GOVERNMENT SET TO SCRAP RAIL FRANCHISING MODEL

2019-10-18T17:09:49+00:00

Interesting article in Infrastructure Intelligence this week regarding the end of the UK's rail franchising system. Mike Brown, commercial director of Geo-Environmental Services Ltd and chair of the ACE’s rail sector interest group, was asked to comment: It has become clear that rail franchising does not help collaboration across the network and this has prevented the railway from working as [...]

GOVERNMENT SET TO SCRAP RAIL FRANCHISING MODEL2019-10-18T17:09:49+00:00

UK GOV – SPENDING REVIEW DELAY

2019-09-27T13:33:55+00:00

Very interesting times we live in at the moment.  Over the last few months I have attended a lot of meetings with the ACE, Pension Companies, Insurance Companies and other construction companies.  Almost everyone I have spoken to has complained about how volatile the trading environment has become, with the blame being laid at the volatility of UK politics at [...]

UK GOV – SPENDING REVIEW DELAY2019-09-27T13:33:55+00:00

SHOULD THE WEST MIDLANDS BECOME A NATIONAL PARK?

2018-09-03T15:18:30+00:00

    Regarding the importance of good infrastructure planning ... this is a great quote: The worst aspect of what Manzoni did to the heart of England, Moore thinks, is that his roads carved up poorer neighbourhoods and made them more deprived as a result. “If you look at the map of multiple deprivation in the West Midlands,” she explains, “you’ll [...]

SHOULD THE WEST MIDLANDS BECOME A NATIONAL PARK?2018-09-03T15:18:30+00:00

THE MIDLANDS – A HOTBED!

2018-08-29T21:15:02+00:00

This goes to show that the Midlands is a hotbed for SME start-ups.  With the proposed big infrastructure improvements and the Commonwealth Games looming it will be a great place to do business. "Based in the heart of England, the Midlands is home to many small businesses who, despite their achievements, are often overlooked for the recognition they so richly [...]

THE MIDLANDS – A HOTBED!2018-08-29T21:15:02+00:00