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Industry interviews

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Galliford Try’s final legacy job to complete this summerSubscription

By Zak Garner-Purkis

Galliford Try’s construction boss Bill Hocking has told CN that the problem Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route will be completed by the summer.

Carillion: Firms targeted Network Rail boss with contract offers

Carillion: Firms targeted Network Rail boss with contract offersSubscription


Some of the UK’s biggest rail firms wrote letters declaring an interest in taking over Carillion’s contracts in the weeks following the contractor’s collapse, the boss of Network Rail has revealed.

Sarah Beale interim chief executive CITB

Industry tells CITB ‘get on with it’Subscription

By Zak Garner-Purkis

CITB chief executive Sarah Beale has told Construction News the industry is urging the training body to “get on with” its restructure.

Patrick O'Keefe chief executive O'Keefe

'You have to step up' – Taking over a £20m business aged 26Subscription


Patrick O’Keefe was in his mid-20s when he lost his father, the boss of a major groundworks firm. He opens up to CN on what it’s taken to create a £74m business today.

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Speedy CEO: ‘It was probably worse than I thought’Subscription


Thrust into the hotseat in 2015 after just three months at the company, Russell Down quickly realised Speedy was in a dire financial situation. How has he turned things around?

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British Land splits risk with McAlpine on Broadgate's next chapterSubscription


Sir Robert McAlpine is British Land’s sole contractor on the £1bn upgrade of London’s Broadgate Campus. So just what is SRM doing to instil so much faith in its client?