Construction Wave’s most read stories of 2023


Well, that’s it. The Construction Wave team will now take a well-deserved break to enjoy the Christmas festivities, but we’ll be back in the first week of January 2024 to bring you up to speed with the biggest stories happening in the sector. 

Before we sign off for the year, let’s review some of CW’s most read articles of 2023…    

Henry files for administration – amid string of legal claims 

Perhaps the best performing article of the year, CW broke the news when Henry Construction went under in June. More related stories here. 


FM Conway appoints new CEO 

In November, Joanne Conway replaced Adam Green who stepped down as CEO. More related stories here. 


ULEZ expanded today – what you need to know 

The controversial Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) expansion has come into effect. More related stories here. 


EXCLUSIVE: How collaboration saved the historic Ouse Bridge from decay 

Winvic saved a huge bridge in Yorkshire with support from Jacobs and Amey. More related stories here. 


Tax breaks, VAT checks and planning reforms – what construction firms can look forward to in 2024 

The UK Government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead. More related stories here. 


Westridge Construction ‘to appoint administrators’  

Another unfortunate collapse in 2023 when the East Sussex company filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator. More related stories here.  


The rise of Balfour Beatty  

A great piece by our founder, Andrew Curtin, was also well received this year. More related stories here. 


‘Extreme disappointment’ as PM scraps northern leg of HS2 

In October, Rishi Sunak confirmed the cancellation of the northern phase. More related stories here. 


Brady Construction to enter liquidation next week 

A difficult year as this Devon and Cornwall contractor also found itself in trouble. More related stories here. 


Tributes pour in for beloved construction worker 

The industry remembers Mr Stephen Jay-Hanmer, a beloved construction worker. 


Tougher measures to stamp out ‘late payment culture’ 

Large businesses that fail to pay smaller firms on time to be ‘named and shamed’. More related stories here. 


Construction insolvency – a supply chain problem? 

Construction firms in the UK have gone under at the highest rate in a decade. More related stories here. 


Buckingham Group collapse ‘extremely sad’ after 36 years of trading 

Buckingham entered administration this year seeing the loss of nearly 450 jobs. More related stories here. 


From the entire Construction Wave team, Merry Christmas and a happy new year! 

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