Entries by Amy Holmes

20th October Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East   Last week (10 October), the world and the industry celebrated World Mental Health Day, this year, focussing on mental health in the workplace. The day provides the opportunity for everyone to talk about and recognise mental health issues. Research suggests that those […]

13th October Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East A report on the disability employment gap found that as of last year, only 49% of disabled people were in work. That means there’s still more than half of disabled people who could be out there looking for work, with the ideal skills […]

6th October Journal Column

By Richard Waterhouse, CEO of NBS I’ve always been a supporter of encouraging young people into the construction industry and in the past, the problem always seemed to be with education, not just in skills and training like you would expect, but more in simply educating them on what the industry has to offer. As […]

29th September Journal Column

  By Gillian Gomersall, Director of NRL Construction is one of the biggest industries in the world, and because of what it does, it has the most potential to make a difference. More than any other industry, its decisions, innovation, ideas and products have a direct impact on the environment, the local community and area. […]

22nd September Journal Column

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The industry’s skills shortage has been topical for a number of years, with initiatives and training to upskill employees and train new recruits with the skills the industry needs. With the skills shortage at a high, we’re in no position to be […]

15th September Journal Column

By Stephanie Glendinning, Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of Strategic Projects for Newcastle University’s Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering The BBC News website recently featured a number of articles about familiar landmarks on journeys that mean home is just a few more minutes away. You won’t be surprised to hear that The Angel […]

8th September Journal Column

  By John Nielsen Director of CK21 and CIC/APS/CENE board member The Construction Industry Council, North East are holding a North East Construction Summit on Wednesday 20 September at Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel. The aim of the Summit is to work with the construction industry leaders from the region and national experts to develop […]

1st September Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The NHS have been working with ten housing developments across the country to build and shape communities. The new proposal to build 10 ‘healthy new towns’ from Darlington to Devon, will unite public health, NHS providers and commissioners, and planning and housing development. […]

25th August Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East    When you think of social media, I doubt construction is at the forefront of your mind, but then again when you think about tech-driven industries, construction was never one of them and just look at us now! Whether we like it or […]

18th August Journal Column

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East   I have voiced my opinion numerous times on the need for more opportunities for young people and for better training standards for those beginning their career in construction. The whole industry must attract more people and bring in more apprentices to help […]