Entries by Leanne Conaway

26/07/2018 – #BuildingEquality – Celebrating Inclusivity & Diversity

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East At the weekend around 20,000 people marched through Newcastle to celebrate inclusivity and diversity. Constructing Excellence in the North East joined the parade to demonstrate support for the construction industry’s LGBT+ workforce, under the banner of #BuildingEquality, the national LGBT+ Construction Working Group […]

Teesside University Campus Masterplan Talk & Tour Review

G4C along with Constructing Excellence NE were delighted to organise an event with Teesside University last week to showcase their £300m masterplan to invest in and improve their campus services. The sold-out event started within the panoramic boardroom inside the brilliant Curve Building with Meryl Levington, Associate Dean for Enterprise and Business Engagement, giving guests […]

Young Professionals engage with Industry Leaders at Speed Mentoring event

On June 14th 2018, the Constructing Excellence North East team alongside the Generation 4 Change co-chairs organised and hosted their first speed mentoring event in Newcastle. For two hours, young professionals engaged with senior professionals from the construction sector as mentors through consecutive meetings. This event was hosted in the lively Bealim House based within the heart of Newcastle’s […]

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. […]

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 […]