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Royal welcome from the CIOB and Novus


19th October 2018

The Chair of the CIOB’s Novus group in Manchester, Zoe Francis MCIOB, and Liverpool Hub Committee member, Paul Cromby FCIOB, met HRH The Princess Royal Princess Anne this week [Tuesday 16 October 2018]. The meeting took place when the Forshaw Group (TFG), based in Knowsley, had the honour of an historic visit by HRH the Princess Royal to celebrate TFG’s 70 year anniversary.

(L-R) CIOB members Zoe Francis MCIOB and Paul Cromby FCIOB meeting HRH Princess Royal with TFG's Liam Hanlon ICIOB

CIOB and Novus were invited along to talk to people from the construction industry about the benefits of membership. Zoe focused on the apprentices and young professionals present about Novus, the CIOB and the opportunities available within the industry and said of the meeting with The Princess Royal: "This was a once in a lifetime opportunity, which I had the honour of being invited to. It was most definitely one of the highlights of my career to date, and just goes to show the opportunities are endless being part of CIOB Novus."


Zoe Francis MCIOB, Chair of Novus in Manchester, and Paul Cromby FCIOB

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