Westminster Business Forum

UK construction - modernisation, the workforce, and supporting productivity and growth following the Sector Deal

Morning, Tuesday, 14th January 2020

Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Place, St James’s Street, London SW1A 1LR

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will be an opportunity for the industry, its partners, and customers to discuss key issues with senior policymakers at a time of considerable uncertainty for the sector.


The policy context


The discussion takes place amid a range of significant developments affecting the future of the sector, including:



Speakers


The agenda includes keynote contributions from: Dr David Hancock, Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority and Ann Bentley, Lead, Supply Chain and Business Models, Construction Leadership Council and Member, Global Board, Rider Levett Bucknall.


Further confirmed participants include: Louise Aitken, South East Local Enterprise Partnership; Sarah Beale, CITB; Brian Berry, Federation of Master Builders; Nigel Blundell, Pinsent Masons; Alexandra Bolton, Centre for Digital Britain; Michael Divers, Sir Robert McAlpine; Samantha Ireland, Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority; Sam Stacey, Innovate UK; Rod Stiles, BAM and a senior speaker confirmed from Buildoffsite.


Chairing is Lord Best, Deputy Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment.


We expect to be able to announce further senior speakers on policy moving forward following the general election.


Areas for discussion


  • The UK Construction Sector Deal;
  • Innovation, R&D and modern methods of construction (MMC);
  • Delivering new homes;
  • Green building and sustainability;
  • Partnerships and fair payment in the supply chain; and
  • Tackling the labour shortage and creating a more diverse workforce.


Keynote Speakers

Dr David Hancock

Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Ann Bentley

Lead, Supply Chain and Business Models, Construction Leadership Council and Member, Global Board, Rider Levett Bucknall

Keynote Speakers

Dr David Hancock

Construction Director, Infrastructure and Projects Authority

Ann Bentley

Lead, Supply Chain and Business Models, Construction Leadership Council and Member, Global Board, Rider Levett Bucknall

Mark Farmer

Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer, Cast Consultancy and Champion, Modern Methods of Construction

Chair

Lord Best

Deputy Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment

Speakers

Samantha Ireland

Head of Business Change, Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority

Rod Stiles

London Regional Director, BAM

Nigel Blundell

Partner, Pinsent Masons

Senior speaker confirmed from Buildoffsite

Sarah Beale

Chief Executive, CITB

Brian Berry

Chief Executive, Federation of Master Builders

Louise Aitken

Skills Lead, South East Local Enterprise Partnership

Alexandra Bolton

Executive Director, Centre for Digital Britain

Sam Stacey

ISCF Challenge Director for Transforming Construction, Innovate UK

Michael Divers

People Director, Sir Robert McAlpine