G4C 2017 Awards – Open for Applications!28/04/17

Organisation: G4C NE
Date: 28/04/17
Time: 19.00-12.00
Speaker: TBC
Venue: Hilton NewcastleGateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead
Cost: £50+VAT per individual ticket (tables of 10/12 are available)
Type: Awards Dinner
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

 Generation 4 Change North East 2017 Awards – Categories

To download this year’s application form and how to enter please click on the below links. The 2017 Application forms are linked underneath each category criteria.

2017 Application Brochure

Student of the Year (this category will be split between Higher and Further Education)

Higher Education Student of The Year

Judges are looking to award Students who are working towards or who have completed Higher or Further Education courses within the last 12 months. Judges are looking for exemplars who stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievement and success showcasing the difference they have made in the industry and the organisations that they work in. Entries should demonstrate how the person has created a positive impact on the industry, organisations or education establishment through a commitment of personal development and academic excellence. Judges will be looking for students who demonstrate high skill and motivation while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Higher Education student within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

HE Student of the Year

Further Education Student of The Year

Judges are looking to award Students who are working towards or who have completed a Further Education (FE) within the last 12 months. Judges are looking for exemplars who stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievement and success showcasing the difference they have made in the industry and the organisations that they work in. Entries should demonstrate how the person has created a positive impact on the industry, organisations or education establishment through a commitment of personal development and academic excellence. Judges will be looking for students who demonstrate high skill and motivation while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Further Education student within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

FE Student of the Year

Trainee of The Year                                                   turner-and-townsend-jpeg
Sponsored by Turner & Townsend

Judges are looking for candidates who are currently undertaking or have completed (within the past 12 months) construction & the built environment work related training. Training can include short courses, industry recognised training and personal development. Judges are looking for exemplars that stand out from the crowd with outstanding achievements and commitment to training & development showing self motivation. Judges will look at how applicants have progressed through their career and adapted to industry change. Applicants should demonstrate achievements throughout their career and how they have developed communication, team and leadership skills while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any Trainee within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

Trainee of the Year

Apprentice of the Year                                                   
Sponsored by Northumbrian Water Group 

Judges will be looking to award apprentices who are working towards or have recently completed their apprenticeship. Judges will look for:
– Exemplars who showcase the difference they have made in the industry and organisations they work in.

– Demonstrating commitment to personal development and progression through contributions in the workplace.

– To be a shining example to other individuals looking to follow a career in construction.

Applicants must demonstrate how they aim to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

Apprentice of the Year

New Professional of The Year

Judges are looking for candidates who have completed professional studies within the construction and the built environment sector within the past 36 months. Applicants should demonstrate how they have excelled in the industry striving to make great contributions to the industry while demonstrating exemplary performance in their field of expertise standing out from their peers. This can be demonstrated through high technical ability, client & customer focus, projects or engaging and responding to the demands faced by clients and the industry. Applicants should demonstrate achievements throughout their career and how they have developed communication, team and leadership skills while aiming to become one of the future leaders of the industry contributing towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any New Professional within the construction & the built environment sector at any level.

New Professional of the Year

Commitment to Training & Development                     Corepeople NEW
Sponsored by Corepeople Recruitment

This award is open for organisations with fewer than 50 employees who have demonstrated and sustained a commitment to employee development. Judges will be looking for a company who have a strategic plan that includes driving performance via professional development. Judges will be looking for companies who invest time and resources into their employees and set clear targets providing staff with regular appraisals and feedback. Organisations should promote development providing opportunities across the company. Organisations should best define and demonstrate improvements resulting from targeted training and development, whether driven by strategic leadership of an enlightened client or a supplier, entries should show and win particular respect from the workforce and community through workforce development, skills and training. Organisations should be striving to work towards the Construction 2025 vision as outlined below:

  • PEOPLE – An industry that is known for it’s talented and diverse workforce
  • SMART – An industry that is efficient and technologically advanced
  • SUSTAINABLE – An industry that leads the world in low carbon and green construction exports
  • GROWTH – An industry that drives growth across the entire economy
  • LEADERSHIP – An industry that with clear leadership from a Construction leadership council.

