CEWales E Bulletin June 24

Firstly, we would like to thank everyone who attended the Constructing Excellence Wales 2024 awards on Friday 14th June, what an amazing night was had by all!

We would like to say a huge thank you to our sponsors Browne & Jacobson, CIOB, CLAW, Hugh James, Kier, Knights Brown, Revizto, SEWSCAP, Andrew Scott, The Construction Hub Academy, Willmott Dixon Construction, Wynne Construction for all your support for each of our 14 categories. A massive well done to our judges who had the hardest task of deciding on our worthy winners and finally an enormous congratulations to all the winners, highly commended and those shortlisted as you all deserve the recognition.

Yesterday we held North Wales Construction Summit 2024, where not one, but two Cabinet Secretaries gave keynote addresses. The summit provided an opportunity for both Jeremy Miles MS Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Energy & Welsh Language and Ken Skates MS Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport to engage with construction sector leaders during a period of economic pressures and challenges and for built environment specialists to hear from Welsh Government officials, Ambition North Wales and Wrexham Gateway. It was a great event with over 80 sector leaders in attendance. 


The summit demonstrated that in a crucial but changing political landscape, we must ensure the foundation of any progressive government rests on the health of our economy. If we have a truly sustainable economy delivering prosperity and opportunities for better paid work across all regions of Wales, it will give us the best opportunity to ensure that people can flourish. In this regard it was important to see construction being prioritised as a key sector in the Welsh economy at our North Wales Summit and hear about the significant opportunities for Wales in road construction, public and private housing, retrofit and renewable energy schemes.

We also held a Clean Growth Innovation webinar where we learnt of the fully funded Clean Growth programme, being delivered by Circular Economy Innovation Centre team at Cardiff Met and Swansea Universities. It supports business and third sector organisations to develop a Clean Growth plan and a Carbon Reduction Plan by helping them understand circular economy (CE) principles.  The Clean Growth programme develops the innovation knowledge and skills of participants and supports them to implement new processes and practices within their organisations that incorporate CE principles.  The Clean Growth support participants to apply for funding to implement the innovation developed on the 7 day programme, delivered over 6 months. For further information please contact them direct CEIC@swansea.ac.uk or  contact us through their website CEIC training | UK (ceicwales.org.uk)