Entries by Amy Holmes

12/07/2018 – Construction Sector Deal – What Does it Mean for the Industry?

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last week, at the Northern Powerhouse Summit in Newcastle, the business and energy secretary, Greg Clark finally announced details of the government’s Construction Sector Deal. Part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, it sets out what it believes to be the foundations for an ambitious […]

05/07/2018 – Turning Our Buildings Into Power Stations

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Buildings currently account for around 40% of UK energy consumption but over recent years the industry has stepped up, buildings are getting smarter and solar panels, on-site generators and kinetic energy capture are becoming increasingly common as buildings take advantage of available energy. […]

22/06/2018 – Urban Sciences Building Paves The Way For Sustainability

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last Friday (15 June) the North East construction industry came together to celebrate the excellent projects and amazing people of the industry, at the Constructing Excellence North East Awards. It was the fourteenth year of the awards where companies, projects and individuals are […]

08/06/2018 – GDPR – Are You Compliant?

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we’ve known it was coming for so long, but that still didn’t stop the tidal wave of GDPR emails over the last 2 weeks. Email after email of people asking you to opt in, informing you of […]

G4C National Conference 2018 #BounceBack

G4C (Generation for Change) is the young professional voice run by volunteers and is open to anyone looking to join the industry, or is in the earlier stages (up to 10 years’ experience) of their career in the built environment sector. It provides a platform to involve and integrate anyone looking to join, or those […]

Brand Identity in Construction

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Despite being an industry worth more than £120bn annually, construction companies just aren’t household names. We really struggle with brand identity, which may be part of the problem with industry perception. If nobody knows who you are or what you do, how are […]