Constructing Excellence stimulates debate and drives transformation in the construction sector. Thought-leading members from the entire supply chain – clients, industry and users – share a vision for change through innovation and collaboration. National members collectively employ over 250,000 people and turn over around £60 billion. They spend around £10 billion each year on construction projects, accounting for nearly 20% of new build spend in the sector.
G4C (Generation for Change) is the young professional voice of the UK built environment industry, and an integral part of Constructing Excellence. As the only truly cross-industry, independent young professional movement, they harness the power of the next generation to disrupt industry delivery processes to transform performance.
Constructing Excellence has no boundaries – through the national body, regional centres and local business clubs, it will improve industry performance from buildings to infrastructure, all parts of the demand and supply chain, all disciplines, professions and trades.
SECBE delivers on its core values of ‘Collaboration, Innovation and Inspiration’. It brings the region’s 9 Constructing Excellence business clubs together to increase their strategic alignment as they continue to thrive with 700 members between them. The awards continue to ‘inspire’ with over 190 people presenting to the judging panels and 550 regularly attending the awards dinner. Working in partnership with major construction frameworks, over 50 apprentices are recruited, employed and supported through CoTrain, a CITB shared apprenticeship scheme. SECBE also leads Construction Logistics and Community Safety (www.CLOCS.org.uk), the programme to eliminate the 500 fatal or serious collisions between HGVs (mostly construction-related) and pedestrians/cyclists.
Constructing Excellence business clubs continue to form the largest voluntary network across the construction sector.
35 clubs nationally have independent volunteer committees which reach out locally to SMEs by providing monthly breakfast or evening meetings, typically with a speaker on a Constructing Excellence theme and opportunities for networking. Annual corporate membership ranges from £80 – £200, providing extremely good value for money.