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8th December 2017

Good luck to Stuart Barden, Engineering Services Pre-Contract Manager, who is donning fake tan, sequins and glitter and taking to the stage for ‘Strictly Christmas 2017’ in Coventry this weekend, in aid of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Stepping out of his comfort zone, Stuart is one of 20 novice dancers, who have never danced before, paired with a trained dancer.  They will perform the Waltz and the Jive over the two date event (Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th Dec) in front of a judging panel!

7th December 2017

Stay compliant – avoid restrictions – keep your reputation

Have you read about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?

There are penalties you risk by ignoring the new Energy Performance Regulations that are due to come into force in April 2018 and buildings with an Energy Performance Rating of F and G will not be lettable.

Which would you prefer? Take your pick or you can have all three!

6th December 2017

Here are five handy tips to help you save energy this Christmas.

  1. Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s which use around 90% less energy.
  2. Switch off your appliances, and avoid leaving them on standby.
  3. Set timers for your lights, and wait until dark to switch them one.
  4. Rather than watch the TV, make the most of family time and play some board games!
  5. If you have the Christmas tree lights on, turn the room lights off and make the most of the festive ambiance.
27th November 2017

Briggs & Forrester has been selected as a finalist in the Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m) and MEP Specialist of the Year categories of the 2018 Construction News Specialists Awards, the only national awards that recognises the best specialist contractors from across the UK.

To decide the winners, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by a panel of more than 60 judges, made up from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major projects. These include:

24th November 2017

This year an incredible 1109 riders took part in the Cycle for Cynthia event held at Lamport Hall in Northamptonshire on Sunday 24th September in aid of Northampton’s Cynthia Spencer Hospice. The Briggs & Forrester Group had a team of 19 taking part and in total they raise an impressive £667!

22nd November 2017

As the colder months set in, follow these tips to save energy and money over the Winter period.

  • Open your curtains during the day and make the most of the heat from the sun.
  • Cover up drafty windows with plastic sheets and tape to keep the cold air out.
  • Schedule a service for your heating system to keep it running efficiently.
  • Reduce heat loss from your fireplace by keeping it covered when not in use.
  • Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s.
21st November 2017
Harwell Campus

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have secured their fourth contract with Willmott Dixon Construction and the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) at the Facility Support Building (FSB) project on the Harwell Campus.

This collaborative partnership with main contractor Willmott Dixon began with the successful delivery of the R100 building to STFC just over two years ago, and the subsequent fit-out of the Southern offices in the same building a year later.

14th November 2017

Get the kids involved and make a game of it. There are many easy ways in which you can encourage children to help save energy around the home.

  • See how many unused appliances they can find that are on standby and wasting energy!
  • Encourage them to play outdoors for the day rather than sitting indoors on their electronics.
  • When leaving the house see who can find the any lights or appliances that have been left on.
14th November 2017

This Saturday Kelly Moss, Technical Trainee for Briggs & Forrester Special Projects is taking to the stage for ‘Strictly Northampton 2017’, in aid of the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

The show takes place on Saturday, 18th November at the Royal & Derngate Theatre in Northampton, and Kelly has been training hard in preparation.