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
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.
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 frameworkSubscription
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 paymentsSubscription
Construction Leadership Council co-chair Andy Mitchell has said he does not think “many” tier one contractors are delaying payments or abusing terms.
Kier FD: 'We’ll be shorted until after Brexit'Subscription
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.
Bam chief: Why I want our staff to say 'no'Subscription
Robertson wants ‘bigger bite’ of civils marketSubscription