INWED Profile - Melissa Lee

Melissa is the current BESA Apprentice of the Year and has been interested in engineering since the tender age of 11.  She was one of the school children in the North West who took part in the Engineering Young Talent programme (EYTP) introduced by BESA member Exyte Hargreaves from the age of 11 to 15. This ground breaking initiative for local schools was set up by former BESA President Tim...

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Friday, June 19, 2020

INWED Profile - Reanna Taylor

Reanna is a senior project engineer at NG Bailey. She joined the company as a first year building services engineering apprentice in 2011 before going on to achieve a first class honours degree in Building Services Engineering at Leeds Beckett University.  She won the prestigious CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year Award in 2018, which enabled her to travel to Atlanta to take part in the ASHRAE...

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