Entries by Leanne Conaway

The importance of a diverse, supported and happy workforce

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Constructing Excellence (CE) has teamed up with Balfour Beatty to create an initiative to get more women in construction to director level and beyond. There is a clear move towards embracing inclusion and demolishing stereotypes within the industry at the minute. The industry […]

13/09/18 Mental Health in the Industry

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Health and Safety has always been one of the main focuses in the industry, but there’s often debates over which is more important. There are many physical risks that come with working in the industry, but lately there’s been such an emphasis […]

6/9/18 Will construction be human-free in the next 10 years?

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East For a long time, construction was one of the least automated industries around, but we’re slowly but surely catching up. Digital solutions are being used in all areas of the industry. We’re moving away from paper trails and manual building and towards […]

30/08/2018 – The Value of Apprenticeships

At Constructing Excellence in the North East, we love nothing more than celebrating young people and ensuring opportunities for them continue to grow in the construction industry. Apprenticeships give young people hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst learning skills and gaining industry knowledge. They are a great combination of on- and off-site […]

28/08/2018 – Access to Funding & Claiming What is Yours

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Civil engineering and construction companies could be missing out on valuable tax relief due to their lack of knowledge around capital expenditure and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) legislation. It’s time employers start educating themselves and start claiming back what’s rightfully theirs. […]

16/08/2018 – Growing support for Construction Alliance North East’s (CAN) Construction Charter

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Construction Alliance North East (CAN), the organisation established to represent over 500 regional SMEs engaged in construction and civil engineering, continues to receive widespread backing for its construction charter from industry bodies as well as over half the region’s MPs. The Construction […]

Growing support for Construction Alliance North East’s (CAN) construction charter

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Construction Alliance North East (CAN), the organisation established to represent over 500 regional SMEs engaged in construction and civil engineering, continues to receive widespread backing for its construction charter from industry bodies as well as over half the region’s MPs. The Construction Industry […]

The Importance of Managing Workplace Pressures

  By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Like many industries, construction has its pressures. Our industry has and always will be a stressful industry, with workload, client demands and budget concerns being a daily worry, but as an industry, we need to take the issues of workplace stress and […]

02/08/2018 – Could Shipping Containers be the Answer to All Our Problems

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East Shipping container architecture, using steel shipping containers as structural elements, has grown in popularity due to their strength, availability and low cost. They have been used creatively and innovatively by architects to produce some very eye-catching results including fully modified homes, offices, toilets or […]