The Annual black-tie dinner was an energetic event held at the football museum in Manchester city centre, the home of the worker bee.

The event was held for the chartered members and guests in the north-west, the businesses competition was highlighted.

Representatives from the Construction Development Alliance(CDA), Ratcliffe Groves Partnership (RGP), Bramhall Properties, Parker Wilson, UDC Design, A. Middleton Electrics, and Bolton Builders came to the event as our guests.

The beginning of the evening was a chance to network with the guests.

 Event Speakers

Professor Charles Egbu the vice president, thanked the members for helping keep the CIOB growing.

The Chief Executive Chris Blythe OBE discussed the collaboration being a driving force for the development in the construction industry. Mr Blythe highlighted the price war that is infecting the sector, he mentioned the generational through of beating the subcontractors for less general costs, this needs to stop.

Hawthorn Estates are in agreement that for the construction industry to flourish we need to work together for the best price and best quality.

Mr Blythe encouraged members to be proud to stand up for our industry.

Legislations for the right of home buyers were also introduced during the discussion.

 Guest Speaker

The guest speaker for the night was Doctor Claire Handby.

Dr Handby spoke about what had driven her to keep moving forward, and how she was introduced into construction by her School work experience.

She is an advocate to the Inside out Leadership which highlights the explanation of what has driven professional to make their career choices. Dr Handby believes this will help young professions who are making their steps in their industry.

The Him for Her Campaign was touched on during Dr Handby’s item she spoke about how her male colleagues helped her progress in her industry, it was highlighted that this was a great help for her during her early career.

The Chosen Charity

The selected charity for the evening was Embassy Bus who provide emergency mobile shelter for the homeless when the sheltered homes are full.

More Information

Women in Construction, Charted Company, Him for Her Campaign,

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