This award is open to any organisation within the construction & the built environment sector with fewer than 250 employees.

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Young Achiever – G4C Award                                            NCBF
Sponsored by NCBF

This award looks to recognise a young achiever in our industry.  The category is dedicated to, but not restricted to, the Generation for Change (G4C) movement within Constructing Excellence.  G4C aims to be the organisation that is the driving force for industry change, through the development and connection of the future industry leaders.

Judges are looking for the person that best demonstrates a positive impact on their peers, their organisation and the wider industry, against current G4C priority areas of people development, sustainability and innovation.

The winner will be an exemplary future leader, evidenced by:

  1. Their personal achievements within their organisation.
  2. Their contribution toward furthering G4C themes of people development, sustainability and innovation.
  3. Their personal achievements and exemplar behaviours in the wider industry and their community.
  4. The added value their contribution brings to Client’s projects.
  5. Their potential to be a future industry leader.

Young Achiever

To discuss your entry or nomination please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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CENE 2017 Awards Open for Applications!16/06/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 16/06/17
Time: 7.00pm - 1.00am
Speaker: TBC
Venue: Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, NE3 5HN
Cost: £100+VAT CENE Members / £120+VAT Non Members (tables of 10/12 are available)
Type: Dinner - Awards Ceremony
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE IN THE NORTH EAST 2017 AWARDS – CATEGORIES 

To download this year’s application form and how to enter please click on the below links. The 2017 Application forms are linked underneath each category criteria. 

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Young Achiever – G4C                                       NCBF
Sponsored by Northern Counties Builders Federation

** Please refer to the Generation 4 Change North East 2017 Awards page for further information on how to enter for this category. Please note the deadline for this category is Tuesday 31st January 2017 at 5.00pm with the Awards being held on Friday 28th April 2017**

Integration & Collaborative Working           ciob-logo
Sponsored by CIOB North East

Collaborative working is central to the core values of Constructing Excellence and its drive to evidence excellence in construction.  It is most likely to manifest in the delivery of specific projects, however those who can demonstrate a culture across a series or programme of projects show leadership in sustaining the approach.  Integration of the supply chain, the client and end users will normally lead to a better outcome satisfying all stakeholders.

The judges will be looking for entries where collaborative working has delivered outstanding results and significant benefits for the whole supply chain/partnership involved.  Specifically, submissions will demonstrate:
1. Early involvement of the supply chain, client and end users – possibly underpinned by a soft landings approach.
2. Selection of supply chain on quality and value not lowest cost.
3. Common processes and tools to assist in collaborative working such as BIM and Lean.
4. Modern commercial arrangements and fair payment.
5. Evidence of improved results achieved through the collaborative approach and value engineering, and evidenced by performance measures (KPIs).

Integration & Collab Working

People Development                                      esh construction CMYK
Sponsored by Esh Group

People are our greatest asset and this award recognises organisations that have really captured the full value of their human resource.   Agents for change, those who proactively cascade education throughout their team, develop highly motivated movers and shakers, can make a significant impact on the future of the construction industry.

Judges are looking for an organisation that is leading edge in the way they develop their existing team and attract new entrants into the industry. Exemplary people developers will be able show judges how they:
1. Invest in training and upskilling their workforce.
2. Encourage new talent and entrants, possibly working in collaboration with other organisations.
3. Encourage their employees and supply chain to be more aware of local communities, the environment and the image of the industry.
4. Put equal opportunity and diversity in the mix for their development planning.
5. Can evidence a development strategy with monitoring and measurement of achievement and effect.

People Development

Sustainability                                                    
Sponsored by Metnor Construction 

Sustainable construction aims to meet present day needs for housing, working environments and infrastructure without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs in times to come. It incorporates elements of economic efficiency, environmental performance and social responsibility – and contributes to the greatest extent when architectural quality, technical innovation and transferability are included.

