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Where will the future of construction be if we are failing to adequately equip the next generation of tradespeople with the right skills?
The skill-crisis is one that has been well documented in recent years; unfortunately there seems to be no signs of any relieving tension.
constructaquote.com has recently conducted a survey that found that 47% of tradespeople don’t have confidence in the future of the construction sector.
This is likely to be down to a decline in the recruitment of a …Read more
Business should be a synonym of expense. Even ideas cost money these days – and they’re not cheap at that!
There are copious amounts of fantastic stories of how entrepreneurs started their business with their last pound coin, but there’s no denying that, for many businesses, their success was down to necessary financial investment (that probably generated a 1st-year loss).
The biggest non-immediate-profit-returning expense is usually employees. Employees are necessary …Read more
A study revealing that 55% of people would only consider using a builder if they were a member of an online trade association has prompted many tradesmen to take to cyber-space.
Having an online presence should be considered just as effective as the tools in your tool box. Are you making the most of your virtual opportunities?
Global access to the internet has revolutionised the way businesses do business. From digital marketing, emails and social media to web pages and content …Read more
Plug-in vehicles are taking the UK by storm - would you exchange petrol for plug-in?
Many individuals have, with over a quarter of the UK’s plug-in vehicles being sold in the last three months alone. The greener alternatives are rapidly increasing as a record number of people are taking advantage of government grants.
Optimising government funding
Van drivers hoping to exchange petrol for plug-in could save a maximum of £8,000 as part of a government scheme to make electric …Read more
The squeeze on British worker wages has been the tightest since the middle of the nineteenth century – British workers have a right to be angry.
New research has found that the highest paid director in Britain, Simon Peckham, Chief Executive of Melrose, earned as much as a worker on the living wage within the first 49 minutes of his working day.
This is 2,238 times more than a worker on the living wage of £7.65 per hour who would have to work almost a decade to match his daily …Read more