Interserve closes down power businessSubscription
Interserve is closing down its power business as part of its restructuring efforts to boost profit.
Interserve: Minister confirms contingency plansSubscription
Ministry of Justice minister Lucy Frazer has revealed that the department has contingency plans in place after Labour questioned preparations for the “possibility of the collapse of Interserve”.
Kier bags 35 deals to win January leagueSubscription
Kier clinched its second successive contractor league triumph in January after securing 35 deals underpinned by healthcare projects.
Interserve has appointed Andy McDonald as the company’s general counsel and company secretary.
The Cabinet Office has insisted that none of its suppliers are “in a comparable position to Carillion”.
Interserve features and analysis
Contract wins among the top contractors grew by nearly a quarter in January year on year, led by Kier’s £595.1m haul.
Giants of construction have suffered a torrid start to the year.
Nuclear power, proton beams and even Chinese modular hotels have featured in the biggest site reports this year.
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The contractor’s work to deliver a complex radiation-shielding concrete solution has required exceptional precision.
A stand-out total of 30 contracts in just one month gave Kier top spot in the monthly league table for October, as the value of combined wins recovered from September’s crash.
The industry’s precarious nature has been reinforced today as Interserve issued its second profit warning in just over a month.
With a litany of profit warnings and now the threat that one of the UK’s biggest contractors could breach its banking covenants, Interserve’s problems have once again shown how mishandled contracts can bring a business to its knees.
The contractor top 50 came crashing back down to earth in September having hit unprecedented heights during the previous month thanks to HS2 wins.
“When you’re autistic, you come across as being different,” says Interserve’s senior consultant Arran Linton-Smith.
For three of the UK’s biggest construction beasts, the summer of 2017 is one to forget.
Interserve has been working on a project in the South-west that is helping homeless ex-servicemen get back on their feet through building their own houses – enabling them to gain vital construction qualifications in the process.
The contractor must plan for tens of thousands of tourists and inclement weather on a job where every last detail matters.
More and more companies are starting to take diversity and inclusion more seriously – and our six finalists this year have gone the extra mile.
Interserve wins £227m FM government contractSubscription
Interserve wins legal row over axed EfW jobSubscription
Interserve wins £140m BBC FM contract extensionSubscription
Interserve bags major Birmingham regen schemeSubscription