Blogs

Our latest blogs from across our business​.

 

Celebrating the world’s first T-pylons: Balfour Beatty features in New Civil Engineer

30 May 2022

Liam Cave

Liam Cave, Operations Director has today featured in New Civil Engineer alongside Steve Haskayne, Senior Project Manager at National Grid discussing the new revolutionary T-pylons which will transfer power from Hinkley Point C to the National Grid network.

‘Youth can do it’: In conversation with Ben Jewers-Pettinger, Data Analyst Apprentice

11 May 2022

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This week, in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week, Ryan Mayor, Balfour Beatty Emerging Talent Manager, speaks with Ben Jewers-Pettinger, Data Analyst Apprentice and Prince’s Trust Ambassador.

Talking about Telematics: Balfour Beatty features in Construction News

27 April 2022

Director of Data and Digital Technology, James Veitch, has featured in Construction News, discussing the benefits of embracing Telematics and the possibilities the technology will unlock in the future.

The March edition: Balfour Beatty’s latest Zero Carbon Construction Site update

31 March 2022

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Angela Pllu, Environment & Sustainability Manager, reflects on the progress that Balfour Beatty has made behind the scenes over the last few months, at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week: Supporting our future leaders

09 March 2022

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As we celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Naila Akram, Head of Social Impact at Balfour Beatty, highlights how Balfour Beatty is transforming the landscape for apprentices across Scotland.

Balfour Beatty VINCI training programme features in Highways Magazine

11 February 2022

Balfour Beatty VINCI’s unique, collaborative training programme has today featured in Highways Magazine, exploring how the joint venture has provided 17 apprentices and graduates working on the M4 motorway upgrade between London and Reading, the opportunity to learn and apply skills on the UK’s largest steel model bridge.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: In conversation with Ryan Mayor, Emerging Talent Development Manager

07 February 2022

This week, as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2022, our Apprentice Social Impact Advisor, Konstantina Fragkou speaks with Ryan Mayor, our Emerging Talent Manager, about National Apprenticeship Week.

My Balfour Beatty journey: A view from Highways Magazine’s Apprentice of the Year

21 January 2022

Balfour Beatty Engineering Apprentice, Ella Northey, has featured in Highways Magazine, discussing her journey as an apprentice, which led to her securing Highway Magazine’s 'Apprentice of the Year' award.

Greening the supply chain

19 January 2022

Balfour Beatty’s Senior Sustainable Procurement Manager, Katherine Rusack, has featured in Supply Chain Digital Magazine, highlighting how the company is working with its supply chain partners to create a Net Zero future.

What happened next

16 December 2021

Mhairi McGlip, Balfour Beatty Procurement Manager at the Edinburgh Biomes project, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, provides the second update on oour journey towards a Zero Carbon Construction Site of the future.

Virtually no difference: Balfour Beatty leads the way with virtual opportunities

26 November 2021

John Cairns, Balfour Beatty Social Impact Advisor, discusses how the company has used innovative methods to continue to deliver vital work experience opportunities for over 100 students.

The November edition: The art of the possible

12 November 2021

Colin Reid, Project Manager at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, explores the progress Balfour Beatty has made in getting as close to Zero Carbon as possible on site

Our people have spoken

09 November 2021

Following Balfour Beatty’s 2021 Employee Engagement Survey results, Paul Raby, Human Resources Director, shares his thoughts on how, together, the company is building a better future.

Bored? Not us!

11 October 2021

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As we mark yet another significant milestone at Hinkley Point C, Roger Frost, Balfour Beatty’s Project Director, discusses taking the UK’s landmark nuclear power station, one step closer towards completion.

United For Inclusion

28 September 2021

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Project Engineer, Ayo Ogunbambi-Alao, discusses her views of Balfour Beatty’s reverse mentoring programme

From the bottom up: Balfour Beatty’s digital transformation

13 July 2021

Director of Data and Digital Technology, James Veitch, has featured in Construction News, discussing Balfour Beatty’s strategy for moving towards a digital future.

Standing the test of time

09 July 2021

Following the Cambridge Judge Business School’s report “Death on the Stock Exchange” published in the journal ‘Business History’, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, Leo Quinn, reflects on how Balfour Beatty is one of only 19 companies still in business compared to the 1,513 that were in existence when the Companies Act passed into law in 1948.

What does Equality, Diversity and Inclusion mean to you?

08 July 2021

Head of Procurement for Balfour Beatty Living Places and co-chair of the Gender Affinity Network, Mukta Hashmi, has featured in Procurement Heads, discussing the company’s journey towards becoming a truly diverse and inclusive business.

 

Forging your own path into Construction - International Women in Engineering Day 2021

23 June 2021

Today, as we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) Jessica Buxton, a Trainee CAD Technician, Taylor Ryan, an Apprentice Site Engineer, and Insha Zahid, a Graduate Engineer discuss their own unique career paths into construction and infrastructure, and how gender diversity in the industry can be improved, as well as sharing their personal ‘engineering heroes’. 

