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James Pellatt head of projects GPE 1

The caring client: What GPE's head of projects wants from contractors

9-Oct-2014 | By

Great Portland Estates’ head of projects talks to Construction News about collaboration, fair payment and why clients must recognise firms are ‘mentally tired’.

Adrian Belton chief executive CITB

Interview: ‘My job is to challenge the status quo’ – Adrian Belton, CITB

18-Sep-2014 | By

The CITB’s new chief executive gives his first interview to Construction News about his plans to modernise the often-criticised organisation and what he believes must be done to plug the skills gap.

Mark Carne chief executive Network Rail Aug 2014 1

Mark Carne: 'I was lucky to join in a crisis'

11-Sep-2014 | By

Network Rail’s CEO talks exclusively to Construction News about his baptism of fire, why the industry needs to improve and how to deliver a £38bn pipeline.

ISG_Billionaire store in Macau

ISG aims for £4m in procurement savings

9-Sep-2014 | By Chloe Stothart

ISG aims to make a total of £4m in procurement savings over two years in UK construction and plans to lift the division’s margin above over 1 per cent during 2015, its chief executive has said.

Unite student accommodation Stapleton courtyard Islington London

Unite open to new partners for 10,000-room student pipeline

4-Sep-2014 | By

Unite Group is on track to develop almost 10,000 new bed spaces in the next three years and is open to working with new contractors, its managing director of property has said.

David Hurcomb chief executive NG Bailey

NG Bailey back in profit despite ‘cut-throat’ market

8-Aug-2014 | Updated: 8-Aug-2014 | By

NG Bailey has returned to profit in 2013/14 despite a construction market its chief executive has described as “cut-throat”.

Sir John Armitt

Armitt urges contractors to show support for infrastructure plans

24-Jul-2014 | By

Sir John Armitt has urged contractors to rally behind his proposed national infrastructure commission as he turns up the heat on politicians to secure cross-party support.

Lawrence Waterman head of health and safety Battersea Power Station

'Clients must lead' – ex-Olympic safety chief on the risks of recovery

10-Jul-2014 | By

Lawrence Waterman is taking his success in charge of safety on the Olympics to the massive Battersea redevelopment and urges those at the top of the chain to improve standards.

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