G4C Wales - The Importance of Welsh Language to the Construction Industry

02 Jul
Tuesday 2nd July 2019
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The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 makes Welsh an official language in Wales. This means it must be treated no less favourably than English. As an industry we are well versed in seeing and using the Welsh language across our businesses, including the majority of documents and communications available in both English and Welsh. Across the Welsh Construction industry we also have a large number of Welsh speakers who actively promote the Welsh language, using it to speak to colleagues and engage with schools and communities. However it is thought the majority of work we deliver across the Welsh Construction industry is delivered in English, including procurement, contract documents, staff engagement etc.

G4C Wales has had many a discussion with its members about the Welsh language, often asking many questions to one another;

  • How important is the Welsh language to our industry?

  • Should we be using it more?

  • Is there a difference in the use of Welsh language between young professionals and older industry colleagues?

  • Are we providing enough opportunities for the use of the language in the industry?

  • How can we learn the language?

  • With the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 asking public sectors bodies and private businesses across Wales to consider Welsh culture and Welsh Language as one of the seven wellbeing goals, will the use of the Welsh language increase in Wales?

We hope you will join us for this breakfast event to discuss these questions and hear from speakers about how they use the Welsh Language in their business.

This event is limited to 30 delegates. Non-attendance by any registered delegate will be charged £20 plus VAT unless you have informed us 48 hours prior to the event.

It is important that a separate email address is used for each delegate booking to ensure all individuals are listed at the event. If you use the same email address for each delegate previous details will be overwritten.





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