The Benefits of Chartered Building Consultancy Membership
Being a member of a CBC Scheme sets your consultancy apart more and
more as being competent and professionally managed.
The term "Chartered Building Consultancy" is starting to be rightly
acknowledged. Use of this along with the respected logo next to your business'
name cannot just be bought .
Members are strongly encouraged to put the logo on their sites and stationary
and to take every opportunity to promote themselves in correspondence and
marketing material by stating: -
"We are a Chartered Building Consultancy, which means that: -
We are controlled by professionally qualified directors who are committed to
high standards of quality and customer service.
We operate to a strict
Code of Conduct
governed by CIOB.
All of our staff have been trained to recognised industry standards.
All staff and operatives hold Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS)
accreditation appropriate to their role.
Which means that you, our customer, have peace of mind and can be sure of a
first class service every time."
We are marketing the Schemes to construction client organisations at all levels
and awareness of the Schemes will be continually widened.
The CBC Schemes' chairman and manager have an ongoing, rolling programme of
meetings with relevant and influential industry figures, including senior DTI
people and client organisation heads.
A programme of free regional CBC events continues. As well as an opportunity to
speak to the CBC team and have your say on the future of the Schemes, there are
relevant presentations on marketing, business management, current issues in the
industry, and how to use CBC membership to the full. We invite all CBC members,
wherever they are geographically around the country, to all meetings as they
perhaps work country wide, or have regional offices, or perhaps want to network
with CBC contractors or consultants in other areas. A buffet meal and tea and
coffee are provided at all meetings.
With membership of both Schemes growing, we are promoting networking between
the Schemes. If, for instance, you are a contractor somewhere looking for a
consultant, what could be more suitable than an association with a business
that signs up to the same code of conduct?
Members have their own page on the CBC web site. There you can choose your own
web address for promotional purposes, while your Company or Consultancy's
details will be added to our database of Scheme members for site users to
search. You can include your company logo and a link can be created to your
in-house web site.
The CIOB Training Partnership Scheme is free of charge to CBCs. By entering a
Training Partnership your firm can have the training needs of all management
and technical staff assessed. Individual and company aspirations are examined
and appropriate training recommended and even, in some cases, arranged.
Members enjoy 10% discount from Hays Montrose on their recruitment needs for
Members have access to a formal conciliation procedure conducted by an
There is a discount (usually 10%) on Constructionline membership. Contact the
CBC office for full details.
An arrangement with Yellow Pages in all UK areas means that you can, for
example, put your basic Company or Consultancy details into a CBC (there are
both) 'box' for approximately £145.00, whereas your own Yellow Pages 'box'
would cost at least £700.00.
The CBC magazine 'Update' (sent free to members on a regular basis) will
include relevant, informative articles for Members and the industry, and carry
Members' news and activities.
The CIOB's Library and Information Service is extended to CBC Members to enable
their whole staff or a whole team to use.
The Schemes are members of M4I, allowing CBC members to attend local "Cluster
Meetings" without actually being members themselves.
The CBC office, staffed by Jess Deacon and Clare Donnelly, is always available
in office hours (or leave a message and we'll get straight back to you). We can
provide information on any of the above, and are also happy to help with other
There is a new wide range of quality merchandise now in stock. Members can
purchase this material and use it to market and promote themselves and their
Scheme involvement. Details in 'Update' or contact the CBC office.
A CBC arrangement with Barbour Index brings their information service to you.
This starts with calling them on 0800 092 4448 (free), and giving your
company/consultancy name, CBC status and location and you will be given a
unique membership number for subsequent calls.
The first items of a new range of free to members, self-promotional brochure
material are now available for both companies and consultancies. Quality CBC
items that you can give out with, for instance, your estimates to your clients,
to tell them clearly what CBC membership means, and that you are a member.