So keeping an eye over new developments in all operational techniques and in systems applications that could minimise costs, maximise efficiency and give them an edge is a necessity. Ask any construction executive what keeps them awake at night and they’ll say profitability. So keeping...

  The construction industry is engaged in the production process but without the commensurate manufacturing mentality.  The supply chain concept encourages that mentality which drives more cohesive integration of the diverse professional skills, crafts operatives, plant, tools, equipment and materials required in the production process.  This...

  The recent comprehensive worldwide ban of TPO by FIFA poses a threat to football players, clubs and leagues across South America and Europe where the practice has hitherto been a way of life and sure means of survival. They must now learn to survive within the...

  UEFA describes the purpose of its financial fair play rules as “… improving the overall financial health of European club football.” The only problem is that many of its members and stakeholders are not so sure, with critics contending that it is an anti-competitive set of rules...

  The Problem of Late Payment [vc_separator type='small' position='left' color='#d6202c' thickness='' up='' down=''] The problem of late payment in the construction industry and its devastating consequences is common knowledge and evidenced in multiple surveys;  In the extreme it can result in the insolvency and liquidation of otherwise excellent...

  The Beautiful & Lucrative Game [vc_separator type='small' position='left' color='#d6202c' thickness='' up='' down=''] Football is not just the ‘beautiful game’, it can also be a lucrative one at the upper echelons of the sport. With Sky and BT Sport investing significant sums in the acquisition of broadcasting rights...

  As another lucrative and successful season comes to an end across Europe, the more effective managers and club directors are already articulating their performance targets for the next season. Just as the club’s position in the league table is usually reflective of the hard work...