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Constructing ExcellenceThe Innovation Breakfast Meeting will be held as the first official networking event to kick off the event programme within the Innovation Summit. Attend this exclusive event to hear from a keynote panel whilst you form important business connections over complimentary refreshments. 

This event will be held in collaboration with Constructing Excellence, a long standing industry body comprised of regional centres and local business clubs that are actively improving industry performance from buildings to infrastructure, all parts of the demand and supply chain, all disciplines, professions and trades. 



09.30am            Doors open

10.00am            Welcome and Introductions 

                            Speaker: Derek Rees, Regional Director Constructing Excellence London & South East and CEO of SECBE

10.05am            Keynote - Creating and delivering positive change – right investment, right culture, right collaborations

                            Speaker: Phil Wilbraham, co-chair of CE UK and Heathrow’s Expansion Director

10.15am            Learning from Innovation

                            Speakers: Maggie Brown, Innovation Manager, EDF Energy & William Reddaway, Group Head of Innovation for Murphy: Lessons from Crossrail

10.30am            Sharing Innovation: Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards Winner 2018

10.40am            Funding Innovation - R&D tax credits for the Construction industry

                            Speaker: Julie Barry, New Business Manager, Rift Group

10.50am            Get involved with Constructing Excellence

                            Speaker: Derek Rees, Regional Director Constructing Excellence London & South East and CEO of SECBE

11.00am            Networking in the Built Environment Networking Hub



The Constructing Excellence network - Value through collaborative working


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 (, 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.



Feel free to get in touch with the London Build team who are on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Constructing Excellence Breakfast at the show.



If you are interested in attending the exclusive Constructing Excellence Breakfast at London Build on the 23rd Octoober, be sure to register your free tickets today. 


What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​