Monthly Archives: August 2017

Stag and hen dos (and don’ts)

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 30-08-2017

BOB_Image_Parts_Aug17_Story 5StagsYou’ve survived the ‘banter’ in the group Whatsapp, you’ve forked out for the flights and packed your bags. Yes, your mate’s ‘final night of freedom’ is finally here.

But there are some important dos and don’ts you need to remember. BOB is here to remind you.

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Blagger’s guide to… F1

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 30-08-2017

BOB_Image_Parts_Aug17_formularAugust is a great time for the petrol heads of the world. The month-long wait is finally over and F1 is back full throttle following its summer break. But what if you don’t have a need for speed?

No one wants to be on the receiving end of blank stares after mistaking the meaning of ‘pole position’, trust us.

Fear not, if you’re not already fluent in F1, BOB is here to help you avoid the embarrassment with some good old fashioned blagging.

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Meet Mick Ives, a man on a mission

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 30-08-2017

BOB_Image_Parts_Aug17_Story1MickMick Ives can definitely be described as a man on a mission.

Back in 2005, this 81-time Championship winner became the first rider to ride the Tour de France route, solo.

He is also the only British racer to race both Road and Cyclo Cross events every single year without a break for over 60 years – his whole career!

This year, at the age of 77, he decided to ride the route of the Giro di Italia (3,600km).

We talked to him to find out how and why he does it.

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How I Built My… with Ben Kuchta

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 30-08-2017

BOB_Image_Parts_Aug17_HowIBuiltMyBenKuchtaGas technician. Technology consultant. Inventor. Life saver. Horse rider. These are all words you could use to describe gas technician, Ben Kuchta.

He was highly commended in our Young Tradesperson of the Year awards for his life-saving device that turns off defective gas appliances when carbon monoxide is detected.

Well worth reading what he has to say we reckon!

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Fill Your Skills Gap

Posted by Blog Team | Posted in More | Posted on 30-08-2017

BOB_Image_Parts_Aug17_LeadImgApprenticesWe all know that a lack of young, skilled workers is one of the biggest challenges in the construction industry.

With more and more people turning their backs on university, apprenticeships present a huge opportunity for employers.

We’re here to give some helpful tips whether you’re looking for an apprenticeship or, an apprentice!

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