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What is wrong with praising good clients?


Sir, I have just read the letter from your correspondent Gavin Clarke, ('Gogarburn's success was down to lavish spending', Letters, February 9).

I am surprised that somebody with claims to being in the industry as long as Mr Clarke would take such an attitude.

We as an industry are always complaining that nobody wants to pay for quality, and to an extent that is true.

But for God's sake let's not start moaning when we get an enlightened end-user working through sensible, fair, and focused construction managers, providing clean, safe and well-managed off ice and site conditions.

What's wrong with working with people who want to change our industry for the better and who actually do it rather than just talk about it?

I for one am proud to have been a part of this project, and I say three cheers for the Royal Bank of Scotland and Mace for taking the industry to a new level.

Perhaps this is the reason why those involved with the project delivered it on time and on budget ? after the way that the client had treated them, it would have been a disgrace to have delivered anything other than a complete success.

Colin Bland Group managing director R&S PLC West Thurrock Essex