Last month the shocking impact that poor payment practices have on small business owners…
Extra paperwork can be a hassle – whatever industry you are in – but Jackie Biswell (below), of Apex Roofing, explains why she’s pleased plans to introduce a mandatory licensing scheme for all UK construction firms is being widely embraced across the sector.
Academic routes are not the only path to success, and with a shortage of new talent entering the construction industry, it is more important than ever to find an alternative way of learning to bridge the gap. The introduction of T Levels – technical education programmes for young people aged 16 to 18 – have been billed as the solution. Jackie Biswell from Apex Roofing, gives her view.
There are some seriously frightening statistics surrounding depression and suicide in the construction and roofing sector. Here, Jackie Biswell, from Apex Roofing, explains why she feels Stress Awareness Month is the perfect opportunity to get our heads around tackling mental health in the workplace.
Successful businesses don’t just sell products and services; it’s often how they handle customer relationships that differentiate them from their rivals. So what happens when a customer is difficult to please? Industry expert Jackie Biswell explains how she boosts her brand through respect, recognition and resolve.
Everyone from planners and regulators, to architects, contractors, roofers and builders knows the importance of implementing a robust quality assurance system. Here, to mark World Accreditation Day, Jackie Biswell, Managing Director of Apex Roofing, looks at how a roofing accreditation could deliver confidence of best practice in the sector.
A failure to invest in apprenticeships and deliver quality training programmes post-recession has resulted in a widening skills gap in the construction industry. Jackie Biswell looks at the challenges and opportunities involved in bringing new blood into the sector.
The collapse of Carillion left thousands of suppliers and subcontractors owed money. Jackie Biswell, of Apex Roofing, examines how late payment practices have exacerbated the damage experienced by these small businesses.