Tag: finance

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 …



Resolutions for 2017

January is almost over so how are you getting on with those new year’s resolutions? I’m talking about your business resolutions, not the “having a dry January” ones! Whilst in the UK we may be seeing an increase in the level of goods we export, our import figures have also increased, thereby widening the trade …



2016 really did happen

and it’s now all about to kick off! The political seeds sown last year may have been in incubation for a few months but germination is imminent. On both sides of the Atlantic, those June and November  2016 X’s in boxes caused similar reactions not just in the respective home countries but across the wider …