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Jackie Whitelaw's stories

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  • Jackie Whitelaw

    Managed motorways need a free flowing DartfordSubscription

    Archive Article20 August, 2009

    Our cover story this week is all about the challenges of travelling around Wales on public transport and why, therefore, the car is still growing in popularity. So I make no apologies for going all local and writing here about the trials of driving a private car in the south east, specifically over the river Thames between Kent and Essex on the M25.

  • Running water

    Water industry spending set to increase after 2010Subscription

    News6 August, 2009

    Suppliers to the water industry are anticipating a 15% rise in workload in the next five-year spending period, starting in 2010.

  • Flooding

    Flooding: Ready for more?Subscription

    Feature6 August, 2009

    It’s been raining enthusiastically for the last few weeks, which begs the question: two years on from the devastating summer floods of 2007, has the UK learned the lessons and are we better prepared? Jackie Whitelaw reports.

  • R.I.P. Partnering

    Death knell for partnering as clients seek to cut costsSubscription

    News23 July, 2009

    Contractors and consultants have been warned that the days of cosy partnering arrangements are numbered, as major clients look to cut costs.

  • Network Rail Chief executive Iain Coucher names Balfour Beatty supplier of the year

    Balfour Beatty named Network Rail's Supplier of the YearSubscription

    News15 July, 2009

    Balfour Beatty was named Network Rail’s supplier of the year at the rail operator’s first annual Partnership Awards ceremony last night.

  • Carillion infrastructure MD Adam Green

    Adam Green: into the hot seatSubscription

    Archive Article9 July, 2009

    Civil engineer Adam Green has been running the whole of Carillion Infrastructure Services and its £1.5bn turnover for just over a month. Interview by Jackie Whitelaw.

  • Richard Cuthbert AR2003

    Mouchel downplays talk of takeoverSubscription

    News25 June, 2009

    Mouchel chief executive Richard Cuthbert moved swiftly this week to downplay analysts’ fears that the company was ripe for takeover following revelation of worse than expected losses last week.

  • Climate change: more to learnSubscription

    News18 June, 2009

    The economy might be in the doldrums but environmental legislation is going through a boom and, downturn or not, all businesses will need to understand and comply with mandatory climate change policy.

  • Power Predictor device

    Device to help home renewables choicesSubscription

    News18 June, 2009

    Is your company or family thinking about becoming greener? But how do you know if a solar panel will generate a meaningful amount of electricity and, even better, what will be the payback period? Or will a wind turbine be more efficient?

  • Gordon Brown

    Brown justifies infrastructure spendingSubscription

    News28 May, 2009

    Prime minister Gordon Brown strongly reiterated the government’s commitment to building a thirdrunway at Heathrow airport, Crossrail and a programme of new nuclear power plants at business lobbygroup CBI’s annual dinner last week.