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Record skills shortages in construction

  Skills shortages in the construction industry have hit record highs – particularly affecting bricklaying and carpentry trades. In its latest trade report (looking at the last quarter of 2017), the Federation of Master Builders found that more than two thirds of small-medium sized construction companies are struggling to recruit bricklayers and carpenters. At 68%, […]...
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Looking for our community focus

As mentioned in one of our previous articles, Sheriff is interested in making a more significant contribution to the community this year. To us, this means a couple of things: we want to support both the Luton community where we’ve established and built up our company over the last 13 years, but we also wish […]...
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Drive safely this winter

With an average of 5 people killed and another 66 seriously injured on our roads every day, we all know that driving in Great Britain can be a dangerous thing! But, for many of us (including most people working in construction) it’s a necessary part of our everyday work. At winter time, the combined effect […]...
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Construction takes a downturn

Figures just published reveal that construction output fell by 2% in the three months up until November last year – making it the biggest quarterly decline the industry has seen since 2012. This is set against a climate in which UK manufacturing is expanding to a point where it has reached its highest output level […]...
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Onwards and upwards in 2018!

2018 looks to be an eventful year. There’s a Royal baby expected in April, a Royal wedding planned for May, the World Cup kicks off in June and Brexit talks will no doubt continue to divide opinion throughout the entire year! For the construction industry, the forecast is that the sector will expand by just […]...
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