Wednesday, 24 September 2014

London’s booming! August saw it account for 30% of the total value of UK construction contracts

The latest figures of The Barbour ABI construction and economic report show that the value of construction contracts in London totalled more than £1.6 billion in August, accounting for 30% of the overall contracts awarded UK-wide.  

The report, published monthly, provides an insight into the construction industry as well the UK economic climate for the past month. It gives you all the facts, figures and industry news to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the construction sector. 

The report is compiled by their Lead Economist Michael Dall, using Barbour's own project and construction data.

The detailed breakdown showed that London accounted for more than half (54%) of the total value of commercial and retail construction contracts awarded, as well as nearly a third (29%) of residential and 27.2% of education. 

Michael Dall said: "London's dominance across these key sectors is mainly due to big-ticket projects such as the £420 million commercial scheme at Fenchurch Street, The City North Development in Finsbury Park worth £130 million and a contract for the Imperial West site as part of Imperial College valued at £100 million. 

"UK-wide, construction contracts totalled more than £5.3 billion in August, a 16.6 per cent increase on the value recorded in August 2013, an indication that this year has seen a comparatively stronger summer for the construction industry.” 

You can download the full report here. 

If you are looking for a construction sales job in the London area, please visit our website.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Construction Sales Job in Focus for September: Sales Manager for Luxury Ceramic Tiles to Commercial Sector in London

Our latest construction products industry Job in Focus is a superb opportunity as a Architectural Sales Manager in South London for a range of luxury ceramic, natural stone and glass tiles. 

You would be selling and marketing to architects and interior designers to secure projects in luxury commercial, hospitality, leisure and high-end residential sectors. 

Each month our Construction Job in Focus feature takes a detailed look at some of the fantastic sales and marketing construction and building materials job vacancies currently on our books. Job in Focus is also promoted on our website. Visit 

Job Title: Architectural Sales Manager
Job Ref: J4656
Product: Ceramic Tiles
Location: South London
Salary: £42k (OTE £60-70k)
Type: Field Sales

EMPLOYER: Our client is a market leading manufacturer of high end luxury ceramic tiles, boasting an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and customer service as well as a well respected and established brand within the Architectural community. 

JOB DESCRIPTION: Architectural Sales Manager - Responsible for marketing our Client's superb portfolio of high end luxury natural stone, ceramic and glass tiles and surfacing products, securing projects in luxury commercial, hospitality, leisure and high end residential sectors. The role will incorporate establishing and developing relationships with key Architects, Interior Designers and key stakeholders within the Commercial interiors sector within the London area. 

LOCATION: South London, our client will consider candidates living in London, Berkshire, Surrey, Kent or Sussex. 

PERSON: We are seeking a high calibre specification sales professional with proven experience in the interior finishing marketplace. You will have experience dealing with Architects, Designers or Developers in the London community as well as a passion and flair for design and aesthetics. 

BENEFITS: On offer is a basic salary of up to £42,000 providing a realistic OTE of £60,000 - £70,000 through a % of sales turnover for the area with a superb range of secondary benefits including: a contributory pension, healthcare, 30 days' holiday plus bank holidays, and a tablet, mobile phone, laptop and fully expensed company car. 

For further information or to discuss your career options contact Steve Brennan on 01480 405225 or apply online.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Construction Industry Fit-out Sector set to 'hammer' it out to win Olympic stadium hospitality contract

The London Legacy Development Corporation has started to invite companies to bid for the hospitality fit-out of the revamped Olympic Stadium which is set to be the home of West Ham United Football Club.  

The stadium will also continue to host athletics and other sporting events but as companies begin to 'hammer' out their bids to go for gold, what fit-out work is up for grabs?

The project will involve fitting out four floors of the west stand of the stadium as it is converted to become the new home of West Ham United.

The hospitality areas include 90,000 sq. ft. of interior space comprising of around 33,000 sq ft of lounges, 4,000 sq ft of private boxes, 20,000 sq. ft. of concourse, toilets and associated areas.

