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22nd December 2017

This month across the Briggs & Forrester Group, we have been collecting for local charities. Each region was set with the challenge of donating much needed food and supplies to a local food bank, homeless centre or children’s hospice in time for Christmas.

At our Northampton head office, we chose to support the Hope Centre who work to relieve poverty and tackle the causes of homelessness in Northampton, by giving people a hand up.

20th December 2017

The Briggs & Forrester Bristol office has relocated to accommodate a growing team in the South West.

Since opening in 2014, Briggs & Forrester has established itself within the region and secured multiple high profile projects such as Dyson D9, Forbury Place and Dowty Propellers.

Fit-out works were carried our prior to the move to create a modern and dynamic space which provides a comfortable and conducive working environment for the team. The office is also situated in a more accessible location just off the M5 on the north side of the city.

20th December 2017

The Briggs & Forrester team at Newfoundland have recently held a Christmas raffle in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. They set themselves a challenge with an ambitious target, to raise £1500 in two weeks.

Steve Perry, Construction Manager said “I'm glad to say with the support of all the sub-contractors and suppliers who donated prizes and bought tickets, we managed to smash through our initial £1500 target and raised £2500!.”

A fantastic effort from all the team for a very worthwhile cause.

13th 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.
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!

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!

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.

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