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CENE appoints former Metnor employee

Constructing Excellence in the North East (CENE) has appointed former Metnor employee, Chelsea Corbett, as sector administrator.

Chelsea began her career at Metnor as an office junior, progressing to health and safety administrator during her 18-year period at the company.

She was made redundant when the company collapsed, in February.

Chelsea brings a wealth of experience of the construction sector and, in her new role, will manage administration across CENE’s four sector themes: Climate, Value, People and Innovation.

CENE is a business support organisation working to improve the construction industry in the North East region, in order to achieve a better built environment. A member of the wider Constructing Excellence Network, a national organisation that works to increase the efficiency and performance of the UK construction industry, it is committed to working with the industry, its customers and the government to drive change.

The organisation works with a vast range of construction companies, from small local firms to large national brands, to help them improve their business performance. It provides a range of services, including training and development, health, safety and wellbeing information, industry advice and support.

Chelsea Corbett, said: “I couldn’t be happier to have been appointed by CENE. It’s safe to say I’ve had a very stressful few weeks following the shock of my redundancy and the resulting worry of finding a new job.

“I wanted to remain working within construction, as it is what I know and I am very passionate about the sector and the people within it. The position at CENE was brought to my attention and, as a long-serving member within the sector, I knew of the organisation and its reputation for being an excellent employer.

“I have been welcomed with open arms and look forward to meeting more of the team and assisting members with enquiries. I am sure I will be able to make a positive contribution and excited to delve deeper into my new role.”

Catriona Lingwood, chief executive, CENE, said: “Chelsea brings a wide breadth of knowledge about the sector and, having worked within a fast-paced business for nearly twenty years, is more than equipped to execute her new position to the highest standard.

“As an organisation that is so invested in the performance of construction within the North East, it is always upsetting to see a business collapse. The ripple effect is felt by many within the supply chain and the consequences for those that are made redundant can be vast.

“Chelsea has been able to stay within the sector and will be a great asset to CENE and our members.”

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