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Making headlines: Anderson launches new industry magazine, The Hard Hat

Anderson has this month relaunched its popular thrice-yearly industry magazine under the new title, The Hard Hat.

The 24-page print and downloadable magazine is named after the item of safety equipment worn across the construction industry, which celebrated its centenary in 2020.

Chris Criscione, who heads up communications for Anderson, said: “The hard hat is something of a leveller for our industry. Regardless of your job title you have to wear one on site – and this makes it an equaliser. It unifies us and unites us which is what we want the magazine to do.

“The magazine celebrates every aspect of the sector – from the ground up. We include topical relevant thought leadership pieces on subjects like the skills gap, recruitment and women in the industry, as well as insight into our own developments and those of our partners. It also celebrates our people and how Anderson embodies good practice and steadfast values in the delivery of its projects.

“We want The Hard Hat to become a relevant, engaging and innovative resource, not just for the employees of Anderson, but also for the sector as a whole.”

April’s edition includes a potted history of the hard hat and background on its inventor Edward Bullard. It also features an insight into the Army’s female recruitment drive and how the construction industry could take a similar approach.

It also includes a development profile of Chilton Place, a former orchard just outside Sudbury in Suffolk, which is being developed into 130 homes – and a construction profile on Great Wilsey Park, a Redrow Homes 2,500-home development in Haverhill, for which Anderson has been delivering groundworks and infrastructure.

In addition, the magazine celebrates the recent restructure of Anderson, with pieces written by CEO, Andrew Jay; Managing Director of Development Glenn Potter; and Managing Director of Construction, Steve Howe.

Click to download the magazine