Category: News

Government Announce National Infrastructure Strategy

Yesterday, the UK Government published their long-awaited National Infrastructure Strategy. This strategy outlines the government’s plans to develop the UK’s infrastructure networks. It’s three central objectives are economic recovery; levelling up and strengthening the Union; and meeting the UK’s net zero emissions target by 2050. By providing up to £27 billion, the government wants to […]

Get Fit For Brexit: The Buoyant Markets

In this fifth instalment in the Get fit for Brexit series, Barbour ABI takes a look through the eyes of two major M&E subcontractors to get an overview of forthcoming sub-sector activity, and where suppliers might benefit from taking a look. Steve Wignall is MD at Imtech Engineering Services, the second largest M&E specialist in […]

Get Fit For Brexit: Offsite Construction and the ‘Platforms’ Approach

It’s generally accepted that offsite construction and DfMA (design for manufacture and assembly) offer leaner construction in a precision factory environment with better health and safety credentials and less wastage. But while on the one hand they haven’t yet been widely embraced, on the other the landscape is constantly evolving – with knock on effects […]

Finding and Nurturing your Barbour ABI Leads

We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI, as well as connecting with major figures within the industry to learn what makes them thrive. This month we are speaking to Luke Rigby. Luke is the founder of Build Momentum, a telemarketing platform that takes care […]

Automating Your Leads Process with Project Prospecta

We want to give you a deeper understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at Barbour ABI, as well as connecting with major figures within the industry to learn what makes them thrive. This month we are speaking to Leigh Simpson, a marketing technology expert who has created Project Prospecta, a tool that automates […]

Get Fit For Brexit: Unleash Efficiencies Through Blockchain

In the next instalment of our articles to help you best prepare for Brexit uncertainty we take a further look at the advantages of going digital and then zoom in on one of the newer technologies to enter construction – blockchain. Barbour ABI talked to Willmott Dixon digital manager Andrew Gamblen about the imperative to […]

Project Prospecta – a new lead generation service for Barbour ABI subscribers

Project Prospecta is a marketing service, launched in September 2020, designed exclusively for Barbour ABI customers. Their mission is to help building product businesses find and qualify leads automatically. They do this using the latest marketing technology and strategy and construction market intelligence provided by Barbour ABI. Making the Most of Construction Project Information Barbour […]

Get Fit For Brexit: Better Data Management

In the second of Barbour ABI’s articles looking at what organisations can be doing to be as lean, efficient and productive as possible in uncertain times, we take a look at data management and what can be done to make the most of the vast pools they acquire. Speaking at a 2018 event at which […]

Get Fit For Brexit: Construction Opportunities in UK Ports

With Britain’s exit from the EU leaving many organisations navigating turbulent waters, Barbour ABI is examining – over a series of articles – what construction businesses can do to prepare for uncertain times and best focus their resources. One area that deserves scrutiny – and may be about to get an infrastructure boost – is […]