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Industry interviews

Post-Carillion 'frenzy' forced Billington to buy work_Mark Smith

Post-Carillion 'frenzy' forced Billington to buy workSubscription

By David Price

Billington chief executive Mark Smith said a “feeding frenzy” of bidding in the structural steel sector after Carillion’s collapse forced his company to take loss-making jobs.

Midland Met boss wants five bidders to replace Carillion

Carillion to be replaced 'within a year' on Midland MetSubscription

By David Price

The man in charge of getting the Midland Metropolitan Hospital finished has told CN he wants up to five bidders competing for the £300m-plus contract to complete the job.

Balfour roads boss aims to beat group’s offsite target

Balfour roads boss aims to beat group’s offsite targetSubscription

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More than a quarter of Balfour Beatty highways work could be carried out offsite by 2025, the group’s head of highways has said.

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McAlpine CEO: ‘I must transform the business without changing it'Subscription

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Sir Robert McAlpine’s chief executive Paul Hamer speaks exclusively to CN on working with the notoriously secretive family firm and drawing up plans for the next 150 years.

United Living could stockpile material ahead of Brexit_Ian Burnett chief executive

United Living could stockpile material ahead of BrexitSubscription

By David Price

United Living is considering stockpiling materials from the EU ahead of next year’s Brexit deadline, according to its chief executive.

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Bam chief: Why I want our staff to say 'no'Subscription

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Six months into the job, Bam Construct CEO James Wimpenny sits down with CN to talk margins, Carillion and the shining example of Huddersfield Town.