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Forterra dispatches first bricks from new Desford factory

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Brick maker Forterra has dispatched the first load of bricks from its new Desford factory in Leicestershire, the biggest and most efficient manufacturing plant in Europe. The company has invested £95 million into future-proofing the factory to achieve outstanding overall equipment effectiveness while upgrading production capacity to 185 million bricks …

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Forterra builds equitable opportunities for women

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Forterra, is celebrating International Women’s Day (8th March) with HR Director, Shahbaz Idriss, who recently appeared in the Cranfield School of Management Women to Watch list. International Women’s Day recognises the achievements already made and the continued need to support women and underrepresented groups to have fairer opportunities. This year …

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London bricklaying apprentices challenged by Forterra

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Bricklaying apprentices gathered recently at Lewisham College to compete in Forterra’s third annual London Apprenticeship Challenge. The contest saw 12 London-based apprentice bricklayers compete in teams of three to show off their newly learned skills through a selection of challenges. Conor Willis for Lee Marley achieved first place for his …

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Forterra donation helps London PhD student purchase tools

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Building products manufacturer, Forterra, has donated £800 to Ashraf Nayel, a PhD student at Imperial College London to progress his research. Ashraf began his PhD in June 2021 under the supervision of Dr Christian Málaga-Chuquitaype and Dr Lorenzo Macorini in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to create a …

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Employee from family of brickyard workers celebrates 50 years’ service

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At its Annual Long Service Awards ceremony, held at St. Ermin’s Hotel in London, leading building products manufacturer Forterra celebrated Peterborough employee Keith Coulson, who represents the third-generation of Coulsons to have worked for the company. Coulson began his career in 1972, but has memories of the old brickyard from …

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Forterra donates over £45,000 to Mind

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Over the course of 2022 leading building products manufacturer Forterra has engaged in a range of fundraising activities, generating a total of over £45,000 in aid of its Charity of the Year, Mind. After raising £24,680.60, Forterra matched the funds by £25,000 to bring in a grand total of £49,680.50. …

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Ash to join Forterra as CEO

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Forterra has appointed Neil Ash as Chief Executive Officer designate from 3rd April 2023. This appointment follows the announcement earlier this year that Stephen Harrison would be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer during the first half of 2023, allowing time both to commission the new Desford brick factory and …

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Forterra forecasts better brick and block bounce-back

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Forterra, the building materials manufacturer, is expecting better profits thanks to sales contuing their upward trend during the back end of last year. A trading statement to the City this morning (January 26) showed that sales of bricks and blocks were 6% higher in November and December than the previous …

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Forterra’s inner-city masterpieces win at Brick Awards 2019

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Building products manufacturer Forterra is celebrating after a successful night at the Brick Development Association’s Brick Awards 2019, where it picked up three awards for The Interlock and was highly commended for York House. The Interlock – a newly-built, five-storey building in London’s Fitzrovia, which blends historic and contemporary aesthetics …

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Forterra’s support for construction charity CRASH tops £19k in 2019


Building products manufacturer Forterra has raised a grand total of £16,283 in funds and donated almost £3,000 in products this year for homelessness construction projects in partnership with CRASH Charity, of which Forterra has been an industry Patron for the past two years. CRASH is the construction industry’s charity that …

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