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August 24, 2022

SITECH TECHNOLOGY DRIVES SITE EFFICIENCY AT THE SIRIUS GROUP

The Sirius Group which provides demolition, remediation, ground stabilisation and civil engineering services to the construction industry has invested in fifteen additional SITECH® UK & Ireland Trimble technology systems as their fleet grows because of the greater site efficiency machine control offers. The UK based business with principal offices in

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Bringing Life To The Desert With Biophilic Design

When visitors cross the threshold of Heriot Watt’s new university campus in Dubai, they leave behind the searing heat of the desert for climate-controlled comfort, where diffused lighting offers relief from the harsh glare of the sun. In such an extreme environment, where summer temperatures can reach 50C, this alone

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Reducing Carbon Emissions in Construction and Building

In recent years there has been a focus on producing more efficient buildings that will reduce operational emissions. As it stands it is estimated that 39% of all global energy related carbon emissions comes from the built environment with 28% coming from operational emissions (i.e. heating, cooling and power) and

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Warning: The consequences of EHS negligence in construction

In this article Joe Harmon, Chief Product Owner at Evotix, a leader in EHS software solutions, outlines the importance of keeping construction workers safe, and how failure to comply with regulations, such as The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, can lead to severe consequences.  While all businesses

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SENIOR TEAM PROMOTION AS MURPHY GEOSPATIAL STEPS UP OPERATIONS 

LEADING surveying and geospatial solutions company Murphy Geospatial has announced a senior promotion to its board as it continues to build on its expertise across the UK and Ireland.  Paul Kearney brings a wealth of experience to his new role as finance director at the company, which follows his promotion

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SALFORD’S FIRST INSTALL ACQUIRED WITH PLANS FOR GROWTH

Salford-based furniture installation and interior fit out specialist First Install has been purchased by Ipswich-based Apex Joinery for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition strengthens both businesses creating a new multi-million pound partnership with operating bases in both the north and south of the country with the ability to deliver a

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August 24, 2022

SITECH TECHNOLOGY DRIVES SITE EFFICIENCY AT THE SIRIUS GROUP

The Sirius Group which provides demolition, remediation, ground stabilisation and civil engineering services to the construction industry has invested in fifteen additional SITECH® UK & Ireland Trimble technology systems as their fleet grows because of the greater site efficiency machine control offers. The UK based business with principal offices in Durham, Leeds, and Warrington, operates nationally and began fitting their machines with SITECH Trimble technology more than a decade ago after realising how GPS systems save time, fuel, labour, and improve the quality of the work and site safety. With clients including Taylor Wimpey, Keepmoat Homes, Miller Homes, and Gleeson Homes, SITECH Trimble technology is used in site surveys and throughout the project development. The Sirius earthmoving fleet of more than 130 diggers, dozers, scrapers, and compactors use the GPS technology across the fleet. Stuart Kirk, Plant Director at The Sirius Group, responsible for all equipment and investment in the Sirius plant division, was an early adopter of site GPS technology after seeing it in action on a dozer back in 2001.  In 2010 Sirius purchased a new Caterpillar D6 fitted with machine control, and over the last decade Sirius has continually invested in GPS technology to remain at the forefront of machine control. Stuart said: “We’ve just taken delivery of fifteen new Kobelco machines which are all fitted with SITECH Trimble technology because machine control helps us to make efficiencies in all areas. “Back in 2001 people struggled to see the savings having a site sat nav provides and I had to push to get investment in them, but slowly things began changing. People began to see how much production can improve with efficiency savings on fuel, maintenance, tighter tolerances, engineer time on site and safety as your operator can stay within the machine. “When you’re running on Trimble machine control there’s less supervision needed. Operators can see exactly where they are on site, what depth they’re digging to, and can refer to the plans so they can be confident they’re doing the job right first time which means they’re not tracking about using fuel or increasing wear and tear on the machine. “Having our engineers, surveyors and machine operators all using the same systems means we have complete confidence when tackling some of the most complex and challenging brownfield or greenfield sites.” The Sirius Group has invested around £400,000 on SITECH Trimble technology over the last 12 months, and they currently operate fifteen Trimble GPS rovers, fifteen base stations, a site surveying system and they have twenty-five excavators installed with the machine control system.  Stuart added: “Thanks to Brent Taylor at SITECH our team of three scrapers are also up and running with Trimble technology after he was able to create harnesses for them for us, and we’ll continue to invest in future technology. We’re now looking at the Trimble Business Centre to create the 3D models for our machines.” To find out more about the construction technology, software and specialist services and training SITECH UK & Ireland offers, visit the website at www.sitechukandireland.com.

