How to navigate supply chain challenges

The UK’s supply chain challenges are being brought back to the public’s attention in the run up to Christmas, but they have been impacting the construction industry all year. The combination of problems from the Covid-19 pandemic and market changes due to Brexit have caused delays, shortages and price increases across supply chains. The challenges […]

What the Autumn budget means for the construction industry

Construction businesses have been busy reviewing what the recent Autumn Budget announcements mean for their operations in practice. At the heart of the Government’s announcements were commitments to modernizing approaches and delivering sustainable projects. The construction industry has been a key player in the UK’s recovery following the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. So it […]

COP26 and its influence on the construction industry

All eyes were on Scotland this month, as world leaders gathered to discuss how to tackle the global climate crisis. COP26 – the UN Climate Change Conference which took place in Glasgow – saw politicians and business leaders agree on solutions to care for the planet and slow global warming. It will have far reaching […]

Finding the right silt control measures for your site

There are serious consequences to not controlling silt and sediment on construction sites. The risks are primarily environmental, as pollution will harm biodiversity, but will also create financial and reputational implications for those responsible for a development. Effective silt control also offers benefits though, making sites easier and safer to work on. Silt – fine […]

How to avoid or overcome poor ground conditions

Heavy rain can create real challenges on construction sites. Adverse weather can make the ground too wet to work on, having implications on worker safety and potentially even halting work, impacting programme timings or costings. To limit the impact of wet weather through the winter months, soil reinforcements can be installed. These stabilize the ground, […]

Year-round measures for flood prevention and protection

Experts are warning the UK should be braced for the risks of torrential rain and flooding this winter. The Met Office has said areas must be adapted to mitigate these risks created by adverse weather. Flooding can pose serious problems for developments still under construction, creating hazardous conditions for workers or materials and causing delays […]

How to prepare your site for adverse weather

As the seasons change and poorer weather sets in, construction sites practices must be adapted to manage and limit the impact of wind and rain. Stepping up maintenance measures and implementing preventative or protective measures will ensure bad weather doesn’t cause excess erosion, slippages or floods. The key considerations when preparing a site ahead of […]

Learning from HS2’s standards for haul roads

As HS2 meets – and potentially sets – standards for environmental protection in the built environment sector, we look at how its control measures for groundworks can be applied to other projects: Thorough planning for excavation and earthworks is essential on any project. These preparatory works ensure stable foundations not only for the development itself […]

Using sustainable urban drainage systems for water and flood risk management

The delivery of HS2 across England is likely to have a long-lasting impact on the built environment sector. Continuing our series reviewing how it is adopting and influencing best practice, we look at how sustainable urban drainage systems will support its water and flood risk management controls: As winter closes in, water and flood risk […]

Beauty and sustainability: the importance of environmental protection

As we continue to review how HS2 is influencing best practice in the built environment sector, we look at the importance of protecting the beauty and sustainability of landscapes during construction works: HS2, the UK’s second high speed railway, is now well underway, promising both economic and environmental benefits. As well as reducing travel times, […]

Sam Brierley

Marketing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Midwest Contracting

Tower Group

Reflect Promotional Products

Acure Safety


Sam has been involved in over 6 SME’s since graduating in 2011, with a focus on creating effective marketing plans and ensuring the efficient carrying out of the plans to achieve the targets and goals consistently. Sam puts emphasis on being driven and results focused by eliminating and removing what holds us back so that results can be achieved.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Leadership

Giles Clarke

Managing Director

Businesses I have worked for

Quin Global

Vola Global

Orca Hygiene

Customers I have worked with

Howdens, Hafele, B&Q, Headlam Group, Norboard, Likewise, Balfour Beatty, Bam Construction, RJ Mcleod, I&H Brown, Cala Homes and many more


Giles has been working with SME’s since graduating from school. Working throughout different areas of the business from sales and marketing development, sales and commercial management, operations, manufacturing and R&D to continually develop the business, delivering growth and company sustainability. Putting emphasis on targets, goals, and direction, to deliver the company strategy and develop its people and systems.

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business Planning
  • Business Growth