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20th May 2013
Source: Construction News
Interserve has won more than £700m of new work in Q1 2013 from clients including Jaguar Land Rover and Magnox. Interserve said in its interim management statement that it had won “significant contracts from new and existing clients” and that it continues to invest to drive efficiency gains and facilitate organic growth, as it announced trading is in line with guidance to-date this year.
Company Profile: Interserve
British Land has announced profits before tax rose 1.9 per cent to £274m in its full-year results today. The developer said it is continuing to benefit from its focus on London, the South-east and “high-quality retail” around the UK. Chief executive Chris Grigg said: “Although we continue to be cautious about the overall economic environment, we believe our core business will be resilient as we benefit from our focus on the better performing markets in London and the South East and on high-quality retail around the UK.
Company Profile: British Land Ltd
Steve Gelder founded his company 25 years ago with just one apprentice; today, a focus on customer service and diversification has turned it into a multi-million pound business with more than 300 employees.Steve Gelder dreamed of being a professional footballer at school, as most young boys do. But when that didn’t work out, he ended up labouring on a building site.
“I heard about an apprenticeship scheme, so I worked through the summer, every Saturday, in order to get noticed,” he says.
“After qualifying as a bricklayer and working for a few other companies, I decided to set up on my own aged 22.”
Company Profile: Gelder Group
Network Rail has revamped its supplier ranking system to focus on the “overall performance” of contractors. The latest league table puts contractors in five performance bands from A to E, instead of ranking contractors individually against one another. Within each band contractors are listed alphabetically, rather than ranked according to their individual performance.
Company ID: Network Rail
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