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Financial fears hit construction

Financial fears hit construction

Companies across the construction supply chain struggled in 2017 with rising costs for raw materials, labour and energy, several industry chiefs have confirmed.

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Revenue squeezed at Hargreaves

Infrastructure and energy company Hargreaves Services has taken £20m revenue hit and seen a small operating profit turn into a £2.7m loss.

New apprenticeship centre opens

A leading name in quarrying and construction kit has launched a new centre for apprentices and is gearing up for National Apprenticeships Week on 5-9 March.

Quarriers evacuate slow worms

Almost 300 slow worms had to be removed from a quarry to allow the site owner to start preparation works.

Quarry fund helps community

A construction materials supplier has freed up money as part of a £400,000 fund to support community initiatives.

Aggregates firm targets bullying

An aggregates company is waging war against cyber bullying after scrumming down with a professional rugby team to help school children.