Richard Threlfall

Richard Threlfall

Richard Threlfall is global head of infrastructure at KPMG

  • Richard Threlfall
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    What's the best way to attract and recruit young people into construction? Get them young

    2018-10-31T07:00:00

    The industry’s approach to attracting and hiring new talent is haphazard. The Construction Leadership Council, if properly funded, could do something about it

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    UK is lacking fibre

    2018-08-31T06:00:00

    Many other countries’ broadband capability puts ours to shame – and while government targets are a step in the right direction, progress is painfully slow

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    We need to plug in to electric cars

    2018-06-22T06:00:00

    Electric vehicles with zero emissions are the future, so it is vital government creates the conditions to maximise take-up and build a proper charging point network

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    Taking the long view

    2018-04-23T06:00:00

    Infrastructure is all about long-term value – or should be. But to make that a reality we must learn to work together. Will you sign up to Project 13 and help transform the sector?

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    Breaking up is hard to do

    2018-02-13T06:30:00

    The European Investment Bank is an important source of finance for UK infrastructure, investing billions in the UK every year. So why would we want to leave it?

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    It's easy if you try

    2017-12-06T07:00:00

    Imagine a future where autonomous vehicles and intelligent transport networks create not only stress-free commutes, but also quieter and greener cities

  • Richard Threlfall
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    Brexit: Time to be heard

    2017-08-30T11:55:00

    The construction industry’s voice needs to be part of the discussion on Brexit. We must set out our stall on three key areas to ensure the well-being of both the sector and the wider UK economy

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    Infrastructure: Talking heads

    2017-07-13T06:00:00

    Infrastructure’s many stakeholders have plenty to say, and Richard Threlfall can imagine just what they’re thinking, too. The next step is to learn how to listen to each other

  • Richard Threlfall KPMG
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    Election reaction: Not the worst of all worlds

    2017-06-09T09:59:00

    While sterling may be wobbly at the prospect of a hung parliament, we can welcome a return to more moderated politics

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    Infrastructure: Going places

    2017-05-03T06:00:00

    Rapid advances in infrastructure technologies will transform the way we build. Construction firms need to stop dragging their feet and catch up with the pace of the new technology revolution

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    Let’s make them an offer …

    2017-03-10T06:00:00

    If we want the government’s industrial strategy to work for our industry, construction must offer a proposition based on collaboration, investment and innovation. Here’s how we can do that

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    The rise and fall of the mega-city

    2017-01-11T06:00:00

    Mega-cities are no longer sustainable and the bigger they become, the less likely are they to function efficiently

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    A winning formula

    2016-12-08T06:00:00

    Creating cities that foster vibrant communities and with the infrastructure in place to secure their economic competitiveness, is no mean feat

  • Richard Threlfall
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    It's a positive Autumn Statement but not a radical one

    2016-11-23T15:12:00

    Infrastructure spending, despite the announced increase, is still low compared with international levels, while the housing announcements are a drop in the ocean

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    House of cards

    2016-11-02T06:00:00

    On paper it looks like the government is committed to investing in infrastructure with major projects including Heathrow and Hinkley approved

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    Construction's culture change

    2016-09-07T06:00:00

    Data analytics revealing whole-life cost and quality, collaboration embedded in organisations’ culture, and an increase in innovation are all set to transform the industry

  • Richard Threlfall
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    Brexit survival guide

    2016-07-05T10:01:00

    Forget about Remain - that particular ship has sailed. Here are five more Rs that deserve your attention in this post-vote UK

  • Richard Threlfall
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    PPPs: Step back in time

    2016-05-11T06:00:00

    Public-private partnership agreements could be used to help invigorate the UK’s infrastructure - but only if we shrug off stigma from the past around their use

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    On the money

    2016-03-18T13:01:00

    Move the EU referendum debate to an economic battleground and it becomes pretty clear-cut which decision will work best for the majority of the construction sector

  • Richard Threlfall
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    Wet, wet, wet

    2016-01-20T11:00:00

    With outdated policy, procurement and funding models, flood defences are a key area of infrastructure weakness. So far none of the solutions the government has offered has worked - largely because its whole approach needs radical reform

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