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Bringing Life To The Desert With Biophilic Design

When visitors cross the threshold of Heriot Watt’s new university campus in Dubai, they leave behind the searing heat of the desert for climate-controlled comfort, where diffused lighting offers relief from the harsh glare of the sun. In such an extreme environment, where summer temperatures can reach 50C, this alone would create a sense of ease, but it is just the first in a series of subtle features and carefully considered themes that run like a green thread through every level of the campus. The redevelopment of a seven-storey office block overlooking the Arabian Gulf into a unified vertical campus for a Scottish university, has been realised using biophilic principles. Here, human affinity with nature has informed the orientation of learning spaces; the choice of materials for walls, floors and furniture; the flow of air, and even hanging felt screens that absorb sound and provide privacy in open-plan staff areas. Biophilic design has been shown to enhance wellbeing, and it’s not just about plants although, as in Heriot Watt’s Dubai Campus where interior green walls run through all levels, these can form an important part of the design. It is also about textural elements, a rich variety of patterns, the choice of natural over synthetic materials and the inclusion of ‘biomimicry,’ which in this case includes carpets that recall stone, moss and grass. The human brain has been programmed over millennia to detect subtle differences in the natural environment, allowing us to feel the breeze on our skin and sense the light change as the day progresses. Indoor environments, by contrast, are more static and it’s that disconnect with nature that biophilic design seeks to redress. BDP’s inspiration for the design of the Dubai campus was the designed landscape of Heriot Watt’s Riccarton Estate. Its lush green parkland has an exceptional tree collection and provided a compelling context for the application of biophilic principles; referencing Scottish standing stones and the pavements of Edinburgh in the slate-lined walls and monolithic reception desk that welcome visitors to Dubai. Biophilic design has succeeded in giving the Dubai campus a sense of identity, orientating staff who travel between the Gulf and Edinburgh, and offering its students a unique connection to the heritage of this ancient Scottish university. Arabic culture is referenced in elements that include an interpretation of traditional mashrabiya screens – a laser-cut, gold anodised aluminium veil encircling the welcome space. Its pattern is lifted from the Heriot Watt coat of arms and filters the sun, recalling the dappled light passing through Riccarton’s tree canopy – while the choice of wood for furniture provides another grounding element within the borrowed landscape. An important aspect of biophilic design is its ability to unite interior and exterior environments, and BDP has located social learning spaces where to provide views through palm trees toward the Gulf. To visitors, staff and students, not all of these features will be immediately evident, but they combine on a subliminal level to instill a sense of belonging. And the client, Heriot Watt University, was open to the philosophy. They understood that biophilic design would enrich the learning environment, infusing the Dubai campus with an identity that links it to its Edinburgh roots. In Dubai, this approach has provided a way of uniting nature, culture and heritage in a contemporary setting, creating a sense of belonging and making students and staff feel comfortable in their surroundings. Bruce Kennedy is an architect director at BDP Glasgow

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Reducing Carbon Emissions in Construction and Building

