Category: Insight

Has Brexit damaged the construction industry?

It’s just over two months since the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement was signed – all within the midst of a global pandemic – so, is it living up to our expectations? For the construction industry, the key questions have been: Can we still get access to materials? Do we still have a sufficient workforce? …

Budget 2021 – The impact for Property & Construction

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, presented his latest Budget this month.  The centre piece signalled his plans for recovery to boost the economy whilst controlling the levels of government debt. So, what does this mean for the built environment?  Will the introduction of 95% mortgage guarantees be rocket fuel for housebuilders? How will …

RTO spells change for the workplace

It’s fast approaching a year since our world changed. The Office was Dead. The surreal experience of having the Government directing us to go home, stay there, not to venture out and to work from home if we could, will stick with us all for years to come. For those that could work from home …

Opportunity in Adversity

2020 didn’t go as planned for many businesses worldwide, and with the pandemic continuing at full force into 2021 this hasn’t given many the clean break they were hoping for. The businesses that have continued to thrive have been those who have been willing and able to innovate and adapt rapidly to the constantly changing …

Why forecasts of a steep decline in building prices may be overstated

Mark Cleverly speaks to Building magazine about why forecasts of a steep decline in building prices may be overstated. Building article: 20 May 2020: ‘Expect spooked investors and developers to hold onto cash‘ Following the immediate disruption to construction sites and business caused by the covid-19 pandemic, debate and discussion has turned to what is …

The Case for Continuity

Can a strategic project management approach help overcome the problems clients are facing in getting their residential projects delivered? The answer is a definite yes. The combination of initiatives designed to increase the supply of new housing and proposed regulatory changes have come together to make the case for appointing a Strategic Project Manager much …

Duncan Adams speaks to APM’s Project on sustainability

With sustainability high on the agenda, CPC’s Duncan Adams spoke to ‘Project’ magazine’s Summer 2019 edition about how sustainability is currently impacting on project managers, what our responsibilities should be, and how we can contribute to improving sustainability in the future through our consultancy services. Project magazine is the official journal for the Association for …

Waking the Sleeping Giant

CPC’s Joseph Infante, features in Rail magazine’s latest publication, (Issue 872, 13 February 2019), where he discusses the impact of the new Rail Sector Deal on SMEs (Small or Medium Sized Enterprises). Joseph asserts that “The SME community in UK rail is, by just about any measure, the most effective and diverse in the world, but the rail …

Top tips to be a successful SME

We have developed some top tips that we believe are essential to be a successful SME. There are 12 tips plus a bonus tip for you to consider: Bonus Tip # – Have a goodwill focus Creating goodwill can be difficult to achieve, hard to measure and takes time. It is often based on perception and …

CPC’s 12 top tips before Christmas

We have started our countdown to Christmas with the ‘Top 12 Tips for success for SMEs’. As an SME, our tips are aimed specifically at those that that are leading and managing SME businesses. We have very different challenges to multi-national companies and those that are self-employed, so we hope these tips will give you …