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January 2012 - launches new industry website
The new website went live on 18th January 2012.  Although still in development, the team are working as fast as they can to ensure the site is fully operational within the coming few weeks.  In the meantime, we do apologise for any teething problems that you may come accross and we are working hard to make the number one construction and highways industry resource.  We will soon have lots of exciting news to share with you all so please do watch this space.....

May 2011 - See at the IHE Safety Seminar is very pleased to be featuring at the IHE Safety Seminar – UK Road Safety: which way now? Taking place on 16th May at Austin Court, Birmingham, the event aims to inform and focus on a delivery mechanism that will give new ideas for managing locally. For more information on this event click here

May 2011 - adds Marketing Co-Ordinator to its team  has welcomed a new member to its marketing team.  Charlotte Bromley, previously Business Development Co-ordinator, will now undertake the new role of Marketing Co-ordinator to further boost the company’s marketing activities.

Charlotte has considerable experience in the highways and construction sector and shall be responsible for a wide range of tasks including the ongoing development of website. 

Charlotte says “Having worked for for 3 years, I feel that this is a really exciting time in my career and the industry knowledge I have gained since joining the organisation will be incredibly valuable in helping to deliver a really strong marketing strategy.  I can’t wait for the new challenges that await me”.

Marketing Manager, Sarah Moran added “To be able to bring Charlotte across to the marketing team will be a fantastic boost for  She has some fantastic skills and I hope she enjoys her new role”.

April 2011 - proud to be attending to the UN's 'Decade of Action for Road Safety'

The United Nations is currently planning the global launch of the 'Decade of Action for Road Safety' on 11th May 2011.  This 24 hour 'rolling' event will begin in the East and travel to the West across a one day period.  In each of one of the world's 24 time zones, one or several countries will take the lead in organising a high profile, media orientated event.  It is hoped that heads of state and ministers from various sectors of society will show their commitment to scaling up road safety efforts. 
The UK launch will feature Lord Robinson who is the Chairman of the UN Decade of Action, Phillip Hammond the Secretary of State for Transport and a whole host of other high profile speakers and attendees.

Susanne Ingham, Founder & Managing Director said "This is such a highly significant event in the road safety world so I am immensely proud to have received a personal invitation and I'm looking forward to reporting back and sharing my experience with readers"


April 2011 - Global construction industry sees upturn – iCD Research survey shows

More than half the buyers and suppliers to the construction industry are optimistic of growth over the next 12 months, with just 15% saying the downturn will continue, states a survey by iCD Research, the market research consultancy.

And the top priorities for growth will be expansion in companies’ current markets, improving operational efficiency and the introduction of new products and services.

Susanne Ingham, Founder and Managing Director of welcomed the survey and its highlighting of new media as a key method for increasing sales. “The continuing success and growth of demonstrates how a well-organised new media business will help businesses achieve cost efficiencies and improved profitability as a direct targeted route to the wider construction and highways sectors.”

The iCD worldwide survey – where nearly half the respondents were from Europe – shows that there is a wide range of concerns for 2011/12 including: cost containment, market uncertainty, rising competition, retention and recruitment of skilled staff, falling demand and difficulty in responding to pressure on prices. Factors such as climate change and financial liquidity are ranked as low in terms of business concerns.

The construction industry will also experience more business mergers: 45% see an increase in this activity and a further 11% state there will be a significant increase. New media developments, such as, will involve increased sales business with email promotions, networking through social media websites, educational messages and online forums taking a growing role, along with web conferencing for sales presentations, webinars for sales lead generation, and white paper downloads for lead generation.

Construction companies are taking a broad approach to improve their performance., including: focussing sales efforts on generating new business as well as existing markets, re-organising sales efforts, trying new products, and investing in brand building and advertising.

The complete report from iCD Research will be available in May. Enquiries to:

Jan 2011 - is on the move!
As part of continued expansion plans, the company is moving its staff from Blackburn town centre to the stunning new Dylan Harvey Blackburn Business Centre.Located in close proximity to junctions 4 & 5 of the M65 motorway, the new offices are ideally positioned for easy access to the North West's major road network.

Susanne Ingham, Founder and Managing Director of said "This is an important landmark in the company's evolution.We had quite simply outgrown our old offices and the new facility will provide a fantastic springboard to take The Richworks website to a whole new level.The Dylan Harvey Business Centre also boasts fabulous conference facilities allowing us to invite existing and potential clients to our premises and show them exactly what website can do for their organisation". will be operational in the new premises from 1st February and look forward to an exciting and prosperous 2011.
The new contact details are:
Suite 207
Blackburn Business Centre
Davyfield Rd
The telephone number shall remain the same: 01254 588790

Jan 2011 - appointed as media partners for Traffex, Parkex and Street Design are absolutely delighted to have been appointed as media partners for Traffex, Parkex & Street Design.

