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Sector Theme Groups

The Sector Theme Groups are designed to showcase good practice across North East England and beyond. By harnessing the wealth of knowledge and experience of our industry members and partners, the groups identify opportunities for the region’s development, building on existing good practice to deliver a more productive sector, delivering long term value and sustainability for society in North East England.

If you wish to become involved in any of the listed theme groups, please contact our Programme Manager Kate Lloyd using the form at the bottom of this page.

Climate Change Theme Group

The CENE Climate Change Group brings together representatives from across the North East England construction industry to review Climate Change guidance, commitments and legislation at a regional and national level; review the potential impact on the regional industry; and promote climate action through the North East England Climate Coalition (NEECCo), the OneVoice, North East England construction strategy, and other CENE initiatives and activities.

The Climate Change Theme Group also undertakes the role of the North East England Climate Coalition (NEECCo) Built Environment Group working alongside the NEECCo Housing Retrofit Group.

Co-Chairs – Jessica Binks, Mott MacDonald; James Prime, Turner&Townsend

Vice-Chair – Leanne Fletcher, Sir Robert McAlpine

Members – FaulknerBrowns, Gleeds, ICE North East, JDDK, Mott MacDonald, North East LEP, Port of Tyne, Tees Valley CA, Thirteen Group, Wates, Yorkshire and North East Energy Hub

Innovation Group

The CENE Innovation Theme Group sets out to bring together representatives from across the North East England construction industry to raise awareness of best practice and innovation in products, processes and modern methods of construction, and promote innovative activity through CENE initiatives.

Chair – Mark Gardham, Tilbury Douglas

Members – Applebridge Construction, Northumbrian Water Group, Northumbria University, Ryder Architecture, Wates, 360 Group

Skills Theme Group

The Skills Theme Group works across all sectors of the construction industry, supporting employers of all sizes, and seeks to obtain a greater understanding of the construction skills agenda in North East England.

Working with education providers, the Skills Theme Group supports curriculum development through industry liaison, ensuring learners obtain industry relevant skills to complement their academic and vocational studies.

Chair – Nik Turner, believe housing

Members – Bowmer and Kirkland, Carney Consultancy, CECA, CITB, Construction Alliance NorthEast, Esh Group, Hartlepool College, Kier North East, North East LEP, Northumbrian Water Ltd, Northumbria University, 360 Group

Wellbeing Group

With two construction workers taking their own lives every working day, the Wellbeing Group aims to promote the benefits of good mental and physical health and encourage the uptake of wellbeing practices across the region’s construction companies.

Chair – Angela Carney, Carney Construction

Member – Costain, Identity Consult, Turner&Townsend

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