Millennial trades in cutlery for construction

From working in a small bistro in Wolverhampton to learning about the construction industry from the ground up – Nadia Reznik has noticed the benefits of becoming an apprentice and is now learning the basics of computer-aided design (CAD). The 18-year-old joined us as an office junior last year. Since then, Nadia has become a… Read more »

Supporting regions at MIPIM

BSD will embrace MIPIM in Cannes between 13 – 16 March for the 9th year. As well as running meetings throughout the 3-day event, the BSD team will entertain 100 guests at its annual wine tasting afternoon. BSD is investing in the regions that it operates in and will be supporting Team Lincoln and Team… Read more »

Passing the baton

David Featherstone is coming to the end of his presidency at Interact. Having embraced this role for the last two years, he is passing on the baton in March for a new president to take his place. David Featherstone, Director at BSD, said: “It’s been so great to see Interact go from strength to strength… Read more »

The skills gap – the buzz phrase of the moment

The words ‘skills gap’ have been branded on the building and construction industry in recent years. It’s the buzz phrase of the moment, which seems to be continuously talked about – although it’s in a danger zone of becoming all words and no action. Jo Jones takes on the issue and explores the reality of… Read more »

Shaping our Strategy

The Cambridge division of BSD has appointed John Wardley to business strategy consultant, to shape the business’s development plans and drive controlled growth in the city. This new role places a conscious emphasis on nourishing existing clients, whilst also focusing on cultivating new relationships to drive sustainable growth. John will bring with him 20 years… Read more »

Innovation at the heart of education

The new Innovation, Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology (iMET) building in Alconbury Weald has celebrated its topping out milestone, as it sets its sights on opening in September 2018. BSD is delivering the mechanical and electrical requirements for the new 3,000 sq ft, two-storey educational facility, which is entirely compliant with BIM Level Two. Once complete,… Read more »

Supporting our True Heroes

BSD are pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring True Heroes Racing in 2018 True heroes racing is a motorcycle racing team set up to for injured UK Service Personnel to race bikes in a competitive motorsport as a way of restoring a sense of direction and focus for injured UK Service personnel. We… Read more »

Let’s catch up at MIPIM

The BSD team will be embracing MIPIM again this year, as the world’s leading property event touches down in Cannes on 13–16 March. BSD will also be holding their inaugural wine tasting event on Tuesday 13th March at 1862 Wines. This will be an ideal opportunity to meet the team and swirl your wine with… Read more »

New Year, New Faces

BSD are pleased to announce the following new starters into the business:- Charu Gupta joined our Birmingham Office today as a Sustainability Engineer and will work alongside Jane Goodman. Dominika Ruszkowska (left) and Christina Iona (right) joined our Head Office. Dominika has joined the Mechanical team as a Junior Mechanical Engineer and will work alongside… Read more »

BSD announced as Alternative Business Awards sponsor

We’re delighted to be lending our support to Leicester’s Alternative Business Awards 2018, which is due to return to the Comedy Festival on 7 February at the Curve Theatre. The event is sure to be a fantastic evening – with local businesspeople being given the chance to show their funny side and support local charities:… Read more »

David White, our MD, reacts to yesterday’s Autumn Budget.

“I’m pleased that skills and training featured as part of today’s Autumn Budget; this is one of the biggest challenges facing our industry at the moment and is crucial to address if we’re to weather the potential Brexit storm. Mr Hammond himself acknowledged that productivity was still an issue for the UK, it is not… Read more »

BSD Manchester supports the 5th Annual Social Christmas Lunch

BSD Manchester are proud sponsors of the 5th Annual Social Christmas Lunch which takes place this Friday 24th November at The landmark Principal Hotel! This is a popular Charity fundraising networking event which continues to grow year on year with the support of Manchester finest property professionals! This year we have over 180 attending! Each… Read more »

The West Midlands: under the microscope

Joel Sawyer, who has recently been promoted to director in our Birmingham office, takes a look at the West Midlands’ market over the last 12 months. I have been at BSD for more than a decade and have seen a lot of change during this time – particularly in recent years, with recessions and market… Read more »

How to round off a great week at BSD

This afternoon we have heard that we have received our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.  This accreditation is becoming a standard requirement to work on many public sector projects and ensures the safety and security of our systems and data. Our thanks to our IT Consultants, New Vision Computing for helping us to achieve this valuable… Read more »

BSD hooks first team player

BSD are thrilled to be sponsoring Greg Bateman, one of the Leicester Tigers’ first team players, for the 2017/18 season.   Greg is a regular first team hooker but also able to play at prop. For those of us not in the know, a hooker is one of the team forwards.  During scrums the hooker plays… Read more »

Leading the way with BIM

Efficiency is key in every industry. We’re always trying to find solutions to become more efficient or cost effective – that’s why we became the first SME in the UK to be Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2 certified. In May 2011, the government published its Construction Strategy, which aimed to reduce the cost of… Read more »

Internal promotion supports Cambridge Growth plans

The Cambridge arm of mechanical and engineering design consultancy Building Services Design (BSD) has promoted Mark Dyer to regional director. The appointment comes as the business celebrates its 25th birthday and re-establishes its presence in the city after a period of steady growth.   With Mark leading the team, focusing on the quality of delivery… Read more »

BSD Welcomes Support from Alex Kowalczuk

BSD are delighted to announce that Alex will be joining the business in support of our business development activities supporting our Leicester, Derby and Birmingham patch. We wish Alex the best in her new role with us!  

Well done Birmingham Revit team

We are delighted to announce that our Birmingham office has now gained the BRE BIM level 2 accreditation in it’s own right. Two years ago, BSD as a company were the first SME and only the third company to gain this accreditation. The certification shows our commitment to working with BIM and demonstrates to clients… Read more »