Kier Group has today announced that its finance director Bev Dew is to step down. Mr Dew will leave the firm by September 30 shortly after the announcement of its results for the financial year, after over four years in the role.
Kier's MD Brian McQuade on how initiatives like Open Doors can give young people an insight into the world of construction. Addressing the skills shortage remains a key priority right across the construction industry. While the sector has become one that is incredibly diverse and significantly more
Andrew Davies has today started in his new role as chief executive of Kier with the launch of a strategic review aimed at turning around the group’s fortunes. Kier said the review will consider ways of further simplifying the firm to “create a more focused group”.
Kier Regional Building scooped three national accolades at this year’s Considerate Constructors Scheme annual awards for projects based in Scotland. The ceremony, which recognises the UK’s most considerate sites for the contribution they have made towards improving the image of construct
Kier Group has suffered a £35.5 million loss in pre-tax profits as a result of problem contracts and mounting debts. In financial results for the six-month period to 31 December 2018 the infrastructure, building, development and housing group reported an operating loss of £20.9m on under
Across Scotland, Kier Construction is opening four construction sites to give members of the public a unique opportunity to learn about the built environment and provide a rare glimpse into a live working site as part of Open Doors Week 2019, which takes place from 18 to 23 March. With such a wide-r
Kier Group has revised up its debt position to include a further £50 million and revealed it will take a £25m hit on a hospital redevelopment project. In its trading statement of January 22 the firm announced that its net debt position was c.£130m at 31 December 2018, but in a surp
CEOs and directors from 32 energy and utilities employers have launched a sector inclusion commitment to attract more diverse and inclusive talent. Sector employers including Amey, Balfour Beatty, Clancy Docwra, Keltbray, Kier and Morrison Utilities are among the contractors signing up.
An initiative that has already given a number of young women the skills to begin their careers in the built environment sector is gearing up to welcome its next cohort of ambitious students. Facilitated by New College Lanarkshire, the nine-week Females into Construction course is backed by several s
Alyson Cameron discusses her route into construction and dispels the misconception that a career in the sector is for those struggling academically or that it isn't for women. From a very young age, building was a keen interest of mine. My dad was a joiner and I always enjoyed helping him, showing a
Phil McDowell has been promoted to operations director and joins the Board of directors for Kier Construction Scotland & North East. Phil joined Kier as a contracts manager in 2013 has been responsible for the successful delivery of a number of prestigious projects, including a number of award-w
The impact of continued uncertainty over Brexit, rising costs and squeezed margins are all reflected in the latest construction output figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Scottish contractors have said. According to today’s report, the all work series decreased by 0.3% in Qu
Haydn Mursell has resigned as Kier Group chief executive with immediate effect just weeks after the firm launched an unsuccessful £264 million rights issue to help accelerate its debt reduction programme. The company announced today that Mursell will also stand down from the board of directors