In recent years there has been a focus on producing more efficient buildings that will reduce operational emissions. As it stands it is estimated that 39% of all global energy related carbon emissions comes from the built environment with 28% coming from operational emissions (i.e. heating, cooling and power) and the other 11% from embodied carbon emissions (from the construction of the building).  As the population of the world quickly approaches 10 billion, the global building stock is expected to double in size.  But now, we are starting to see a coordinated action to tackle embodied carbon, with the World Green Building Council promoting a bold new vision:  by 2030, all new builds, infrastructure and renovations will have at least 40% less embodied carbon, and all new buildings should be net zero operational carbon, andby 2050, new buildings, infrastructure and renovations will have net zero embodied carbon and all buildings, including existing buildings, must be zero operational carbon.  Closer to home, to help meet embodied carbon benchmarks, there is increasing pressure for London’s large scale projects to prioritise retaining existing buildings over demolition. For example, under updated planning guidance published by London Mayor, Sadiq Khan in March 2022, as part of the London Plan: “Retention should be seen as the starting point,” and “Retaining existing built structures for reuse and retrofit, in part or as a whole, should be prioritised before considering substantial demolition, as this is typically the lowest-carbon option.”  Where refitting is not possible, Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has recommended more effective use of low-carbon building materials, including recycled steel and timber or using second-hand materials such as brick, metal, wood and even broken concrete.  While there is a degree of political consensus on the issue, this position is perhaps supported more strongly by the Labour Party and that may accelerate the impact on planning applications in London. Having for the first time taken control of Westminster City Council in the May 2022 elections, the new administration is introducing a Net-Zero Test for every major decision, which will assess social, economic and environmental impacts to help make more informed choices and improve outcomes.At the same time, M&S’s plans to demolish and redevelop their flagship store in Oxford Street have been caught up in the process. Initially approved in principle by Westminster Council and the GLA, the plans were then put on hold by Communities Secretary Michael Gove following a report published into the potential carbon footprint of bulldozing the building. This revealed the scheme carried an embodied carbon cost of almost 40,000 tonnes – the equivalent of driving a typical car 99,000,000 miles, further than the distance to the Sun. The report’s author Simon Sturgis called the plan “absolutely crazy”, believing a better idea would be to refit and renovate the existing shop. In June Mr Gove decide to ‘call-in’ the application for scrutiny by a public inquiry and for him to take the decision himself.  The Government’s net zero targets and the policies to achieve them mean that changes will inevitably be forced on those who operate in the development sector. As is so common with planning, it’s an evolving picture. 

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POS and Auto ID distributor relocates to newly refurbished Brighton office

Jarltech, one of Europe’s leading specialist distributors of POS systems and Auto-ID hardware, has completed a relocation of its UK operation to newly refurbished offices in Brighton city centre.  The fit-out work to the 330 sq m offices, worth £125,000, was completed by BRAC Contracts. The move to Aspect House on Queens Road, is part of Jarltech’s strategy to be more conveniently located for both existing and future customers as it seeks further growth.  Harriette Wysocki, Country Manager UK&I, comments on why this has proved to be the perfect location. “With a UK-wide customer base, being located near to strong transport links is vital and with the return to face-to-face meetings, having nearby restaurants and bars to entertain those customers in is a bonus. “We viewed countless offices, but Aspect House not only ticked the boxes in terms of location, but it also provided us with a blank canvas to really make the space ours.” Local property consultants, Flude, negotiated the tenancy of the 3rd floor to Jarltech and recommended BRAC Contracts to carry out the Category B fit-out.  Work included M&E alterations, stud partition walls and glass partitions to create distinct office areas, installation of a kitchen and break-out areas, and internal finishes including carpeting. Harriette continues: “Having never project managed a scheme of work like this before, it was hugely reassuring to work with a team like BRAC.  I had input into all aspects of the fit-out, but they advised me with honesty and transparency and really helped to bring the vision for our new offices to life.  Both myself and the 20-strong team based here are delighted with our new surroundings. “I’d have no hesitation in recommending BRAC Contracts to other businesses looking to complete a commercial fit-out and, in fact, have already done so to another new tenant here at Aspect House!” Concluding, Adam Clark MD at BRAC Contracts said: “This is the latest in a very successful run of commercial fit-out projects that we’ve completed in central Brighton in the last year alone, and it has once again been a pleasure to be recommended by the team at Flude. “Harriette and her team at Jarltech were keen to maximise the blank canvas that the third floor at Aspect House offered them and it’s fantastic that their experience of working with us has led them to recommend us to another soon-to-arrive tenant in the same building.” Aspect House is owned by Savills Investment Management and managed by Savills.

