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Our podcasts focus on bringing you insights from the construction and plant sectors, sharing knowledge and information from those working across the spectrum of this important industry sector.

Hosted by Peter Haddock, our new 'Think Tank Series' focuses on getting the most out of the fuel in the tank - Diesel, Electric, Hydrogen. We look into what impacts the value of fuel from new innovations, equipment, technology, training more. Thanks to sponsors Leica Geosystems Surveying and 3D machine control specialist and Ritchie Bros the auctioneers.

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The future of project delivery with Sean Scarah Plant and Logistics Director for the Asset and Solutions division of Tier 1 contractor, Balfour Beatty.
The future of project delivery with Sean Scarah Plant and Logistics Director for the Asset and Solutions division of Tier 1 contractor, Balfour Beatty.
Tier 1 contractor Balfour Beatty is transforming its operations by taking advantage of new equipment and technology. And this is reflected in its recently rebranded Asset and Solutions Division, which is already changing the future delivery of the 500+ project sites it mobilises every year. To find out what the future looks like, Peter Haddock talks to Sean Scarah, Plant and Logistics Director for Balfour Beatty Asset and Solutions Division, for the latest edition of our Think Tank Series, supported by 3D Machine Control and Surveying specialist Leica Geosystems. Think Tank is all about how we should think about getting the most out of the fuel in the Tank. So this episode is all about understanding the complexities of running complex job sites from one of the most experienced professionals in the business. And there are numerous insights that Sean shares with Peter in this episode. Sean: "It's not all about diggers anymore... it's about a whole connected site where 3D machine control and, in the future autonomous plant help to deliver a project and help us on our journey to Net Zero. And to succeed, we all must work more collaboratively together with industry solution and equipment providers as well as supply chain partners, IT specialists and, of course, clients." Thanks for listening to this episode of our Think Tank series, supported by Leica Geosystems, the 3D machine control and surveying specialist. If you like this one, please listen to our other podcast episodes and check out our video interviews from sites and events on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/contentwithmedia. To follow Peter Haddock, visit his profile on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock
56:27
January 17, 2023
Stage V engines are already having a big impact on productivity and carbon emissions, as Dave Stollery, Rental Sector Specialist at Perkins Engines explains in this episode.
Stage V engines are already having a big impact on productivity and carbon emissions, as Dave Stollery, Rental Sector Specialist at Perkins Engines explains in this episode.
Stage V engines are different, so how will they change the industry, and how can rental companies, in particular, benefit by investing in equipment powered by them? Peter Haddock asks all these questions and more to Dave Stollery of Perkins Engines in the latest edition of our Think Tank Series, supported by 3D Machine Control and Surveying specialist Leica Geosystems. Think Tank is all about how we should think about, in this case, getting the most out of the diesel or HVO fuel in the tank. So this episode is all about productivity, uptime, efficiency, and ultimately reducing carbon emissions by understanding the benefits of equipment using Stage V engines. As Peter discovers in this podcast, a Stage V engine complete with after-treatment needs to be run harder. And thanks to the research and development of Stage V technologies, the increases in engine performance can even reduce the size needed to power a machine. Knowing how to maintain Stage V engines is also important when delivering that vital uptime for rental fleets and end-users. So why not listen to Dave and Peter as they cover the topic in this in-depth podcast. Thanks for listening to this episode of our Think Tank series, supported by Leica Geosystems, the 3D machine control and surveying specialist. If you like this one, please listen to our other podcast episodes and check out our video interviews from sites and events on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/contentwithmedia. To follow Peter Haddock, visit his profile on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock
36:43
December 15, 2022
Peter Bell MD of Bell Contracting talks about the industry and his business investments in new equipment, 3D machine control and the AccXel Construction School
Peter Bell MD of Bell Contracting talks about the industry and his business investments in new equipment, 3D machine control and the AccXel Construction School
How do we solve the skills shortage whilst increasing productivity and reducing CO2 emissions? These are just some of the key topics Peter Haddock discusses with Peter Bell, MD of housebuilding groundworks specialist, Bell Contracting onsite at the new AccXel Construction Training School. In this latest edition of our Think Tank Series supported by Leica Geosystems, Peter Bell talks about how the family business has created key relationships and partnerships with JCB and 3D machine control and surveying specialist Leica Geosystems to change the way the business operates. It's a process that has delivered significant benefits allowing Bell Contracting to grow whilst establishing itself as a key supply chain partner for some of the UK's largest housebuilders. Peter Bell: "The group has a turnover of around £90m, which is made up of three divisions, Bell Contracting, Bell Plant and Bell Homes. Our growth has accelerated dramatically over the last decade as we have changed the way in which we approach working with our customers, who are some of the major housebuilders in our region. "Those customers wanted more of a partnership approach, so we recognised we had to solidify our own approach to partnerships within our core supply chain and, in particular, the plant we use. So we started to work with our local JCB dealer, Holt JCB and JCB Finance to look at how we could manage our fleet and get the right equipment matched for the jobs onsite. "The aim was to develop a better approach to managing the movement of muck that was safer and more efficient. This also involved changing our methodologies and how team members worked together, from engineers to surveyors, site managers and operators. As part of this process, we created another more technically orientated partnership with Leica Geosystems, combining surveying, 3D modelling and machine control as one seamless delivery model. "It has been a revolution for our business. You know, I never believed that you would get 55 year old excavator drivers to buy into a machine control solution within 24 hours, but it happened to us. And the productivity of the jobs we are now doing is off the scale. We don't bang pegs in the ground anymore. Everything's built on a 3d model, and it's effectively plugged into the machine. "My excavator drivers and my foreman can actually physically see what they're actually trying to achieve right in front of them. And now they don't have to be close to the machine or climb into trenches anymore.” Thanks for listening to this episode of our Think Tank series, supported by Leica Geosystems the 3D machine control and surveying specialist. If you like this one, please listen to our other podcast episodes and check out our video interviews from sites and events on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/contentwithmedia. To follow Peter Haddock visit his profile on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock
31:17
November 29, 2022
Mark Crawford, Digital Plant Manager for UK Tier 1 contractor Balfour Beatty, recorded at Hexagon Live in Las Vegas
Mark Crawford, Digital Plant Manager for UK Tier 1 contractor Balfour Beatty, recorded at Hexagon Live in Las Vegas
For our Bauma 2022 show special, supported by 3D machine control and surveying specialist, Leica Geosystems, host Peter Haddock talks to Mark Crawford, the Digital Plant Manager for leading UK Tier 1 contractor, Balfour Beatty. This episode was recorded at Hexagon Live in Las Vegas following the launch of new surveying and construction sector technologies.  Mark joined Balfour Beatty in his new role during the pandemic and has been heavily involved in accelerating the digital roadmap for the business.  Mark: "The digitalisation of the mobile plant sector is all about the connectivity of the plant itself, the available technology and what capability that can deliver for our clients." Mark is also heavily involved in the National Highways (the organisation that looks after the UK's motorway network) Connected and Autonomous Plant (CAP) Group, which works together to revolutionise the construction sector. Mark: "Working with the CAP group National Highways has set out a roadmap for the future delivery of projects, and this has influenced our own roadmap to deliver projects for the organisation. It has already led to us accelerating programmes that include the interlinking of telematics data from across our fleet and supply chain.  "This includes how we move data from the office to the field, and the creation of our own digital toolset. Through collaboration and training across our business and supply chain we are ensuring everyone is now working on a consistent platform, with one version of the truth, so that we can ultimately achieve our Net Zero aims. And as a leading contractor, it is our goal to develop a roadmap that is capable of achieving the needs of all our customers.  "For example, in order to support National Highways, we need to work a couple of years in advance to ensure the whole supply chain and technology is available, tested and ready to deliver. This requires us to walk back from the date of compliance with everyone involved and to challenge the OEMs and technology providers to have solutions available for our supply chain to adopt. So it's a complex and continuous process that will require investment in both equipment and people to deliver." Thanks for listening to this episode of our Think Tank series, supported by Leica Geosystems the 3D machine control and surveying specialist. If you like this one, please listen to our other podcast episodes and check out our video interviews from sites and events on our YouTube channel at youtube.com/contentwithmedia. To follow Peter Haddock visit his profile on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock
48:05
October 19, 2022
Plantforce - a safety focused digital journey backed by partnerships, people, training and technology - Sam Mercer COO talks to Peter Haddock
Plantforce - a safety focused digital journey backed by partnerships, people, training and technology - Sam Mercer COO talks to Peter Haddock
How can the plant sector plan for a digital journey whilst focusing on the bigger Net Zero picture by reducing fuel burn and carbon emissions? These are some of the questions Peter Haddock asked Sam Mercer, COO of leading plant hire specialist Plantforce. In this Think Tank podcast, they talk about how the business has moved forward, forging key industry partnerships whilst taking a transparent approach to working with clients to deliver projects like HS2.  Whether it's working with OEMs like Kobelco to introduce semi-automatic machines with Leica Geosystems 3D machine control, used with an SMP Parts tiltrotator. Or looking at data-led insights with telemetry partner MachineMax, the business continues to grow and challenge itself.  But it's the people that matter. Here, training partnerships with Weston College and LP Training are making that all-important difference in upskilling existing operators and managers, whilst supporting new operators into the workforce through apprenticeships and specialist training.  In addition, Sam gives us an insight into how the business will be expanding its national footprint and how all of its fleet of over 2000 units is HVO ready.  Its connected site approach was also recently highlighted at the Futureworx show, where real-time data from a site was beamed into the event, you can see video interviews at this site in this playlist on YouTube:  https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCLBoV6tjTs_4LUummupvlBBbGytWXmhG If you like this episode, please listen to our other podcast episodes and check out our video interviews from sites and events on our YouTube archive channel at youtube.com/contentwithmedia. To follow Peter Haddock, visit his profile on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock
40:02
July 11, 2022
Muneer Akhtar of National Highways talks to Peter Haddock about tackling the challenges the sector faces on the road to Net Zero, supported by the Connected and Autonomous Plant Group
Muneer Akhtar of National Highways talks to Peter Haddock about tackling the challenges the sector faces on the road to Net Zero, supported by the Connected and Autonomous Plant Group
Want to know what the future looks like for National Highways?  Then this is the podcast for you as Muneer Akhtar talks to Peter Haddock about the challenges the sector faces and how National Highways is on the road to Net Zero.  Through his work with the Connected Autonomous Plant Group, Muneer talks about technology adoption, innovation, people, skills and much more.  This is a real insight into how National Highways is looking to work with businesses to deliver better outcomes for those using its infrastructure and those building and maintaining it.  It's another Think Tank episode from our series supported by Leica Geosystems, where Peter looks into how we can get more from every drop of fuel.  If you like this episode, please listen to our other podcast episodes and check out our video interviews from sites and events on our YouTube archive channel at youtube.com/contentwithmedia.  To follow Peter Haddock visit his profile on Linkedin here https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock
19:24
April 04, 2022
British Steel National Apprentice Week special podcast, supported by the Construction Equipment Association
British Steel National Apprentice Week special podcast, supported by the Construction Equipment Association
For this special National Apprentice edition of the Content With Media podcast, supported by the Construction Equipment Association, host Peter Haddock talks to two apprentices Jack and Sam at British Steel about their experiences. Peter also talks to Tony Malone and Andy Clark who are part of the apprentice training and support team, mentoring those working at its Northern Mills. Both Tony and Andy also went through the apprentice scheme and with over 40 years of experience each, it is great to see them giving back to the next generation. Finally, Peter closes off the podcast by talking to Suneeta Johal the CEO of the Construction Equipment Association about why skills development and apprenticeships are so important to the industry and its members.
