Budget 2021: Industry Reaction

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled the government’s latest budget in a bid to steer the country out of lockdown and onto a road to recovery. Rishi revealed that the government will be pumping an additional £65 billion into the economy to aid recovery. Many were happy to hear that the furlough scheme will be extended until...

HAKI acquires global workzone safety company

System scaffolding manufacturer HAKI has acquired Vertemax a UK-based global workzone safety company. HAKI headquartered in Sweden has announced the purchase of all business shares...

TRAD Group announces 50th charity fundraising

Group aims to raise £75k across the year, starting with a ‘50k for 50 Years’ campaign in March. TRAD Group (‘TRAD’), one of the UK’s leading...

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Budget 2021: Industry Reaction

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled the government’s latest budget in a bid to steer the country out of lockdown and onto a road to...

TRAD Group announces 50th charity fundraising

Group aims to raise £75k across the year, starting with a ‘50k for 50 Years’ campaign in March. TRAD Group (‘TRAD’), one of the UK’s leading...

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HAKI acquires global workzone safety company

System scaffolding manufacturer HAKI has acquired Vertemax a UK-based global workzone safety company. HAKI headquartered in Sweden has announced the purchase of all business shares...

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Budget 2021: Industry Reaction

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled the government’s latest budget in a bid to steer the country out of lockdown and onto a road to recovery. Rishi revealed that the government will be pumping an additional...
HAKI has aquired Vertemax

HAKI acquires global workzone safety company

System scaffolding manufacturer HAKI has acquired Vertemax a UK-based global workzone safety company. HAKI headquartered in Sweden has announced the purchase of all business shares in Vertemax the UK firm that designs and manufactures workzone...

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