Press Release

‘We must make Britain fit for future generations’ Opinion piece from Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, published in The Telegraph

13 May 2019


Today, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, Leo Quinn, shared his views in an opinion piece published in The Telegraph.

Entitled We must make Britain fit for future generations’ the piece discusses the political inertia that has characterised the last three years of British politics and which is now starting to have a real impact on the economy and social mobility.

Accompanying the opinion piece is a further background briefing, Helping Britain work: Skills + Infrastructure’. This articulates the case for skills and infrastructure in the context of the challenges Britain is currently facing.


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