33:41
February 10, 2022
Talking skills, diversity, technology, attracting the next generation and more with Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association
Talking skills, diversity, technology, attracting the next generation and more with Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association
In our final episode of the 'Think Tank' Series for 2021, Peter Haddock talks to Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).  Alasdair talks about the new 'Industrial Skills Plan for the UK Construction Sector 2021 - 2025', launched earlier this year, and available from the Construction Leadership Council's website at this link https://bit.ly/3pX1LA0 Peter and Alasdair also discuss diversity and inclusion as well as a focus on respect in the industry to ensure we can both attract and keep talent.  Alasdair: "Why wouldn't you want to be in the construction industry when you can fundamentally be part of a digital industrial revolution in a sector that's got so much potential to change people's lives for the better." Thanks again to our sponsors Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, for supporting our podcast series. If you want to know more about how its surveying and 3D machine control equipment and software solutions can help you be more efficient and productive, visit www.leica-geosystems.com The topics covered in this podcast are going to be a big part of our content creation in 2022, so watch this space and the content we post on our social media channels by connecting with us through the links below Connect with Peter Haddock on Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock/ Like our Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/contentwithmedia/ Subscribe to our YouTube video channel https://www.youtube.com/contentwithmedia Follow us on Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/contentwmedia/?hl=en Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/contentwithmed1 
27:33
December 16, 2021
COP26 climate change summit special episode, with James Cadman, plant sector expert for the Sustainability Supply Chain School
COP26 climate change summit special episode, with James Cadman, plant sector expert for the Sustainability Supply Chain School
THINK TANK SERIES EPISODE 4: Joining host Peter Haddock for the fourth in our new 'Think Tank Series', sponsored by our friends at Leica Geosystems, the 3D machine control and surveying specialist, is James Cadman, plant sector expert for the Sustainability Supply Chain School.   In this special COP26 (Climate Change Summit) episode, James returns to the podcast to talk to host Peter about all of the challenges the industry faces to play its part in tackling climate change. They discuss what has changed in the industry since the Sustainability Supply Chain School Plant Charter was launched last year.  They also talk about what the industry needs to do to reduce emissions by being better custodians of the environment and delivering social value to the communities in which we all work. James: "You only have to look at the recent announcement from the Construction Leadership Council in its 'Construct Zero Performance Framework' to see that we have some major milestones to reach. They stated that the framework wanted to reduce diesel plant onsite by over 70% by 2035.  "That is a big task and not one we are going to solve overnight. But we can already see innovations coming to market and the rapid adoption of technology like 3D machine control. And there will be more technological advancements coming down the road. To meet these stringent targets, the answer is never going to be a one size fits all solution. We already have HVO biofuels, electric and now hydrogen advancements." It's a huge subject to tackle in a podcast, but we hope it will help listeners think about how they can play a role in delivering better environmental outcomes, both locally and globally.  The Sustainability Supply Chain School also offers the industry a huge amount of resources free of charge to support learning, and you can access its library by visiting its website. You can also find out more about the plant charter in the link below:  www.supplychainschool.co.uk/partners/groups/plant-group/plant-charter/ We would like to thank our sponsor, Leica Geosystems, for supporting this 'Think Tank Series' episode. You can find out all about how its surveying and 3D machine control equipment and software solutions can help you reduce emissions and more at leica-geosystems.com
39:15
October 28, 2021
Collective - Collaborative - Communications, a 50th podcast special edition, supporting construction and plant sector communicators and marketeers
Collective - Collaborative - Communications, a 50th podcast special edition, supporting construction and plant sector communicators and marketeers
For our 50th podcast special edition, host Peter Haddock is joined by construction and plant sector communications specialists. They include 'Construction Collective' colleagues and founder members, Mark Anthony and Nick Drew, with special guest, PR & Communications guru, Louise Carney. They discuss how using the Three C's - Collective - Collaborative - Communications, can support better marketing and communication outcomes for businesses in the sector. The team talk about the importance of a digital communications strategy and how to work with influencers in a post pandemic world, explaining some of the positive outcomes that have already been achieved on key issues, through industry collaboration. Mark Anthony is an experienced journalist with over 30 years in the plant sector. He runs 'Demolition News' and 'Diggers & Dozers' channels on social media. He is also the 'Live Show King' having hosted over 300 live shows since March 2020. Every week day Mark hosts a live show at 10am on Linkedin and Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/demolitionnews. Nick Drew is an experienced plant operator with over 30 years in the seat. He has been blogging for decades and runs the successful Digger Man Blog Facebook channel, as well as his popular Digger Man Blog Instagram page. Nick also writes for leading industry magazine Earthmovers, which features his regular blog, which has over 200 posts a year. Blog channel - https://www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk/digger-man.htm Louise Carney is an industry PR and communications specialist, working for clients like the Construction Equipment Association and Xwatch. Her connections and experience in the industry are unrivalled, thanks to her approach to collaborative communications. You can find Louise on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/louiseamurphy/ Peter Haddock is the owner of Content With Media, he works with clients in the industry, writes for five industry magazines and is a podcast and video host, regularly going live on Linkedin and Facebook. You can find him on Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/peterhaddock/
44:17
October 15, 2021
Andy Wright CEO of Sunbelt Rentals UK on the 'Future of Rental' including sustainability, carbon emissions, technology, safety and its record-breaking £65m deal with JCB
Andy Wright CEO of Sunbelt Rentals UK on the 'Future of Rental' including sustainability, carbon emissions, technology, safety and its record-breaking £65m deal with JCB
THINK TANK SERIES EPISODE 3: Joining host Peter Haddock for the third in our new 'Think Tank Series', sponsored by our friends at Leica Geosystems, the 3D machine control and surveying specialist, is Andy Wright CEO of Sunbelt Rentals UK. In this episode, Peter and Andy talk about the record-breaking deal Sunbelt Rentals UK has signed with JCB. They continue onto the subject of sustainability and how the business is driving change as it works towards transforming the 'Future of Rental' With over 2200 units set to be delivered by the end of 2021, the JCB deal is not just about numbers, it's about the fact that 92% of equipment is Stage V compliant or Electric. Each asset is also connected, as is its huge and diverse fleet of equipment. This means that customers can monitor asset performance through its 'Command Centre' customer portal and make both commercial and environmental decisions based on utilisation.  In Andy's words, "We take sustainability very seriously, and we put our money where our mouth is. This JCB deal is not just a 'green' order. It's focused on safety and the provision of the data and information our customers want on the equipment they are renting from us. By showing customers the impact this equipment has on their sites, we help them be more productive and recognise when items are under-utilised. But most importantly, we build in safety to our equipment purchases and reports. For example, we have forward cameras on all the new JCB dumper, and everything is connected to the JCB Livelink telemetry solution through our Command Centre Portal." It's a fascinating insight into how Andy and the team see the 'Future of Rental' developing, and we hope you enjoy listening to it.   And thanks to our sponsors, Leica Geosystems, for supporting the third episode in our new Think Tank Series. You can find out all about their surveying and 3D machine control equipment and software solutions at leica-geosystems.com
36:13
September 24, 2021
Eric Desaulniers, President & CEO of mining specialist Nouveau Monde Graphite on its deal with Caterpillar to provide its first fully electric mine fleet in the World
Eric Desaulniers, President & CEO of mining specialist Nouveau Monde Graphite on its deal with Caterpillar to provide its first fully electric mine fleet in the World
THINK TANK SERIES EPISODE 2: Joining host Peter Haddock for the second in our new 'Think Tank Series', sponsored by our friends at Leica Geosystems, the 3D machine control and surveying specialist, is Eric Desaulniers, President & CEO of graphite mining specialist Nouveau Monde Graphite.  In this episode, Peter and Eric talk about a World first deal that Nouveau Monde Graphite has made with the mining team at Caterpillar to electrify its Graphite mine in Canada. It's an amazing story that will help to transform the mining industry into a greener and more environmentally productive sector. It will start with Caterpillar developing an entire fleet of battery-powered electric machines that will mine the graphite needed to create the batteries they run on.  In turn, this will create a mining circular and green economy. What is also super exciting is that the power they use will be green as it comes from hydroelectric power generation fed into the site through a high voltage cable. Both companies will work together to develop and test the technology, sharing the journey to battery mining with other global players, so that everyone can benefit.  The knowledge gathered will also support the next generation of machines as technology and the mine move forward. Peter and Eric even talk about the potential for hydrogen and how Nouveau Monde Graphite will be at the cutting edge of every advancement in the future. It is a fascinating subject we hope you will enjoy.  You can also read an interview with Eric Desaulniers by Peter Haddock in the future December 2021 edition of Earthmovers Magazine. To purchase a print or digital copy, visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk We also wanted to thank our sponsors, Leica Geosystems, for supporting the second episode in our new Think Tank Series. You can find out all about their surveying and 3D machine control equipment and software solutions at leica-geosystems.com
