CLAW (Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales)

Integration and collaborative working have been at the very core of the work delivered by Constructing Excellence in Wales since our inception. This is epitomised by our close working arrangements with CLAW where we work in unison towards common and collective goals.

CLAW is the Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales that supports the professional and technical interests of property management in local government in Wales. CLAW was formed in 1962 and now works with representatives from the elected members and officials of all Welsh local authorities for the promotion of excellence in the construction, maintenance, and management of property assets. CEWales and CLAW work in collaborative partnership to drive excellence for sustainable property services for the Welsh public sector; in the design, construction, maintenance, and management of property assets.

This was clearly demonstrated at this year’s CLAW conference which focussed on skills, people, training and diversity. It was both interesting and relevant to the industry. We heard from Dr Sue Hurrell Head of Fair Work Procurement at Welsh Government on Socially Responsible Procurement, Joe Cicero from SEWSCAP on the Onsite Construction Academy in South East Wales, Maria Jones & Caryl Griffiths - Senior Apprenticeship & Graduate Coordinators from RCT who talked us through their excellent programme of work, Andrew Saralis G4C Wales Committee Member who told us all about the Generation 4 Change network and activity in Wales and finally we celebrated the CLAW projects of the year, which were St Woolos Annexe Refurbishment receiving a commendation and the winner, Lime Avenue Business & Box Units. More information can be found HERE as well as links for the presentations.

Cllr Christina Leyshon, CLAW Chair Elected Members, presented the CLAW awards to the winners at the CEWales Christmas luncheon held on the 8th December 2022 in St David’s Hotel, where clients and industry all came together to celebrate these outstanding projects. More information on the winner and highly commended can be found HERE.

CLAW and CEWales are also both represented at the Welsh Government Ministerial Construction Forum, which met this month to scope out recommendations and advice on construction policy direction for Wales.

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