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CN Briefing

CN Briefing

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Opening doors, opening mindsSubscription

A few minutes ago I was standing on the top floor of what will become a shared police, fire and ambulance station.

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Is it really 'business as usual'?Subscription

After two-and-a-half hours on hold I decided to end my call to Interserve’s hotline.

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Birmingham: A place in the sunSubscription

Let’s just be clear on something: I love Birmingham.

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Balfour Beatty's next stepsSubscription

In a set of results notable for their absence of provisions and surprises, Balfour Beatty delivered a solid set of numbers for the second year in a row today.

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Mr Steele is right, but we need to act on late paymentSubscription

“This is an honest and uncomfortable article,” wrote one CN reader about my interview with Osborne CEO Andy Steele.

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A wind of changeSubscription

After government and Hitachi failed in January to reach a funding deal for a new nuclear plant at Wylfa Newydd, it threw up several questions.

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We’re only human Subscription

What makes us human?

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The luck and judgement of Mr WyllieSubscription

By the standards of any plc, 14 years is a long time to live with the same CEO, as Costain has done with Andrew Wyllie.

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Spare a thought for the dinosaursSubscription

It seems an odd sentiment to have come out of last week’s Inspire Me workshop in Bristol.

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In the shadow of Notts CountySubscription

Following Paragon Interior’s collapse into administration yesterday, chief executive Alan Hardy released a statement.

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Beware the Ides of MarchSubscription

The Ides of March is a day that history buffs will be well aware of.

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Now for something differentSubscription

This year’s Open Doors initiative is a little different.

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More jobs, fewer candidates Subscription

2019 has to be one of the most difficult years to forecast so far this century.

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How do you fund your business?Subscription

“The model is changing,” John Morgan said in a phone call following the release of his company’s 2018 results this morning.

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Brexit 'clinics': Good news for someSubscription

It’s hard enough to predict when Brexit will happen, let alone predict what life after Brexit will look like.

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O’Rourke’s private benefitsSubscription

In January last year, finance editor David Price penned a Briefing with the headline: No contractor should be a plc.

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Diversity: One step forward, one step backSubscription

It seems like the conversation around improving diversity in the construction industry has been going on for some time.

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Galliford Try's £149m lessonSubscription

Good news for Galliford Try and Balfour Beatty – the notorious Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is very nearly finished.

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TV shines light on the fragile nature of rail projectsSubscription

Tomorrow night, viewers of BBC Two’s Crossrail documentary series The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway will watch as a 10-tonne fan is transported through the streets near Canary Wharf station.