55:50
September 21, 2021
Lynch Plant Hire, leading industry plant hire specialist, talks sustainability and the future of technology with the launch of its new machine control division
Lynch Plant Hire, leading industry plant hire specialist, talks sustainability and the future of technology with the launch of its new machine control division
THINK TANK SERIES LAUNCH EPISODE: Joining host Peter Haddock for the first in our new 'Think Tank Series', sponsored by our friends at Leica Geosystems, the 3D machine control and surveying specialist, are members of the new Lynch Plant Hire machine control division. They include Paul Keenan, Gez Bonner, Chris Kent and James King.  In this episode, we talk onsite and in the studio to the team about the huge investment that Lynch Plant Hire has made to develop its new division and its impact on reducing carbon emissions whilst increasing productivity and efficiency. Its new division is rolling out 3D machine control throughout the Lynch Plant Hire fleet of equipment from excavators to dozers and more. It represents the most ambitious technology investment program in the companies history, which is set to position the business as a leader in the 'Connected Worksite' of the future.  Paul Keenan has led the project to create the division: "Our vision when setting up the division was to have our own specification for machine control. Therefore, we have teamed up with Leica Geosystems and Trimble through its dealer Sitech UK & Ireland to connect every single one of our machines in the division. In doing this, we will offer our own remote support to customers, solving over 90% of issues without even going to the site. This allows customers to really take advantage of all the benefits the Connected Worksite delivers. We have then created our operator training school where each operator goes through one on one training to ensure they know how to use the machine control system before they get to a work site." "This will make our operators an invaluable part of the project team as they will be able to make the machine into a surveying tool, feeding back readings to our team for 'As-Built' data to be sent to the customers. We now have a 360-degree approach with everyone knowing what is happening and where we are against programme time." Peter Haddock added: "What has impressed me about the creation of the Lynch Plant Hire machine control division is its attention to detail. The team has gone through every element of technology, training, support and collaboration when putting this together. I see this approach as a blueprint for the delivery of a "Connected Worksite'. It is a vision to professionalise the industry and deliver great outcomes for the safe delivery of projects, whilst reducing emissions and the overall impact on the environment." You can also read an interview with Paul Keenan by Peter Haddock in the November 2021 edition of Earthmovers Magazine. To purchase a print or digital copy, visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk We also wanted to thank our sponsors, Leica Geosystems, for supporting the first episode in our new Think Tank Series. You can find out all about their surveying and 3D machine control equipment and software solutions at leica-geosystems.com
48:08
September 14, 2021
Clever Cameras can transform our industry - Vinnie Quinn, Director of Construction Camera Specialist, Evercam talks to host Peter Haddock about innovations in camera technology
Clever Cameras can transform our industry - Vinnie Quinn, Director of Construction Camera Specialist, Evercam talks to host Peter Haddock about innovations in camera technology
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining host Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros UK, is Vinnie Quinn, the Director of Construction Camera Specialist, Evercam. Vinnie has a vision for how clever cameras can help us integrate and change the industry we work in, keeping people safe whilst increasing productivity and efficiency.  Clever cameras can now do this by integrating feeds using clever software as he explains in this in-depth podcast.  Vinnie: "By capturing and defining what is happening on site from day one, you can look back at activity and even answer queries from supply chain members on things like aggregate deliveries, etc. You can even spot anomalies where a truck might not have gone over a weighbridge due to onsite issues. "But it's the real-time activity that is so important when it comes to operating a site more efficiently. This is where clever cameras can make all the difference. Providing live and recorded access to images and data to QS, Logistics Manager and H&S managers also speeds up decision making and dispute resolution." You can also read an interview with Vinnie Quinn by Peter Haddock in the October 2021 edition of Earthmovers Magazine. To purchase a print or digital copy, visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk We also wanted to thank our sponsors, Ritchie Bros UK, for supporting this episode, and you can find out how to buy, sell or even sell directly to them at www.rbauction.co.uk, they just want to do business with you.
28:22
August 12, 2021
Ernie Locke, Detective Inspector and police lead for the new Opal ACE national intelligence unit for agricultural and construction equipment theft.
Ernie Locke, Detective Inspector and police lead for the new Opal ACE national intelligence unit for agricultural and construction equipment theft.
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining host Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros UK, is Ernie Locke, the Detective Inspector leading the new Opal ACE national police intelligent unit for agricultural and construction equipment. Ernie is an experienced and passionate police officer joined by an equally skilled team that will support the industry to tackle the growth in plant theft. In this in-depth interview, he explains how the ACE team will use a 4P's strategy of prepare, prevent, protect and pursue to disrupt their criminality. ACE is part of Opal, which is the national intelligence unit focused on serious organised acquisitive crime (SOAC) across the UK. In this podcast, Ernie explains how the work Opal has already done will benefit ACE and help to tackle the scourge of Organised Criminal Gangs (OCG's) in particular, both regionally, nationally and internationally. Ernie also explains how support and funding from industry bodies like the Construction Equipment Association and insurers have helped create the unit, which can grow in the future. There is so much to think about in this podcast, and as an industry, we need to support the ACE team, so if you want to get in touch to do, share information or simply ask a question, you can get in touch with them at opal@westmercia.pnn.police.uk You can also read an interview with Ernie Locke by Peter Haddock in the September 2021 edition of Earthmovers Magazine. To purchase a print or digital copy, visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk We also wanted to thank our sponsors, Ritchie Bros UK, for supporting this episode, and you can find out how to buy, sell or even sell directly to them at www.rbauction.co.uk, they just want to do business with you.
50:51
July 21, 2021
Lee Gansler, MD of Buckhurst Plant Hire, joins host Peter Haddock to talk about his vision for a more collaborative industry, investments in new plant, technology, people, facilities and the future
Lee Gansler, MD of Buckhurst Plant Hire, joins host Peter Haddock to talk about his vision for a more collaborative industry, investments in new plant, technology, people, facilities and the future
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, is Lee Gansler, MD of Buckhurst Plant Hire. After joining the business some 20 years ago, Lee has worked his way from the Hire Desk, right through to the role of MD. In this podcast, his enthusiasm for the industry is infectious, as he talks about the collaborative approach Buckhurst Plant Hire takes with customers.  He also explains how the diverse business operates and the millions it's investing in new equipment, technologies and people. Not forgetting the expansion of its national network and its approach to helping customers become more sustainable, through initiatives like more informative equipment handovers, that now include its new Stage V machines.  We even learn how technology is supporting fault finding and how customers can see telemetry information that can improve outcomes onsite.  You can also read an interview with Lee Gansler, by Peter Haddock in the August 2021 edition of Earthmovers Magazine. To purchase a print or digital copy visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk We also wanted to thank our sponsors Leica Geosystems for supporting this episode and you can find out all about their surveying and 3D machine control equipment and software solutions at leica-geosystems.com
33:24
July 01, 2021
Arron Acosta and Ken Gray of Rise Robotics, talk all about an innovative new connected hydraulic solution for the mobile equipment sector that is set to reduce carbon emissions with host Peter Haddock
Arron Acosta and Ken Gray of Rise Robotics, talk all about an innovative new connected hydraulic solution for the mobile equipment sector that is set to reduce carbon emissions with host Peter Haddock
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Arron Acosta and Ken Gray. Arron is the CEO and Ken is Vice President of Rise Robotics, which has developed new innovative & connected hydraulic solutions for the construction sector, that is set to dramatically improve performance, reliability and carbon emissions. The savings are electric as the technology replaces the traditional hydraulic system with an electromechanical, fluid-free alternative that uses 65-90% less power to push or pull loads. Arron and Ken talk about overcoming the barriers that have prevented innovation in the sector that uses one electromechanical component to raise the load and then put the energy back when it is lowered. There is no heat generation so it can be air-cooled and it has the potential to reduce maintenance costs dramatically, not to mention the fact it’s fast, very light and the system talks to you, because it’s a connected device. Arron "It's the return of the old cable design with a new technological twist that reduces energy consumption" Now is the time for this technology, as there is a much greater increase in hydraulic demand from machines today, due to more attachments like tiltrotators being used. With hydraulic capability set to continue to increase, the energy savings are potentially huge. Want to know more, go to www.riserobotics.com
35:14
June 24, 2021
Matthew Ayres, Group MD of Bennie Group which includes Barton Plant, joins host Peter Haddock to talk about diversity and inclusion, safety, technology and much more..
Matthew Ayres, Group MD of Bennie Group which includes Barton Plant, joins host Peter Haddock to talk about diversity and inclusion, safety, technology and much more..