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Shaw Contract names “Best of Region – UK & CONTINENTAL EUROPE” winners in its 17th Design Awards programme

Now in its 17th year, the Shaw Contract Design Awards programme is a chance to recognise the spaces that inspire new ways of living, working, learning, and healing through the design lens. Our 2022 Design Awards programme had almost 600 entries submitted from 44 countries around the world. All projects entered proceeded to the first stage of judging; where an elite panel of industry design leaders collaborated in each region to select the first ever “Best of Region” winners in the history of the Awards.  We are delighted to announce that “Best of Region – UK & Continental Europe” are:  BLOC Manchester, UK by Bruntwood Works  The Judges said: “A beautiful project which considers the strong points and particularities of the building. A very considered approach that is not overdone.”  McCANN OFFICES, Bucharest, Romania by Corvin Cristian Studio  The Judges said: “This project plays with very a narrow range of colours, but they are very nicely placed… love the colour scheme and the use of materials, the break in the interior and the innovative use of materials.”   RAISELAB, Paris, France by Label Experience  The Judges said: “The use of materials andthe colours palette that they used is very good and it complements the industrial look and concrete… with a strong sustainability story.”  The “Best of Region – UK & Continental Europe” Judging Panel, to which Shaw Contact EMEA extends a special thanks, consisted of:  Raymond Chu, Associate Director at KKS-Savills, London, UK; Jelena Marjanovic – Project Manager at Archimage, Paris, France; Ida Kiss, Design Director at DVM Group, Budapest, Hungary; and Tatu Ahlroos, Interior Architect at SARC Architects and President-elect International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, Helsinki, Finland.  Overall, in the 2022 Awards, 37 projects were selected as Best of Region winners across the following judging panels: Best of Asia, Best of Australia & New Zealand, Best of Canada, Best of Greater China, Best of India, Best of Latin America, Best of Middle East & Africa, Best of UK & Continental Europe, and Best of USA.  Each Best of Region winner will now proceed to the next stage of judging, where a panel of international Design leaders will award our Best of Globe winners. Best of Globe winners will be announced October 2022.  About the programme  Each entry was reviewed to select the projects that represent the very best of design from each region, using the following criteria:  Design process – clarity surrounding the design intentions and execution   Holistic thinking – creating a space for all types of users for today and in the future    Sustainable thinking – for people and planet  Shaw Contract’s vision is to celebrate the optimism of design, and its ability to influence our everyday lives. Together, we continue to create experiences that make a positive impact for people and the planet. For more information, please go to shawcontract.com  Best of Region around the globe  Other Best of Region winners were:  Asia  Citi Wealth Hub by Ministry of Design Pte Ltd | Singapore  GAME FREAK Office by CANUCH Inc. | Japan  Hilton Singapore Orchard by Avalon Collective | Singapore  Microsoft office by UNION ARCHITECTS | Vietnam  Nestle Jakarta by M. Moser Associates | Indonesia  Australia and New Zealand  Dandelion by MJA Studio | Australia  EY Melbourne by Gensler | Australia  IGO by Rezen | Australia  Parmelia Hilton by Cox Architecture | Australia  The Central/ Naumi Hotels by Undercurrent Studio | New Zealand  Canada  Bill and Helen Norrie Library by LM Architectural Group | Canada  CBRE by Shearer Design | Canada  Central Park Presentation Pavilion by II BY IV DESIGN | Canada  Geddes/Zimco by Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning | Canada  Greater China  Fund Office, 55th Floor, East Tower, Guangzhou by Guangzhou Inspiration Group China  Guangzhou Yu Zhu Harbor by JAMES LIANG & ASSOCIATES LIMITED | China  Hang Lung Group by iDA Workplace | China  The Executive Centre by Fiona Hardie ID | Hong Kong  Zonkd by Space Matrix | China  India  Bain Capital by M Moser Associates | India  Browserstack by Space Matrix Design Consultants Pt Ltd | India  Nvidia by DSP Design Associates | India  Standard Chartered Bank – RMZ EcoWorld by M Moser Design Associates | India  TAJ Lakefront – Bhopal by JOI-Design | India  Latin America  Hotel NODO by OARQUITECTOS | Chile  Perkins&Will Estudio Monterrey by Perkins&Will | Mexico  PwC by Athié Wohnrath | Brazil  Sede Insole Energia by Mobio Arquitetura | Brazil  Viasat by Pitá | Brazil  Middle East & Africa  African Guarantee Found by Symbion Kenya Limited | Kenya  UAQ FTZA Headquarters | Dubai, UAE  Pharma Innovator | Dubai, UAE  USA  Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center by HGA | United States  Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel by Gensler | United States 

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Warning: The consequences of EHS negligence in construction