Works will include supply and installation of wall, floor and ceilings finishes, bar joinery, second fix building engineering services, and fixtures and fittings.

The successful contractor will carry out the work in two phases. Part of the work will be completed in time for Rugby World Cup matches in 2015.

Fit-out works will resume in November 2015 for the final phase of fit-out works to enable the hosting of the West Ham games for the football season 2016/2017.

It will be interesting to see who wins this exciting contract for one of the countries leading football clubs and for what is already one of the most famous stadiums in the world.

Pinnacle Consulting is very active in seeking construction sales professionals to fill jobs and vacancies in the commercial interior fit-out sector. If you are looking to recruit or looking to work in this sector, contact us on 01480 405225 or visit our construction sales recruitment website today.

Monday, 15 September 2014

New plan says Building and Construction should be a major part of next government's plans

The next government has been encouraged by leading construction industry bodies to put housing and construction at the heart of its five-year term plan, creating jobs and growth throughout the United Kingdom. 

It is evidence that the whole industry needs to act as one for mutual benefit and Pinnacle Consulting is very supportive of any such initiative as this where the industry is working together.

The Get Britain Building campaign which was established in 2009 and combines the minds and expertise of the Home Builders Federation, Modern Masonry Alliance, Federation of Master Builders and the Builders Merchants' Federation has launched the Get Britain Building 2020 Delivery Plan.  This plan makes recommendations for the next government to push housing, infrastructure and skills forward from 2015 to 2020.


The campaign wants the new government to commit to solving the housing crisis within a generation, publishing a long-term housing strategy within its first year.

The alliance said it was “critical” that small as well as large plots of land were released for housing, and that banks should be encouraged to lend to small housebuilders through government guarantees.

It called for the Help to Buy equity loan to continue. It also said that the government should work with the industry to increase the number of construction apprenticeships. If all political parties pulled together, 200,000 new jobs would be created in the construction sector, it claimed.

Speaking at the launch, BMF MD John Newcomb said: “Supporting both house building and the upgrading of existing homes, the building supply chain is vital to the UK economy. Ensuring continued investment in manufacturing and distribution requires clarity and certainty. We need to know what we can expect from the next Government. Once policy is set, we also need continuity with no sudden changes of policy direction, levels of public funding or delivery arrangements, as we have seen so often in the past.”

Mike Leonard, Chief Executive of the Modern Masonry Alliance, added: “While much has been achieved since we launched the Get Britain Building campaign in 2009, the biggest opportunities to secure more homes, jobs, growth and a balanced economy still lie ahead of us. It is imperative that we begin to develop 30 year local development plans to create the confidence required to secure inward investment in infrastructure, manufacturing, distribution and land, and attract young people into the sector by offering long term meaningful career prospects.”

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), continued: “Today we put forward a range of sound actions and recommendations for the next Government to ensure it fully realises the potential of our sector and allows us to help deliver its aims of increasing the pace of economic growth and job creation, and reducing our carbon emissions. We are calling on the next Government to put housing and construction at the heart of its five year plan.”

John Slaughter, Director of External Affairs at the Home Builders Federation, added: “Home builders are already stepping up their investment in skills as the market recovers. A firm commitment by the next Government to policies that enable the industry to increase supply will help tackle our housing crisis and give the industry the confidence to create the jobs our young people need. Communities across the country stand to benefit greatly.” 
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Thursday, 11 September 2014

East Anglia is Leading the Way in Construction Industry Growth

Although we recruit throughout the UK for sales and marketing jobs in the construction and building industry, it is always good to hear the sector performing well in your own region. 

Therefore, being a Cambridgeshire based company, we were delighted to read the great news found in the latest figures which Barbour ABI supplies to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), cabinet office and treasury. They revealed that the East Anglia is at the forefront of growth in the industrial construction sectors.

Mirroring the dramatic increase in construction sales and marketing opportunities we've been experiencing in the region of late, Barbour ABI's latest economic and construction market review, which shows that the value of industrial construction contracts across East Anglia totalled more than £180 million in July - this accounted for 44.4% of the overall contracts awarded for the sector throughout the UK, an amazing increase of 40.2% on July 2013.

