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Trades & Labour department gets a fresh face

By Laura Oliver / June 28, 2019

We’re happy to say that our trades and labour division is busier than ever with our new resourcer Chris Walker taking charge.     Chris […]

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Paperless Office – Pier offers advice on going digital

By Laura Oliver / June 27, 2019

The news in 2019 has been filled with concerns about plastic waste and how we can combat single use plastics.  But did you know that […]

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Recruitment for Life

By Laura Oliver / June 27, 2019

Our Managing Director Paul celebrates (or commiserates!) 25 years in the recruitment industry this year, and has been reflecting on some notable changes in the […]

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Credit Crunch – Is your company creditworthy?

By Laura Oliver / June 27, 2019

When I was browsing the construction headlines this morning I was struck by something.  Four of the stories on a single news page referenced folded […]

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Electrical contractors: Are you “electric vehicle ready?”

By Laura Oliver / July 11, 2018

New electric vehicle proposal could open lucrative market for electrical contractors Electrical contractors will be interested to hear the latest proposal by the Department for […]

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Construction training for under £25 : The 3 top Health and Safety certificates in demand

By Laura Oliver / February 8, 2018

The Age of the Health & Safety Certificate These days construction sites take their health and safety very seriously, and with good reason. Whilst the […]

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George Clarke showcases amazing regeneration of The General in Bristol

By Laura Oliver / February 1, 2018

We are very proud to have been involved in the regeneration over the last four years of The General in Bristol. It has recently been visited […]

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Beating Blue Monday with Funny Construction Jokes

By Laura Oliver / January 15, 2018

Blue Monday in the office After the excitement of Christmas and New Year, the next event on the calendar is a bit more dismal; Blue […]

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Blue Monday Songs for Construction Jobs

By Laura Oliver / January 10, 2018

Happy New Year everyone! Following our playlist dedications to electrical workers and plumbers, our latest list celebrates those in construction jobs; our Trades and Labourers in […]

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Plumbing Music Playlist: for Plumbers, Pipefitters & other Mechanical Jobs

By Laura Oliver / December 22, 2017

Plumbing jobs appreciation This week the heating has been on full in the office and we’ve been drinking lots of tea to keep warm and […]

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Have a listen to our Electrician Oldies playlist

By Laura Oliver / December 11, 2017

Songs for Sparks                             With the snow falling outside it’s beginning to […]

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Construction apprenticeships and training: new schemes enough to plug the skills gap?

By Laura Oliver / December 4, 2017

Why is there a skills shortage? The release of the Autumn Budget and an overhaul of construction apprenticeship and training programs has brought attention to […]

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Chancellor’s “budget for builders” shows government has listened to construction industry demands

By Laura Oliver / November 30, 2017

Construction industry associations influenced budget decisions Since the Autumn budget was announced by Phillip Hammond a week ago we have been reflecting upon the statement […]

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12 years in Construction Recruitment : 5 Reasons to Celebrate

By Laura Oliver / November 20, 2017

Pier Consulting Ltd Celebrates its 12th year in Construction Recruitment       In the office today we have been reflecting on how far we […]

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