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CPA Weekly Notes

CPA Weekly Notes

The Markit/CIPS PMI for manufacturing was 48.9 in November, down from 49.6 in October. This marked the seventh consecutive month of contraction for the manufacturing sector, as the upcoming General Election added another layer of uncertainty, whilst destocking...

FIS Conference round-up: Rethinking Construction

FIS Conference round-up: Rethinking Construction

A massive thanks to our events sponsors, QIC Evolution and Forza Doors. Partners, speakers, exhibitors and of course the delegates in attendance. We hope you had an enjoyable and insighful day. A full round-up and presentations from the day are below.Dr Noble Francis...

FIS is in sound shape, making a difference and continuing to grow

FIS is in sound shape, making a difference and continuing to grow

The FIS AGM was held on the 19th November 2019 at St Georges Park, Staffordshire (read the minutes here) In the Outgoing President’s address, Andrew Smith of OWA highlighted that the FIS was in sound financial shape with a little over £25,000 surplus generated in the...

FIS partners with Barbour ABI to provide 15% discount for its members

FIS partners with Barbour ABI to provide 15% discount for its members

FIS has partnered with Barbour ABI to extend our reach and educate and take our content directly to specifiers and building designers. This partnership is great news for FIS members because it provides a dedicated Hub for FIS on the Barbour ABI Product Search where we...

Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship at Leeds College of Building

Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship at Leeds College of Building

Leeds College of Building is now offering the Interior Systems Installer Apprenticeship, focusing specifically on the drylining pathway. This is a Level 2 qualification and typically takes two years to complete. Working in partnership with British Gypsum to deliver...

Public sector retention policies published

Public sector retention policies published

The retention policies of major public sector clients has been published by Build UK as it reached its latest milestone on its Roadmap to Zero Retentions. The information aims to provide increased transparency for the industry and includes the retention percentage...

New members needed for CONIAC SME Working Group

New members needed for CONIAC SME Working Group

The Construction Industry Advisory Committee (CONIAC) is looking for individuals to join its Supporting Small Employers working group. The Health and Safety Executive is supported by a range of advisory committees and industry groups. These bodies may be concerned...