Judges are looking for organisations or projects whose achievements, in relation to the legacy their work leaves, have made a positive impact on society and demonstrated best practice in triple bottom line effects and social value.

Exemplary sustainability legacies will be evidenced by:
1. Reduction in greenhouse gas and carbon dioxide emissions through design and construction measures, leading to reductions both in the build and operation phases of assets.
2. Waste and carbon emissions reduction during construction, through design and construction innovation.
3. Economic feasibility and sustainable commercial viability and their long term impact.
4. Construction having a social value impact on its neighbouring business, residential, educational and voluntary communities so that the industry’s image is improved.
5. Assets which evidence their performance matches or exceeds the design modelling and ratings.

Sustainability

Digital Construction                              turner-and-townsend-jpeg
Sponsored by Turner & Townsend

Digital Construction embraces BIM, GIS, Big Data and other evolving technological advancements.  Technology has transformed the world we live in and has potential to revolutionise the construction industry. This category rewards organisations, projects or initiatives that have adopted, advanced and achieved excellence in Digital Construction.

Judges will be looking for examples of how the adoption of collaborative digital processes has dramatically improved the planning, design, fabrication, construction and operation of built facilities or infrastructure:

Great examples of transformational digital construction will evidence:
1. Integrated and collaborative teams, with early engagement of the supply chain.
2. Sharing of information through common data environments and system integration.
3. Innovative new tools, methods and processes that capture, manipulate and exploit data across the entire project team and through construction phase and into the in-use operational phase.
4. Evidence of improved performance and better outcomes compared to traditional methods through submission of objective measurement data.
5. Demonstrable benefits to stakeholders over the lifecycle of the asset.

Digital Construction

Innovation                                                   DACB_Beachcroft_standalonelogo_CMYK green - Copy
Sponsored by
DAC Beachcroft

Innovation is widely recognised as the critical factor for increased and sustained productivity and growth. It demonstrates an organisation’s confidence, capacity and appetite for improved performance and productivity gains.  Innovation is most effective as a holistic approach that identifies both demand and ideas and is most successful when supported by collaboration between customers and the supply chain.

Judges are looking for an organisation or project that has developed and applied the most innovative approach to overcoming one or more construction challenges.  Winners may have developed a demonstrably new and different technique or process or may have harnessed emerging or existing technologies to create new or improved products, tools or services leading to better built outcomes.

The exemplar winner will show judges how they have:
1. Defined the challenge, identified possible solutions and secured agreement from key stakeholders.
2. Focused their outcomes on constructor needs and user or occupier benefits, leading to more work on subsequent projects.
3. Been able to demonstrate improvements compared to previous or 3rd party performance through objective measurement data, such as KPIs.
4. Created a solution that can be used or applied elsewhere in their organisation or their industry sector.
5. Taken the lessons learned and the new best practice benchmark to the industry and shared them so others can benefit.

Innovation

Health, Safety & Wellbeing                               APS Black logo 2015
Sponsored by APS

Health and Safety is of paramount importance and a culture of ‘safety first’ is crucial to performance. Overarching health and safety management systems, clear demonstration of sustainable and effective risk management, and evidencing of health initiatives are fundamental to reducing or eliminating all types of incident, and to promote health and wellbeing across the supply chain.

The winner must be able to demonstrate consideration of either project Health and Safety at pre-construction and/or construction phases or an organisational initiative impacting on multiple projects or their workforce.  Judges will be looking for you to demonstrate:
1. An overarching health and safety management system and culture.
2. Leadership and innovation leading to new health and safety schemes, tools, processes or actions which ensure protection and improvements occur.
3. Clear risk management that provides sustainable and effective risk management.
4. How workplace health has been given equal status to safety in your initiatives.
5. Real benefits for all parties, evidenced by objective measurement criteria such as KPIs, AIR, AFR and RIDDOR performance.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Preservation & Rejuvenation                         
Sponsored by Ascent Homes

Clients entrust their historic and listed buildings to the construction industry’s care for preservation, conservation and rejuvenation.  Rewarding their trust with excellent outcomes is what the judges are looking for.  Judges will be looking to recognise the achievement of high standards in the repair, re-use and revitalisation of the region’s historic buildings, sites and places.

