The future of construction under the microscope at UK Construction Week 2019

AN eclectic, forward thinking crowd of 34,327 construction professionals attended UK Construction Week on 8-10 October. There was a particular swell in visitors keen to learn about future technologies and how they could be applied to their businesses.

The future of construction and how it is driving change was a major focus at this year’s event and it was clearly a driver to bring the crowds to the show at the NEC in Birmingham.

Hirebase's “Two-wheel challenge” raises over £17k for cancer research

ALMOST 50 people from Hirebase and Buildbase branches covered more than 1,000 miles for the companies’ chosen charity Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

The Hirebase “Two-wheel challenge” allowed teams of staff to choose any two-wheeled vehicle to complete 17 stages between Hirebase’s mostly northerly branch in Shetland to its most southerly in Exmouth.

By the time the final stage was completed, the intrepid fundraisers had raised £17,595 for CRUK’s work with prostate cancer.

The Executive Hire Show 2020 kicks off to a great start

THE tool, equipment and compact plant hire industry continues to go from strength to strength following reports from the organisers of the Executive Hire Show 2020 (5 - 6 February Ricoh Arena, Coventry).

During the annual exhibitor ‘kick-off’ meeting at the show’s established home at the Ricoh Arena, which took place on 10 October, the team reported that an impressive 142 exhibitors had already signed up for the 2020 Show and the event is already 87% sold.

MSM's new product line-up for Showman's Show

MORRIS Site Machinery is shining a light on its largest range of eco lighting towers at this year’s Showman’s Show, in line with the growing demand for ‘green’ machinery solutions. This year it will also be revealing some exciting new products, perfect for the events sector.

Making their Showman’s Show debut will be the SMC TL60 Solar Trolley, the SMC TL90 Evolve, the SMC SL60 Link and the Hilta Hyperwash. 

Concern grows at construction issues in the Queen's Speech

NEW legislation regarding the implementation of building safety standards needs to be underpinned by a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction companies, said the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the Queen’s speech yesterday (Monday 14 October) as part of the State Opening of Parliament ceremony.

MHM Plant are ‘Highly Commended’ at the Green Supplier and Innovation Awards 2019

MHM PLANT, a leading supplier of solar-hybrid-generators for outside events, is celebrating being bestowed with ‘highly commended’ status in the Green Supplier and Innovation Awards 2019.

Although MHM just missed out on the top prize, the judges commented on “the positive sustainable changes that you are making with your business, products and services”.

The judge also commented that the quantity and quality of entries made it extremely difficult to shortlist just three companies so being commended is an achievement in itself.

Six of the best! Scotland’s Arvill Ltd takes up Trime’s X-ECO LED lighting towers

ARVILL Ltd, the Airdrie-based plant and tool hire firm, has ordered an initial six X-ECO LED lighting towers manufactured by the leading supplier of engine and hybrid powered LED site lighting, Trime UK.

The order was finalised between Arthur Shevill, Arvill’s managing director and Trime UK’s sales manager, Andrew Owen at the Executive Hire Show Roadshow held in Glasgow.

This is the first order from Arvill Ltd for the X-ECO LED sets.

A-Plant opens state-of-the-art Manchester hub

THE UK’s leading plant, tool and equipment hire company has opened its biggest service centre to date in Chadderton, Manchester.

The state-of-the-art Manchester hub is situated in prime position in the North of England at J21 Business Park next to the M60. 

The flagship centre employs over 100 people and is home to the company’s specialist divisions which serves construction, utilities, infrastructure rail and FM industries across the North. 

The new hub also provides 60,000 sq.ft workshops and 18,000 sq.ft welfare, office and training facilities.

ERA appoints new customer support manager

ERA, the UK’s leading home security specialist, has appointed Sumier Foster-Shah as Customer Support Manager for Smartware.

Heading up a six-strong team of smartware experts, Sumier, who has over 20 years’ experience in delivering excellent customer service with high profile organisations such as Centrica, O2, Vodaphone, Talk Talk and Argos, provides exceptional aftercare to ERA’s smartware customers.

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