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Construction Minister Michael Fallon announces team that will work with Government on the Industrial Strategy for construction.

The eighteen strong advisory council has been put together by Government Chief Construction Adviser Peter Hansford who is leading the formation of the strategy and will chair the group.

Fallon says; "Construction is a sector where Government and business working together can have a real impact. It can drive productivity and growth in other parts of the economy."

What should the industry expect from this Advisory Council?

Great question!

And one that is causing much debate in our LinkedIn Group of over 1,200 Specialist Contractors. Here's the link;

Firstly, you need to know that the members of the CISAC are;

• Peter Hansford (Chair) - Chief Construction Adviser, UK Government
• Denise Bower - Professor in Engineering Project Management, University of Leeds
• Mark Clare - Group Chief Executive, Barratt Developments
• Geoff Cooper - Chief Executive, Travis Perkins 
• Keith Howells – Chairman, Mott MacDonald
• Chris Kane – Director, Greendale Construction 
• Simon Kirby - Managing Director, Infrastructure Projects Network Rail
• Kevin Louch - Managing Director, Stanford Industrial Concrete Flooring 
• Robert Mair – Professor and Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cambridge
• Chris Newsome - Director of Asset Management, Anglian Water
• Ray O’Rourke - Chief Executive and Chairman, Laing O’Rourke
• David Pinder - Chief Executive, BDR Thermea
• Neil Sachdev - Property Director, Sainsbury’s
• Paul Sheffield - Chief Executive, Kier Group
• James Stewart - Chairman of Global Infrastructure, KPMG
• Jack Pringle - Principal, Managing Director, Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will
• Mike Putnam - CEO and President, Skanska UK
• Mark Wakeford - Managing Director, Stepnell

The issues the strategy is expected to cover include growth and innovation; supply chain; SME engagement; skills; access to finance and overseas trade. It will build on, but not duplicate, the work of the Green Construction Board, the Infrastructure UK Cost Review, and the Government Construction Board.

But is this group light on representation for Specialist Contractors?

Come and take part in the debate with over 1,200 other Specialist Contractors in our LinkedIn Group. It's exclusively for Specialist Contractors and free to join. Here's the link;

We want your constructive suggestions about the issues they should consider and what the industry should expect from this Advisory Council.

Come and join us now at; or read more about our group here;


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