Balfour Beatty should have sorted out its businesses years ago

Balfour Beatty

The article Major shake-up at Balfour Beatty (, 29 April) sounds like a familiar story of managers and directors either not knowing or not wanting to know that recessions require a bolting down of the hatches. The chief executive must reflect on the hotch-potch of Balfour Beatty UK building businesses which should have been sorted out two years ago.

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