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Industry interviews

osborne ceo andy steele

'Offsite in the UK is still a cottage industry. It’s not the answer for today'Subscription


Lucy Alderson sits down with straight-talking Osborne boss Andy Steele to talk Brexit, offsite, and why he thinks the industry can’t afford to tackle late payment practices under the industry’s current business model

lord oneill london business conference

The 'rock star' economist on Osborne, Adonis and HS2Subscription

By Zak Garner-Purkis

Hailed as the world’s first ‘rock star’ economist, Lord O’Neill has had a varied and influential career, from creating the Northern Powerhouse to being chosen by Goldman Sachs to reposition itself post-financial crash. He talks to CN about infrastructure, productivity and how the UK economy could be set for a dramatic geographic shift.

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Top 5 interviews from 2018: Bam, HS2 and McAlpineSubscription

This year we’ve featured Mark Thurston’s first full interview as HS2 boss, touched upon mental health with Trad chief Des Moore, and gone behind the scenes at the notoriously secretive McAlpine with its CEO Paul Hamer – here’s our top 5 interviews.

Brexit stockpile yards sought for £1bn framework-Iain Ferguson

Brexit stockpile yards sought for £1bn frameworkSubscription

By Zak Garner-Purkis

Exclusive: Contractors on a £1bn council framework will be given lay-down areas so they can stockpile supplies to mitigate the impact of a no-deal Brexit.

CLC chief: Tier ones not delaying payments-Andy Mitchell

CLC chief: Tier ones not delaying paymentsSubscription

By David Price

Construction Leadership Council co-chair Andy Mitchell has said he does not think “many” tier one contractors are delaying payments or abusing terms.

Bev Dew finance director Kier

Kier FD: 'We’ll be shorted until after Brexit'Subscription

By David Price

Exclusive: Kier’s finance director has claimed traders will continue to hold short-selling positions in UK’s second-largest contractor until there is certainty over Brexit.