CEW Launches Forty Below Club

Constructing Excellence in Wales launches new business club for new professionals. Constructing Excellence in Wales has announced the launch of -40C (Forty Below Club), a new business club for new and aspiring professionals in the construction industry.

13th February 2009

The new CEW Club aims to promote and develop young people in the Welsh built environment, supporting emerging professionals, fostering their ideas and promoting their ability to benefit the wider industry.

The -40C group is primarily targeted at young professionals, but it also embraces all new comers to the industry and recent graduates who have an interest in the Welsh built environment and developing their career.

Alexander Jones, a graduate engineer at Halcrow and a leading voice at -40C, said: “Age should not be a barrier to success in the Welsh built environment.  The -40C Club provides young professionals, up and down the supply chain, a dedicated forum in which they can meet with and learn from likeminded individuals and so broaden their horizons.”

“This forum is something that’s been missing in Wales,” stated Milica Kitson, chief executive for Constructing Excellence in Wales.  “Too often talented youngsters or new professionals are not given the chance to prove themselves.  Now is the time to plan for the future, invest in young people and new ideas so that our industry can cope with the downturn and prepare for economic recovery.  We want -40C to engage with professionals, drive change, challenge the status quo and improve industry performance, producing a better built environment in Wales.”

-40C will run frequent networking evenings and events addressing industry issues, challenging current practices, and teaching people about the softer skills to business such as team building and media handling.

Those interested in becoming a member of the CEW -40C Club and finding out about the CEW Clubs network can visitwww.cewales.org.uk/clubs or email info@constructingexcellencewales.org.uk or calling 02920 493322 and ask about -40C.

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