Balfour Beatty Living Places are building better futures in Herefordshire

16 June 2021

Steve Helliwell

Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Living Places, Steve Helliwell, has featured in Highways Magazine, discussing how the company is helping Herefordshire Council to develop and deliver their annual service plans, drive efficiency and go above and beyond for local communities.

Harnessing the power of digital on the M25

15 June 2021

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Connect Plus CEO Andy Dean shares his thoughts on the future of digital innovation on Europe’s busiest road in the latest edition of Civil Engineering Surveyor

How Balfour Beatty are helping to cut embodied carbon

03 June 2021

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Balfour Beatty’s AutoBIM Carbon Calculator has featured in Construction Manager this week, as one of the three high-profile tools launched to combat embodied carbon in the construction industry.

Building a life after the army with Balfour Beatty

02 June 2021

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Balfour Beatty’s Public Liaison Officer, Steven Doolan, has featured in the Daily Mirror, discussing his struggle in finding his place in the working world after eight years in the Army and being severely injured in Afghanistan.

Turbocharging the revolution on skills

17 May 2021

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Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive and Founder of The 5% Club, Leo Quinn, shared his thoughts with The Telegraph over the weekend on how we can turbocharge the revolution on skills.

Let’s keep talking about Mental Health

14 May 2021

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As we mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Balfour Beatty’s Head of Health Geraldine Brammer, explains why it’s more important than ever to keep the conversation going.

Balfour Beatty is Building Back Better

04 May 2021

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Today, as we announce our three UK Corporate Partners, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive Leo Quinn reflects on what it means to Build Back Better with Balfour Beatty.

Balfour Beatty a- “Head” of time

13 April 2021

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As we celebrate another major milestone at Hinkley Point C, Roger Frost, Project Director of Balfour Beatty’s Tunnelling and Marine Project discusses the size, scale and enormity of the work that our expert team have undertaken in recent weeks.

Digitising supply chain procurement the Balfour Beatty way

12 April 2021

Balfour Beatty’s UK Procurement & Supply Chain Director, Evan Sutherland, has featured in BIM+, discussing how the company is removing wasted time and money from supply chain procurement processes.

 

 

Not all heroes wear capes – our heroes build new futures

24 March 2021

Mark Bullock
Mark Bullock, Chief Executive Officer of Balfour Beatty’s UK Construction Services business, discusses how we can work with local authorities to deliver social value as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Marking International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination

19 March 2021

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Today, as we mark International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination, Steve Helliwell, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Living Places and Chair of the Multi-Cultural Affinity Network, shares his views on Balfour Beatty’s progress in becoming a truly diverse organisation.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

08 March 2021

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Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, our Head of Public Affairs, Veena Hudson, speaks with Tracey Wood, our Group General Counsel and Company Secretary about her first six months with Balfour Beatty and what International Women’s Day means to her.

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Build the Future

08 February 2021

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This year’s National Apprenticeship Week theme is “Build the Future” - a theme we can relate to in more ways than one. Supporting young people - the future experts and leaders of this industry - is essential to growing and strengthening our business, our industry and ultimately our society.

Communities - Positively Impacting More than 1 Million People

09 December 2020

Hans Hansen, Project Executive and Community Engagement Specialist in the US

We believe we can make a real difference to improving the wellbeing and prosperity of the communities in which we operate, so it’s our ambition to positively impact the lives of over one million people by 2040 through the projects that we deliver and our diverse supply chain partners.

Materials – Zero Waste Generated

09 December 2020

Emma Harvey, Group Sustainability Manager for Gammon, Balfour Beatty’s 50:50 joint venture in Hong Kong
Over the next 20 years, we’re striving to choose the right materials, using less materials and creating value from the materials we no longer need. If it’s not possible to get to zero waste on a project we’ve committed to working with our partners to find alternative solutions.

Environment – Beyond Net Zero Carbon

09 December 2020

Bekir Andrews, Group Head of Sustainability and Reporting in the UK
In the rapidly changing world in which we live, making a positive contribution to communities requires all of us to pull in the same direction. We must be bold and ensure that we as businesses help, rather than hinder, the big societal challenges we all face.

We’re Building New Futures

09 December 2020

Kari Sprostranova, Group Sustainability Director

The construction and infrastructure industry has long been recognised as one which has a significant impact on the world; whether we’re building critical national infrastructure such as roads and railways or schools and hospitals at the heart of local communities.

We’re having a Big Health and Safety Conversation

09 November 2020

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At Balfour Beatty, our number one priority is always the health, safety and wellbeing of everyone - it's at the crux of everything that we do and is our license to operate.

We signed an open letter further supporting black inclusion

26 October 2020

Aaron

At Balfour Beatty, we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture and diverse workforce not only because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business.

We’re standing firm in our commitment to young people

08 October 2020

Leo Quinn

The country’s future will be decided by the choices we make today, and this is too important an issue not to act. We must not let an entire generation down.

National Inclusion Week 2020: Each One, Reach One

25 September 2020

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As we step into National Inclusion Week on Monday, the theme of this year – Each One, Reach One – couldn’t be more spot-on.