This Month's News
GGF calls for
apprenticeship reform to tackle skills shortages
The GGF is urging the Government to change its policy towards apprenticeships to tackle shortages of skilled installers, surveyors and manufacturers in the face of migration issues.
Glaston buys Bystronic
Helsinki-based Glaston Corporation has agreed to acquire Bystronic Glass, the Swiss-owned flat glass machinery, systems and services provider for enterprise value of EUR68million.
Construction contracts awarded down 13.1%
The value of all construction contracts awarded in the UK in 2018 was £61.6 billion and is a decrease of 13.1% on the previous year. The number of contracts awarded also continued on a downwards trend with 10,352 awarded during 2018, a decline of 8.2% on 2017 and 16.8% down from the 2014 peak of 12,440.
Leads2Trade acquires CloudGlaze
Lead generation provider Leads2Trade has completed the acquisition of CloudGlaze in a move that it says now makes it the biggest volume supplier of leads for the fenestration industry.
Velux and Jet come together for Velux Commercial
Velux is bringing the Jet Group which it acquired last year, under the single group brand with the formation of Velux Commercial.