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Building a Better Future for the Construction Industry

Inaugural ‘Inspiring Change’ Conference   5th February 2018

An inaugural one-day ‘Inspiring Change’ conference, led by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), is to be held to spread best practice regarding inclusivity in the construction industry.

Now in its third year, the Inspiring Change Awards highlight and reward organisations within the construction and infrastructure sector that have created a more inclusive culture in their workplaces, communities, and in education.  

This year, the awards are to be presented at a conference on 23 May at the prestigious No.11 Cavendish Square, London, at which a range of speakers from across industry will present on what changes they have made to their businesses to ensure a greater culture of inclusivity and diversity.

CECA will present awards in the following categories:

•	Inspiring Change In The Workplace 
•	Inspiring Change In The Community 
•	Inspiring Change In Education 
•	Inspiring Change: Project Award
•	Inspiring Change: SME Award 
•	Inspiring Change: Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Inspiration

Commenting, CECA Chief Executive Alasdair Reisner said: “Creating open and inclusive workplace cultures in which everyone feels valued, and respects colleagues, is recognised as key to business success. 

“Increasingly, clients are focussing on diversity and inclusion within their procurement policies and employees want to work in companies that recognise the importance of diversity and equality of opportunity.

“These awards are part of the FIR Programme, a cross industry initiative supported by the CITB to help industry to become more inclusive and better for everyone working within it. CECA is proud to play a part in developing the programme in collaboration with clients and contractors. The first ever Inspiring Change conference will bring together a range of inspirational speakers from diverse backgrounds to share their expertise.

“The UK construction and infrastructure sectors have a £502 billion pipeline of work that is essential to the growth of the economy. At the same time, our industry is facing an unprecedented skills shortage.

“There is an urgent need to attract and recruit from the full pool of UK talent, including those groups who have traditionally been underrepresented in our sector.”
  

 

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