Entries by Amy Holmes

16/03/2018 – Open Doors Week

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East As you read this, final preparations are being put to Open Doors events across the country. The event, which takes place next week (Monday 19 March – Saturday 24 March), allows people to discover how buildings and structures are constructed and find out […]

09/03/2018 – National Apprenticeship Week

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East As I write this, businesses up and down the country are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 March) – a week for raising awareness and celebrating Apprenticeships and how rewarding they can be. Apprenticeships give young people hands-on experience and the opportunity to […]

02/03/2018 – GDPR Update

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on 25 May 2018 and reform our domestic law on how UK businesses collect and process personal data. The new regulation is set to change the industry, impacting everything from design models to […]

23/02/2018 – Press for Progress, Women in Construction

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Now, more than ever, there’s a strong call-to-action to press forward and ensure women are better represented in the industry. Construction News is campaigning for women to seek and be given the chance to obtain leadership roles in this industry, with the […]

16/2/18 – Construction Alliance NorthEast (CAN)

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last week, North East England Chamber of Commerce (NEECC) chief executive, James Ramsbotham, gave his support to Construction Alliance NorthEast Construction Charter, which calls for a total re-think on public procurement. Construction Alliance NorthEast (CAN) is a collection of construction and engineering […]

09/02/2018 – Building Equality; LGBT in Construction

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last week, Stonewall’s top 100 LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender)-inclusive employers index was announced and for the 10th year running, not one construction firm featured. It was disappointing to hear as I think we’ve came on leaps and bounds in the […]

02/02/2018 – Stop. Make A Change

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Last year, more than 60,000 workers across the infrastructure sector downed tools on sites and in offices to take part in Stop. Make a Change. – an initiative set up to help build a safer industry. This year Stop. Make a Change. has expanded […]

19/01/18 – Preserving Heritage

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Here in the North East we are blessed with a fantastically rich history. Our rural and built environments show evidence of human habitation from centuries ago and the value held in within them goes beyond the obvious. Whilst our historic environments and […]

12/01/18 – CENE & G4C Awards 2018

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Here at Constructing Excellence in the North East, we’re committed to working with the industry, its customers and the government to make change happen and deliver prosperity. Each year we also dedicated a lot of time towards celebrating what the industry has […]