2016 and all that!

“2016 and all that”: What just happened, and what’s next?

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At this time of year, most companies do some sort of “look back at the year just gone, and a look ahead to the coming year”. I’m probably not the only MD to be sitting at his desk, rubbing his eyes in disbelief. Twelve months ago, the idea that we would be on our way out of the EU (probably, sort of, maybe, in some way, eventually), that the outsider candidate would win the Presidency, and the idea that our borrowing targets would be out of the window – well, it’s all faintly surreal. Where does that leave us? Well, …

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Jim Abbatt speaks at Highways UK event

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A2B Excellence has a rich heritage in civils and construction; but the majority of our work has been in rail. In the past year, we have begun to apply our programme improvement methodologies to highways too – and just in time: Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced over £1bn in spending to improve Britain’s roads. We have been working in partnership with TRL, the UK’s leading independent strategic transport business, to build coherent, forward-thinking highways infrastructure propositions. As long-standing partners in TRL’s highways consortium (also including civil engineering giants, Jacobs and Costain, and environmental consultancy, the Temple Group) we were therefore …

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See Graeme again at the LCI Summit

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We love it when our friends and advocates get a bit of recognition. We’ve been working with Graeme Shaw (now Head of the prestigious Northern Line Extension project in London) for several years, and he has unfailingly blown the trumpet for A2B methodologies: empowered staff, inbuilt simplicity and Lean attitudes as well as Lean processes. Graeme will be speaking for the second year running at the Lean Construction Institute UK’s annual Summit (date etc. to be announced shortly). If you can’t wait, see him in action as part of this LCI video of the 2014 event. Graeme is not just an …

nickSee Graeme again at the LCI Summit