Dan Pollard

Four new year resolutions for a successful 2024

According to market research company Statista1, the construction industry in the United Kingdom is forecast to increase in 2024 to £404.13bn rising to a revenue of £476.6 bn in 2027. But with the industry seemingly in good shape, why are so many smaller trade businesses stalling or facing a hard time? Fergus founder Dan Pollard, […]

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8 self-care tips for tradespeople

A business won’t run itself. Customers can be demanding, wanting jobs done yesterday and unconcerned about your need to juggle the other demands that go into running a business. Heating and plumbing installer and founder of Fergus, Dan Pollard, gives you eight tips to help you not just survive, but thrive. As a business owner, […]

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Tradespeople encouraged to concentrate on work/life balance now

Fergus is urging all trades to prioritise work/life balance in an effort to address the alarming rise in suicide rates and depression related to work issues in the industry. According to recent statistics, construction workers are at a significant risk of suicide, with rates 3.7 times higher than the national average. Additionally, the UK construction […]

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Now’s the time to “recession-proof your business” says Fergus

High inflation, low growth and spiralling energy costs: we are facing a cost of living crisis like never before and the Bank of England has now stated the UK will slip into recession later this year and not recover until 2024. But despite the bleak forecast, it doesn’t have to spell disaster for your firm. […]

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Keeping on top of finances ‘more important than ever’ for tradespeople

Fergus, the job management software designed to help tradespeople regain the time they would normally lose to business admin, is encouraging the trade to prioritise keeping on top of their finances. James Chillman, UK Country Manager for Fergus, explains why: With a cost of living crisis and rising energy, fuel and material costs, it is […]

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