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Matthew Ayres, Group MD of Bennie Group which includes Barton Plant. As one of the youngest leaders in our industry at just 28, Matthew brings a great deal of passion and enthusiasm to this episode, sharing his insights on a whole range of subjects from diversity and inclusion to safety, technology and how we drive the industry forward.  Matthew also explains how a mistake has led him to be a vocal advocate for greater diversity and inclusion in our industry, which Content with Media is supporting in this podcast and other content we produce. With this in mind, we also want to highlight a very personal and insightful article Matthew wrote for the CBI entitled 'How a mistake made me a more diverse leader' It is also why we have chosen to use the Cat D6 picture with Matthew displaying LGBT colours in our promotion of this podcast. Here is the link to the article below: https://www.cbi.org.uk/articles/how-a-mistake-made-me-a-more-diverse-leader/ You can also read an article by Peter Haddock in the May 2021 edition of Earthmovers Magazine entitled 'Changing Attitudes'. You can purchase a print or digital copy at www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk We also wanted to thank our sponsors Leica Geosystems for supporting this episode and you can find out all about their surveying and 3D machine control equipment and software solutions at leica-geosystems.com 
50:35
April 19, 2021
William Tebbit, CEO of Green Biofuels Ltd talks all about fuel, Red Diesel, HVO, Green D+ and technology with host Peter Haddock
William Tebbit, CEO of Green Biofuels Ltd talks all about fuel, Red Diesel, HVO, Green D+ and technology with host Peter Haddock
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is William Tebbit He is the CEO of fuel specialist Green Biofuels Ltd, which has developed a new high-performance Green D+ sustainable HVO derived fuel.   In this in-depth podcast, William talks about the huge impact of the changes to the Red Diesel subsidy and the big impact HVO is set to have in the sector, particularly as Tier 1 contractors like Skanska are now mandating HVO across projects.  With carbon emissions now well and truly in the spotlight, this is such an important podcast to explore how as an industry we can improve our impact on the environment.  To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com If you want to know more about our sponsors Ritchie Bros and how to Buy with them, Sell with them or Sell to them, visit rbauction.co.uk, as they want to do business with you. Happy listening
47:06
April 14, 2021
'Auction Science' - the future of used equipment and asset management - Matt Ackley, Chief Marketing Officer of Ritchie Brothers talks to Peter Haddock
'Auction Science' - the future of used equipment and asset management - Matt Ackley, Chief Marketing Officer of Ritchie Brothers talks to Peter Haddock
In our latest Podcast With Insight series, we go global with Matt Ackley, Chief Marketing Officer of Ritchie Brothers.  Host Peter Haddock talks to Matt about a whole range of subjects, including how data is being used to create a new approach to used equipment called 'Auction Science'. Want to know when, where and how to sell your equipment or what you will expect to pay for it?  It's all in the future development of sophisticated services that Ritchie Brothers will be rolling out to help buyers and sellers. Peter and Matt also talk about the impact of the pandemic, the acceleration of online and digital tools, as well as the continued investment in physical assets and people. A great example of this is the Ritchie Brothers UK facility in Maltby, which is in the final stages of transformation from the old colliery. But what will happen in the future?   For Ritchie Brothers, it's all about creating new ways of supporting customers, delivering new insights and services, whilst ultimately helping to leverage the value of assets on a global scale. For more information from Ritchie Brothers visit rbauction.com  To get in touch with Content With Media, email content@contentwithmedia.com
01:07:57
March 10, 2021
Scott Lidster, training guru and operator champion from down under in Australia talks to host Peter Haddock about skills, attracting people into the industry and the exciting opportunities
Scott Lidster, training guru and operator champion from down under in Australia talks to host Peter Haddock about skills, attracting people into the industry and the exciting opportunities
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Scott Lidster. He is the owner of Australian Earth Training and one of the World's leading trainers and machine utilisation experts. His knowledge is shared in great depth in this podcast as he is passionate about the plant sector.  Peter and Scott talk about the importance of attracting people into the sector, recognising the critical role of operators on machine productivity, efficiency and ultimately reducing carbon emissions.  Operators are the industries biggest asset and investing in them is something that will always payback and help businesses profit. Technology is great but technology-enabled operators are brilliant. To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com If you want to know more about our sponsors Ritchie Bros and how to Buy with them, Sell with them or Sell to them, visit rbauction.co.uk, as they want to do business with you. Happy listening
53:46
February 05, 2021
Digbits the UK's 'Formula One' manufacturer of attachments, Director Marcus Clay talks to host Peter Haddock about Brexit, technology, innovation and more..
Digbits the UK's 'Formula One' manufacturer of attachments, Director Marcus Clay talks to host Peter Haddock about Brexit, technology, innovation and more..
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Marcus Clay He is the Director of specialist UK attachment manufacturer Digbits Ltd, which is celebrating its 30th year in business in 2021.  In this in-depth podcast, Marcus talks about the impact of Brexit on the market, how the business has invested in people and technology solutions that are used to make 'Formula One' cars. Peter and Marcus also talk about how precision design, engineering and the use of the hardest materials in the World give its customers the strong edge they need to be productive, efficient and play their part in reducing carbon emissions.  It's a business that is also growing and recruiting as the industry recognises the big impact the right attachment can have on delivering projects. One bucket, grab, ripper or grapple is not the same as other folks and Marcus will tell you why in this Podcast. To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com If you want to know more about our sponsors Ritchie Bros and how to Buy with them, Sell with them or Sell to them, visit rbauction.co.uk, as they want to do business with you. Happy listening
41:00
February 03, 2021
Stephen Slessor, Director of Tier 1 contractor and President of CICES, talks industry collaboration, the role of surveyors in technology integration, skills development, Connected Worksite & more...
Stephen Slessor, Director of Tier 1 contractor and President of CICES, talks industry collaboration, the role of surveyors in technology integration, skills development, Connected Worksite & more...
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Stephen Slessor. He is the President of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES) and also a Regional Director at leading Tier 1 contractor, Morrison Construction. In this in-depth podcast, Stephen talks about the work CICES is doing, how the industry is now collaborating more than ever and how technology is bringing the whole sector closer together. Peter and Stephen talk about the importance of data, what the construction sector needs to do to support adoption and one of our favourite topics the ‘Connected Worksite’ They also cover off skills development, the opportunities for greater integration between surveyors and the rest of the industry. The role engineers, operators and surveyors can play in supporting greater productivity and accuracy in the earthworks sector and much more. To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com If you want to know more about our sponsors Ritchie Bros and how to Buy with them, Sell with them or Sell to them, visit rbauction.co.uk, as they want to do business with you. Happy listening
43:37
February 01, 2021
Technology in 2021 and beyond, expert Hopi of Leica Geosystems parent Hexagon Geosystems, joins host Peter Haddock to discuss where we have come from and the exciting year ahead.
Technology in 2021 and beyond, expert Hopi of Leica Geosystems parent Hexagon Geosystems, joins host Peter Haddock to discuss where we have come from and the exciting year ahead.
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Holger (HoPi) Pietzsch, a global technology expert working for Hexagon Geosystems, the parent company of Leica Geosystems.  In this in-depth podcast, Hopi makes some exciting predictions for technology adoption in 2021 and the potentially huge impact of big projects like HS2. Peter and Hopi talk about how technology has evolved, what the sector needs to do to support adoption and even the possibility of operators working remotely from home.  This thought-provoking interview is a must listen for any business wanting to push forward or be at the forefront of technology. It's all about reducing carbon emissions, increasing productivity, being more accurate, collaborating to bring the industry together, whilst supporting skills development and enhancing safe working on site.  Not to mention ensuring we bring through the next generation of operators and support the road to autonomy, by adopting semi-automatics technology and remote working stations.  This is one not to miss.  To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com If you want to know more about our sponsors Ritchie Bros and how to Buy with them, Sell with them or Sell to them, visit rbauction.co.uk, as they want to do business with you. Happy listening
45:45
January 22, 2021
Rob Oliver, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association talks 2021 'the year ahead', Brexit, HS2, emissions, technology and much more with host Peter Haddock
Rob Oliver, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association talks 2021 'the year ahead', Brexit, HS2, emissions, technology and much more with host Peter Haddock
PODCAST WITH INSIGHT: Joining Peter Haddock for this Content With Media podcast, sponsored by our friends at used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros. is Rob Oliver, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association.  In this in-depth podcast, Rob makes some exciting predictions for 2021, he discusses the impact of Brexit, talks HS2, emissions and explains how technology is set to make a huge difference to the industry.  This is a real snapshot of what needs to be considered by the industry moving forward, as we come to terms with Brexit and look to an exciting technology-driven future.  To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com If you want to know more about our sponsors Ritchie Bros and how to Buy with them, Sell with them or Sell to them, visit rbauction.co.uk, as they want to do business with you.  Happy listening
22:55
January 18, 2021
Joe Nelson, Contracts Director for Mick George, joins Peter Haddock of Content With Media to talk about how the business is taking a new integrated approach to winning work in the earthworks sector
Joe Nelson, Contracts Director for Mick George, joins Peter Haddock of Content With Media to talk about how the business is taking a new integrated approach to winning work in the earthworks sector
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Joe Nelson, Contracts Director for Mick George. Joe has been in the earthworks sector for decades. In his role, which involves responsibility for mobile plant and equipment, he helps drive the business forward, transforming it into a big player in the earthworks sector.  In this podcast, Joe takes us through the transformation of Mick George into a major player in the earthworks sector. He explains its integrated approach to earthworks delivery, incorporating its road haulage fleet, quarries and waste handling capabilities. With huge projects already under its belt, Mick George is growing rapidly, and so is its investment in new equipment, technologies and partnerships.  This is a very insightful listen from a business that is continuing to develop a very attractive proposition for the market.  You can also read more from Joe Nelson on pg 79 of the February 2021 edition of Earthmovers Magazine in a special interview that this podcast supports. To get a print or digital copy of Earthmovers magazine visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com Happy listening
34:03
January 13, 2021
Stuart Kirk, Plant Director of The Sirius Group joins Peter Haddock of Content With Media to talk all things earthworks from technology to people and the latest equipment solutions.
