construction

08 Nov 2016
Government plans aimed at limiting the number of foreign workers employed in the UK could place Shropshire’s construction industry in jeopardy, an industry organisation has claimed. Shropshire Constructing Excellence says proposals by Home Secretary Amber Rudd for companies to declare the number of foreign nationals they employ in a bid to reduce the number of migrant workers would have a major...
04 Nov 2016
An expanding Telford manufacturer, which exports worldwide, will showcase its new production facilities and offices built by Morris Property at an open day for customers. Torus Measurement Systems awarded the £806,000 build contract to the Shrewsbury-based company so it could move from rented accommodation to its own premises alongside its main site and head office at Telford 54 Business Park...
18 Sep 2016
James Wood, a co-founder of Shropshire construction company Saxonby, has been nominated for a prestigious industry award. Wood hopes to secure the 24housing Awards’ Housing Professional of the Year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 06 October. Described by the organisers as a ‘big category’, the judges are looking to find one individual who has made the greatest difference to social housing and who...
13 Sep 2016
A new name in homebuilding in Shropshire and Mid Wales has been launched with a flagship 173-home development in Shrewsbury. Sweetlake Meadow, off Longden Road, has recently begun construction of its initial phase, with the first homes expected to be occupied by early next year. The site is the first venture by SJ Roberts Homes, which has been founded on the 30-year pedigree of its parent company...
09 Sep 2016
James Wood, a co-founder of Shropshire construction company Saxonby, has been nominated for a prestigious industry award. Wood hopes to secure the 24housing Awards’ Housing Professional of the Year at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, 06 October. Described by the organisers as a ‘big category’, the judges are looking to find one individual who has made the greatest difference to social housing and who...
30 Jun 2016
A Shropshire construction company has promoted one of its longest serving employees to a brand new senior manager position, highlighting the company’s ability to ‘embrace change’ as the order book grows. Reporting to directors Andrew Copson and James Wood, 34-year-old Tony Robson, who joined Saxonby as a skilled machine operator in 2007, will be responsible for all aspects of the on-site...
24 May 2016
As part of its ongoing commitment to the local community Shrewsbury based construction company Saxonby, in partnership with Travis Perkins, recently provided resource and materials to build a permanent practice net for Beacon Cricket Club at the town’s Frankwell ground. James Wood, director at Saxonby, which has sponsored the Shrewsbury & District Evening Cricket League since 2011, believes...
04 May 2016
An employee at Shropshire construction company Saxonby has attained the ultimate town planning qualification. 26-year-old planning consultant Alastair Stewart, who joined the company in 2014, is now qualified as a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI). The accolade began when he graduated from the University of Sheffield with an RTPI accredited BA (Hons) degree and MPlan (with merit...
09 Dec 2015
Shropshire homebuilder Saxonby has appointed a new finance manager and promoted two current employees to the position of assistant directors, in a move to support the company’s future development and planned growth. New finance manager Janet Goyner holds a HND in business studies and has over 30 years’ experience working within the construction industry. Reporting to Saxonby’s finance director...
23 Sep 2015
Shropshire construction companies are being urged to embrace the digital revolution and put themselves ahead of the game to win lucrative government contracts. The advice comes from county businesswoman Anita Bickerdike who fears some companies within the industry may be reluctant to use new technologies in particular Business Information Modelling or BIM. She said: “Next year it will become...
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