Top Ten best read stories of 2021

Grant Prior 7 months ago
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The Enquirer is putting out its last daily newsletter of the year today as the industry winds-down for its traditional Christmas break.

The website will be updated with any major breaking stories during the holiday season with the full daily news service returning on January 4.

It has been an eventful 12 months and a busy news year for construction as the Enquirer keeps the industry up to date with what is really going on.

These were the best read stories during the year:

Our most popular stories in 2021

(Number of times they were read)

Mass brawl breaks out on London site – (65,706 page views)

Nmcn goes into administration – (53,228 page views)

Timber and steel shortages set to intensify – (46,462 page views)

Scaffold brought down on City of London site – (41,727 page views)

Six planned skyscrapers to change London city skyline– (41,340 page views)

Timber batten prices go through the roof – (35,604 page views)

Facebook site flooded by burst pipe– (31,793 page views)

Gove declares war on construction companies – (30,675 page views)

British Steel stops taking orders in face of ‘extreme’ demand – (30,558 page views)

National highways halts first smart motorway job– (30,015 page views)

The Enquirer enjoyed another year of growth as busy professionals turn to us for a fast and insightful news fix.

Our daily newsletter now has more than 49,000 subscribers.

Google Analytics show the Enquirer enjoyed more than 19.6 million page views this year from more than 4.3 million users – numbers which dwarf any of our traditional construction media rivals.

Our growing band of advertisers enjoy industry leading response rates and all the details about booking a campaign for 2022 can be found here.

Display adverts were clicked on more than 120,000 times during the year generating a staggering 3,500 hours – or 145 days – viewing time of our advertisers’ websites by Enquirer readers.

Our recruitment pages are thriving thanks to our unrivaled reach into construction companies while our Suppliers and Buyers Directory has already signed-up more than 4,700 firms from across the supply chain.

We’d like to wish all our readers a very Merry Christmas and here’s to a happy New Year after a well deserved break.

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