September Overview – Mat Gadsby
Hello, and welcome to September’s Newsletter.
The past 18 months have been tough for all parties, end users, contractors and suppliers alike.
There have been challenges posed professionally and personally that we have met with the usual construction sector passion, vigour and emotional intelligence.
It is now fantastic to see the light at the end of the tunnel as we return to “normal” working albeit with a few Covid-19 related tweaks.
What this awful period has allowed us to do within the industry is to reflect upon of methods of working, adapt and in many ways improve upon previous systems. I am sure virtual meetings are here to stay in some capacity for the long term, the reduction in hours spent on the motorway and the advent of smarter working are clearly here for the long term.
We have many new challenges that have arisen; supply chain pressure, raw material prices, recruitment fulfilment and driver shortages to name but a few.
However, I think now more than ever is the time that organisations like CE Midlands can add real value to the construction sector, by assisting in improving business performance by driving innovation and best practise in the construction industry.
I hope you enjoy this addition of the CE Midlands newsletter and the opportunities it presents. For further information please visit cemidlands.org where you will find podcasts, webinars and more.
Mat Gadsby, Head of Manufacturing Development, Ibstock Brick