IRTE News

Canute Group placed into administration

3rd Jan 2019

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Almtone-owned Canute Group officially ceased operations on 21 December resulting in large-scale job losses.

Reports suggest that around 120 staff members have moved to customers Saint-Gobin and Made.com under TUPE regulations, but the remainder have been made redundant. Professional services consultancy Begbies Traynor is handling the administration process.

Nottingham to avoid low emission zone

3rd Dec 2018

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Nottingham will not introduce a low emission zone to tackle air quality targets, it has been announced, as alternative plans were approved in November.

England road network set for £28bn upgrade

5th Nov 2018

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Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the new budget plans for a major investment in England’s roads, with further cash allocated for future upgrades.

Transport Scotland agrees £930m roads deal

31st Aug 2018

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Transport Scotland has invited bids for two roads maintenance contracts worth over £930m for upgrade work on the south east and south west of the country.

Winners announced at IRTE Skills Challenge awards

30th Jul 2018

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The achievements of the most talented bus and coach technicians were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony at Rockingham Motor Speedway in July.
More than 90 apprentices and fully-qualified technicians took part in the testing at S&B Automotive Academy in Bristol at the beginning of June, as the IRTE Skills Challenge expanded into a five-day event with new tests, categories and, of course, buses.