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Newsletter JANUARY 2017


CONSTRUCTION NEWS • Morgan Sindall wins £42m Kingston University Project • London Mayor plans £770m on cycling initiatives • Worlds largest sea bridge in Hong Kong is now connected! • Damien Hirst’s London Gallery awarded RIBA UK’s new best Building

Lamis has passed her Interview assessment!

Start with a bang...

2017 is here! With the turn of the New Year we are excited to get back into the office and behind the wheel. Following on from our last Newsletter, we have seen the business develop and received some exciting announcements about more future projects due in 2017!

It can be yours... At FTS we run a £500 referral award scheme to thank those who recommend someone to us. We have added up our total pay outs for 2016 and the grand total figure has come to over £5,000. If you would like a piece of the action and want to recommend someone, it’s easier than you might think. For information on how to get involved head over to our website.

Read all about it To ensure our consultants are trained to deal with your requirements fully, they go through a comprehensive assessment before conducting interviews solo. Great work Lamis!

We have a dedicated marketing department bringing you an array of construction news, industry insights and articles featuring recruitment tips and tricks to help you on your way in your career. Follow us on social media to keep up to date with our journey!

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What we have been up to...

The votes are in!

New Year, New Career

As some of you will know, birthdays are a big deal for us here at FTS. As a recruitment agency we thought that, instead of a cake, we wanted to give everyone who is registered with us a chance to nominate a favoured charity to receive a small gift. We will then donate to the charity with the most nominations at the end of the quarter. Well the results are in from last period and we would like to announce that a donation of £140 has been made to Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to everyone that took part and watch this space for next quarters vote! If you would be interested in registering with us, call us on 01202 201225 or head over to to view our live list of vacancies.

Over the past 18 Months, we have grown our permanent business, launched a freelance division, re-established our Residential sector and increased team numbers by 300%. With that in mind, we are pleased to announce a new addition to our team, Tom Atter.

with a consistent flow of the best quality applicants. We wish Tom all the best in his new role here at FTS and if we can be of any assistance please feel free to reach us on 01202 201225. Jared Lee & Tom Atter

At thirty-four years of age Tom has spent the past four years working with a large recruitment company in London, having enjoyed success as a Sales Executive for BMW for six years previously; and has recently relocated to Bournemouth with his fiancé to settle here before his wedding next year. As a Key Account Manager Tom will be working very closely with Managing Director, Jared Lee, to ensure that we are meeting recruitment requirements whilst providing clients Jared Lee & Aidan Williamson

The Team Grows We are pleased to announce the arrival of another Resource Consultant to the FTS Team.

5 Years and Counting!

Aidan Williamson has joined FTS to work with the permanent department where he will be sourcing managerial talent for building contractors and will be developing relationships with applicants who are looking for their next career opportunity. We wish him the very best in his new role!

Festive Fun Happy workiversary to our one and only Becca Harris who is celebrating 5 years at’s to another 5!!


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An awesome night of festivities at this year’s FTS Christmas Party for a great finale to 2016. If you would be interested in a taste of the action feel free to call us on 01202 201225 or email for a chance to start your recruitment journey in 2017!

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Construction Highlights... Sir Robert McAlpine is understood to have emerged as an early frontrunner in the bid race to build a 330m-long 10-storey groundscraper landmark building for Google in London. The firm is bidding with Lendlease, Mace and Multiplex for the £600m project to build the 10-storey HQ at King’s Cross Goods Yard with the new 650,000 sq ft complex making up more than half of the company’s complete campus.

League Doubles Up

Morgan Sindall pulls off second contracts league double – During the last 12 months a run of over 310 contract wins revealed the firm’s hit rate had risen on smaller jobs helping to extend Morgan Sindall Group’s lead at the top of the annualised contracts league table. BAM and Laing O’Rourke were vying neck and neck for second place, over £300m down from Morgan Sindall, with one month to go before 2016 closed.

Time is ticking Sir Robert McAlpine has secured a Big Ben tower revamp. The three-year program of restoration and modernisation work is due to begin in early 2017 on the Elizabeth Tower, the Great Clock and the Great Bell. The high-profile scaffolding erection for the 96m tall tower is expected to take six months alone to complete with at least one clock face left exposed during the upgrade. McAlpine’s scaffolding construction and the pre-construction agreement is worth £3.5m, with the full conservation of the Elizabeth Tower expected to cost £29m.

Sights at new heights

Plans to build London’s second tallest skyscraper at the site of Aviva’s London headquarters have been recommended for approval - The 90,000 sq m building would be able to accommodate 10,000 people and boast a viewing platform higher than that of the Shard, and London’s highest public sky restaurant

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