In this article Joe Harmon, Chief Product Owner at Evotix, a leader in EHS software solutions, outlines the importance of keeping construction workers safe, and how failure to comply with regulations, such as The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, can lead to severe consequences.  While all businesses have reasons to comply with EHS regulations, it’s especially important for construction businesses because it’s the largest industry in the entire world, generating 13% of the world’s GDP. Failure to do so could result in construction delays, financial loss, and most importantly, loss of life. And if EHS negligence is severe enough, it could also lead to loss of licensure. Due to the nature of construction work, the safety stakes are significantly higher than in most other sectors. Hazards related to working at height, unguarded machinery, proximity to heavy construction equipment or power lines, and occupational disease related to silica dust and asbestos are just some examples of risk. Ensuring safe building practices remains one of the industry’s top priorities, yet businesses still face problems with employee engagement and compliance. The latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) stats for the construction industry reveal the shocking human cost of negligence. In the UK, there were 30 fatal injuries to construction workers in 2021/22 as a result of negligence. There were also 123 deaths from injuries in workplace incidents, making the construction industry the deadliest. The hardest part of these statistics are what comes with them.  Behind every statistic is a name and a family, which means more than 150 families and friends were affected by such tragedies. This is NOT ok. These failings also lead to consequences for businesses in the UK, and those that run them. Even one death at work is one too many. Every employee should expect they can carry out their work in a safe and healthy working environment and return home just as safely. Businesses that do not take this seriously and fail to comply can result in some serious business consequences. Here are some of the main consequences of EHS non-compliance.  A criminal offence EHS is a legal requirement for construction businesses. Did you know that breaching health and safety regulations is a criminal offence? Businesses have a duty to ensure the working environment is safe for employees. If a business is found to have breached regulations, then it will face consequences which can include fines and even prison sentences. Hefty fines and financial burden Failure to comply with EHS regulations such as recording, tracking and reporting guidelines will result in major fines and penalties for construction companies.  According to the UK’s HSE, British businesses are fined an average of £147,000 per convicted case. Additionally, the injured employee can also claim against the business that is responsible. Issues that endanger human lives can produce unlimited fines and even imprisonment. The most serious violations will result in civil or criminal legal proceedings against the construction company, leading to serious financial strain on top of the fines.  Loss of worker confidence Notable safety violations and public fines won’t help current employees feel confident in the company, and it can make it harder to attract and retain highly qualified employees. If companies don’t show that they value them enough to provide even the most basic of requirements, which is a safe working environment, the result will be unengaged, unmotivated employees looking to exit the business.  Business reputation  Non-compliance with health and safety regulations can also hurt a business’s reputation. If violations are revealed and in the public domain, then these reported quality issues can impact the success of securing new projects. It is not good business to partner with a company that has inefficient operations which leads to major violations and safety issues. A poor health and safety culture will cost a business its reputation. Disqualification  If a company is found to be negligent, then disqualification from the industry is a possibility. As it’s the employer’s legal responsibility to protect their employees, any disqualification or prosecution targets those at the top. Prosecutions brought forward by the HSE in the UK have a 93% conviction success rate. Endangering lives Inadequate health and safety procedures can result in serious injuries or fatalities. The death of a worker is the most severe consequence. In the construction industry, the biggest priority is to prevent serious accidents and injuries as the industry continues to have one of the highest rates of work-related deaths. With 30 deaths in the UK construction industry in 2021/22, publishing figures such as these raise awareness and should drive improvement in occupational safety and health. Compliance shouldn’t be seen as a challenge, but as an opportunity. Leveraging the right construction management software is the key to realising the potential of EHS compliance to generate real cost savings. The most effective way for construction businesses to track EHS compliance is to use construction EHS software solutions. At the end of the day, all employees should return home from work safely.

