Further support for small builders needed

44% of small builders have no idea when the market will recover

THE number of small builders concerned about the speed of regulatory change and drive for sustainability doubled in the UK during the final quarter of 2010, according to research by NHBC.

At the end of 2010, 60 per cent of small builders felt regulatory change surrounding new homes was happening too quickly - compared to just 32 per cent in the previous quarter. 

Following a period of Government spending cuts, 44 per cent of small builders also claimed to have no idea when the market will recover enough to have a positive effect on them and their business.

13.Jan.11 | Manufacturing

  1. Recovery package on Teesside falls short by £18m

    A FUND reportedly worth £60m set up to aid and support businesses on Teesside has been axed.   The fund was established following the mothballing of Teesside Cast Products to help…

    13.Jan.11 | Business Guide

  2. Sunderland firm puts best foot forward

    ONE of the region’s footwear manufacturers has announced record sales for the third consecutive year. Sunderland based Brasher has said 2010 sales are up 14% year on year. The firm said it…

    12.Jan.11 | Business Management

  3. Boom time for manufacturing company

    A North East manufacturing business - which boasts an annual turnover of £3m - has moved into a new premises as part of its expansion drive.  Cotswold Manufacturing, based in Thornaby,…

    11.Jan.11 | Manufacturing

  4. Busiest month on record for online retailer

    A SOUTH TYNESIDE based online retailer expects its turnover to rise to £8.4m by the end of 2011, following the launch of its own range of pet food products. Mark Berriman,…

    6.Jan.11 | Retail

  5. ADP targets education and health jobs

    A RAPIDLY expanding architectural company has become the latest firm to expand abroad by opening its first overseas office in India. ADP, which has six offices in the UK stretching from London…

    5.Jan.11 | International Business

  6. Smith completes US deal

    SMITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES US has completed the purchase of its UK-based parent company, Smith Electric Vehicles (UK). Following the $15 million sale, Smith UK’s current owner, the Tanfield Group, will retain…

    5.Jan.11 | Transport & Travel

  7. 100% growth for North East company

    A NORTH EAST based manufacturer of undercarriage systems and components for tracked construction machinery has seen a 100% increase in turnover. Berco UK, based in Spennymoor, saw its £7.6m turnover to…

    24.Dec.10 | Manufacturing

  8. Intercity Trains could save UK economy over £100 million

    A REPORT by the TUC has found that building Intercity trains in County Durham would save the UK economy over £100m a year. A consortium led by Hitachi was the preferred…

    22.Dec.10 | Transport & Travel

  9. Development partner sought for Haltwhistle site

    DEVELOPMENT of a £340M opportunity site at Haltwhistle has moved a step closer with the publication of a prospectus for private sector development partners. The information pack has been published by…

    21.Dec.10 | Transport & Travel

  10. Construction firms told to safeguard staff this winter

    CONSTRUCTION firms are being warned that they have a legal obligation to safeguard staff during the treacherous weather conditions. Ongoing icy conditions are seeing construction and infrastructure groups seek out specialist…

    21.Dec.10 | Construction

  1. Media monitoring firm heads to North Tyneside
  2. Hair products firm x-tends its reach
  3. Ashley’s empire jumps 3%
  4. Tyre specialist gears up for record sales
  5. Sparks fly as shipyard wins major contract

bdaily tv

Sign up for the bdaily bulletin

Join 8837 other business people in the region and sign up to the free bdaily bulletin.


Subscribe to news feed

More from the Manufacturing sector

January 2011

  1. 2010
  2. Jan
  3. Feb
  4. Mar
  5. Apr
  6. May
  7. Jun
  8. Jul
  9. Aug
  10. Sep
  11. Oct
  12. Nov
  13. Dec
  1. 13.Jan.11

    Recovery package on Teesside falls short by £18m

    A FUND reportedly worth £60m set up to aid and support businesses on Teesside has been axed.   The fund was established following the mothballing of Teesside Cast Products to help…

  2. 12.Jan.11

    Sunderland firm puts best foot forward

    ONE of the region’s footwear manufacturers has announced record sales for the third consecutive year. Sunderland based Brasher has said 2010 sales are up 14% year on year. The firm said it…

  3. 11.Jan.11

    Boom time for manufacturing company

    A North East manufacturing business - which boasts an annual turnover of £3m - has moved into a new premises as part of its expansion drive.  Cotswold Manufacturing, based in Thornaby,…

  4. 6.Jan.11

    Busiest month on record for online retailer

    A SOUTH TYNESIDE based online retailer expects its turnover to rise to £8.4m by the end of 2011, following the launch of its own range of pet food products. Mark Berriman,…

  5. 5.Jan.11

    Smith completes US deal

    SMITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES US has completed the purchase of its UK-based parent company, Smith Electric Vehicles (UK). Following the $15 million sale, Smith UK’s current owner, the Tanfield Group, will retain…

  6. 5.Jan.11

    ADP targets education and health jobs

    A RAPIDLY expanding architectural company has become the latest firm to expand abroad by opening its first overseas office in India. ADP, which has six offices in the UK stretching from London…

  • (1-6 of 6)
Sitemap