Interview with Contractors

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    Bill Hocking: Dealer's choice

    2018-01-19T12:22:00Z

    Bill Hocking, boss of Galliford Try’s construction arm, might have felt he’d been dealt a bad hand when he took over the job two years ago, but now that he holds all the cards, he’s moved to reduce the risk the firm takes on

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    Neil Martin: Steady as he goes

    2016-12-08T06:00:00Z

    Since Neil Martin took over at the helm of Lendlease’s European construction operations he has returned the firm to profit and steadied the ship. So the question everyone wants to know is how he did it

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    Andy Steele: ‘Was that me?’

    2016-03-29T15:29:00Z

    It took Andy Steele just five years to transform Connaught into a £240m-turnover sensation. Can he pull it off again?

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    Simon Eyers: Beating the odds

    2016-03-14T15:09:00Z

    National Apprenticeship Week: Being born deaf and mute hasn’t stopped Simon Eyers landing a job as an electrician at contractor FM Conway

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    Life of Pycroft

    2015-12-02T13:05:00Z

    He’s the boy from Bradford, done good – a ‘tough as nails’ business leader who built the Shard and steered Mace to become one of the UK’s most prestigious multidisciplinary construction firms

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    Interview: Stef Stefanou

    2015-01-16T06:00:00Z

    The former John Doyle chairman unpicks the events that led to the firm’s closure in 2012, and reveals how the industry exposed a darker side in his hour of need

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    Interview: Andrew Davies

    2014-09-12T06:00:00Z

    When Andrew Davies, Wates’ chief executive, goes to the board next month it will be to tell them how he intends to double turnover at the £1bn family firm. But don’t expect a revolution

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    Interview: Gary Sullivan

    2014-08-21T16:00:00Z

    Gary Sullivan, co-founder and chairman of Wilson James, explains what the army can teach construction

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    Inteview: Tony Burton

    2014-06-12T06:00:00Z

    The Construction Industry Council’s new chairman wants the body to make a strong case on behalf of the industry’s professionals. He talks about skills shortages, improving the image of construction and stepping into the limelight

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    Interview: Neil Martin

    2014-03-14T06:00:00Z

    It’s been all change in Lend Lease’s European business, with recent years marked by management instability and falling profits. Can the managing director of its construction arm Neil Martin succeed where others have failed and turn the business around?