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SENIOR TEAM PROMOTION AS MURPHY GEOSPATIAL STEPS UP OPERATIONS 

LEADING surveying and geospatial solutions company Murphy Geospatial has announced a senior promotion to its board as it continues to build on its expertise across the UK and Ireland.  Paul Kearney brings a wealth of experience to his new role as finance director at the company, which follows his promotion to associate director only last year.  A qualified chartered management accountant (CIMA), Paul has been with Murphy Geospatial, which provides world-class geospatial monitoring and data processing services to a wide range of clients in the natural and built environment, for nearly six years.  Paul said: “I’m delighted to be taking on this new role at Murphy Geospatial, which faces an exciting future as it continues to expand its capability and reach.  “It’s important to embed finance throughout the company’s departmental and operations structure to improve decision-making and information flow.  “Cashflow is the lifeblood of a company. The finance function can have a huge impact and we need to ensure we are operating as efficiently as possible.”  Murphy Geospatial, set up nearly 40 years ago, works with clients to reduce risk and make strategic decisions as it captures, collates, verifies and governs geospatial data across the project and asset lifecycle within various sectors.  The firm’s monitoring services are used by contractors, local authorities and private clients across an array of projects. They are also vital to construction industry efforts to meet carbon neutral targets.  Paul, based in Kilcullen, Ireland, has previously worked in a number of finance roles for major companies such as Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Bord na Móna and Bord Gais Energy, where he was a senior finance business partner.  He heads a strong finance team at Murphy Geospatial, overseeing accounts, billing, credit control, payments and administration. A number of projects and initiatives over the years have improved its smooth operation.  “The team has excellent skills and provides strong customer service within our finance partnership approach – ours is often the ‘go-to’ department. Everyone in the company is open to ideas and willing to learn and develop,” said Paul.  And he is proud of Murphy Geospatial’s work in the industry, with the increasing need for data as the infrastructures of cities, towns and the countryside continues to modernise and develop.  “We will need to adapt with new technologies and workflows so that we can continue to develop as a company,” he added. “There is a huge amount of emphasis on innovation here, including investing in a full support service department, to ensure that we are in a strong position for the future.”  Niall Murphy, the company’s CEO, said he was delighted with Paul’s promotion to the firm’s board of directors.  “Paul has been an integral part of the growth of the group, building a strong team in the finance department and implementing processes that have increased efficiencies across the UK and Ireland businesses,” said Niall.  “He has developed a respect and trust with key stakeholders and continues to provide the financial expertise and support the company needs as we go from strength to strength in achieving our business goals.”      For enquiries about the firm’s services, please email info@murphygs.ie (Ireland) or info@murphygs.com (UK).            

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SALFORD’S FIRST INSTALL ACQUIRED WITH PLANS FOR GROWTH

Salford-based furniture installation and interior fit out specialist First Install has been purchased by Ipswich-based Apex Joinery for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition strengthens both businesses creating a new multi-million pound partnership with operating bases in both the north and south of the country with the ability to deliver a wide range of bespoke joinery, manufacturing, installations, and interior fit out solutions to clients nationwide. With two offices and a combined team of more than 50 personnel, both First Install and Apex Joinery can expect to double turnover in the coming 12 months to more than £5million, with plans to recruit across all areas of the business and embark on a period of concerted growth by securing new clients right across the country. Both businesses bring a strong reputation for quality, expertise and operational excellence to the new venture which will seamlessly provide clients in the retail, leisure, hospitality, office, commercial and industrial sectors with a turnkey solution to installations and bespoke interior fit outs. The service will take ideas from vision to reality, covering the complete process from initial concept and design development through prototypes, production and manufacture, furniture and retail display selection and interior layout advice complete with comprehensive 3D visuals and flythrough animation to final installation and handover with warehousing, storage and refurbishment-related construction undertaken as necessary. Head of sales and operations at First Install, Mike McVey, commented: “By joining forces, we have extended our geographical capabilities and established a new multi million pound nationwide operator with the shared aim of becoming the first choice for the design, manufacture and installation of beautiful interior fit outs along with furniture and retail display installation, across a range of different industry sectors. “In addition to being a mutually beneficial partnership, both combined businesses are committed to further growth and job creation and plan to bring additional complementary businesses on board forming an all-encompassing and experienced group that offers added value and choice for clients and give the client a compelling reason to choose us when selecting an installation, manufacturing and fit out partner.” Despite initially doubling in size, turnover and service capabilities, customer satisfaction, attention to detail and a personal approach remain at the heart of every project for the newly merged team. Mike McVey will head up sales and operations for the new venture, drawing on his vast experience which includes Makro, Halfords and Manchester City Football Club (Kitbag) to name just a few past clients. With both companies established for more than two decades, First Install and Apex Joinery are renowned for excellence in their operating sectors; First Install delivering professional furniture installation and specialist fit out and Apex Joinery delivering high quality purpose-made joinery. For further information on either business, please visit www.firstinstall.co.uk or www.apexjoinery.co.uk.

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