France ‘Lifts’ UK’s Powered Access Giant

22nd February 2017

An unconditional offer for Lavendon by Loxham was made on 14th Feb resulting in Lavendon applying for a delisting and a cancellation of admission to trading of Lavendon shares on the London Stock Exchange. Loxham has now received acceptances on 90% of the shares and is looking to exercise its rights to acquire the remaining…

HAE look to ensure safety in tool hire jobs

HAE Look to Ensure Safety in Tool Hire Jobs

14th February 2017

People working in tool hire jobs have an important role to play in protecting their own safety around sharp or heavy equipment, and also ensuring the safety of their customers when renting out tools and machinery. At this month’s Executive Hire Show 2017 at the Ricoh Arena, Hire Association Europe (HAE) were on hand to host a…

Regional Construction boom in some of the UK's biggest regional cities

Regional Construction Boom in Some of the UK’s Biggest Regional Cities

1st February 2017

The largest UK regional cities are experiencing a construction boom, not anticipated by the scaremongers following Brexit. The attraction of city centre living is helping as are the new transport links to certain parts of the UK. Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast have all seen big jumps in the levels of development across a number…

Tool hire recruitment finds jobs that are 'just right'

Tool Hire Recruitment Finds Jobs That Are ‘Just Right’

30th January 2017

There are lots of different reasons why people choose careers in tool hire, but with a wide range of different opportunities available in the industry, specialist tool hire recruitment is bound to find a vacancy to suit you. At the start of 2017 Report linker published the 11th edition of their major market study ‘Tool…

Does a Transparent Recruitment Firm, Mean More Filled Vacancies?

Does a Transparent Recruitment Firm, Mean More Filled Vacancies?

25th January 2017

Ask most people to describe the recruitment firm meaning and they will most likely give you a very subjective answer. If you have had some great experiences you will no doubt be singing the praises of your recruitment firm and vice versa if you have not been treated well. What’s to stop a recruitment agency…

What makes a good CV?

What Makes a Good CV?

6th January 2017

When it comes to selling yourself there’s nothing better than having a nicely crafted CV to set the expectation and leave any potential employer wanting more, but what exactly can you do to set yourself apart from the rest? Make it easy to read When you look through hundreds of CV’s per day there is…

Sunny forecast for UK construction in 2017

Sunny Rorecast for UK Construction in 2017

4th January 2017

December saw the fastest growth in almost 12 months, according to a survey, but the weaker pound has increased the costs of materials to a 5 and a half year high. The positive report from CIPS/Markit came a day after a strong survey from the manufacturing sector, showing a 2 and a half year high.…

UK HGV driver shortages

UK HGV Driver Shortages

22nd December 2016

With most job vacancies heavily oversubscribed, it may be surprising to discover that there’s one well-paid career suffering serious shortages. According to the Road Haulage Association (RHA), there are currently tens of thousands of driving vacancies across the UK. RHA chief executive Richard Burnett states “We are short of between 45,000 and 50,000 drivers and the…

Maintenance keeps plant hire jobs safe and sound

Maintenance Keeps Plant Hire Jobs Safe and Sound

19th December 2016

A discussion paper from the Construction Plant-hire Association recommends that people working in plant hire jobs should liaise with long-term customers on the issue of planned maintenance of machinery, to keep it in good working order throughout longer contracts. The CPA’s Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group has published the 62-page document for feedback, and the…

Jobs in plant hire look good through 2020

Jobs in Plant Hire Look Good Through 2020

29th November 2016

Jobs in plant hire are a strong prospect for at least the remainder of the current decade, according to the highlights of an AMA Research report on the industry. The study looks at the UK plant hire sector from 2016 to 2020, and compares this period with the preceding years of the decade. It asserts…