Carillion’s recent collapse has left many shell-shocked with fear about ongoing contracts and jobs. Their collapse has also highlighted the extreme levels of competition within the construction and project management industry, with ever-thinning margins. These margins are what ended up cutting Carillion off at the knees, with profitable contracts turning into committed losses. Leaks of excessive executive pay and bonuses have added fuel to the fire after the discovery of Carillion’s potential £900million pension deficit. This saga has forced the government to promise strengthened regulation on pension pots with greater powers to punish directors. So, where does Stockpickers come into all of this? Well, we can see a shining light at the end of the tunnel. The maintenance projects, laid off staff and unfinished construction sites, won’t go abandoned. They exist because the demand is there, and where there is demand, there is money.