February has certainly been a month of hope and positivity, from the ongoing success of the vaccination rollout to the government’s lockdown roadmap back to normality, and kids returning to school on March 8th, things are beginning to look up!
A tragic incident has sadly put the issue of safety in the industry firmly back in the spotlight. British Transport Police announced that it was working with the Rail Accident Investigation Branch to establish how a 30-year-old rail worker died on the tracks near Surbiton station in south-west London on 9 February.
It will come as no surprise to those working in construction and infrastructure that it is a male-dominated industry, just 1 in 5 board members of the UK construction firms are women.
Major projects rarely run entirely smoothly, and getting your staffing decisions right despite an ever-changing landscape is one of the biggest challenges – and most critical factors in success.
Movers and shakers is back and what a way for us to kick off the new year! January always seems to be a popular month to make a career move and there’s been some big shake-ups in the transport and infrastructure sectors this month.
Across the transport and infrastructure sectors, there is always a continuous flow of projects and tendering for contracts. Right now, we’re beginning to see movement on the HS2 Rail Systems bidding process with the shortlisted suppliers for Track and M&E being announced last month.
What a year it has been! 2020 was certainly a year of big change for us all, and these changes certainly didn’t exclude the transport and infrastructure sectors as we saw some major takeovers and acquisitions in this past year.
2020 was certainly an eventful year, but we are optimistic that we will continue to see the Transport & Infrastructure sectors thriving in 2021.
2020 was the year that no one could have predicted, so let’s hope that 2021 is a little more plain sailing!
Back in our January blog we made predictions on what we thought the transport and infrastructure sectors would look like in 2020. Let’s see how accurate we were.