Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber are delighted to be partnering with Gosschalks Solicitors to bring you this very important and topical webinar on managing payment and insolvency risks.
Even before the impact of Covid-19, construction companies were exposed to significant risk from both upstream and downstream insolvencies. In the current climate prudent companies need to take all necessary steps to protect their position on payment and minimise their exposure in the event of a client or a sub-contractor/supplier going bust.
In order to help navigate the current economic climate, Gosschalks construction and insolvency teams will present an online seminar to consider the legal, contractual and practical steps which can be taken to protect against insolvency and payment risks.
The topics covered will include discussions on areas such as pay-when-paid clauses, payment cycles, retention of title issues and effective notices.”
Presenters for this seminar will be (pictured L-R), Matthew Fletcher, Abigail Milner, Sam Thompson, Steve Dillon and Will Buckenham.
CONSTRUCTING EXCELLENCE YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER AWARDS ARE BACK!
Organised by the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing at Leeds Beckett University, the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards (#CEYH2021) focus attention on some of the most important issues in the construction sector. They recognise the very best companies, collaborations and projects, inspiring others to adopt new and better ways of working that deliver outstanding results.
Join us for our official #ceyh2021 online launch event where we will hear from our panel of esteemed judges what they are looking for in a winning entry.
We will also hear from National Constructing Excellence about the value of entering our awards.
Have you not entered our awards before? Maybe you have but want some extra tips on how to make your entry stand out.
If you are considering entering our awards for the first time or have done in the past but want to improve on your submission style, then our judges will be available to answer all of your key questions providing hints and tips.
COVID 19 – HOW HAVE YOU DEALT WITH 2020’S CHALLENGES?
Covid-19 has created many new challenges for the industry in our region with businesses having to adapt to survive. Our awards have always been about more than a great party, they are about showcasing what our industry does well, driving up standards and ultimately leading positive change in our industry. Off the back of a difficult year, when the sector will look to recovery we think it is more important than ever that businesses make noise about everything they have achieved. Entering our awards can;
Raise awareness of the work you do and how it contributes to improving the wider reputation and image of the sector.
Demonstrate excellence in your market, showcasing your organisation to key regional and national influencers and helping you to win more work.
Show your customers (and your competitors) that you are committed to keeping standards high.
Gain external validation for your company values.
Celebrate your team’s success, boost morale and help you to attract and retain the best industry talent.
Focus your internal strategy to embed a culture of best practice throughout your business.
Align your business to the Constructing Excellence brand and our key drivers for a better industry.
LAUNCH EVENT REGISTRATION
Date: Thursday 28th January 2021
Time: 10.00 to 11.00
Where: Online via Microsoft Teams, you will be sent a joining link once you have registered for the event.
Many thanks to everyone who tuned into our online awards ceremony.
Congratulations to all the finalists, highly commended and the winners of the #CEYH2020 awards. The regional winners of each award category now go on to represent Yorkshire and Humber at the National Constructing Excellence Awards in early 2021 (See details below for individual category winners).
However once again, the real winner of the awards is the industry itself. The shear diversity of projects and organisations making up this year’s shortlist proves that the sector is responding positively and proactively to economic uncertainty, committing to high standards and striving to change the way that it builds for the better.
We look forward to seeing what you submit next year!
As usual we will be asking our online guests to send us their selfies showing us how and where they are watching! Are you going to get dressed up? Going to grab a glass of fizz or maybe you will just make us jealous by showing us the glamorous location you are tuning in from! Selfies to be sent via the hashtag #ceyh2020 – we will show the best ones in the ceremony!
FREE TO ATTEND BUT PLEASE SUPPORT OUR 2020 CHARITY
Attending our online event is FREE however we do politely ask that you make a donation to our #CEYH2020 charity appeal in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. We would normally raise around £3000+ at our physical ceremony and we would like to get as close to that total if possible. We are currently only 20% of the way there so anything you can give would be much appreciated by our charity.
We are delighted to announce the full list of companies and projects who have made the shortlist for the 2020 awards. This year has presented a lot of challenges for individuals and businesses and it has been really great to see our regional industry working hard to keep standards and the level of innovation high.
Once again our judges have had a difficult job choosing our finalists.
All the winners will be revealed at our online awards ceremony at the following time;
Thursday 22nd October 2020, 16:00
Please save the date and joining instructions will be issued shortly.
FREE TO ATTEND
There is no charge for attending our online awards. HOWEVER we politely ask that you DO make a donation to our #CEYH2020 charity appeal in aid of Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. Donations can be made via our Just Giving page and there you will find an explanation of why we have chosen to support this charity this year.
GET SOCIAL! WE STILL WANT TO SEE YOUR SELFIES!
