September 17, 2020

We are delighted to announce that EKFB won in the category of "Best Initiative to Build A Diverse Supply Base" at the prestigious CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply Chain) Excellence in Procurement annual awards yesterday (16 September 2020). The award...

August 19, 2020

Internal communication in a project of this size and calibre is always going to be a massive challenge. Our works are spread across an 80km stretch of rural England, with a workforce of c3000 at peak from a mixture of backgrounds, companies and communication devices. 

E...

August 12, 2020

Having recently been successful in gaining further funding from the CITB for 200 free training places we asked the brains behind the scheme, Michael Sedgwick, to talk about our activities and plans to bolster skills and employment opportunities:

When I was asked to writ...

August 4, 2020

Being a BAME female in a man’s world

I’m Anita Solanki, 2nd generation Hindu of Indian heritage, born in Leicester, England.

As a young teenage girl I had great ambition to be something, have my own business and be successful. Coming from a working class background, woul...

July 23, 2020

We don’t know yet what the full economic effects of COVID-19 will be, but we do know that we are in uncharted territory. No business has been left untouched in one way or another by the pandemic. As the situation has developed the supply chain still faces huge challeng...

July 10, 2020

Truth be told, I expected our organisation’s transition to remote working to be more challenging than it turned out to be.  While the relevant technology and processes were in place well before COVID-19, the default behaviour and culture within construction was that yo...

June 17, 2020

The national focus for Men’s Health Week 2020 is “Taking Action on Covid-19” and one way in which we do that is by starting with a good level of health and wellbeing, ensuring that our body is resistant and resilient to the potential effects of COVID and looking after...

June 11, 2020

I started my new role as Head of Engagement at EKFB just two weeks before the whole country was forced to find a new way of working under lockdown. Building a team was high on my priority list, but how was I to go about that in this new virtual world? And how could we...

June 5, 2020

This year, the United Nations-backed World Environment Day states on its website:

“The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate

 that makes our planet habitable all come from nature.

Yet, these are exceptional times in which nature is sending u...

May 27, 2020

 Elena's daughter, aged 18 months, hard at work 

We are living in uncertain times. COVID-19 has catapulted into our lives and radically changed our social interactions and the way we do things. The world around us, and each and every household and workplace across...

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