The changing face of construction

Well it’s March and the sun has been shining on us this week. Is it just me that feels positive about the future or is there something in the air?! I think not, as a recent consumer confidence survey said that confidence is at a two-year high, and that was before we knew the economy had grown by 0.3% instead of 0.1%. Does 0.2% really make that much difference to us?

As far as our business goes we are gearing up for the move to the offices upstairs for the end of the month, and we’ve been busy clearing out lots of old paperwork that we’ve accumulated over the years. There’s some interesting contractor names in there – some are gone, some are still with us but under a different name…

  • Chrsitiani & Nielson
  • Avebury
  • Gleeson
  • Mowlem
  • Kaverner
  • Banner Holdings
  • HBG
  • Benson
  • MJ Gleeson
  • Walter Llewellyn
  • Driver Construction
  • Claydon
  • Ballast
  • William Verry
  • Botes
  • Taylor Woodrow
  • Sindall
  • Snape Roberts
  • Totty Cosntruction
  • Tilbury Douglas
  • Jarvis Construction
  • JJ McGinley
  • Try Accord
  • Bluestone
  • Swallow Construction
  • BMH
  • Sunley Turriff
  • Eugena
  • BSR Metro
  • Amec
  • William Sapcote
  • George Wimpey
  • Crispin & Borst
  • Pettifer
  • Norwest Holst

…And so the list goes on. Can you remember some of the names?

The other bit of interesting news I found was that according to the REC/KPMG index of permanent placements by recruitment agencies, the job market is on the up too.

So the economy is growing and job market is showing signs of improvement. And after many months in the doldrums I believe our business is on the up again too!

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I’m now the Managing Director of Mynott Associates Limited my own specialist measurement business. I’ve been in the industry all of my life since I left school. My first job was with Bovis Construction as a management trainee where I trained to become a quantity surveyor. I’ve worked for contractors all through my career, I am FRICS, FCIOB and MCIHT qualified and act as an RICS assessor. I’m also a keen Arsenal supporter having followed them from a young boy

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