Stuart Kirk, Plant Director of The Sirius Group joins Peter Haddock of Content With Media to talk all things earthworks from technology to people and the latest equipment solutions.
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this latest podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Stuart Kirk, Plant Director of The Sirius Group. . Stuart has been in the earthworks sector for decades with close to 14 years spent with The Sirius Group, who provide environmental, remediation and site development support to a range of sectors. He is a huge advocate of technology and someone who has spent a great deal of time talking to Peter about the industry, sharing his views and expertise on key topics and the future of the sector. Following a site visit in July 2020 to see its Volvo ADT powered scrapers in action onsite, Stuart now joins Peter to share his honest opinions and thoughts on how the industry can embrace technology and move forward in 2021. In this podcast, Stuart takes us through his technology journey, talks about how businesses can benefit from integrating new equipment and solutions, as well as how he is comparing equipment to ensure he makes the right purchasing decisions. He also talks to Peter about skills, the importance of supporting operators and what the industry needs to do to attract more people into the sector. This in-depth interview is another first for Stuart and Peter as we continue to expand the Podcast with Leadership series. You can also read more from Stuart Kirk in the October 2020 Earthmovers Magazine in a special interview that this podcast supports. To get a copy of Earthmovers magazine visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com Happy listening
41:52
December 14, 2020
Celebrating Charlotte Brown and other Women in Construction - turning a negative social media experience into a positive story
Celebrating Charlotte Brown and other Women in Construction - turning a negative social media experience into a positive story
Charlotte Brown is the kind of person we need in the construction and plant sector, and we need to support people like her, especially when others abuse them in the industry on social media.  In this podcast, host, Peter Haddock talks to Charlotte about why she enjoys working in the industry and how she is supporting the growth of Liugong Direct by actively promoting the brand on social media. One of those posts that she put together involved the picture accompanying this post as we promote it on social media, which led to some disgusting, abusive, sexist and upsetting comments.  Charlotte brings positivity to the industry, and we want to support it and keep her and her other female colleagues pictured in the image in the plant sector.  We hope you enjoy listening to Charlotte and will support her and other women in the industry in the future by sharing this podcast. Thank you, Charlotte, we hope you will have a much more positive experience moving forward.  To connect with the host, Peter Haddock on Linkedin to see the image accompanying this podcast, visit the post at the link below. 
10:20
November 23, 2020
Neil Roe, MD of Dunton Environmental talks about the circular economy, safety, training and the environment with host Peter Haddock of Content With Media
Neil Roe, MD of Dunton Environmental talks about the circular economy, safety, training and the environment with host Peter Haddock of Content With Media
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this environmentally focused podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Neil Roe, Managing Director of brownfield remediation specialist Dunton Environmental Ltd.  Neil and his team have been breaking the rules of remediation for years and are now leading the way in bringing contaminated brownfield sites back into use at no cost to councils like Wolverhampton City Council in the West Midlands In this podcast, Neil and Peter talk about the circular economy, safety, training, the environment and even a brick made of 50% recycled plastics! "If we are to #buildbackbetter we need the industry to think outside the box, develop lasting partnerships and invest in innovation and new equipment." says Neil  Dunton is doing exactly that and more. It has even created its own academy to help upskill the wider industry and soon it will be connecting specialist waste treatment sites across the country by rail to deliver solutions to the big legacy of the industrial revolution 'contaminated sites'  If you have never listened to a podcast, now is the time to start. And if you want to listen to the views of other leaders, there are plenty more on our channel. You can also read more from Neil in the next edition of Earthmovers Magazine in a special interview that his podcast supports. To get a copy of Earthmovers magazine visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com Happy listening
31:04
October 23, 2020
Sunfest from Sunbelt Rentals, virtually bringing the industry together - Peter Haddock talks to Sunbelt's Dave Harris and the team at Leica Geosystems
Sunfest from Sunbelt Rentals, virtually bringing the industry together - Peter Haddock talks to Sunbelt's Dave Harris and the team at Leica Geosystems
Virtual events are having a dramatic impact on the way we can bring people together in these difficult times. For the newly branded Sunbelt Rentals, Sunfest, a month-long virtual event supported by 45 supply chain partners has been a shining light in collaboration and discovery.  For Sunbelt Rentals, Sales and Marketing Director, Dave Harris, its also been an eye-opener as over 5,000 unique visitors have come through the virtual doors to learn about the latest innovations and technologies that Sunbelt is bringing to the rental sector, through its diverse supply chain partners.  One of those key partners is Leica Geosystems, who also join Dave on this podcast with host Peter Haddock, to explain why it has supported the event and how it is now working more collaboratively with the newly relaunched Sunbelt Rentals business.  We hear from John Fraser the President UK & Benelux at Hexagon Geosystems, the parent company of Leica Geosystems, who also features on the main stage, Jonn Hicks, MD of Leica Geosystems in the UK and Keith Ferguson, Strategic Director responsible for the Sunbelt distributor relationship.  This podcast shows why it is so important that leaders in the industry work together to support the 'Build Back Better' agenda and the roll out of new and innovative solutions.  With Sunfest closing on the 20th September, there are just days left to enjoy the virtual experience. Visit www.sunbeltrentals.co.uk/sunfest/ For more information on products and services from Leica Geosystems visit www.leica-geosystems.com To get in touch with Content With Media email content@contentwithmedia.com  Happy listening
36:57
September 17, 2020
Niall Fraser, Director of leading earthworks contractor, C A Blackwell joins Peter Haddock of Content With Media to talk all things earthworks
Niall Fraser, Director of leading earthworks contractor, C A Blackwell joins Peter Haddock of Content With Media to talk all things earthworks
PODCAST WITH LEADERSHIP: Joining Peter Haddock for this epic hour-long podcast, sponsored by our friends at surveying and 3D machine control specialist, Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon, is Niall Fraser, Director of leading earthworks contractor C A Blackwell. With 32 years in the industry, Niall is a fountain of knowledge and he is not afraid to tackle the issues the industry faces head-on. Peter last interviewed Niall about HS2 (High Speed Two) Ltd in 2015 and now he and his team are working on the project, which is great news. In this podcast, Niall and Peter talk about a whole host of topics including, innovation, sustainability, technology, diversity and inclusion and how the industry can move forward to #buildbackbetter. But what stands out for us is the way in which Niall is championing and supporting the earthworks sector, by being part of groups like the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P)  This organisation has both clients like Highways England Environment Agency, Heathrow, EDF, Network Rail and tier one contractors like Jacobs and Costain. If you have never listened to a podcast, now is the time to start. And if you want to listen to the views of other leaders, there are plenty more on our channel. You can also read more from Niall in the next edition of Earthmovers Magazine in a special interview that his podcast supports. To get a copy of Earthmovers magazine visit www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk To get in touch with us email content@contentwithmedia.com Happy listening
01:01:19
September 15, 2020
What's the future for alternative fuel use for equipment like the JCB hydrogen and electric excavators? Our host Peter Haddock talks to Alastair Hayward of industry specialist Interact Analysis
What's the future for alternative fuel use for equipment like the JCB hydrogen and electric excavators? Our host Peter Haddock talks to Alastair Hayward of industry specialist Interact Analysis
This is the third edition of our podcast series focused on alternative fuels, inspired by the recent launch of the JCB 20 tonne hydrogen prototype.  Host Peter Haddock talks to Alastair Hayfield of industry market trends specialist, Interact Analysis. Sponsored by Ritchie Bros. auctioneers and used equipment specialists, in this edition, Peter and Alastair talk about how alternative fuels will develop and what we will see now and in the future.  They discuss adoption, barriers to entry, projections for alternative fuel equipment use and where the sector is heading. With Interact Analysis constantly monitoring what is happening with alternative fuels,  we get some insightful information and facts from Alastair. We also look at what businesses can do to adopt new technologies and open the door for those wanting to learn more about how they can get involved.  If you are interested in this subject, please make sure you look back at our podcast channel for our previous editions with the Construction Equipment Association and onsite specialist, Taylor Construction Plant, who are already delivering hydrogen-powered equipment to sites. Don't forget, you can also subscribe to our podcast channel on Spotify and Apple Podcasts at the links below, ensuring you don't miss an edition.  Apple - https://apple.co/3efmA2t Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2UYxFNW If you want to get in touch with Content With Media, you can also email content@contentwithmedia.com or go to Linkedin and connect with our host Peter Haddock. 
20:33
August 10, 2020
Hydrogen is already being used as a fuel onsite, find out how and what its prospects are for the future in this podcast with experts from Taylor Construction Plant Ltd
Hydrogen is already being used as a fuel onsite, find out how and what its prospects are for the future in this podcast with experts from Taylor Construction Plant Ltd
In this second podcast in our series on hydrogen, sponsored by Ritchie Bros and inspired by the launch of the new JCB hydrogen prototype, host Peter Haddock talks to experts Simon Meades and Gareth Holden of TCP (Taylor Construction Plant Ltd). It has been supplying hydrogen in cylinder format to sites up and down the country for smaller pieces of plant, like lighting rigs. Simon and Gareth talk to Peter about how the fuel compares to traditional diesel and how it works practically on site. They also explain some of the additional benefits people are realising, like combining its clean-burning capabilities to recycle waste heat to keep staff warm in site cabins. Having worked with hydrogen for some time, they discuss the practicalities of making the fuel work for larger equipment and different sites in the future. To listen to the first in this series of podcasts on Hydrogen, which featured Dave Luscombe from the Construction Equipment Association, click on the link below: https://bit.ly/3124jR2 To find out all about buying and selling used equipment with Ritchie Bros, the sponsor of this podcast, visit www.rbauction.com You can also subscribe to our podcast channel on Apple and Spotify at the links below: Apple - https://apple.co/3efmA2t Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2UYxFNW
25:57
August 03, 2020
JCB's prototype excavator opens up the Hydrogen fuel debate. Peter Haddock talks to Dave Luscombe of the Construction Equipment Association about the topic.