This underlines the vital role the industry is playing in the improving UK economy, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), based at Bircham Newton, near King’s Lynn said: “Construction is a vibrant and exciting industry that is worth billions of pounds a year to the east of England.

“The industry benefits the local economy as construction workers spend their salaries where they live, with 90p returned to the local economy for every £1 paid in wages.

“With recent research suggesting the industry needs 20,000 new apprentices in the east of England over the next five years, it couldn’t be a better time to get into the industry.”

The report stated that the eastern region accounted for 11% of the total value of construction contracts awarded across all sectors in July, just behind London and the South East with 15% each and the North West with 12%.

Michael Dall, lead economist at Barbour ABI, said: “Industrial construction activity in July was at its highest since Christmas, and the East of England was right at the forefront of this growth.”

We will keep flying the flag in the East Anglia region for the construction industry. You can search for the latest construction sales jobs in East Anglia here.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Featured Construction Industry Sales Jobs for September 2014

September 2014: Now the summer is over and before the chaos of the run up to Christmas starts, it is an ideal time to start looking for a new construction and building industry sales job - with this in mind you may wish to take a look at our current construction products sales jobs.  We have some superb job opportunities on our books at the moment and we feature some of them here.

If you are interested in any of these roles or are looking to develop your career, contact us or take a look at our website for more details on our construction sales jobs and recruitment services.
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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Construction Sales Recruitment Clinics September 2014

Are you ready for your next career move in construction sales and need an independent evaluation of your career? Why not arrange to attend one of our FREE PinBuild Career Development Clinics this September at a location near you.

PinBuild Clinics are for sales professionals in the construction and building products sector. They provide specialist career advice & a match to our latest construction sales vacancies.

Call to arrange to meet one of our Consultants 01480 405225 or e-mail

Next clinic dates
  • Thursday 11th September - Bristol
  • Wednesday 17th September - Glasgow
  • Wednesday 24th September - Warrington
Our current jobs: You might find one you'd like to discuss: Search for building and construction products sales jobs

PinBuild Clinics will evaluate the job seeker’s career to date and identify the best opportunities available. The clinics provide professionals with expert advice on how to progress their career by discussing the industry sectors that have potential for growth, the skills and focus needed to ensure that they develop with the changing nature of the market and how to ensure that their career continues to progress rather than stagnating.

The clinics will also assist those that attend to map out a realistic and achievable career path, including any potential training requirements. Assistance will also be given to evaluate their CV and also their interview technique and where they should focus to ensure they realise their true potential in the building and construction industry.

We specialise in external and internal sales positions, marketing and management roles and director and board appointments with manufacturers, merchants or distributors across the whole building, construction and interiors product spectrum.

Take some time out to read about CRASH the construction industry's charity for homeless people and one of our industry partners for our charity initiative 'Helping others as you recruit.'

Monday, 1 September 2014

Housing starts and completions figures show another rise

The latest figures for housing starts and completions were released late last month by the Department for Communities and Local Government, Private starts climbed 23.7% in Q2 2014 to 29,890 against the same quarter in 2013. (Although not many look like the picture shown!!)

Against Q1 2014, private starts in Q2 2014 lifted 2%. In total, 36,230 homes in Q2 were started, an 18% improvement on Q2 2013 and the same total as the previous quarter.

Private completions in Q2 2014 increased 4.8% to 23,360 against Q2 2013. Compared to Q1 2014, they rose 4%. Total completions during Q2 increased 7.4% to 29,540 against Q2 2013, rising 6% on the previous quarter.

And in the 12 months to June 2014, private starts rose 26% to 111,340 against the equivalent period in 2013. Private completions during the 12 months increased 7% to 90,860.

DCLG said that the yearly starts total of 137,780 marked the highest level of housebuilding since 2007, a 22% improvement on the 12 months to June 2013. Total annual completions lifted 7% to 114,440.

If you are looking for a sales job for building products servicing the housebuilding industry, then contact is on 01480 405225 for a confidential discussion or look at the latest jobs on our website