Boss Plant Sales has recently supplied Castle Kelly Utilities with 12 new Kubota U17-3 mini-excavators, each with a Meredith and Eyre MEP2684 plant trailer for a new electrical utilities contract for new connections and emergency response.
For the new contract, the Castle Kelly Utilities Directors had to ensure the highest standards of quality and reliability making the decision to buy market leading Kubota mini-excavators an easy one. John McGonagle, Joint Managing Director, comments, “There’s a wide choice of products in the mini-excavator market and you get what you pay for. Kubota are the market leaders for a reason. Their machines and engines are a by-word for reliability. They have site acceptance, excellent aftermarket support and high residual values. Boss Plant Sales have been very professional every step of the way being able to deliver our 12 new machines with trailers during the current unprecedented uncertainties.”
Established in 2009 Castle Kelly Utilities, managed by Joint Managing Directors John McGonagle and Eddie Morrissey, provides specialist services to the utility infrastructure, construction, and maintenance sector. Working for some of the biggest names in the industry they offer a comprehensive range of services to meet their customer’s exacting requirements which include emergency response on a 24/7 basis.
Continued investment in manpower, vehicle fleet, construction plant, and management systems has enabled Castle Kelly Utilities to build a well-deserved reputation for reliability and high customer satisfaction. Their capabilities include construction of bunds, structures, bases and plinths for apparatus, formwork, excavation, and cable and pipe installation. Castle Kelly Utilities also offer an emergency call out service covering an area which includes London, the South East and South Midlands.
We will be announcing our plans for June shortly, getting back to as close to 'normal service' as possible but taking all the necessary precautions.
In the meantime we have received our first batch of the new 6 tonne Kubota KX060-5. A new model with an economic and reliable Kubota Stage V engine. The KX060-5 offers a conventional tail swing which can be used in different applications to the U-series. It is also the machine most suitable to heavier attachments due to the off-set of the conventional tail swing weight.
If you're interested in one (or more) contact the team without delay as this one is already sold!
An £11.27bn investment in construction and a series of strategic decisions around new home building can kick start the UK’s economic recovery and deliver a £33bn return for the Government, according to experts at Birmingham City University.
Experienced regional economist Dr Steve McCabe and construction expert Mike Leonard have produced the Build Back Better: Covid-19 Economy Recovery Plan which features a blueprint for a safe return to construction, a set of recommendations to help stimulate demand for new homes and home improvement, and details on how to build essential infrastructure and train a new generation of skilled workers – acting as a catalyst for growth and delivering income for HMRC.
The plan, which follows a clear instruction from Prime Minister Boris Johnson that those in construction and manufacturing should now return to work, also calls on the Government to stand by its commitment to “do everything it takes” to fight the virus and support the UK economy, by investing £11.27bn in a wide-reaching programme, designed to create mass employment and produce a £33 billion return.
Authored by Birmingham City University’s Dr Steve McCabe, Associate Professor at the Institute for Design and Economic Acceleration and Mike Leonard, Visiting Professor of Manufacturing and Construction and founder of the Get Britain Building campaign, the hard-hitting and wide-ranging plan brings together all sectors of the construction industry for a solution-led approach.
Recommendations and observations in the plan include:
Of particular focus in Build Back Better: Covid-19 Economy Recovery Plan are SMEs, who dominate the sector, with a suggestion that UK Plc fully engages such businesses in order to build the infrastructure and new homes the UK needs, alongside investments to deal with fuel poverty and the upgrading of existing housing stock to meet the net zero 2050 obligations.
McCabe and Leonard – both based in the UK Midlands, an area KMPG has assessed as likely to be worst hit economically by the pandemic – also make strong recommendations to delay the introduction of non-safety related building regulations and provide a range of incentives to stimulate consumer demand, accelerate training and increase apprenticeship opportunities.
Mike Leonard, who is also CEO of Building Alliance, said, “History tells us that the construction industry is the tried and tested solution to drive economic recovery, not least due to the fact we manufacture the vast majority of building materials in the UK which provides resilience, skilled jobs and fast returns on investment. The upstream and downstream jobs in manufacturing, architecture, planning, engineering, distribution and construction, creates an unrivalled multiplier that can achieve inclusive growth, building back better and helping to rebalance our economy. Saving lives must remain our priority but we now have the signal to begin to safely unlock and begin the long path to economic recovery. Construction and the building materials manufacturers are now returning to work
Prime minister Boris Johnson addressed the nation last night and said that it was time to get back to work.
He said that it was too soon to end the lock down – it would be July at the earliest before pubs and restaurants can begin to re-open – but it was time to restore some basic liberties that Britons have surrendered in recent weeks.
We can now sunbathe in parks, drive to the countryside and play sports – but only with members of our own household.
It is also time to get more cogs of the economy turning once again. Construction and manufacturing were specifically cited as industries that must be ‘actively encouraged’ to go back to work.
The prime minister said: “This is not the time simply to end the lockdown this week. Instead we are taking the first careful steps to modify our measures. And the first step is a change of emphasis that we hope that people will act on this week.”
He said: “We said that you should work from home if you can, and only go to work if you must. We now need to stress that anyone who can’t work from home, for instance those in construction or manufacturing, should be actively encouraged to go to work.”