We are pleased to announce Onyx Construction Consultants have made it in to the #tCnTop100

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Only a couple of days after Onyx Marketing @onyxmarketing made it in to the #tCnTop100 we are please to announce that Onyx Construction Consultants @OnyxConsultants have also made it in to the Top100.

So like ourselves can place the ‘were in the #tCnTop100’ badge on their site.

We will have to say though that this has been at the expense of dropping our own selves down to 100th place from 95 but only confirms as stated in a previous post that PeerIndex and The Construction Network are correcting some of the quirks in the rating system which is good for all of us.

Unfortunately this still does not account for some of those listed that in our and other peoples opinion should not be listed in the index as they have very little to contribute to UK construction or the built environment. We hope this will be corrected in due course.

In the mean time lets celebrate the fact that both the Onyx brands have made it into the top100 and who knows possibly top 50 in a few months?

If your listed on the PeerIndex #tCnTop100 and have a view on who is listed let us know in comments box below.

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Quora Now Allows Self-Promotion

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Quora the Q&A site has lifted its ban on self promotion.

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For those of you out there in construction who are not aware of Quora, it is a web site with which you can register usually through your twitter account and basically post Questions about various topics which are open to Answers from others registered on the site interested in those topics, alternatively you can express an interest in topics and answer questions posted by others. A more detailed explanation on how it all works is given by Quora themselves.

Why is this site and its allowance of self promotion useful?

Well Quora is highly regarded as a site and used by marketers in other industries also Google now indexes Quora as part of their ‘realtime’ search option.

Oh and lets not forget that you can get helpful advice and answers to the questions you have, as well as show your expertise in answering question in your own specialist knowledge topics and being able to promote yourself while your at it.

Although Quora do say

‘that users are required in their answers to disclose relevant affiliations (i.e., “I’m an investor in this company,” or “I’m a graduate of this school”)’

 All this means, if you haven’t been using Quora to promote your company, now’s the time to jump in. With a free pass to send your message to targeted consumers, coupled with an automatic pop in Google search. The only downside is the time cost of adding another social media site to your daily routine but I believe it is worthwhile as I’ve also got few questions I need answers for.

Are you using Quora yet? Let me know about your experience.

UK’s 20 Biggest House Builders by Turnover

The Top 20 house builders league table ranks the UK’s 20 biggest house builders by turnover and profit.

2010 Rank by turnover

2010 Rank by profit

Company

Latest turnover (£m)

Previous turnover (£m)

Latest pre-tax profit (£m)

Previous pre-tax profit (£m)

Latest margin (%)

Previous margin (%)

2009 Rank by Turnover

2009 Rank by Profit

1

20

Taylor Wimpey

2,596

3,468

-700

-1,970

-27.0

-56.8

2

25

2

19

Barratt

2,285

3,555

-679

137

-29.7

3.9

1

2

3

2

Persimmon

1,421

1,755

77.8

-780

5.5

-44.4

3

24

4

12

Bellway

684

1,150

-36.6

34.8

-5.4

3.0

4

4

5

1

Berkeley

615

702

110

120

17.9

17.1

5

1

6

8

Bloor *

311

335

-1.5

-51.9

-0.5

-15.5

13

18

7

17

Miller

310

646

-157

52.9

-50.6

8.2

12

21

8

16

Redrow

302

650

-141

-194

-46.7

-29.8

7

22

9

6

Bovis Homes

282

282

4.8

-78.7

1.7

-27.9

15

20

10

10

Stewart Milne

276

420

-27

25.1

-9.8

6.0

11

6

11

13

Crest Nicholson **

238

544

-50.7

-383

-21.3

-70.4

8

23

12

14

Galliford Try

235

486

-53.8

10.6

-22.9

2.2

6

8

13

3

McCarthy & Stone ***

226

457

19

114

8.4

24.9

10

3

14

7

Fairview

224

223

0.4

-32.3

0.2

-14.5

17

17

15

9

Countryside

188

518

-25.7

26.5

-13.7

5.1

9

5

16

11

Cala

168

175

-33.9

-266

-20.2

-152.0

14

11

17

5

Telford

159

107

7.3

4.3

4.6

4.0

24

12

18

15

Kier

151

312

-62.4

-21.2

-41.3

-6.8

16

15

19

18

McInerney

127

256

-164

-175

-129.1

-68.4

22

14

20

4

Morris

112

163

11.9

17.3

10.6

10.6

18

9

Totals

10,910

16,204

(1,901)

(3,410)

All companies ranked according to their most recently filed accounts.

For more details on how Onyx Consultants Ltd and its Onyx Construction Marketing can help you do more work for the top house builders contact Andrew Fella 01473 743682 or visit the Onyx Website for more details.

Key Introduction Leads to Contract Award for Quinn Brickwork

Introduction Leads to Contract Award for Quinn Brickwork

Onyx Construction Consultants Limited are pleased to announce that another introduction made by them, between a valued contact at a Southern Area House Builder and one of their clients Quinn Brickwork Ltd. led to Quinn Brickwork securing a 19 unit site contract in Peterborough last month. In addition the House Builder having seen how Quinn Brickwork has performed with regards to programme and quality now wishes to negotiate the next phase of 24 units due to start shortly.

This introduction is only one of many made in the last 4 years between Onyx Construction Consultants specialist subcontractor clients and the many key placed contacts both business and personal that the directors of Onyx have at many of the House Builders, Contractors and Developers in the East Anglia and Northern Home Counties areas, leading to tenders being issued and contracts secured by our clients.

As part of the Onyx Construction Marketing service introductions to our many business and personal contacts in the industry will be made available to those subcontractors who sign up for the service and meet the criteria needed.

More details of contract awards resulting from our introductions both recent and past together with referral and recommendation letters will be posted soon on this the Onyx Construction Marketing blog and in the near future the Onyx Consultants Ltd website.

In the meantime if you feel that you would benefit from this service or know someone that will please contact us via email info@onyxconsultants.co.uk or contact Andrew Fella on 07798 640022.

Hello and Welcome to our Blog Page

You have found your way to Onyx Consultants Ltd marketing and business development Blog Page ‘Onyx Construction Marketing’.

Over the next few weeks, months and Blogs we hope to assist and advise those in the construction industry who are looking to increase and develop their businesses.

Alternatively for a quicker result contact:

Andrew Fella on 01473 743682

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