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Review of the Year: M&A bonanza to make way for skills focus

2-Sep-2015 | By

High-profile M&A and overseas competitors have taken centre stage but improving margins and tackling skills shortages will be priorities in the next 12 months.

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CN100 interactive: Challengers, leaders, dwindlers and cash cows


In this interactive infographic, find out which CN100 firms have boosted their profitability and which have struggled over the past year.

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Profit margins fall as problem contracts bite

2-Sep-2015 | By

Despite increased production and easing of materials costs, profit margins have taken a hit among the CN100 from the top down as problem contracts take their toll.

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Employment levels increase but salaries fall

2-Sep-2015 | By

Despite the top 100 contractors recording staff growth of 6 per cent, the skills crisis and falling salaries are growing concerns.

Suzannah Nichol chief executive UK Build

Build UK CEO: We don't want another Construction Confederation

To mark the launch of Build UK, chief executive Suzannah Nichol tells Construction News how main and specialist contractors will work together and why her organisation will not go the same way as the Construction Confederation.

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Boom market: Why retirement housing is the next big thing

With the UK’s population ageing and many elderly people sitting on valuable property, the development of specialised retirement housing represents a huge opportunity for construction.

I\'m discouraged by lack of openly LGB employees

Exclusive: Gay workers shun construction industry

A new survey shows that less than half of all construction workers believe their colleagues would be comfortable working alongside openly gay peers, prompting calls for the industry to undergo a “cultural shift” in its attitude to LGB employees.

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Tata, for now


First it was 500, then 400, then 700, and now another 250.