Tag: construction

Ding Dong, Carillion’s Gone!

According to Wikipedia the name ‘Carillion’, (a business created in July 1999 following a demerger from Tarmac) “is a corruption of the word ‘carillon’ (a peal of bells) and was intended to give the construction business a clearly defined, separate identity, and to distance it from its construction roots”. Well I imagine those same construction roots will …



Construction subcontractors – bankers to the big boys?

In these days of economic uncertainty it’s quite interesting when pulling into a London train terminal to view the numerous cranes and new buildings changing the city skyline almost on a weekly basis. What is also interesting is just who is paying for all of these construction projects? If the recent news buzz surrounding the …



Banking referral scheme – is it really new?

To the clanging of great bells and accompanied by adjectives such as “landmark”, the governments banking referral scheme has finally been launched to save our SMEs from the shame of the dreaded “DECLINED” stamp. Well, that’s how it’s been dressed up. This initiative has been slowly warming up on the side lines for some time …