Exemplary projects will be able to demonstrate:
1. Evidence of research and investigation into replacing, repairing and matching traditional methods and materials encountered with evaluation of alternative options.
2. Choice of appropriate procurement that reflects the risks in such work.
3. Application of well-considered and sympathetic technical solutions, both traditional and innovative.
4. Delivery of customer satisfying quality and enduring outcomes.
5. A clear commitment to the development of heritage skills and training opportunities to sustain heritage related works.

Preservation & Rejuvenation

Value                                                                          
Sponsored by Watson Burton Law Firm 

Judges are looking for an initiative, project or series of projects that has focused on the value of facilities in use and the outcomes for owners and users. Good facilities add value by enabling owners and/or users to live or work better in them.

Winners will demonstrate how whole life cost and value have been considered from the outset; combining capital costs of construction with maintenance, operational and occupiers’ costs.  The most important factor will have been the outcomes for the owners and users of the facilities, and these should have been a key driver throughout the design and construction process.

Entrants should be able to evidence the balance of expenditure between design, construction and operation, and must provide evidence or forecasts for the improvement in outcomes for owners and/or users.  Such outcomes may be financial, social or environmental. Winning exemplars of Value will demonstrate how they have:
1. Placed value for owners and/or users a key driver throughout both the design and the construction process.
2. Increased value for owners and/or users and helped them achieve better outcomes.
3. Been able to quantify the anticipated benefits from the point of view of the owners and/or users, i.e. the balance of expenditure on design, construction and operation compared with the value of outcomes derived by owners’ and/or users.
4. Benchmarked their performance and results against others to evidence their achievements. These KPIs and benchmarks may be forecast or proven in use.
5. How the subject of their submission has delivered lessons for sharing and impacts on their team, their organisation and the wider industry and/or the owners and end users, e.g. addressing fuel poverty, reducing time in health care, higher education results, etc.

Value
Client of the Year                                          wh-logo-colour-rgb-jpeg
Sponsored by Ward Hadaway

The industry’s customers have an important role to play in transforming the way construction operates.  How projects come to market has a significant impact on the ability of the construction industry to provide innovative, whole life value-for-money solutions.

Much waste in construction is driven through approach to risk across the supply chain and judges are looking for a construction client that has been actively involved in enabling the construction programme and developed strategies for encouraging and rewarding excellence. A winning approach will demonstrate:
1. Clear and consistent leadership of the supply chain.
2. A commitment to procurement based on quality, value and collaboration not just price.
3. Real benefits for all parties, evidenced by objective measurement criteria such as KPIs.
4. The tools they have used to assist them and the supply chain on this journey.
5. The positive impact their work has had on their organisation, the industry and the wider community and which might be used elsewhere to support continuous improvement.

Client of the Year

SME of the Year                                             Muckle LLP 2015
Sponsored by Muckle LLP

SMEs are the backbone of the industry and are recognised by Constructing Excellence for their dominance of and contribution to the supply chain.  Department for Business Innovation and Skills suggest that 99.9% of UK construction contracting businesses are SMEs1 and some of the greatest innovation and best practice can be identified in this sector.

Judges are looking for an exemplary organisation, with 249 or less employees and with turnover less than £42 million.    An outstanding SME will display the following organisational attributes:
1. Evidence of growth through engaging with and developing best practice in construction and organisational management.
2. Demonstrate how investment is made in employees, through training, growth and organisational culture.
3. Taking action to improve their productivity and work smarter.
4. Showing how they have engaged with their supply chain, both upward to their clients and downwards to their suppliers, to add value to their involvement in projects.
5. Evidence that they have development and performance targets in place and show monitoring and management of performance to improve on their set goals.

