Month: May 2015

G4C Yorkshire – Get Involved!

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Would you like to be involved with Generation 4 Change Yorkshire & Humber? 

Would you like to help develop the future leaders of the industry driving forward change?

Would you like to become better connected in the industry?

If the answer if yes to any of these, come along to our G4C Awareness event and have the chance to be involved in G4C

At this event you will see a short presentation on the key element of G4C:

– Who we are

– What we Do

– How you can get involved

– Our future events

After our short presentation you will have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and students. We will also be holding our committee meeting inviting new (and existing members) to stay for our G4C Committee meeting to discuss how we can best drive forward change in the industry as a organisation and plan our future events.

We would like to see you there and welcome your ideas into our committee. If you would like to know any further information prior to the event please Caroline Key, G4C Yorkshire via

We hope to see you there!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Sheffield Hallam University, Surrey building, Howard 5533 (Floor 5)

Please book via eventbrite here

Procurement Excellence – Why? What? How?

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Our next Constructing Excellence breakfast seminar on Wednesday 27th May will focus on procurement, in particularly public sector procurement, and will explore the client’s perspective on why, what and how procurement decisions are made and the influencing factors behind them. Our two speakers for this event are as follows;

Cliff Jones, Senior Policy and Performance Manager, ProCure21+ and Efficiency Team, NHS Estates & Facilities Policy Division

Why do Clients Invest in Construction? How could this affect procurement?

  • To deliver a “Clients core business objectives” for the investment
  • To provide new or maintain or improve the service(s)  “Clients provide to their Customers”
  • What could this mean for those advising Clients or that are part of Construction Supply Chains
  • Some examples of benefits delivered for Clients and Their Customers

Steve Baker, Group Manager – Construction Management Services, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Steve will talk about Influencing Factors on Public Procurement and their effects on the Evolution of Construction Frameworks.

Wednesday 27th May, 08:00-09:30

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Sovereign House, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 1HQ

(If you are using a satellite navigation, please use the following postcode: LS1 4BJ)

£35 or free to Constructing Excellence Yorkshire & Humber members


Responding to the FM Challenge – Lessons from Constructing Excellence Asset Group

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In February earlier this year we hosted a Responding to the FM Challenge constructing excellence breakfast event where we welcomed John O’Brien, Chair of the constructing excellence asset management theme group to Leeds to give an overview of the task group’s work on maximising operational excellence in buildings. At the seminar John outlined how built assets can be more effectively procured and operated to help organisations deliver their vision, strategy and objectives. John mentioned that 2015 will see the publication of a guide summarising lessons learnt through the theme group & it’s associates. & provide examples of case studies and best practice modules for FM that companies could take forward into their own organisations.

Following on from this session John published the following article for Constructing Excellence in May reflecting on that work so far. The full article, reproduced below, originally appeared on the Constructing Excellence website here



John O’Brien reflects on lessons from the Constructing Excellence Asset Group – Constructing Excellence

#CEYHAWARDS 2015 – The submission process

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As there are only 10 days to go until the closing date for this year’s #ceyhawards, a quick reminder about this year’s #ceyhawards submission process


All entries should be emailed to us at – we can accept links from file sharing applications, i.e. dropbox, we transfer e.t.c. If this method is not possible then you can post your entry to us on a memory stick at the following address:

CEYH Awards, c/o Centre for Knowledge Exchange, Leeds Beckett University, Room G03, Northern Terrace, Queen Square Court | Leeds | LS2 8AG

IMPORTANT – You will receive email confirmation from us once we have received your entry.

Therefore if you have already submitted your entry and not received an email please ring us on 0113 812 7601 to check that we have your submission.

If you have any questions about the above then please do not hesitate to contact me,

The closing date for entries is Friday 15th May – all the forms you need to complete for your chosen category can be downloaded from the CEYH website at the link below.

We look forward to receiving your entries & best of luck!