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British Sugar TOPSOIL grows by 5 per cent as UK economy rallies

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British Sugar TOPSOIL, the UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors, has reported a 5 per cent growth in turnover in the financial year to September 2016 and has plans for further growth. Thanks to the unexpected resilience of the UK economy following the Brexit vote, customer confidence is strong and the company aims to take full advantage with new product offerings.

Commenting on the company’s performance, National TOPSOIL Manager Andy Spetch said: “Five per cent growth in turnover is an excellent result. Despite concerns that customers might be affected by the uncertainty caused by the Brexit vote we have experienced sustained strong demand for our products and been sufficiently confident to continue with new product development.

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Baker Consultants helps Gladman to planning appeal success

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Gladman Developments Ltd has won a planning appeal inquiry for a residential development at Coalville, Leicestershire. The development of 180 new homes was initially refused by North West Leicestershire District Council in November 2014 and was subsequently examined at a public inquiry a year later. Baker Consultants provided Gladman with ecological advice throughout the planning process, carrying out comprehensive surveys, negotiating with the Local Planning Authority and giving evidence to the public inquiry.

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Sky Garden create outdoor space for students in London

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Finsbury Park required a wide range of systems for this outdoor space to be used by university students in London. Sky Garden had to use all their experience and expertise to successfully bring the components together to create this beautiful finished project.

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Housebuilder vies for two Eco awards

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Housebuilder Redrow has been shortlisted for two awards in the BIG Biodiversity Challenge.

Run by ciria (the construction industry research and information association), the awards invite organisations to ‘do one thing’ to enhance their construction site, development or existing building.

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Insulate now to avoid possible VAT increase

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As the UK government may be forced to raise the current VAT rate on insulation and energy efficiency products the British Urethane Foam Contractors Association is advising potential customers to install insulation measures now. This will not only save the difference in VAT should the rate go up, but also save money on ongoing fuel bills.

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