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

  • Bruno Dupety
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    Bruno Dupety: Action man

    2017-02-17T06:00:00Z

    In 2014, Bruno Dupety was brought in to sort out Vinci’s UK construction arm: managing some massive project losses, refreshing the leadership team and restructuring struggling parts of the business

  • Paul Cossell
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    Paul Cossell: Above and beyond

    2017-01-13T06:00:00Z

    Paul Cossell took charge of ISG last year as the fit-out, construction and engineering firm transferred into private hands, a move which has enabled him to explore areas outside the core business

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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

  • David Hurcomb
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    Interview: NG Bailey's David Hurcomb

    2016-08-25T06:00:00Z

    David Hurcomb talks to Building on why he’s not fazed by the last-minute delay to go ahead with Hinkley, how the UK needs to get on with Heathrow expansion and the virtues of working for a privately owned company

  • Andy Steele
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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?

  • Simon Eyers
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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

  • Stef Stefanou
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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

  • Andrew Davies, Wates
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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