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Willmott Dixon’s chief people officer honoured for workplace diversity and inclusion

Willmott Dixon’s Chief People Officer Rick Lee has been recognised with an OBE for services to Business and Equality in the 2021 New Year Honours list. Lee has been at the forefront of Willmott Dixon’s drive to become a more ...

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Construction Playbook has green recovery at heart

New plans on how government will work with the construction sector to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and greener have been launched. In 2018, public sector works contributed some £117 billion to the UK economy, as ...

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Kath Fontana becomes RICS new President

Kath Fontana has become President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) 2020-21. Her inauguration as President took place on Friday 20 November after the RICS Annual General Meeting 2020, chaired by Tim Neal, the outgoing RICS President. Fontana ...

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Willmott Dixon named as the UK’s leading contractor for diversity in European poll

Willmott Dixon was the UK’s highest placed construction company in the FT’s annual list of the top European leaders for workplace diversity and inclusion, coming 43rd overall out of 850 organisations ranked for their approach to inclusivity. It’s the second ...

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Wates publishes five-year social value strategy

Continuing its commitment to social value, Wates Group has announced that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years. This means that by 2025, all Wates clients will be requested ...

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New ‘future of construction’ role created at Pagabo

Following a period of growth, national framework provider Pagabo has announced additions to its team, including the appointment of Charley Wainwright as its ‘Future of Construction Lead’. The role has been created to lead on the organisation’s The Future of Construction ...

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CIBSE launches Covid-19 achievement award

A new award recognising the work undertaken by building services professionals and the wider supply chain to combat the effects of Covid-19 has been set up by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). The COVID-19 Achievement Award, set ...

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Construction Leadership Council publishes Brexit movement of people guide

The Movement of People Workstream of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Brexit Working Group has published guidance for companies on how to manage the movement of people and workers into the UK from 1 January 2021. With New Year’s Eve ...

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Willmott Dixon unveils tough carbon cutting targets

Willmott Dixon targets its buildings to be net zero carbon in use by 2030 and supply chain to be zero carbon by 2040 Willmott Dixon is targeting that all new build and refurbishment projects delivered from 2030 will be net ...

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CLC publishes Brexit data protection and GDPR guide

A new guide has been published by the Brexit Working Group of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to help companies manage their data protection and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance ahead of the UK’s exit from the transition period ...

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