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What is the Northern Powerhouse?

The Northern Powerhouse is an incentive by the UK Government which was proposed by the 2010-15 coalition government continued to be implemented by the 2015-2017 Conservative government.  The focus is to invest in the major cities within the north of the UK, to continue development...

Women in Construction Whitepaper

Whitepaper: Women and the Construction Industry

The UK construction industry is not a particularly female friendly environment. According to statistics, 99% of on-site construction workers are male. Although this might seem like a natural fit for a very physical job that could involve a lot of endurance, the reality is that...

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Why is there a lack of women in the construction industry?

In the UK, 99% of on-site construction workers are male. Within other areas of the industry, the figures are not vastly different, with only 11% of the whole industry being female. Many of these roles include desk jobs such as design, secretarial and administrative roles...

Food retail

What is the long term forecast for the UK food retail industry?

The UK food retail industry is constantly changing and evolving to meet both customer demand and changing shopping habits. This includes things like offering a different choice of foods such as the booming health foods sector, as well as growing awareness of food intolerances and...

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What are the drivers of the changing food retail landscape?

The food retail landscape is one of the fastest changing markets in recent years.  Gone are the days where the major supermarket names competed to build the biggest possible stores – in fact, these are quickly becoming inefficient, and smart use of space within supermarkets...