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George Roberts Ltd Posts Record Turnover and Strong Growth

Latest results for George Roberts Ltd, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of scaffolding and access equipment shows a rise in both sales and profits...

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New rope access training facility opens

TIS (NGA) Ltd, have opened a new Rope Access Training School in Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees. The new bespoke training facility has been designed to ensure that...

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What Can the Kickstart Programme do for the Scaffolding Sector?

Skills and staff retention have always been big issues for the scaffolding sector. With scaffolding companies competing for qualified and experienced scaffolders, there has...

Rising materials prices – what can scaffolding contractors can do about it?

It’s been heartening to see how much effort and commitment has gone into revitalising the construction and scaffolding industries since the first lockdown just...

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Exclusive: Alltask bolsters capabilities with acquisition of top scaffolding firm

Scaffolding specialist Alltask Ltd is set to strengthen and extend its capabilities after completing the acquisition of Luton based, EA Scaffolding & Systems Ltd Privately...

How Scaffolding Businesses Can Scale-up In The Midst Of A Pandemic

Business owner and entrepreneur, Greg Wilkes, who with over 20 years of experience running construction companies from the ground up, tells us businesses can...

International AFIX Group acquires UK hire and sales firm

International scaffolding manufacturer AFIX Group has acquired London based scaffolding hire and sales firm Grand Construction Products Ltd. Headquartered in Belgium the AFIX Group are...

TRAD’s recent contract wins will create more jobs in London & South East

Major scaffold contractor TRAD Scaffolding tells Scaffmag its set to create more jobs in London and the South East after a flurry of large...

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Celebrating A Female Scaffolders Success

As the world slowly emerged from lockdown the scaffolding industry had real cause to celebrate female success in what is still largely a male-dominated...

3t Energy Group appoints industry expert to head up new consultancy division

3t Energy Group is leveraging its extensive expertise in the global energy sector by establishing a new consultancy division headed up by industry professional,...

A Career in Scaffolding, from Apprentice to Scaffold Director

Scaffolding and Brickwork contractor Lee Marley is aiming to encourage more young people to join the scaffolding industry after highlighting the successes of some...

CITB fails to sell Bircham Newton and other national training colleges

CITB has shelved plans to sell off the National Construction Colleges at Bircham Newton, Norfolk and Inchinnan, Glasgow after failing to find buyers. CITB is...
George Roberts Ltd

George Roberts Ltd Posts Record Turnover and Strong Growth

Latest results for George Roberts Ltd, one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of scaffolding and access equipment shows a rise in both sales and profits after an ‘exceptional’ year. The Liverpool based scaffolding hire...
Artel, a leading independent scaffolding company in London, has made the bold pledge to become the first in its industry in the UK to go carbon negative. 

Artel Scaffolding leads the way by going Carbon Negative

Artel, a leading independent scaffolding company in London, has made the bold pledge to become the first in its industry in the UK to go carbon negative. The company behind some of the biggest projects...

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Construction sees bumper month as contract awards increase by 58%

In April 2021, contract awards increased by 58% compared to March to £9.1 billion. A level not seen since January 2020, says industry experts. Sector...

Construction activivity dips slightly

The latest information from Builders’ Conference shows that both the number and value of contracts awarded in April have decreased for the first time...

World’s largest construction trade fair postponed

Bauma, the world's biggest and leading construction equipment trade fair held in Munich, Germany has been postponed to autumn 2022. The announcement comes after the...

Pay rise agreed for construction workers

Builders and Unite the union have agreed a 1.5% pay rise for construction workers. The pay rise has been agreed for the 2021/22 year following...

Contract awards return to above average levels since September

Contract awards have returned to above historical average levels for the first time since September 2020. In March 2021, contract awards increased by 22% compared...

CHAS partners with Nottingham Uni to tackle modern slavery in construction

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has partnered with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab to undertake a research project around the risk...

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Recession is an opportunity in Wolf’s clothing

There are more opportunities to grow your wealth during periods of world crisis and economic downturns than any other period in history. Simon Boyes asks the question… are you ready to take advantage of it? 2020 has hit the scaffolding industry like a dropped ledger!...

Tomorrow’s Scaffolding Solutions, Today

48.3 is driving the evolution of scaffolding by integrating all aspects of temporary and permanent works design, which results in a much more time-effective, cost-effective and safe solution. 48.3...

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