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Jun 15
Building trade bodies announce merger

The Nationwide Federation of Builders (NFB) and the Scottish Constructing Federation (SBF) have introduced plans to merge. The England and Wales-based NFB, which may hint its origins to 1880, and the SBF, which was based in 1895, agreed to turn out to be one organisation inside the subsequent two years. The identify of the merged […]

Jun 13
The evolution of oil filtration systems

Early automotive engines didn’t use any sort of filtration for the oil. It wasn’t till a patent was granted to Ernest Sweetland and George Greenhalgh in 1923 – for his or her product the “pure oil later” or “Purolator” – that you could possibly purchase an vehicle with a full-pressure lubrication system. It might be […]

Jun 11
‘Commercial discipline’ bears fruit for Murphy

Household-owned civils contractor J Murphy & Sons boosted its pre-tax revenue by 50 per cent final yr, regardless of a £70m fall in turnover. In a reversal of its 2022 efficiency, when profit fell but revenue rose, the agency’s newest annual accounts for the 2023 calendar yr confirmed that turnover decreased by 4.7 per cent […]

Jun 09
Working capital tempo places Bellway into net debt

Bellway has reported internet debt of £57m in its newest buying and selling replace for February-June, in contrast with £42m in internet money for a similar interval in 2023. In a buying and selling replace, the housebuilder stated its debt worth – money and money equivalents, minus debt financing – mirrored regular working capital necessities […]

Jun 07
Too much of a good thing

Extra will not be all the time the correct strategy in the case of utilizing oil components.  In lots of cases, mixing extra additive into the oil, doesn’t end in improved efficiency. Typically, including extra additive truly causes the oil’s operate to deteriorate.  In different instances, whereas the efficiency of the additive doesn’t enhance, the […]

Jun 03
Election brings London leisure centre job to a halt

Delays to a leisure centre growth in London have been blamed on guidelines round election-time funding. Kingston Council mentioned that “strict guidelines round the usage of council sources” within the weeks operating as much as an election meant it was unable to push ahead with plans to switch the previous Kingfisher Leisure Centre till after […]