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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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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.

Get in touch at content@contentwithmedia.com.

    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


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    • 19 min
    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.


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    • 33 min
    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

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    • 27 min
    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


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    • 39 min
    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/


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    • 44 min
    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


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    • 36 min

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Interesting and informative

A varied and interesting podcast with a broad spectrum of people from all corners of our industry - a great listen.

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Vital listening

There is a technological revolution taking place in the field of construction and construction equipment. The Content with Media podcast is charting AND influencing that revolution. If you’re in the construction business, you MUST listen to this.

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