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Manchester – an exciting place to be…

PRS and student accommodation boom looks set to continue Manchester construction recruitment business, Harvey Lawrence talks about the opportunities.               Picture source: manchestereveningnews.co.uk It is very plain to see that Manchester is alive with tower cranes,many of which you will see are on city centre high-rise PRS and student accommodation […]

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Harvey Lawrence Supports Local Lad

Richard Hough, a family man from Brewood, Staffordshire, was made redundant after many years of working for a local fencing firm and was struggling to find further employment. Harvey Lawrence, a leading construction recruitment agency, helped him to find work in the Staffordshire area. Training Support Richard demonstrated his passion and determination to succeed in this […]

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Harvey Lawrence Supports Parkinson’s UK

Harvey Lawrence is supporting a local man who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease to complete 56,250 steps – approx 25 miles. David Edwardson from Gnosall, Stafford, is taking on the challenge to walk from his home to Wolverhampton on Sunday 23rd April 2017 and by doing so aims to raise £5625.00 for vital research for […]

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Shortage of Women in UK Construction Continues

Worryingly, women in the UK construction industry make up only 12% of the workforce. This is down from 17% ten years ago! So instead of increasing the number of females in the construction, we’ve managed to decrease this figure. There are a number of factors that could help to explain why this figure is falling. Is it attitudes […]

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Construction Top 5 Trends 2017

Top 5 Construction Trends for 2017: What are they? Now that we are approaching the end of Q 1, here are our top five construction trends for 2017. 1. Sustainable and Efficient Buildings With the help of advancements in technology, we now have more energy efficient housing that is cheaper to run and smarter. We […]

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Post-Brexit Growth Threatened by Skills Shortage

Whilst there’s been lots of conversations about Brexit and its potential impact, 2017 looks surprisingly optimistic for the construction industry. The industry has grown rapidly in the last two quarters of 2016 and projects which were put on hold pre-Brexit, have now been resumed. This is all very positive. However, we still have a skills shortage […]

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Sarah Harvey talks about Harvey Lawrence and her thoughts on the Recruitment Industry

Sarah Harvey marked her 28th year in construction recruitment this year. In this interview, Sarah tells us about her personal experiences and discusses the changes and challenges in the recruitment industry and how these have affected Harvey Lawrence over the last decade and a half. Tell us about how your career in construction recruitment started […]

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Corruption in Construction: ‘Watching Brief’ launched on construction industry

Corruption in Construction: ‘Watching Brief’ launched on construction industry Elizabeth Denham, UK’s Information Commissioner, has reopened the file on corruption in the construction industry – specifically industry blacklisting. There are still fears that malpractice is still taking place today, which is why a ‘watching brief’ has been launched. The blacklisting scandal first started in 2009 […]

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Harvey Lawrence selected to drive major recruitment campaign for leading contractor in Manchester

Harvey Lawrence has been selected to drive a major recruitment campaign in Manchester for a top 5 contractor. Due to our ongoing success working with this client over the last 10 years, we’re now recruiting for a range of staff across a number of leading schemes including a £120 million flagship high-rise residential scheme in […]

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China and its Impact on the UK Construction Industry

On October 20th, China’s President Xi Jinping arrived in London by invitation of Queen Elizabeth, an invitation that included a stay in Buckingham Palace and a ride in a royal carriage. This new era of cooperation and goodwill between the UK and what is fast becoming the world’s largest economy is an astute move on […]

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