Our latest blogs from across our business.
Balfour Beatty speaks to Building Magazine about its role in the Manufacturing and Technology Centre’s ‘Sandpit’ projects
16 May 2023
Tom Yates, Balfour Beatty’s Senior Commercial Manager, speaks to Building Magazine reflecting on the company’s involvement in two ‘sandpit' projects for the Manufacturing and Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry.
Balfour Beatty features in Construction News discussing the benefits of investing in digital technology
03 May 2023
James Veitch, Balfour Beatty’s Director of Data and Digital Technology, has featured in Construction News, discussing how the company has effectively invested in digital technologies to deliver efficiency and productivity benefits.
Balfour Beatty goes all electric on its Edinburgh Biomes project at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
24 March 2023
Jo Gilroy, Group Sustainability Director at Balfour Beatty, shares an update on the company’s ongoing journey towards the Zero Carbon Construction Site of the future at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
When the city calls: Balfour Beatty Living Places discusses Citywatch in Highways Magazine
24 February 2023
Brian Hammersley, Contract Director at Balfour Beatty Living Places, has featured in Highways Magazine discussing Citywatch – a 24/7 CCTV monitoring service provided on behalf of Southampton City Council.
Balfour Beatty launches Right to Respect – the equivalent of Zero Harm for inclusive behaviour
07 February 2023
Paul Raby, Balfour Beatty Group HR Director and Executive Committee member, explores Right to Respect and what it means to Balfour Beatty and the wider construction and infrastructure industry
Bursting the HVO bubble: Balfour Beatty speaks to The Construction Index about alternative fuel adoption
18 November 2022
Jo Gilroy, Balfour Beatty’s Group Sustainability Director, has featured in The Construction Index, discussing why the company is going against the grain in adopting Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuels
Transforming futures on the Core Valley Lines: Dr Alasdair MacDonald features in Inside Track Magazine
09 August 2022
Dr Alasdair MacDonald, Balfour Beatty Core Valley Lines Programme Director, has featured in Inside Track Magazine discussing how we’re working collaboratively with our Craidd Alliance partners to create innovative solutions and transform rail travel in South Wales.
Celebrating the world’s first T-pylons: Balfour Beatty features in New Civil Engineer
30 May 2022
Liam Cave, Operations Director has today featured in New Civil Engineer alongside Steve Haskayne, Senior Project Manager at National Grid discussing the new revolutionary T-pylons which will transfer power from Hinkley Point C to the National Grid network.
Balfour Beatty VINCI training programme features in Highways Magazine
11 February 2022
Balfour Beatty VINCI’s unique, collaborative training programme has today featured in Highways Magazine, exploring how the joint venture has provided 17 apprentices and graduates working on the M4 motorway upgrade between London and Reading, the opportunity to learn and apply skills on the UK’s largest steel model bridge.
Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week: In conversation with Ryan Mayor, Emerging Talent Development Manager
07 February 2022
This week, as we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2022, our Apprentice Social Impact Advisor, Konstantina Fragkou speaks with Ryan Mayor, our Emerging Talent Manager, about National Apprenticeship Week.
My Balfour Beatty journey: A view from Highways Magazine’s Apprentice of the Year
21 January 2022
Balfour Beatty Engineering Apprentice, Ella Northey, has featured in Highways Magazine, discussing her journey as an apprentice, which led to her securing Highway Magazine’s 'Apprentice of the Year' award.
What happened next
16 December 2021
Mhairi McGlip, Balfour Beatty Procurement Manager at the Edinburgh Biomes project, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, provides the second update on our journey towards a Zero Carbon Construction Site of the future.
From the bottom up: Balfour Beatty’s digital transformation
13 July 2021
Director of Data and Digital Technology, James Veitch, has featured in Construction News, discussing Balfour Beatty’s strategy for moving towards a digital future.
Standing the test of time
09 July 2021
Following the Cambridge Judge Business School’s report “Death on the Stock Exchange” published in the journal ‘Business History’, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, Leo Quinn, reflects on how Balfour Beatty is one of only 19 companies still in business compared to the 1,513 that were in existence when the Companies Act passed into law in 1948.
What does Equality, Diversity and Inclusion mean to you?
08 July 2021
Head of Procurement for Balfour Beatty Living Places and co-chair of the Gender Affinity Network, Mukta Hashmi, has featured in Procurement Heads, discussing the company’s journey towards becoming a truly diverse and inclusive business.
Forging your own path into Construction - International Women in Engineering Day 2021
23 June 2021
Today, as we celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) Jessica Buxton, a Trainee CAD Technician, Taylor Ryan, an Apprentice Site Engineer, and Insha Zahid, a Graduate Engineer discuss their own unique career paths into construction and infrastructure, and how gender diversity in the industry can be improved, as well as sharing their personal ‘engineering heroes’.
Balfour Beatty Living Places are building better futures in Herefordshire
16 June 2021
Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Living Places, Steve Helliwell, has featured in Highways Magazine, discussing how the company is helping Herefordshire Council to develop and deliver their annual service plans, drive efficiency and go above and beyond for local communities.
Marking International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination
19 March 2021
Today, as we mark International Day for the elimination of Racial Discrimination, Steve Helliwell, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Living Places and Chair of the Multi-Cultural Affinity Network, shares his views on Balfour Beatty’s progress in becoming a truly diverse organisation.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
08 March 2021
Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2021, our Head of Public Affairs, Veena Hudson, speaks with Tracey Wood, our Group General Counsel and Company Secretary about her first six months with Balfour Beatty and what International Women’s Day means to her.
National Apprenticeship Week 2021: Build the Future
08 February 2021
This year’s National Apprenticeship Week theme is “Build the Future” - a theme we can relate to in more ways than one. Supporting young people - the future experts and leaders of this industry - is essential to growing and strengthening our business, our industry and ultimately our society.
Communities - Positively Impacting More than 1 Million People
09 December 2020
We believe we can make a real difference to improving the wellbeing and prosperity of the communities in which we operate, so it’s our ambition to positively impact the lives of over one million people by 2040 through the projects that we deliver and our diverse supply chain partners.
Materials – Zero Waste Generated
09 December 2020
Over the next 20 years, we’re striving to choose the right materials, using less materials and creating value from the materials we no longer need. If it’s not possible to get to zero waste on a project we’ve committed to working with our partners to find alternative solutions.
Environment – Beyond Net Zero Carbon
09 December 2020
In the rapidly changing world in which we live, making a positive contribution to communities requires all of us to pull in the same direction. We must be bold and ensure that we as businesses help, rather than hinder, the big societal challenges we all face.
We’re Building New Futures
09 December 2020