Profitability and Productivity

Profitability is an essential component of any business model. Without healthy margins businesses are unable to innovate, reinvest and grow. Sadly, far too many civil engineering contracting businesses are not achieving sustainable levels of profitability. And the link to productivity is clear. We need to maximise both if our industry is to flourish.

Our work programme for 2022 will incorporate both profitability and improved productivity as key performance indicators.

A UK Energy Strategy for the future? Or a bundle of possibilities?
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Last week the UK Government published its energy strategy for the next 30 years. For some it’s a blueprint for future energy security, for others it’s too little, too late and does nothing to help those struggling to pay their bills today. Suffice to say it’s a mixed bag. Nevertheless, there are some pointers for…

In Wales’s interest: Let’s collaborate, put politics aside and prioritise Wales’ infrastructure needs.
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Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association Wales calls for greater collaboration across the infrastructure sector in Wales with a clear focus on “value” and for governments in Wales and Westminster to work together in Wales’ interest.   As the dust settles from the Christmas celebrations and politicians, decision makers and those who…

CECA Wales Leadership Challenge 2021 : Future Leaders
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So after a Covid-enforced postponement of our 2020 Leadership Challenge it was great to get back to Cwrt y Gollen Army Training Barracks with the Army in Wales and put our “new recruits” through their paces! We know that strong leadership is critical to any organisation and this is especially evident in the infrastructure sector….