Construction comes to the rescue of lost new talent

The jobs market might be booming, but young adults express concerns about their ability to find suitable career opportunities post-pandemic New Government-backed scheme launches to help young people find apprenticeships and first jobs in construction – an industry fighting hard for new recruits In the wake of official statistics showing Continue Reading

SELECT Managing Director Alan Wilson tells UK-wide radio audience that retentions “disproportionately penalise small businesses”

The Managing Director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, has told thousands of tradespeople across the UK that retentions “disproportionately penalise small businesses” in the construction industry.  Speaking on the popular Thomas Nagy Electrical Show on Fix Radio, Alan Wilson said it was time to do away with the “outmoded system”.  And he said it Continue Reading


SPÄRKA, a leading provider of high-quality architectural ironmongery and specialist supplier of fire-rated door hardware, has expanded further by appointing a sales representative into its team. Jack Samples has joined the team as a Sales Development Representative to promote the full range of SPÄRKA products and develop relationships with builders’ Continue Reading

UK construction industry sees growth in new businesses

Construction is one of the few industries that has already recovered and grown from the pandemic. Many people who are furloughed or unemployed have diversified their business into the construction industry and made a fresh start.  instantprint a company that provide printing services for construction businesses such as signage found Continue Reading

Modular Construction Market Global Expansion by Key Segments and Industry Dynamics From 2021 to 202

Modular construction is fast emerging as a sustainable affordable, economical, and environment-friendly construction method which is increasingly being adopted by builders and construction companies. Growth of the construction industry in the residential and commercial sector, primarily in the Asia Pacific, to meet the demand for housing from a rapidly growing Continue Reading

MCR Gas Awarded Best in Class Start-Up Business by Made in Bury 2020 Awards

Manchester-based heating and plumbing company recognised for outstanding performance and quality MCR Gas, a leading Manchester heating and plumbing services provider, won the Best in Class Start-Up Business Award during the annual Made in Bury awards ceremony in late November. For eight years, The Made in Bury Business Awards have Continue Reading

The UK’s Top 10 Most Common Industries

RankIndustryNumber of Companies%of CompaniesPercentage change from 20191Professional, scientific & technical467,59517.01%-0.87%2Construction351,25012.77%2.19%3Business administration & support services235,7558.57%3.06%4Information & communication225,7458.21%-0.21%5Retail208,7957.59%0.02%6Arts, entertainment, recreation & other services175,7206.39%0.98%7Accommodation & food services161,6955.88%2.97%8Production152,6755.55%0.43%9Agriculture, forestry & fishing148,8455.41%-0.46%10Transport & Storage (inc postal)123,0754.48%10.52% The construction industry is the second most common industry in the UK, particularly prevalent in smaller towns and cities Continue Reading