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There have been several reports published in the past few weeks highlighting the effect of the skills shortage on the industry.
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When passing a colleague on the stairs at our office earlier this week, we both enquired how things were going and I found myself reeling off a long list of activities in reply.
It’s good to hear that the drive to recruit more workers in the M&E sector is increasing, which tallies with comments made to H&V News by a number of companies in recent conversations, showing that growth in work levels are driving the need to recruit more staff at various levels.
The recent announcements from Bam Construct, Bam Nuttall and Balfour Beatty have delivered a reality check for the industry, compared with the various “good news” updates from a number of sources in recent months.
On behalf of the H&V News Awards team I’d like to thank everyone for the many messages of appreciation and gratitude received since the presentation ceremony on 24 April.
As improving news on economic performance continues to emergy, our latest online analysis launches today in the form of the H&V News Building Services Profitability Survey – www.surveymonkey.com/s/F2VL79C - designed to shed further light on the current situation, as well as indicating expectations for the future.
In addition to the comments made by the B&ES’ Bob Towse highlighting the lack of testing of air conditioning systems, I’ve recently had conversations with a number of industry contacts on the general subject of compliance.
It’s highly unlikely Labour’s consultation on the Green Deal will have much of an impact.