JCB's prototype excavator opens up the Hydrogen fuel debate. Peter Haddock talks to Dave Luscombe of the Construction Equipment Association about the topic.
With JCB announcing a new 20-tonne 220X excavator prototype, which is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Peter Haddock of Content With Media has picked up on the topic of Hydrogen, thanks to sponsor, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers, the used equipment specialist.  In this podcast, Peter talks to Dave Luscombe of the (CEA) Construction Equipment Association about hydrogen as a fuel. They discuss the challenges of delivering hydrogen infrastructure to support new equipment, how emissions are going to be an important part of its uptake and where the industry will go next.  This is the first in a series of Hydrogen and fuel-related podcasts and it is a subject that Content With Media will be covering more in the future.  If you are interested to know more about the new JCB excavator, please see the link below to its announcement. https://www.jcb.com/en-gb/news/2020/07/jcb-leads-the-way-with-first-hydrogen-fuelled-excavator
20:14
July 30, 2020
Tackling plant theft, emissions, asset management and more, MD, Kevin Howells talks to Peter Haddock about the CESAR Scheme and the expanding services from Datatag who run it.
Tackling plant theft, emissions, asset management and more, MD, Kevin Howells talks to Peter Haddock about the CESAR Scheme and the expanding services from Datatag who run it.
Most people in the industry know the CESAR Scheme which is a marking scheme aimed at tackling plant theft, that was originally formed in the UK with support from the Construction Equipment Association and the police. But with CESAR now a global solution for both theft prevention and emissions, Peter Haddock caught up with MD, Kevin Howells to find out more in this podcast, sponsored with Ritchie Bros auctioneers, the used equipment specialists.  In this podcast, Kevin explains all about how CESAR works, how it has expanded into providing a new industry emissions tagging equipment standard and how Datatag is offering a whole range of other services including asset management to support the industry.  We hope you enjoy listening. And remember you can now subscribe to our podcast channels on Apple and Spotify at the links below. SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR FREE Apple - https://apple.co/3efmA2t Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2UYxFNW If you want to know more about buying or selling used equipment you can get in touch with our sponsor Ritchie Bros by visiting rbauction.com To contact Content With Media, email content@contentwithmedia.com 
29:44
July 27, 2020
Rupert Craven of Ritchie Bros talks plant industry trends, the state of the sector and what timed auction lots are telling us about industry confidence right now
Rupert Craven of Ritchie Bros talks plant industry trends, the state of the sector and what timed auction lots are telling us about industry confidence right now
In the first of a regular insight series with Rupert Craven of Ritchie Bros, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks to Rupert about how the latest Ritchie Bros UK and European timed online auctions have delivered some surprising results and what this tells us about the state of the industry right now. Rupert also discusses the emergence of used 3D machine control enabled equipment and how Ritchie Bros is making in-depth data available to buyers and sellers. With used equipment seen as a bellwether to the state of the wider industry, his insights tell us a lot about current confidence and the impact lockdown has had on the availability of new equipment. If you want to get in touch to suggest questions for future podcasts with Rupert or want more information, please email content@contentwithmedia.com Thanks for listening
16:35
July 23, 2020
What is the new 'Sustainability led Plant Charter' all about? - It's time to educate ourselves at the Sustainability Supply Chain School with expert James Cadman from Action Sustainability
What is the new 'Sustainability led Plant Charter' all about? - It's time to educate ourselves at the Sustainability Supply Chain School with expert James Cadman from Action Sustainability
Sustainability is a big word and has even bigger implications for every one of us as individuals living on this planet of ours. But what is the new 'Sustainability led Plant Charter' all about and how can we deliver more sustainable outcomes for projects, the environment, communities, individuals and the planet?  As host Peter Haddock discovered in this podcast, sponsored by Leica Geosystems, the machine control and surveying equipment specialists, there is a lot to learn about delivering sustainability, but fortunately for all of us, expert James Cadman of Action Sustainability is here to explain more.  To find out all about the new 'Plant Charter', which has already been adopted by Flannery Plant Hire and all of the free information available from the Sustainability Supply Chain School, listen to this podcast and James will tell you all about it.  As promised, here is the link to the Sustainability Supply Chain School website https://www.supplychainschool.co.uk/ and a direct link to download the new 'Plant Charter' https://www.supplychainschool.co.uk/partners/groups/plant-group/plant-charter/ If you want to get in touch with Content With Media email content@contentwithmedia.com Thanks for listening. 
25:33
July 09, 2020
Rob and Merrill Lynch, brothers and Directors of Lynch Plant Hire talk about being brought up in the business, how they are investing in and innovation and skills driven future and much more..
Rob and Merrill Lynch, brothers and Directors of Lynch Plant Hire talk about being brought up in the business, how they are investing in and innovation and skills driven future and much more..
In a first-ever doubleheader edition of the Content With Media ‘Podcast With Leadership’ series, host Peter Haddock talks to Rob and Merrill Lynch, brothers and directors of Lynch Plant Hire, who help to run it with their father, MD and Founder, Liam Lynch. This edition is sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK, one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. The podcast also supports a similar series of articles in the print edition of Earthmovers Magazine. Lynch Plant Hire is one of the UK’s leading plant hire companies and Rob and Merrill have grown up learning the ropes from a very young age, as listeners will discover. Peter speaks to them about how they are moving the business forward, supporting the industry to bring innovations to customers, investing in skills, training, equipment and much more. Talking on a podcast for the first time, the brothers also share their vision for the future and thoughts on how the industry can be more productive and inclusive. With the launch of a new machine control division, the business is also set to increase its technology-driven capabilities. It’s a refreshing insight into a business that is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and one which shows how dedicated and passionate its leaders are to take it forward into the future. If you want to get in touch with Content With Media, please email content@contentwithmedia.com or find us on social media, where you can also connect with Peter Haddock on Linkedin.
31:11
June 30, 2020
Andy Wright, CEO of Sunbelt Rentals talks about helping to put together NHS testing centres, rebranding its business, which includes A-Plant in a pandemic and how it's building for the future
Andy Wright, CEO of Sunbelt Rentals talks about helping to put together NHS testing centres, rebranding its business, which includes A-Plant in a pandemic and how it's building for the future
Andy Wright is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock, for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series.  This edition is sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK, one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. The podcast also supports a similar series of articles in the print edition of Earthmovers Magazine. In this edition, Andy talks about how the business has rebranded to Sunbelt Rentals in a pandemic and how it's teams have come together to deliver nationwide NHS testing facilities to support local communities, setting some sites up in just 12 hours.  He shares his thoughts on how this challenge has accelerated the vision of the individual businesses coming together under the new brand, whilst retaining the importance of the individual sector-based expertise. Andy also explains how Sunbelt Rentals is being shaped to provide total site solutions for customers, his vision for a more productive and efficient future and what the industry needs to do to reduce its overall impact on the environment.  We hope you enjoy listening to this latest podcast. If you want to get in touch with Content With Media, please email content@contentwithmedia.com or find us on social media where you can also connect with Peter Haddock on Linkedin.
48:17
June 18, 2020
Adam from D Morgan talks about delivering the 'Connected Site' with a complete data driven approach to 3D machine control and surveying, through a focus on its people and skills development
Adam from D Morgan talks about delivering the 'Connected Site' with a complete data driven approach to 3D machine control and surveying, through a focus on its people and skills development
Adam Onyett, Pre Construction Director at earthworks specialist, D Morgan talks to Peter Haddock of Content With Media in this latest podcast. He explains how the business has gone on a 'Connected Site' journey over a number of years, which has seen it adopt and continually invest in technologies from Leica Geosystems, including 3D machine control and the use of it surveying equipment. Over the years it has enhanced its capabilities to integrate engineering solutions that allow it to create the models needed to deliver projects, large and small. In this podcast, Adam explains how this journey has set the business up for a 'Connected Site' future, by taking staff on the journey, investing in skills and developing a career pathway for those coming into the business. This is a very insightful podcast that shares the real-world experience of a business that is over 70 years old but acts like a technology startup.  Many thanks to www.Leica-Geosystems.com for sponsoring this podcast.
18:14
June 16, 2020
 Ann Bentley of the Construction Leadership Council talks to Peter Haddock about its industry-wide 'Roadmap to Recovery' report, launched to support the whole construction sector
Ann Bentley of the Construction Leadership Council talks to Peter Haddock about its industry-wide 'Roadmap to Recovery' report, launched to support the whole construction sector
Ann and Peter talk through the themes of the report RESTART - RESET & REINVENT and what we hope will be a positive roadmap for all, support the whole sector to 'get back to work safely' and plan for the future. Ann also talks about how the Leadership Council has been the voice of the industry with the Government during this difficult period. In addition, she explains how the council has collaborated with organisations like the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, Build UK International Civil Engineering Association, Construction Plant Hire Association, Association of Consulting and Engineering, Construction Industry Training Board and many more in its infrastructure group As well as similar organisations in its housing, Local, Social & Commercial Construction and Domestic RMI groups. This is a must-listen if you are in the industry and the report is a must-see . You can download it at this link https://bit.ly/37m6ba1 Thanks for listening and thanks to Ritchie Bros the used equipment specialists for sponsoring this edition and the series. 
32:17
June 12, 2020
P. Flannery Plant Hire focus on people with online shift - Paul and Sophie talk to Peter about bring talent into the industry, skills develop, mental health, supporting the industry and much more..
P. Flannery Plant Hire focus on people with online shift - Paul and Sophie talk to Peter about bring talent into the industry, skills develop, mental health, supporting the industry and much more..
