UK contractor offers reassurance that it remains on course to deliver double digit profit growth
UK plant and tool rental company Speedy Hire has acquired lifting equipment engineering company Lloyds British Testing Ltd from administrator PWC
ONS figures show 2014 fourth quarter construction output grew by 4.8% over previous year, although down on third quarter
Office for National Statistics figures show reduction in new orders and repair and maintenance contracts
Figures for final quarter of last year seen as a blip as overall upturn is welcomed by industry watchers
Poor weather has hit sales of construction products since start of year, while manufacturing and construction insolvencies are high
UK construction output in August 2012 estimated to be 11.6% lower than a year earlier.
Nearly 10,000 construction and manufacturing companies went under in last two years, with 2012 also looking challenging
Second quarter figures highlight that UK construction sector is “a long way from recovery”
Construction companies begin targeting opportunities in Vietnam, Indonesia, South Africa, Turkey, and Argentina.
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