TerrAffix and Kier identify solution to microplastics road runoff challenge

Laboratory testing undertaken by RSK Group company TerrAffix and Kier has demonstrated that a plant-based material used to create a biochar can successfully remove microplastics found in the runoff from our roads. These are believed to be the first laboratory trials in the world to look at the possibility of removing microplastics from road runoff […]

Costs “to soar” after funding axed for Kier road project in Birmingham

Local government commissioners have warned that the government’s withdrawal of funding for a £600m PFI highways contract, won by Kier, is likely to damage a bankrupt council’s ability to turn its finances around. On 30 November, the Department for Transport confirmed it was ending its funding support for the project to maintain Birmingham’s roads, without […]

Louisa Finlay appointed as Chief People Officer

Kier Group plc announces that Louisa Finlay, currently Kier Construction’s Clients and Markets Managing Director, is appointed as Chief People Officer and will be part of the Group’s Executive Committee, with effect from 6 March 2023. Louisa will take over from Helen Redfern, who will be leaving Kier after ten successful years to take up a […]

Kier Highways signs up to Tackling Diabetes Safety Charter

Kier Highways has signed up to the Diabetes Safety Organisation’s Tackling Diabetes Safety Charter to educate and help employees prevent the onset of diabetes and better support those living with the condition. It says diabetes is a hidden epidemic, with 700 people a day diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the UK. One third of […]

Kier to offer apprenticeships to prisoners following ground-breaking law change

Kier is one of the first employers in England to offer apprenticeship opportunities to prisoners, following a crucial law change, which means prisoners can now earn while they learn. Announced earlier this year, the law has changed this month (October) and it means that prisoners at open prisons will be able to take advantage of […]

Shropshire Highways partners transform garden at Barnabas Community Church, Shrewsbury

The Barnabas Community Church’s 360 garden in Shrewsbury has been transformed thanks to Shropshire Council and its highways partners Kier and Multevo. Barnabas Community Church is home to foodbank PLUS, which incorporates a range of essential support services for clients in Shrewsbury. This includes Shrewsbury Food Bank and their unique 360 initiatives where they host […]


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