Category Archives: General News

The trade show tide is changing

There was something missing at a recent trade show we attended. For the first time there was something slightly off kilter, a change in the tides. Maybe you noticed it too…….there was not a dollybird to be seen. Maybe that’s … Continue reading

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Is a Smaller Builder the Answer?

Is a Smaller Builder the Answer? For a long time smaller builder and businesses in the construction industry have felt somewhat overshadowed by the big main contractors who get awarded all the desirable jobs. But are the tides turning? With … Continue reading

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So what impact has the November 2017 budget had on our SME?

So what impact has the November 2017 budget had on our SME? Budget has seen many changes including UK growth our GDP downgraded from 1.8% to a safer tentative 1.4% Its not all disheartening news though, employees have several encouraging … Continue reading

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What’s on our Christmas Autumn Budget Wish List?

What’s on our Christmas (Autumn Budget) Wish List? With Chancellor Phillip Hammond due to release the Autumn budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017, we are waiting with fingers crossed to see if anything on our wish list comes true. As … Continue reading

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NVQ offerings for the workforce- is it worthwhile?

Everyone is talking about apprenticeships and NVQ’s at the moment, but how can that help you and your business to prosper?   We have looked at what they can do for your business, how you can access funding to lower … Continue reading

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Celebrate Easter in UK – predicted to be hotter than Spain!

Easter is fast approaching Sunday April 16th 2017 followed by Easter Monday, and here at Howells we are all looking forward to our Easter celebrations. Apparently it is predicted to be hotter than Spain according to the Met office so … Continue reading

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Marking the Days in March

March has seen many developments, but it has been also a tale of two very diverse stories this month, with it containing a celebration and a very sad farewell. Colin Boyle was a long serving employee  of  9 years, who … Continue reading

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How the City of culture can help local business

The rail industry is working together to deliver over £50 billion in a Railway Upgrade Plan: the biggest programme of improvements in rail since the 19th Century.   Investment Investment is at its highest since the Victorian times and there … Continue reading

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Making Business New Year Resolutions

How to make business New year’s resolutions   New year’s resolutions are not just for personal needs, but also can be used for business.  Like with anything, failing to plan is planning to fail. Looking forward for 12 months can … Continue reading

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So, just how has the US elections affected the UK

So, just how has the US elections affected the UK? Trumping over the UK economy by Tracey Jackson) The world has been very involved in the recent American election battle between Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump, and two other candidates … Continue reading

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