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UK Top 100 Construction Contractors (Aug ’12 – July ’13)

An interesting read… Over the past 12 months: Laing O’Rourke top the tables for Civils contracts won (£1,239m), Kier is top for Buildings contracts (£1,274m), and Balfour Beatty comes in at #1 across the board winning £1,633m of contracts over the past year. The full league table showing the Top 100 can be found here

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Top 100 Construction Companies 2011

The Construction Index Top 100 for 2011 shows how the challenging conditions in the industry are affecting the companies within it. Although the average margin and profits increased, the turnover for the top 100 companies dropped half a billion to just under £64bn, which suggests many firms are looking at staying in the black rather […]

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The OFT fines six Construction Recruiters Almost £40m for price fixing and collective boycotting

Six construction recruitment companies have been fined £39.27m following a lengthy price fixing investigation by the OFT. Eden Brown, Fusion People, CDI AndersElite, Hays Specialist Recruitment, Hill McGlynn and Associates, A Warwick Associates, Beresford Blake Thomas and Henry Recruitment were all judged to have breached the Competition Act 1998. Hays has taken the biggest hit being fined a […]

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The construction industry is still “the sick man of the UK economy”

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As the construction sector continued to shrink in August, the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) today reports no signs yet of a return to growth, despite the rate of contraction being the slowest in 18 months. The report highlights that improvements in the commercial and house building sectors were offset by a worse […]

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