This followed earlier 2004 CBC events in Leeds and Nottingham, and the final one of the year will be in the Gatwick area on Tuesday November 2nd.
CBC members came from as far away as Bristol and Dorchester as well as Devon and Cornwall. The object of these events is to ‘take the Schemes to the membership’ and talk about what we are doing and why. Relevant and hopefully entertaining presentations are made, and the regional CBC members have an opportunity to tell us what they like (or dislike!) about what we are doing on their behalf.
Clive Benfield, the CBC Chair gave a welcome, and in detail told us about the CBC Schemes’ news. Particularly, Clive described the setting up of the CBCs’ new website, and how that is planned to be up and running and very user friendly by the end of November at the latest. A new relationship with the Considerate Constructors Scheme was explained. Samantha Hawkes followed, and spoke about the CIOB as adjudicator nominating body. Norman Reed was next up expanding on the subject of the Considerate Constructors. He was followed by Lesley Turney and Corinna Hackwood, who together constitute ‘V Public Relations’. They were the main speakers of the day and told us about, ‘Restoring and Rebuilding - Crisis Management and Damage Limitation’. Jon Seymour of Hays Montrose was the final speaker, and described ‘Staff Attraction and Retention in the Current Market’.
Members and guests were then encouraged to have their say on the day, and the Schemes. There was a draw for a bottle of champagne, which was won by Rob Acheson of Acheson Construction in Dorchester (not yet a CBC, but aspiring to it!)