UK Construction Week joins a scheme to improve the industry’s image

Published:  02 October, 2018

The Considerate Constructors Scheme says it “welcomes” UKCW’s commitment to representing the industry positively.

UKCW is a built environment event that will bring together 35,000 construction professionals and more than 650 exhibitors with nine shows at the NEC Birmingham from 9-11 October.

It has become a Professional Partner of the CCS, the national organisation established by the construction industry to improve its image.

This means UKCW has made a commitment to comply with all aspects of the Scheme’s Event Code of Considerate Practice – which CCS says “compliments and builds upon” UKCW’s Exhibitors Code of Conduct Policy:

  • Care about Appearance - Events should present a positive, professional image at all times.
  • Respect the Community - Events should be a good neighbour and support the local community.
  • Protect the Environment - Events should minimise their environmental impact.
  • Secure everyone’s Safety - Events should take appropriate steps to ensure the safety of all.
  • Value the Workforce - Events should care for and support all those working at the event.

CCS Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “UKCW is in a prime position of working in collaboration with its exhibitors, supply chain, workforce, presenters and attendees to ensure a positive image of our industry, not just for themselves, but for the industry as a whole.”

UKCW Event Director Nathan Garnett added: “It absolutely makes sense to apply the principles of the Considerate Constructors Scheme to a major national event of this scale.

“Having this partnership with the CCS is a fundamental part of our commitment to ensuring a considerate event of the highest quality, which also promotes a very positive image of construction to everyone involved during the week and behind the scenes.”

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