As usual we will be asking our online guests to send us their selfies on how and where they are watching! Are you going to get dressed up? Going to grab a glass of fizz or maybe you will just make us jealous by showing us the glamorous location you are tuning in from! As always there will be a prize for the best one!
Our next event will be looking at the incredibly important topic of fire safety and will make particular reference to both legal and contractual requirements relating to fire regulations and the proposed changes to these regulations with speakers from Turner and Townsend and Clarion Solicitors.
We will also cover the recommendations from the Hackitt Review and its wider implications on the industry. There will be particular reference to cladding and what contractors need to do with regard to mitigating fire risk (do’s and don’ts) as well as the responsibilities that the respective parties have in relation to cladding that doesn’t comply with the fire regulations.
We will also be hearing from a from Innovation Fire, a fire engineering consultancy, on the practical and technical aspects of planning, designing and delivering fire engineering solutions to meet the function requirements of the Building Regulations – Performance Based vs Prescriptive Approach. The presentation will include a case study of a fire engineered building.
Paul Lane, Director of Fire Consultancy Services, Turner & Townsend Phil Morrison, Partner and Head of Construction, Clarion Solicitors Ayyappa Mohan, Fire Engineer, Innovation Fire
Please register your place at this webinar at the booking link below.
Every year we use the evening of our Constructing Excellence awards dinner to raise funds for a regional charity. Unfortunately as we are now moving our ceremony online due to COVID19, we have lost the opportunity to collect much needed funds in the room.
We are therefore launching an online campaign with the hope of raising the same, if not more, for this year’s charity, Wheatfields Hospice.
Many charities are suffering at the moment having had their shops closed and traditional fundraising activities curtailed so it is now even more important to support them to keep going. Hospices have had a signficant role to play in the pandemic, providing dignity, care, compassion and bereavement support to families, all while working under some very challenging conditions.
We have our own personal reasons for choosing Wheatfields, please visit our page to hear our story.
To donate, just click on the button above or at the link below. Donations can be made anonymously if you would prefer. Please add gift aid as it doesn’t cost you anything more and will add to the charity’s overall total.
We know that giving to charity is very much a personal decision but if everyone who has ever attended our dinner donated what they would normally do on the evening then we know we could reach our target. Every year we are always blown away by our network’s generosity. We thank you in advance for your support.
We have been monitoring the situation around COVID19 for the last couple of months with a view to making a decision about our 2020 event. Please watch our video below which details our plans for #CEYH2020.
Closing date extended until Friday 31st July 2020
Ceremony is going virtual! Date/times and joining instructions to follow
We are sure that many of you are closely monitoring the situation around COVID-19 and are no doubt aware of government restrictions currently in place on gatherings and events.
The safety of our guests is paramount and we have therefore taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards.
The awards will now take place on the evening of Wednesday 7th October 2020 (put it in the diary folks!). The timings, venue, theme are all the same as before and all current bookings will be transferred over to the new date.
The CEYH team are absolutely committed to delivering these awards which we know are a highlight for many of our network and an opportunity to shine a spotlight on what our industry does well and reward our hard working teams for delivering these often critical build and infrastructure projects. We feel that by October we hope to be through the worst of the impact and will welcome the opportunity to bring our network together for a celebration of the built environment’s contribution.
If for any reason we are unable to deliver a physical ceremony on the 7th, we will still be doing a full judging process and allocating regional winners so please do keep those entries coming in . We have also decided to extend the entry period to give people sufficient time to complete a submission.
The new deadline for entries will be Tuesday 26th May 2020.
For International Women’s Week 2020, Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber have partnered with Efficiency North to bring you a discussion on how apprenticeship pathways are helping to close the diversity gap in construction. This particular debate will focus primarily on gender diversity however attendees are encouraged to come along and air their views on related topics.
We are delighted to have secured several apprenticeship students to talk about their particular journey into construction, including challenges faced, why they have chosen their careers, current experiences and their hopes and ambitions for the future.
We will also have an engineering company represented on the panel who will talk about the issue of diversity and apprenticeships from an employer’s perspective.
Each panel member will talk for around 5-10 minutes from their perspective including experiences, their particular journey, thoughts on diversity e.t.c. This will be followed by an open discussion and Q and A with the audience – so please do come armed with questions!
Amelia Johnson-Lynch, Construction Management Apprentice, Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing
Daniel Roche, Roche Civil Engineering (Employer Perspective)
Anne Benson, Gas Supervisor, Mears
Tilly Priestley, Trade Apprentice, Mears
Emma Luckman, Degree Apprenticeship Student, Leeds Beckett University
Constructing Excellence in Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) is the regional partner to Constructing Excellence, the single organisation charged with driving the change agenda in construction, housing and regeneration.
It is run by the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing at Leeds Beckett University.