1 (ref BIS UK CONSTRUCTION)

SME of the Year

Outstanding Achievement                            BD_Logo_Blk_300dpi
Sponsored by Bond Dickinson

This award recognises outstanding performance or influence by an individual who has been inspirational in the opinion of the sector peer group during their lifetime in the industry. The winner’s exemplary actions will have changed the behaviour and performance of others and delivered disproportionate benefits for, and left a legacy in, the outputs of the built environment sector. The award winner will naturally show all the hallmarks championed by Constructing Excellence, such as best practice and a wholehearted commitment to the Construction Strategy.

The key is that this commitment needs to be visible – i.e. adopted and adapted to make a real difference within the sphere of the applicant’s own operation, influence and community. The character of the nominee is crucial – we are looking for leaders, opinion formers and champions of change. Submissions from third parties are encouraged and this is an award open to individuals of any age, discipline, or sector.

Outstanding Achievement

Project of the Year                                               Corepeople NEW
Sponsored by Corepeople Recruitment

Project of the Year delivers outstanding outcomes for all those involved in a construction project.  It showcases the benefits achieved through the application of many of the principles described in the other award categories.  Because of the diversity of potential projects, this category is split into two awards:  Building Project of the Year and Civils Project of the Year.

The winner is as likely to be an outstanding local project as a high profile landmark, but whatever it is all parties will be proud of and inspired by it: the designers, constructors and clients. To impress the judges enough to win this award your entry will evidence an outstanding project that:
1. Demonstrates great team working between the client and entire supply chain; employing collaborative working tools.
2. Was delivered on or before the programmed completion date within approved cost plan and to quality exceeding expectation whilst delivering the highest of health and safety standards.
3. Achieved the lowest environmental impacts.
4. Must have delivered outstanding customer satisfaction and may have also received praise from other stakeholders.
5.Can demonstrate the highest levels of the application of best practice, innovation and technical achievement to overcome the project’s challenges.

Project of the Year

If you would like to discuss your project or nomination with the CENE team please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880/07792690426 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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First Friday Club03/02/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 03/02/17
Time: 12.30-2.30pm
Speaker: N/A
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Networking
Contact: Leanne McAngus - 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

Constructing Excellence in the North East in conjunction with Watson Burton LLP would like to welcome you to the First Friday Club for 2017.

Our February event will be held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Hawthorn Square, Forth Street,  Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3SA.

The event will take place in the restaurant area and light refreshments will be provided. A big thank you to our sponsors Knauf, for sponsoring February’s First Friday Club.

Spaces are limited so reserve your place now by clicking on this link – https://www.watsonburton.com/knowledge/article.cfm?COSITENAVIGATION_ARTICLEID=2337&ARTICLEID=2337

To discuss upcoming sponsorship opportunities for 2017 please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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G4C 2017 Awards – Ceremony28/04/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 28/04/17
Time: 7.00pm
Speaker: CENE
Venue: Hilton NewcastleGateshead, Bottle Bank, Gateshead
Cost: £50+VAT per individual ticket (tables of 10/12 are available)
Type: Awards
Contact: Leanne McAngus
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

Generation for Change North East are delighted to be holding their successful Awards ceremony for a second year running to celebrate the outstanding examples of excellence and best practice within our sector and the region.

The Awards evening will look to award individuals/organisations from six categories which and this will take place at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead on Friday 28th April 2017.

G4C is passionate about focusing on young people and showcasing the young talent in the industry. We are looking to celebrate achievements of this young talent and the organisations supporting and shaping the future leaders of our industry. We know that the construction industry in this area is of a high standard so let’s prove it!

There are some fantastic sponsorship opportunities available from category sponsor to drinks reception, if you are interested in becoming involved please contact Leanne.

