I’m a person, not a number!

Let me share an experience with you that I had recently. I made a call to my utility supplier. Simple enough, you would think. After being told by an automated system for fifteen minutes that I am important to them, I then input a number and held for another few minutes. At last I finally […]

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Insurance Backed Guarantees

Property owners want insurance backed guarantees on the works you carry out for them.   Whether it be a house with a basement extension, a warehouse with a new roof, or cladding on a new office – they want contractors to give them an insurance backed guarantee on the work they carry out.   We […]

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Wonderful Buildings

The future is now. Take a look around you. In most major city centres you will see buildings that frankly amaze. Some skylines now resemble those of Ridley Scott’s mesmerising 1980s future thriller film Blade Runner, though ideally without the rain. I often think that major cities are defined by their skylines. Think of London […]

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Finally – A Reason To Smile!

I don’t know about you but to me this has felt like a depressing year so far. Mostly bad news and so much tragedy.   Thankfully the women’s cricket team have given us reason to smile, with that amazing victory in the Cricket World Cup.   I must admit I thought India would catch us […]

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Brexit negotiations underway

So, the Brexit negotiations are now finally underway.   The European Union and the United Kingdom attempt to unravel the myriad agreements and counter-agreements in place, as well as establishing new ones. The words “union” and “united” suggest common ground, working together, a joint effort towards a common goal. Do we really have that here? […]

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Exciting News – Victoria Underwriting is Here!

We work closely with Victoria Underwriting Ltd, which specialises in basement guarantees, roofing/cladding guarantees and insurance backed guarantees – to name but a few! They do guarantees for Japanese knotweed too, which is a growing market (my apologies, an appalling pun if ever there was one). Take a look at their website and feel free […]

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Buildings – Out with the Old and in with the New (Street!)

A slight step back from the norm today, as I want to take a moment to look at the way construction shapes the world around us. Buildings should be functional, yes, but they can be far more than that. They change the way we feel, the way we behave and the way the world perceives […]

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Claudio Ranieri Sacked – My Say

Well, as a Leicestershire based company we have strong ties to local sports teams. One of our Directors had some very eloquent comments to make on the removal of the coach at Leicester Tigers recently. Now we find Leicester City in a similar predicament! As a season ticket holder, personally I am disappointed at the […]

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Training the Legal Professionals

We like to think that we are good at what we do, but don’t just take our word for it. One of our Directors, Mark Jackson, has recently written an article for The Solicitors Group. For those who don’t know, The Solicitors Group are leading providers of high quality training for the legal profession. They […]

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