In this latest edition of our Content with Media 'Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support podcast series' sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros.  Peter Haddock talks to Paul Skitt, Skills Development Director for P. Flannery Plant Hire and Training Manager, Sophie Francis,  about how the business has made a rapid shift to online communications to support the people that are vital for the success of the business. Paul and Sophie explain how the move online is supporting future recruitment, training and much more. They talk about mental health, the roll-out of video training and even how the business is using quiz nights online to maintain contact with those working remotely.  With people being the central focus of this edition, it's important to recognise that it's people that make this industry work and therefore we need to support them, bring them into the industry, put them on a career path for the future and keep them. This is certainly what Flannery is focusing on and it's important to recognise the continued development of people-focused support and communications as we move forward. Look out for more podcasts in the series to come and remember to look back to previous episodes, where we tackle the issue of rising Plant Theft and hear from leaders like Andy Street the Mayor of the West Midlands about how the sector can move forward.  Thanks for listening and if you want to get in touch, email content@contentwithmedia.com 
29:27
June 09, 2020
Jeremy Fish, CEO of Ardent Hire Solutions, talks to Peter Haddock about its award-winning software approach to plant hire, its TV channel, sustainability, carbon offsetting and much more..
Jeremy Fish, CEO of Ardent Hire Solutions, talks to Peter Haddock about its award-winning software approach to plant hire, its TV channel, sustainability, carbon offsetting and much more..
Jeremy Fish is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock, for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition is sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK, one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. The podcast also supports a similar series of articles in the print edition of Earthmovers Magazine. In this edition, Jeremy talks about how Ardent Hire Solutions has become a digital leader in the market with its multi award-winning approach to delivering digital led hire solution to its full range of customers across the industry. He talks about the positive impact 'Site Manager' an in-house built software solution is having on reducing carbon and the cost of hiring to customers. He also explains how the business has created an  'Ardent TV' channel to support operators with machine and safety training, using machine mounted QR codes and how its apps are also supporting customers. With innovation, a key part of its ongoing development, Jeremy and the team are now sharing 'Ardent Insights' with business across the sector and even offering  'Carbon Offsetting' to make projects more sustainable.  We hope you enjoy listening to this latest podcast.  If you want to get in touch with Content With Media, please email content@contentwithmedia.com or find us on social media where you can also connect with Peter Haddock on Linkedin. Sponsorships: off for this episode
27:24
June 08, 2020
Sam Mercer of Plantforce Rentals talks to Peter Haddock about Hinkley C, it's equipment & technology investment, 'Dynamic' training and much more...
Sam Mercer of Plantforce Rentals talks to Peter Haddock about Hinkley C, it's equipment & technology investment, 'Dynamic' training and much more...
Sam Mercer is the Operations Director of leading plant hire specialist, Plantforce Rentals. He is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock, for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition and those remaining in the series are sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK. It's one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. The podcast also supports a similar series of articles in the print edition of Earthmovers Magazine. In this edition, Sam talks about how Plantforce has become a leader in 3D machine control and operator training, with its collaborative partnership with Weston College and machine control specialists like Leica Geosystems. He also talks about its experience of delivering major earthworks for Hinkley C and how the business has learnt from the experience, investing in the latest equipment, technology and data-driven solutions. With a move towards the ‘Connected Site’ Sam talks about efficiency gains, safety, maintenance and the future direction of its new ‘Fuel Efficiency Dynamics’ training program. They have even taken training online for FREE since this podcast was recorded. We hope you enjoy listening. If you want to get in touch with Content With Media email content@contentwithmedia.com
27:53
June 01, 2020
Huw Richards, Group MD of Walters Group talks to Peter Haddock about skills, HS2, technology and the future of the earthworks sector
Huw Richards, Group MD of Walters Group talks to Peter Haddock about skills, HS2, technology and the future of the earthworks sector
Huw Richards has been the Group Managing Director of the Walters Group for over 27 years, having started his earthworks career when he was just 18. With a vast amount of experience, he is the latest leader to share his thoughts with Peter Haddock for our Content With Media 'Podcast With Leadership' Series. This edition and those remaining in the series are sponsored by LiuGong Direct UK. It's one of the UK's leading construction equipment suppliers with direct sales and service support to its customers. They also support a similar series of articles in the print edition of Earthmovers Magazine. In this edition, Huw talks about the Walters Group focus on safety with his recent safety tour and how the business has grown to employ over 500 people, with a fleet of 600 machines. It has also diversified from its original base in Wales to now operate in the quarrying, waste management, infrastructure and construction sectors, throughout the UK. With its operators averaging eight years of service, Huw talks about how the business is also investing in staff skills development, with the use of specialist Cat Simulators.  Huw goes on to talk about industry collaboration with the A14 and how it will be important moving forward with projects like HS2. When it comes to technology, Huw explains the importance of site managers, using data to benchmark performance and how the business is focusing on delivering positive outcomes, when it comes to its carbon impact. With some of its operators handling equipment worth over £350,000, with the very latest technologies on board, it's certainly not an industry which is just about oil and grease any more.  We hope you enjoy listening. If you want to get in touch with Content With Media email content@contentwithmedia.com
26:59
May 26, 2020
Chris Matthew of Flannery Plant Hire features in the new 'Podcast with Leadership' series launched alongside Earthmovers Magazine interviews
Chris Matthew of Flannery Plant Hire features in the new 'Podcast with Leadership' series launched alongside Earthmovers Magazine interviews
Strategic manager for Flannery Plant Hire, Chris Matthew features in the first of a new 'Podcast with Leadership' series, where Peter Haddock talks to industry leaders about a whole range of topics from skills to technology, fuel to the environment, HS2 to Highways and what the industry needs to do to move forward. The series launches as an extension to Earthmovers Magazine interviews which have been featuring in the print publication with the same leaders.  In this edition, Chris talks to Peter about how Flannery is working across the industry and supporting Tier 1 contractors to deliver better outcomes. He explains how Flannery is focusing on all elements of earthworks, in particular, fuel management to reduce the environmental impact of earthworks on a whole range of projects.  With his previous role working for Balfour Beatty, Chris shares valuable insights into how the industry needs to focus on collaboration and the important role that major earthworks specialists like Flannery can play in delivering a more sustainable future.  This is the first in a series of six leadership podcasts with this edition sponsored by Leica Geosystems the connected site, surveying and machine control equipment specialist.
40:04
May 18, 2020
Rupert Craven from Ritchie Bros. auctioneers talks about supporting The Lighthouse Club construction charity, tackling thieves, advancing payments and more, in this podcast with Peter Haddock
Rupert Craven from Ritchie Bros. auctioneers talks about supporting The Lighthouse Club construction charity, tackling thieves, advancing payments and more, in this podcast with Peter Haddock
Hear how Ritchie Bros. is supporting the industry in many different ways at this difficult time. They are raising awareness of the Lighthouse Club construction charity, sharing its helpline number 0345 605 1956 and its website for donations www.lighthouseclub.org  advancing payments to sellers, tackling the thieves so buyers don't get caught out and of course, sponsoring this "Supporting the Construction and Plant sector" Podcast series.  In this Podcast Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks to Rupert Craven, Sales Director of Ritchie Bros. about all of these subjects and much more. The series so far has raised the bar to tackle plant theft, talked about the need for industry collaboration, explained how support is being made available for skills development and it will continue to connect people throughout the industry, during and beyond lockdown. Many thanks to all at Ritchie Bros. for supporting this series and thanks to Rupert for his time.  With its next 'Online Only' auction fast approaching on the 18th June 2020, you can find out more about all the services Ritchie Bros offers to buyers and sellers alike, by visit www.RBauction.com
11:49
May 14, 2020
Our Construction Industry Charity Needs our support - Lighthouse Club CEO, Bill Hill talks to Peter Haddock about its helpline and campaign to raise £1m
Our Construction Industry Charity Needs our support - Lighthouse Club CEO, Bill Hill talks to Peter Haddock about its helpline and campaign to raise £1m
The Lighthouse Club is the Construction industry charity and in the words of its CEO, Bill Hill,  they need a Captain (Colonel) Tom moment, to raise £1m to support the work the charity does. In this podcast, Bill talks about the charity, how it works, what it is doing and much more, but what sticks with us is the very sad loss of life that the charity could have potentially stopped. With a 55% increase in calls to its 24/7 Construction Industry helpline, a huge issue with funding with the loss of £250,000 alone from its potentially suspended Christmas event, Bill and his team need our help to do two things.  First and most importantly, to get the Construction Industry Helpline number out there 0345 605 1956 and the free app details of which can be found at this link www.constructionindustryhelpline.com The second is to support the charity with is recently launched 'Construction Workers Family Crisis Appeal' to raise £1m, full details here www.lighthouseclub.org Please listen to this podcast and share it with as many people as you can. We all have a role we can play in supporting our industry and the families that rely on it.  Thank you for listening and thanks to Ritchie Bros for suggesting we talk to Bill as part of this 'Supporting the Construction and Plant sector' podcast series they sponsor. We are humbled and privileged to be able to share this with you all. 
15:26
May 07, 2020
Fighting back against the plant theft lockdown boom, with security expert Ian Elliott of utility and construction specialist Clancy Docwra
Fighting back against the plant theft lockdown boom, with security expert Ian Elliott of utility and construction specialist Clancy Docwra
In this latest edition of the Content With Media  "Supporting the Construction and Plant Sectors" #podcast series, hosted by Peter Haddock and sponsored by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, Peter talks to Ian Elliott, UK Group Head of Security for utility services and construction specialist, Clancey Docwra.  He explains how his team is tackling plant theft by making equipment 'As unattractive as possible'. Hear about the issues Clancy continue to face with theft. And how they are using a combination of the Datatag ID Ltd CESAR Scheme, immobilisers, telemetry tracking, advanced operator identity cards and some paint, to create a layered approach to theft prevention. Not forgetting  'Stopping the thieves at the fence' with the latest active thermal camera technology. Ian also asks the question 'Do you know the cost of theft to your business?'  He explains how this is not just due to lost equipment, lost work hours and insurance costs, but the impact of reputational damage. This is a must-listen for every plant and equipment owner in the construction sector, as Ian is definitely on the front line and coming out fighting.