To book your tickets please contact Leanne on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

CENE 2017 Awards – Ceremony16/06/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 16/06/17
Time: 6.45pm
Speaker: CENE
Venue: Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel, NE3 5HN
Cost: £100+VAT CENE Members / £120+VAT Non Members (tables of 10/12 are available)
Type: Awards
Contact: Leanne McAngus
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Awards-Events

The Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards is a celebration of everything the North East Built Environment has to be proud of and we are delighted to be celebrating our thirteenth annual ceremony.

Winners are selected across various categories including Innovation, Integration & Collaborative Working, Value and Sustainability and BIM Project of the Year. We anticipate that the awards will be the biggest and most exciting yet!

For a seventh consecutive year we are delighted to announce Corepeople Recruitment are headline sponsor.

Ian Storer, Director Corepeople Recruitment said:

“The Constructing Excellence Awards have built a reputation as one of the must-attend events in the North East construction sector. It is a fantastic event for celebrating what is good about our industry, and we are delighted to be associated with this prestigious event.”

To avoid disappointment please contact Leanne on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk to book your tickets now!

Get More Done and Feel Less Stressed02/02/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 02/02/17
Time: 8.30am
Speaker: Sharon McArthur
Venue: Muckle LLP, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £50+VAT CENE Members / £75+VAT Non Members
Type: Workshop
Contact: Leanne McAngus
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Other

CENE in association with Red Handbag are delighted to invite you along to a workshop exploring what coaching really is and how it can enable stressed managers to get more done by using this effective approach.

This workshop will enable individuals to feel less stressed and achieve more while getting the best out of their people

Goals

  • To leave with more knowledge
  • A network of support
  • A plan

Further information will be provided shortly, but if you’re interested in registering for this event, please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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Making Inventiveness Pay in Construction26/01/17

Organisation: CENE
Date: 26/01/17
Time: 6.00 - 7.30pm
Speaker: Jan Post
Venue: TBC, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: Free
Type: Seminar
Contact: Leanne McAngus
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

‘Are you getting the credit you deserve for problem solving in your sector?’

Constructing Excellence in association with CIOB North East and RIFT Group are delighted to bring you this briefing. Sarah Collins, RIFT will discuss the following:

  • Government backed tax relief to encourage innovation.
  • Average claims are £49,000
  • Rewards CENE members for developing products, processes and software – problems solved
  • Offers CENE members up to 26% of their qualifying innovation costs back – such as people, consumable, utility and specialist software costs
  • Applies even when a product isn’t launched, or whether it’s in profit or loss

Benefits for CENE Members

Add value to your service and enhance your relationships with client. A new income stream for CENE through Member fee sharing from RIFT. Competitively scaled levels of referral fees paid to CENE Members’ once claims are approved.  RIFT will share up to 25% of their fee for high volume, high converting Member claims

Unlocks the real hidden value of CENE Members’ innovations

A full, hands on service from RIFT to steer CENE Members from start to finish

About RIFT

  • They have a 15 year relationship with HMRCand have never had an R&D claim rejected.
  • Only 2% of eligible construction businesses are making the R&D claims they’re entitled to – they’re the sharpest eyes in the business for uncovering R&D qualifying costs
  • They work closely with experienced construction consultant advisors – we know your Members’ businesses
  • The only R&D Tax Credit team working with NatWest Bankto offer a bridging loan facility prior to successful claim payments being received.  Their team are not invasive – a 10 minute phone call is often enough to identify if Members have a claim
  • Winning customer service and competitive fees
  • They do the work – CENE Members get the credit

To register for this event please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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Staying Strong in Troubled Times28/09/16

Organisation: CENE
Date: 28/09/16
Time: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Speaker: Dave Stitt, DSA Building Performance
Venue: Cooper Studios, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: FREE
Type: CPD
Contact: Leanne McAngus
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Evening
Topic: Other

Due to the shockwaves of the Brexit vote, confidence is at an all-time low. Whatever happens in the coming months, companies and organisations still have to deliver, and do whatever they can to make sure they emerge at the other side stronger and ready to grow.

