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About Us

Constructing Excellence in the North East (CENE) is the regional partner to Constructing Excellence

The single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction, housing and regeneration. We are committed to working with the industry, its customers and the government to make change happen and to deliver prosperity. We seek to improve performance, shift perceptions and together with our partners, form a powerful voice for change.

Ambition

We want to deliver improved industry performance resulting in a demonstrably better built environment. Our vision is for the UK construction industry to realise maximum value to all clients, end users and stakeholders and exceed their expectations through the consistent delivery of world-class products and services.

Improving Industry Performance

We are a business support organisation for the North East construction industry, dedicated to delivering improved industry performance in order to achieve a better built environment. We are committed to working with the industry, its customers and the government to make change happen and to deliver prosperity. We seek to improve performance, shift perceptions and together with our partners, form a powerful voice for change.

Celebrating Achievement

We want to celebrate your successes whether this is as an individual or an organisation as we continue to fly the flag for the North East Built Environment. We get the chance to do this via the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards and Generation for Change (G4C) Awards.

The Team

Catriona Lingwood

CEO

Catriona has responsibility for the overall running of CENE.

Kate Lloyd

Programme Manager

Kate oversees the project work for CENE including business strategy and finance. Kate is also leading on the North East England Construction Strategy

Leanne Conaway

Events Manager

Leanne is responsible for the events and Awards for CENE and Generation for Change as well as promoting the North East Club membership. Leanne also supports Constructing Excellence National with the organisations of the National Constructing Excellence Awards.

Constructing Excellence in the North East board & advisory committee

The Constructing Excellence in the North East board oversee the running of CENE and we are delighted to have on board the following members.

  • Tim Bailey – xsite Architecture – Chair
  • Carol Cairns – Northumbrian Water Group – Vice Chair
  • Alex Rayner – Sintons LLP
  • David Pearson – Elliott Associates – Membership Director
  • Fred Hood – McNally and Thompson
  • Jeff Alexander – NCBF & CAN Representative
  • Lee Francis – RE:GEN Group
  • Nik Turner – believe Housing
  • Richard Farrey – Silverstone Building Consultancy
  • Susan Dawson – Northumbria University
  • Eve Wilson – Gleeds – Observer on the board

If you would like further information or apply to be on the CENE board please email: enquiries@cene.org.uk

All board members are working pro bono.

The CENE advisory committee are responsible for the club events which take place over the course of the year (your membership will include around 8 free club events per year).

We are delighted to have on board the following members:

  • David Gardner – Faithful+Gould – Chair
  • Stephanie Marshall – Turner & Townsend – Vice Chair
  • Paul Robinson – Gleeds – Vice Chair
  • Andy Ray – Applebridge Construction
  • Angela Carney – Carney Consultancy
  • Darush Dodds – Esh Group
  • David Hern – Turner & Townsend
  • David Wingfield – Wates
  • John Cartwright – Hartlepool College / British Association of Construction Heads (BACH)
  • John McGovern
  • Kevin Turnbull – JDDK
  • Kyle McGrory – Wates
  • Malcolm Shiels – Costain
  • Mark Gardham – Tilbury Douglas Construction
  • Paul Watson – Esh Group
  • Simon Murray – Northumbria University
  • Steven Lynn – Kier Construction
  • Tom Jarman – Low Carbon Journey
  • Victoria Beattie – Port of Tyne

If you are interested in being involved with the advisory committee, please contact us for further details.

This role is voluntary and consists of attending bi-monthly meetings.

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