London firms were counting the cost of Carillion’s collapse on Friday as anger gripped the bust builder’s suppliers who have been left hundreds of thousands of pounds out of pocket. Carillion sank under the weight of its £1.5 billion debts on Monday, leaving subcontractors on commercial projects nursing losses. Benchmark Scaffolding’s managing director Rob West — a contractor on Helical Bar’s Barts Square development in the City — said his company had lost close to £400,000 on the failure.
The incoming boss of collapsed building giant Carillion, due to start work at the business within days, spoke out for the first time earlier, saying the failure of the company was a “tragedy”. Andrew Davies, the former chief executive of privately owned construction firm Wates, was announced as the new boss to lead the turnaround of Carillion last October. He was due to start on Monday, a week after the company went into liquidation.
THE UK’s biggest estate agent blamed “jittery buyers and unhappy sellers” for a pre-Christmas slump in the property market which triggered a shock profit warning today. Countrywide saw its shares tumble more than 16%, or 22p, to 113.2p, slashing more than £50 million off the value of the firm as the City stampeded out of the stock. Rival Foxtons also fell, down 5% to 78p.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".