The Construction Industry Council kindly supported by CENE, RIBA North East, ICE North East, CIOB North East and FBE (Forum for the Built Environment), held an Election Question Time event on Friday 17 April at the Newcastle Marriott Hotel, Gosforth, with an audience of over 60 people in attendance.
After a brief introduction from ICE President David Balmforth, it was the turn of Graham Robb, Senior Partner at Recognition PR, to take over as Chair; he was accompanied by a distinguished panel of three local politicians: Rt Hon Nicholas Brown MP Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne East; The Lord Shipley OBE, Liberal Democrat and Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate, Simon Kitchen.
The main areas covered were Housing, Infrastructure, Making Better Places and Capacity & Skills. The CIC Election Briefing, Constructing a Better Future, was made available to all and Nick Brown held it up as “an excellent blue print for the industry.”
To view Constructing a Better Future, click here.
Photograph - left to right: Simon Kitchen, Lord Shipley, David Balmforth, Graham Robb, John Nielsen, Nick Brown