Dear members of the CBI Construction Council,
As we settle back into routine following the holiday break, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope you had the opportunity to relax and recharge in anticipation of what I am sure will be yet another busy and eventful year.
I would like to reiterate the commitment I made a year ago to making the CBI Construction Council a more focused body that acts with greater pace and velocity. Although there is room for improvement, we are doing better. Behind the scenes, there is better coordination with the trade associations – in particular Build UK, CECA, FMB and CPA. We are getting behind the CBI’s research project led by Neil Martin, and this will give us some useful data to sharpen our messaging, in support of confirming the built environment sector as vital to the interests of the UK at large.