Shed specialist Benniman rides out market lull

Worcestershire builder Benniman weathered a lull in the shed building market last year to maintain profit levels. The warehouse market slowdown saw revenue drop by around a fifth to £130m, but Benniman managed to keep pre-tax profit level at £8.4m. The shed builder also managed to end the year with stronger net cash at £55m,

Winners named for £260m Manchester Uni framework

Manchester University has named its new line-up of contractors to deliver its ongoing works and expansion programme. The new build framework will be used to deliver the University’s next five-year investment strategy. It has been divided into four lots that will also cover demolition, refurbishment, decoration and landscaping, up to a total value of £260m. Twenty

Geoffrey Osborne files administration notice

Contractor Geoffrey Osborne has filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator. The famous industry name was founded in 1966 by civil engineer Geoffrey Osborne and its main shareholders are still the Osborne family. Latest published accounts for the firm showed a turnover for the year to September 30 2021 of £325.8m generating a

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