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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.

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.

Chelsea Corbett

Sector Coordinator

Chelsea supports all of the Sector Theme groups; People, Value, Climate Action, Innovation and Construction Client’s in her role as Sector Coordinator.

Constructing Excellence in the North East Board

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

  • Carol Cairns – Northumbrian Water Group – CENE Chair
  • Iain Garfield – Newcastle University – Chair, Construction Clients’
  • Dr Olli Jones, Cundall – Chair, Climate
  • Nik Turner – believe housing – Chair, People
  • Mark Gardham – Sir Robert McAlpine – Chair, Innovation
  • Kathryn Gardner – K2 Construction Management – Chair, Value
  • Angela Carney – Carney Consultancy – NCBF Representative
  • Richard Farrey – Silverstone Building Consultancy
  • Alex Rayner – Sintons LLP
  • Fred Hood – McNally and Thompson
  • John Cartwright – Hartlepool College

Board Observers

  • Rebecca Watt – Turner & Townsend – Co Chair G4C Tees Valley
  • Lewis Hughes  – Co Chair G4C Tees Valley

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.

Our Partners

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