18:59
May 05, 2020
 Blogger and influencer, Nick Drew aka (Digger Man Blogger) joins Peter Haddock to talk Conexpo innovations, skills and much more
Blogger and influencer, Nick Drew aka (Digger Man Blogger) joins Peter Haddock to talk Conexpo innovations, skills and much more
In this latest Ritchie Bros auctioneer sponsored 'Supporting the Construction and Plant sectors' series, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks to Nick Drew aka  Earthmovers Magazine Digger Man Blogger. They discuss the latest launches at Conexpo 2020, skills, diversity, inclusion and much more. . You can find out all about Nick Drew and his blog and how to join him on social media at www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk/digger-man
18:49
May 01, 2020
Tackling Plant Theft - Police Liaison specialist Nick Mayell of CESAR Scheme operator Datatag talks about how to prevent theft and much more...
Tackling Plant Theft - Police Liaison specialist Nick Mayell of CESAR Scheme operator Datatag talks about how to prevent theft and much more...
In the latest edition of the brand new Content With Media  "Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support series", sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros auctioneers, Peter Haddock follows up on the increase in plant theft during the lockdown.  This is an issue that was brought to our attention in another recent podcast with Rob Oliver the CEO of the Construction Equipment Association. To find out how to support the industry in tackling this rise in equipment theft, Peter Haddock contacted Datatag,  the organisation that runs the CESAR equipment registration scheme.  Peter managed to get in touch with one of its police liaison specialists, Nick Mayell who talks about the issues around tackling plant theft, how advanced criminal gangs have become and how the CESAR Scheme works to stop thieves from getting away with it.   For more on the CESAR scheme visit www.datatag.co.uk/schemes.php Many thanks to Ritchie Bros, the used equipment specialist for sponsoring this important series. To find out all the different ways of buying and selling equipment with its live and online Marketplace E solutions, visit www.rbauction.com   
22:21
April 28, 2020
Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), on support tools for the industry
Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), on support tools for the industry
In the next edition of the Content with Media 'Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support podcast series' sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros.  Peter Haddock talks to Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) In this edition, Alasdair explains how CECA has joined together with other construction industry associations to react at breakneck speed to support the industry. Delivering key materials like site operation procedures in a matter of days. This and lots of other materials are available for free right now through the Construction Leadership Council Website www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk Look out for more podcasts in the series, where we tackle the issue of rising Plant Theft with some great advice from industry experts and much more...
18:40
April 24, 2020
Andy Street, The Mayor of the West Midlands on how the West Midlands Combined Authority is supporting the Construction and Plant Sector in lockdown and beyond
Andy Street, The Mayor of the West Midlands on how the West Midlands Combined Authority is supporting the Construction and Plant Sector in lockdown and beyond
In this first launch edition of a brand new Content With Media  "Connecting the Construction and Plant sector support series", sponsored by used equipment specialist Ritchie Bros auctioneers, Peter Haddock talks to our special guest,  Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands. Andy, talks about how the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is supporting the Construction and Plant sectors in the lockdown period and beyond, explaining how it is investing in collaborative partnerships to deliver the skills needed to support the sector. He also explains how WMCA has worked with its partners to rapidly accelerate online training provision in the lockdown, supporting individuals looking to gain skills that will benefit them and the region in the future. For more information on all of this investment and the opportunities, it is creating, click on this link https://www.wmca.org.uk/ Many thanks for listening and keep your ears open for the next edition in the series where Peter Haddock talks to Alasdair Reisner, CEO of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association, who explains how they are working with other industry bodies to support the construction and plant sectors.
12:39
April 23, 2020
Rob Oliver, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association talks about fuel, the rise in plant theft and technology in this in-depth podcast
Rob Oliver, CEO of the Construction Equipment Association talks about fuel, the rise in plant theft and technology in this in-depth podcast
In this latest edition of #CWMRespect Podcast series, Rob Oliver talks to Peter Haddock of Content With Media.  Rob is passionate about the industry and its people and is also spearheading the fight against rising plant theft during the lockdown, lobbying on red diesel, supporting the introduction of technology and much more in his role as the CEO of the Construction Equipment Association.  Hear what he has to say about the issues that matter in this podcast and why not get involved in the debate on our social media channels (Content With Media on Facebook and Twitter or get in touch with Peter Haddock on Linkedin.   https://www.facebook.com/contentwithmedia/ https://twitter.com/contentwithmed1/ A big thanks to Leica Geosystems for sponsoring this podcast, if you’d like to understand more on how to go about choosing the right construction technologies, why not visit constructech.com and read its latest thought leadership piece from Hopi at the link below. https://constructech.com/smart-recipe-for-deploying-successful-construction-technology/
31:23
April 22, 2020
Getting into 3D machine control doesn't have to cost the earth
Getting into 3D machine control doesn't have to cost the earth
In this edition of the #CWMRespect  Podcast series, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks about the most cost-effective way to embrace 3D machine control, making sure you are able to get on Highways England jobs and win HS2 work in the future, now that the technology is mandated. Peter's first stop is to talk to Leica Geosystems product specialist, Steve Claybrook, who has also used its products as a surveyor/engineer in a previous role. In this part of the interview, Peter demystifies the technology, whilst exploring how it can be retrofitted to older machines.  With retrofitting and the technology explained, Peter moves onto talk to Rupert Craven, Sales Director of Ritchie Bros auctioneers about all the different ways in which you can find and buy used equipment like excavators and dozers, that can then be retrofitted with 3D machine control.  If you need any advice on either of these topics, please email content@contentwithmedia.com using 'Retrofitting and Buying' as your title text and we will find the right person to help. Alternatively, you can send us a message on our Content With Media Facebook page and Twitter account or contact Peter Haddock through Linkedin You can also visit www.leica-geosystems.com or www.rbauction.com for more information. Thanks to Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon for sponsoring this podcast.
30:17
March 24, 2020
How can we attract more people into the Construction & Plant sectors?
How can we attract more people into the Construction & Plant sectors?
In this special edition of the #CWMRespect  Podcast, Peter Haddock of Content With Media talks about skills with the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street,  Balfour Beatty plc apprentice Jack, McAuliffe Group's Francesca & Lewis, and Eiffage Kier's Amrit and Kyle. All of these individuals are inspirational and passionate about bringing people into the #Construction industry. So take a listen to what they have to say and hear Peter's views on how we need to invest in technology and training for 3D machine control, in particular, to help deliver major projects like HS2. Please Note: Content for this podcast was recorded at the West Midlands Combined Authority 'Plant & Construction Skills' event before the #HS2 announcement was made. Thanks to Leica Geosystems part of Hexagon for agreeing to sponsor this special edition.
18:09
February 21, 2020
3D machine control and surveying adoption - the journey of earthworks specialist D Morgan
3D machine control and surveying adoption - the journey of earthworks specialist D Morgan
Dan Wilkinson, engineering manager from earthworks specialist, D Morgan explains how the business has gone on a journey with the adoption of 3D machine control and the use of surveying technology, to create the models needed to deliver projects, large and small.  In this podcast, Dan also explains the challenges, the impact of 3D machine control and the next steps the 70 year old business is taking in the development of its technology driven approach.  Many thanks to www.Leica-Geosystems.com for sponsoring this #CWMRespect podcast series.
20:11
February 10, 2020
'Raising the Bar' - Highways England mandate brings 3D Machine Control and technology adoption to site
'Raising the Bar' - Highways England mandate brings 3D Machine Control and technology adoption to site
In our latest #CWMRespect Podcast, we talk about how the Highways England ‘Raising the Bar’ document, which is now mandating 3D Machine Control on all its projects, is opening the floodgates for new earthworks technologies onsite. This, in turn, will help businesses to improve safety and productivity, whilst creating a more sustainable and profitable earthworks sector. To find out more, Peter Haddock from Content With Media, talked to our friend and respected industry leader, Mark Lawton of Skanska. He is a passionate advocate for technology use onsite, driving change on the A14 project and sharing this knowledge throughout the industry. We thank Mark for sharing his insight and Leica Geosystems for sponsoring this podcast edition. #CWMRespect
18:44
February 03, 2020
Claire Trott, MD of Plantforce Rentals talks to Peter Haddock about her views on the industry and its UK first 3D machine control training collaboration at Weston College
Claire Trott, MD of Plantforce Rentals talks to Peter Haddock about her views on the industry and its UK first 3D machine control training collaboration at Weston College
Peter Haddock from Content With Media introduces our first in a series of respect podcasts (#CWMRespect), which is focused on sharing insights from people in the construction and the mobile plant & equipment sectors that he respects.  This episode features an interview with Claire Trott the MD of Plantforce, who talks about its industry-first collaboration with Weston College to deliver the UK's most advanced operator training. Learn how Plantforce has collaborated with the college and 3D machine control specialists Leica Geosystems and Sitech Trimble to introduce both simulator training and practical in-cab training on the latest equipment provided by Plantforce.  This podcast is kindly sponsored by Leica Geosystems who are helping the industry to become machine control ready by pre-enabling fleets with their base kits, so plant operators are ‘Leica Ready’ for the big dig season. To organise a free consultation with a Leica expert text about pre-enabling your fleet simply text your name and company to 888 02 or visit www.Leica-geosystems.com Thanks for listening.  To get in touch with Content With Media, email content@contentwithmedia.com
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January 22, 2020
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