Travis Perkins

Airport Wars: Heathrow versus Gatwick

Airport Wars: Heathrow versus Gatwick

7 mins. to read

London’s Heathrow Airport is the only airport in the advanced world serving a national capital which subsists on just two runways – one for landings and one for take offs. And thus which runs continuously at flat-out full capacity. It handles 70 million passengers and 480,000 flights per year, flying to 184 destinations. That’s one…

Building Boom? Forget Builders – Builders’ Merchants Are the Good Geezers

Building Boom? Forget Builders – Builders’ Merchants Are the Good Geezers

7 mins. to read

Builders in this country are, in the main, a bunch of corner-cutting scallywags. But builders’ merchants are a good group of geezers: knowledgeable, happy to help and well organised. What’s more, given their increasing economies of scale they are enjoying nice margins, with much less business risk than their professional clients. In the current UK…

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