Chris McGoff McGoff Group

Place10: Taking care of business

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Just at the moment my three brothers and I merged our growing regional housebuilding business, Villafont Homes, with the respected family main contracting business, McGoff & Byrne, in 2007, a swift step change in the market was felt, says Chris McGoff, main board director.

Balfour Beatty recovery plan pays dividends as profit returns

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has made its way back to black, recording a £12m pre-tax profit for the six months to June, overturning a £15m loss last year, and a significantly improving on the £300m loss posted in 2014.

Danny Crump Broadway Malyan

Place10: Towards a new Northern soul

Initially, 2007 was a time of opportunity and growth. The residential market was booming and I was working on several high-rise, high-density developments in the region, writes Broadway Malyan director Danny Crump. Then overnight, these schemes started to slow.

Caroline Kingsley

Place10: Finding skills to succeed

Ten years ago, when the financial and property markets were in boom times, I started a property recruitment consultancy, writes Caroline Kingsley, director of Kingsley. I moved to a small office in Southport, employed an experienced planning recruiter and had growth plans in the pipeline - what could possibly go wrong?

Shorts

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We return to see Primesite, a Liverpool developer always keen to encourage hard hatted site visits. Of course, high vis and steel-toed boots are also an essential part of any construction site outfit, but at Herculaneum Quay, they've also had to be clear about which items are banned from the dress code...  

Place10: Time for a Forward View

The last 10 years in the policy environment for primary care property? “Plus ça change” is the phrase which springs to mind, says Jonathan Murphy, chief executive of Assura.

Stewart Milne Homes

Stewart Milne targets completion growth

Stewart Milne Homes said its volume of new home completions across the region doubled in the past 12 months, from 134 to 268 homes with a combined sales value of more than £60m.

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How retail property is responding to changing consumer behaviour will form the basis of this dedicated breakfast briefing in Manchester after the summer holidays.

Stewy

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Next week marks 10 years since the death of Tony ‘Mr Manchester’ Wilson. You’d be hard pressed to forget the founder of Factory Records around Manchester with his name, face and quotes adorning many a street and club toilet door in the city. If you’re looking for a Tony Wilson Tour this weekend, here’s your itinerary...