The exhibition takes place from 29th – 31st March at Birmingham NEC and is the international meeting place for anyone involved in traffic management, road safety, highway infrastructure in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). Traffex 2011 will feature more exhibitors and visitor attractions than ever before with 36 FREE seminar sessions to attend.

Visitors will be able to see first hand the latest and most innovative traffic management and road safety products and services from over 450 world-class suppliers.There will be plenty of fresh ideas that will help organisations to achieve their environmental objectives and reduce costs by comparingboth existing and potential newsuppliers in one convenient central location.

Click here to register for free admission. will be exhibiting on stand number Z140 so do call by to learn how our new online resource can help both industry professionals and their businesses.

Jan 2011 - appoints new Marketing Manager

Sarah Moran was recently appointed as Marketing Manager at Prior to joining the company, Sarah worked in a variety of sectors including the Highways & Construction industry. With over 15 years experience and Chartered Marketer status under her belt, she is well positioned to help take the company into the next phase of development. In this new role, Sarah shall be responsible for marketing strategy which will include increasing industry awareness and ensuring that website delivers exactly the type of content that the sector is looking for.

Sarah said “I have joined at such an exciting time for the business and I’m looking forward to working with an exceptional team who have such passion for and the industry that they serve”.

Susanne Ingham, Founder & Managing Director said “We are delighted to have appointed Sarah and I have no doubt she will play a key role in helping develop into the No1 web resource for the Highways & Construction industry”.

Jan 2011 - Dept for Work & Pensions thanks as Jobsearch Support scheme ends

The Government run scheme ‘Jobsearch Support for Newly Unemployed Professionals’ will unfortunately come to an end on 31st March 2011.

As part of the initiative, has been helping industry professionals to find employment for the last two years and is naturally disappointed with the news. Therefore, please be aware that we are only able to offer this referral service until the 18th March 2011.

However all is far from lost as TheRichWorks is still able to provide a fantastic range of resources to assist job seeking candidates, including a free CV submission service. Also be sure to regularly check the job search tool and featured vacancies section. website also provides links to hundreds of contractors, local authorities and other industry organisations as well as lots of useful job hunting advice.

A spokesman for the Department of Work & Pensions said “I would like to thank you and your team for the contribution you have made in helping Jobcentre Plus to move a large number of its customers towards employment.”


Jan 2011 - Up & Coming Events
The Website Business Development Team, (Cath Hayes, Susanne Ingham & Charlotte Bromley) will be exhibiting TheRichWorks products and services at the following events and exhibitions:-
Cold Comfort 2011
Venue - Ricoh Arena, Coventry
Date - 20-21st September 2011
Stand - TBC
Road Expo Scotland 2011
Royal Highland Centre, Scotland
2nd-3rd November 2011
Stand - A1
Please visit our stand, we will look forward to welcoming you.
Jan 2011 - TheRichWorks supports the Heritage Works Building Preservation Trust Ltd in their bid to prevent the landmark Ancoats Dispensary from being demolished.

The landmark Ancoats Dispensary building is in need of a new use and a partner to deliver a viable project.  Ancoats Dispensary dates from the 1870s and is the last remaining building on the original Ancoats Hospital site. Grade II listed, the three-storey red brick building is designed in the Neo-Gothic style with a distinct central tower.

Heritage Works is currently undertaking a study to identify possible end uses for this Grade II listed building located in New Islington. As a Building Preservation Trust, Heritage Works act as a not for profit developer to deliver capital projects. We are searching for end users, end uses and potential fundable projects to bring the former Ancoats Dispensary back to life.

The property fronts on to Old Mill Street, the main thoroughfare through the wider area of New Islington; a 30 acre site on the former Cardroom estate in Ancoats whose regeneration is being led by developer Urban Splash.  Ancoats Dispensary is not only of architectural significance, being Grade II listed and a rare example of historic hospital architecture in Manchester, but also has links to Ancoats, the hub of the industrial revolution, and has connections with several generations of workers and residents in the area.

Following a programme of emergency works the Dispensary is currently a stabilised, but roofless, shell. Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust is working to explore a range of potential end uses and projects that can attract external funding to bring the building back to life.

The Trust is keen to hear from organizations with fundable projects and can explore the potential avenues of funding that may be available with interested parties.

The building has a gross internal area of 1218m2, previously over 3 floors now with internal floors removed, providing a degree of flexibility and offering exciting architectural possibilities for a wide range of new uses.

Information can be found at The study deadline is early March 2011, so please email Heritage Works now at: