What it’s like to intern at BLG

What it’s like to intern at BLG

I have spent the past two weeks on a work experience placement at BLG, sampling the roles of employees across the board allowing me to gain an understanding of the work of the company. On my first day my nerves were put at ease by Laura, who gave me a tour of the...
The expansion of Permitted Development Rights

The expansion of Permitted Development Rights

One of the key elements of the Chancellor’s Spring statement at the beginning of the year included the controversial expansion to Permitted Development Rights. This change will come into effect on 25th May and be exceptionally beneficial for developers....
The importance of switching off from work

The importance of switching off from work

I remember many years ago, a new senior manager starting at my then workplace. This manager said some things so radical that my long-indentured City colleagues were sent into a tizzy: 1) take your holiday 2) leave your remote devices in the office when you do.  Now,...
Shabena skydives for GOSH

Shabena skydives for GOSH

Skydiving Shabena tackles two big fears to raise money for GOSH We ask our very own Shabena Khan why she’s about to take on two big fears this summer… What are you doing? A 15,000 ft jump skydive. When are you doing it? On 17th August 2019, if the weather...
Pre-emptive ecological reports

Pre-emptive ecological reports

Part of my role here at BLG is to ensure that all the necessary reports including ecological are conducted on a site. As today is #nationalbatday in the US, I was reminded of the recent fine to a developer that didn’t appropriately consider the ecological impact...
Let’s talk about Birmingham

Let’s talk about Birmingham

Let’s talk about Birmingham… Now, I know that conversations rarely start well with when someone says ‘lets talk’ but rather like today’s subject, I want to move away from the archetype. Birmingham once from a stigma of undesirability: dirty, industrial, physically...

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