Dave Stitt of DSA Building Performance will be running a free two hour workshop in Newcastle at the offices of Ryder Architecture on July 14th entitled “Staying Strong in Troubled Times” which will be available to business and organisational leaders.

Dave will be sharing his system, developed over 20 years, of nurturing and protecting confidence in oneself and cultivating it outward in one’s team and organisation. His approach is completely practical and participants will leave with a number of helpful take-aways and the start of a personal confidence plan.

To register your interest please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or email leanne@cene.org.uk

Construction Industry Networking in the Tees Valley22/09/16

Organisation: CENE
Date: 22/09/16
Time: 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Speaker: Keith Bishop
Venue: The Brasserie, Hudson Quay, Middlesbrough
Cost: FREE
Type: Networking
Contact: Leanne McAngus
Region: Tees Valley: Tees Valley
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Networking

Constructing Excellence in the North East is delighted to bring you the Tees Valley Network. We are extremely pleased to announce this month’s sponsor is Muckle LLP.

This relaxed and informal networking event will provide an opportunity for you to meet and catch up with built environment professionals from the Tees Valley area.

The event will be held in Tees Valley with a light buffet and refreshments will be served.

About our sponsor:
Muckle LLP is now the biggest commercial law firm that is based solely in, and intently focused on, the North East. Our stated aim is to be the number one law firm in the North East for business.

Legal 500 states that we have ‘few peers in the region’ and clients are able to ‘rely upon its advice without question.’

Muckle Construction continues to go from strength to strength by looking after clients and delivering in ways that suits them. Everything we do is geared towards ensuring that our clients genuinely enjoy working with us.

If you would like to register please contact Lauren Proctor on 0191 5007880 or lauren@cene.org.uk

If you would be interested to sponsor future Tees Valley networking events, please contact Leanne McAngus by emailing leanne@cene.org.uk or the number above.

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Health and Safety- Regulatory and sentencing update21/09/16

Organisation: CENE
Date: 21/09/16
Time: 8.30am registration, 9.00am start, conclude at 11.00am
Speaker: Mark Stouph & Simon Catterall
Venue: Ramside Hall Hotel, Carrville, Durham, DH1 1TD
Cost: £25+VAT CENE Members / £50+VAT Non Members (Cancellation policy is within 48 hours notice)
Type: CPD
Contact: Leanne McAngus
Region: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Time of Day: Day
Topic: Health and Safety

Jacksons Law Firm and Constructing Excellence in the North East are hosting a seminar to update the construction sector on Health and Safety legislation. Topics will include key regulations which came into force on 1st February 2016, together with a general review of the last 12 months and recent developments on court sentencing.

Key Speakers
Simon Caterrall is a former CPS prosecutor and is well known in courts and licensing committees throughout the North of England for his candid representation of individuals and businesses at odds with the police and regulatory authorities. A sharp and no nonsense advocate, Simon is regarded for his sound advice at the point of investigation and, where warranted, for his tenacious defence of HSE, Environment, Trading Standards, Food Safety and police prosecutions.

Mark Stouph has successfully implemented management systems certified to international standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and is a qualified lead auditor. He read law at Northumbria University followed by a Master of Laws degree in Health, Safety and Environmental Law at Salford University. Mark developed his investigation skills as a police officer then worked as a regulator with the Environment Agency where he led one of the largest investigations undertaken by the organisation into the unlawful disposal of incinerator ash.

He has over 12 years’ experience of commercial business operations at senior executive level where he had strategic responsibility for Health and Safety management across all group operations. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, a Chartered Waste Manager, Chartered Environmentalist and Affiliate Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health.

Other speakers TBC

If you would like to register your place at this seminar, please contact Lauren Proctor at lauren@cene.org.uk or call 0191 500 7880.

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