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13th May 2019
Mental health issues in the construction industry have been described as the ‘silent epidemic.’ Yet it isn’t that silent when you consider the statistics. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), anxiety and depression have overtaken musculoskeletal issues as the most reported health...
1st April 2019
As a Trustee, you are in a prestigious position and it’s not a responsibility to take lightly. I certainly didn’t when I had the privilege to take on the title as you quickly realise the integral role you play in the future of the organisation.
8th March 2019
For International Women’s Day, we spoke with one group of women who are being the change they want to see in the construction industry. Novus is our network of young construction professionals, and our Novus Group in Manchester are challenging the status quo with a committee where, for the first...
7th March 2019
Growing up, I always had an exposure to the construction industry as my father worked as a contractor in London and ‘daddy day-care’ meant weekends were spent on site, getting stuck in, though I’m not always sure how much I was helping! The camaraderie mixed with the variety of work on site really...
5th March 2019
Having spent so many years campaigning for equality, both as trade union official and now also as Chair of the CIOB Diversity Special Interest Group, there can possibly be no greater honour than being asked to write a blog for International Womens’ Day. Over the years, the lack of understanding of...
4th March 2019
I became a member of the CIOB in 2009 because I recognised that being part of a professional body would give me the opportunity to make the industry I love, and have dedicated my career to, even better.
25th February 2019
I have worked in construction for 16 years now, since graduating from Brighton University in 2002. I’ve always worked hard, tried to go the ‘extra mile’ and I’ve always taken pride in my work. Now, as a project manager, I find myself leading construction projects and I have to pinch myself...
4th February 2019
What I’m looking for as a judge is to be inspired. Nobody wins CMYA by being ordinary.
7th January 2019
At Baxall, the majority of our technical directors are members of the CIOB, and have been for some time. We understand the value of being part of this professional body and how it can support us in our careers, so we were encouraged when we began noticing a trend amidst our employees’ aspirations...
18th December 2018
There have been two sides to my career journey to date. I have always been open and flexible in considering various career opportunities; however I have also been focused on achieving defining milestones along the way. This is demonstrated by the fact that I started as a graduate design manager for...

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