2011 Award Sponsors
Founded forty years ago and with a £400m turnover, Leadbitter Group operates throughout Central, Eastern, Southern and South West England and South Wales in both the construction and affordable housing markets. Leadbitter employees are proud that the company supports community activities and are excited by the prospect of constructing schools, hospitals and local facilities used by families and friends. The company’s expertise across all building sectors, combined with its leadership in the areas of corporate social responsibility, community engagement and environmental preservation, makes the Leadbitter Group a construction partner of choice.
The Welsh Government is the devolved government of Wales accountable to the National Assembly of Wales. It is responsible for most of the day-to-day issues for example health, education, local government, economic development and planning. A key objective is to support the growth and development of a strong economy for businesses, people and communities in Wales, placing sustainable development as a central organising principle. Its vision for economic renewal is of a Welsh economy built upon the strengths and skills of its people and natural environment; recognised at home and abroad as confident, creative and ambitious; a great place to live and work.
CLAW, the Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales, has an important role as the leading Welsh local government forum for the management of property assets in the public sector. With close links to the Welsh Government and the Wales Audit Office the main purpose of the organisation is to assist authorities with sharing best practice, training and development needs, and the development of common standards. CLAW welcomes the opportunity to sponsor the CEW Awards for 2011 and looks forward to continued and strengthened links with CEW for the future. www.claw.gov.uk
BRE Wales was set up in August 2005 with the objective of facilitating sustainability and innovation in the built environment. BRE is ideally placed to provide an extensive range of value added consultancy services and best practice guidance on the delivery of low carbon buildings. BRE are world leading experts on Passivhaus, low energy efurbishment, renewable energy, the Code for Sustainable Homes, BREEAM and energy modelling. These services will help the sector meet the challenges of providing sustainable, affordable, quality buildings that people enjoy living and working in.
The Welsh Government established its Value Wales arm as a catalyst for change across the public sector, to help organisations achieve real and sustainable improvements and realise value for money opportunities. The Welsh Government has set out its commitments to sustainability and Value Wales undertakes to incorporate delivery of these commitments through its work with the public sector. For some time Welsh Government has been at the forefront of developing Sustainable Procurement across the Welsh public sector and more recently has focused onto Construction as an integral part of its agenda and this is reflected throughout the work of Value Wales.
Working Well Together
The Working Well Together (WWT) Campaign is an industry led initiative which helps support micro and small businesses improve their health and safety performance. The campaign attracts members from across the industry spectrum and includes representatives from major contractors, training organisations, councils and suppliers. They do this by offering free information and advice at Safety and Health Awareness Days and Designer Awareness Days which include the opportunity to see the latest equipment and services available.
South East Wales Club
The SE Wales Club is a vibrant club providing a stimulus for the sharing of ideas and best practice across the region as well as building important links with the other Clubs and industry groups. The Club has an important role in reaching out not just to the industry itself, but to the communities affected by the developments. It organises events to share best practice amongst members, to educate school children and local people and plays a central role in creating a sustainable future for the industry in SE Wales.
Green Compass Scheme
The Green Compass Scheme has been developed after extensive work and consultation by Constructing Excellence in Wales in developing PAS 402:2009. It recognises the construction industries increasing awareness of the sustainability agenda and its need for reliable recycling data which can only be provided by waste management companies. It is intended that the Green Compass Scheme will be recognised as the leading methodology for independent inspection against PAS 402.With monies from the Welsh European Funding Office, Constructing Excellence in Wales has supported nearly 70 Welsh companies through the process of reporting and inspection. By the end of 2011 the Green Compass Scheme will boast a membership of close to 100 waste companies.
Hugh James is a top 100 UK law firm and a leading Welsh practice, delivering a comprehensive range of legal services across the UK from offices in Cardiff and London. This highly innovative firm creates competitive advantage through a blend of quality advice, excellence in client service, and bespoke technical systems. The firm’s highly-regarded construction, energy & projects team, recognised as one of the top 20 construction legal teams in the UK, advises the public and private sectors on every aspect of construction and engineering projects, including the energy sector.