Entries by Leanne Conaway

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 […]

NCBF Proud to sponsor recent G4C 2018 Awards

The third year of the G4C awards took place on Friday 27 April and Northern Counties Builders Federation was the headline sponsor for the event which had over 210 attendees celebrating the future leaders of the construction industry. The G4C North East Awards is a celebration of the region’s emerging talent and the organisations who […]

The Architect and the Budget

  By Graham Sutton, Associate Solicitor at Hay & Kilner Law Firm Will an architect be in breach of his duty of care if his design fails to take into account the client’s budget? This point was considered by the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) in the case of Riva Properties Limited v Foster + […]

Promoting the Principles of Active Design

      Sweden, like its neighbour Norway, is poised for a sea change in the way it provides community sport and leisure facilities. As a member of the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) and a renowned innovator in the design of community sports facilities, our practice was invited to speak at […]

Gender Pay Gap Report: Construction Must Try Harder

By Catriona Lingwood, Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence in the North East   Last week, the 4 April deadline passed, and all eligible companies should have reported their gender pay gap. The results, perhaps unsurprisingly, show that the construction sector has the biggest gender pay gap of any UK industry, at 25%. We have known of […]