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What’s not included?

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Many problems arise on a construction project through a lack of communication at the early stages before contract sign off. This is particularly true when the client is not experienced with construction projects. The more aspects of work that are left to unspoken assumptions, the more likely you are to end up in some form of dispute, or general tension between parties later on. A good example of...

Wolves and Sheep

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We work in an industry that has its fare share of individuals and companies using underhand practices to conduct their behaviour. It’s cut throat, and many seasoned veterans of the construction industry will have you believe that there are only two creatures in the industry: wolves and sheep. If you don’t start acting like a wolf, you’ll become a lamb to the slaughter. The problem with acting...

A tender worth pricing for

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Some enquiries require more upfront time and resources during the tender stage than others. More often than not, tendering for a package requires an investment of time, and it’s usually not chargeable. The dilemma that we then have is, how much of this unchangeable free time should we put into the tender. The normal response is that we put more time into the projects that we’re really keen to win...

Agreeing a price on variations

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When I first entered the world of subcontracting, I found it strange that a customer can request that we undertake work, and we are contractually obliged to undertake this work, but the customer is not obliged to agree a price with us before the work has been started or completed. I don’t know of any other industries where this takes place. I’m specifically talking about variations with...

Technical Sales Managers

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There are technical sales managers for manufacturers who spend most of their day either meeting architects to discuss project specifications or cold calling architects to get meetings. It’s a lonely job, and much of their day is filled with rejection. As subcontractors, it’s worth remembering that. You could be the manufacturer’s ray of sunshine. The friendly face, the call that they want to make...

Are you looking for ways to find more sales leads? This site is for you!

Liam CurleyHi I’m Liam. I created this site to help businesses in B2B make the initial breakthrough with prospective customers that are otherwise unaware of what you can do for them –  You can read more about my background here.

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