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As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap. Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest 'people movement' stories within the sector. Making sure you're up to date with all of the industry latest.

Jemma Harris

Jemma Harris inspires women to reject job stereotypes

Actis regional sales director and Women in Construction ambassador Jemma Harris urges women to reject stereotypes and follow their dreams – whatever they may be.
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I-Construct and BRE launch new SME business scheme

New business scheme launched by I-Construct and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) to help 20 small and medium-sized businesses.
Baroness Tessa Blackstone

Orbit chair Baroness Tessa Blackstone announces retirement

Group board chair the Rt Hon. Baroness Tessa Blackstone has announced her retirement and will be replaced by David Weaver.
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How the construction industry can improve equality, diversity, and inclusion

Yvonne Howard is a Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at EW Group, a full-service diversity and inclusion consultancy. In this article, she discusses ways that the construction industry can improve its equality, diversity, and inclusion policies, and what the benefits and pitfalls could be for the sector.
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New year promotions at Pegasus

All throughout the company, colleagues at Pegasus have been recognised for their efforts and commitment to the business and promoted accordingly.
Ian Redmayne

Ian Redmayne joins Buro Happold as Saudi-based Partner

Ian Redmayne has been appointed as partner at engineering, consultancy and advisory practice Buro Happold, helping to drive growth across its Saudi Arabia business.
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Lee Powell earns new role as CEO of GMI Construction Group

GMI Construction Group PLC has appointed Lee Powell to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer which has been central to realising its long-term vision of sustainable growth.
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Skanska launches new mental health initiative with MHFA England

Skanska is launching a new mental health initiative, which ensures that all employees from its infrastructure business who have undertaken Mental Health First Aid  England’s Mental Health First Aid course, will now be able to display a Mental Health First Aider sticker on their construction hard hat.
Architecture apprenticeships

Architecture, apprenticeships and addressing the diversity crisis 

William Poole-Wilson, founder and managing director of WILL+Partners, explains the role of architectural apprenticeships in overcoming the diversity crisis.
rosie dakeyne

Rosie Dakeyne appointed as Hayfield Senior Land Manager

Hayfield has appointed Rosie Dakeyne as a Senior Land Manager to target the M40 corridor and cover prime development opportunities within the counties of Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
steve radley

Steve Radley will leave CITB in the spring 

It was today announced that the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) will lose its Director of Policy and Strategic Planning Steve Radley in March 2022.
building lives

Willmott Dixon will scale up national upskilling programme with Building Lives Academies

Willmott Dixon is collaborating with two more London boroughs and three colleges to open Building Lives Academies to train up hundreds of people annually so that they can find work in construction.
Builders' Merchants

What challenges can builders’ merchants expect in 2022?

The ECI report has urged Builders' Merchants to invest in skills and digital capabilities to tackle mounting challenges in 2022.
JCT training

JCT Training – Information on JCT contracts

A flexible range of training courses and resources to give you all the information you need on JCT contracts.
lucy weaver

TopHat appoints former FTSE 100 HR director Lucy Weaver to drive growth

Lucy Weaver will join TopHat as group HR director in the hopes of spearheading company growth and tripling its workforce to over 750 staff by the end of 2023.
2022 board

ACE announces details of its new 2022 board

ACE has shared the details of its 2022 board, with Dave Beddell (AECOM) continuing in his capacity as chair for the business association which represents those who design, deliver, and manage our national infrastructure and the built environment.
jonathan more

Irwin Mitchell recruits Jonathan More as new partner in London

New partner Jonathan More joins the Construction & Engineering Team at London based law firm Irwin Mitchell.
Craidd Alliance

Balfour Beatty and its Craidd Alliance receive IS044001 accreditation

Balfour Beatty has announced that its Craidd Alliance has achieved IS044001 accreditation, the international standard for collaboration.
richard matthews

Richard Matthews appointed as chief executive of hyperTunnel

Richard Matthews is the new chief executive of hyperTunnel, the award-winning technology company that has developed a revolutionary method for tunnelling and underground construction.
Richard Towse

Galliford Try appoints Richard Towse as new commercial director

Galliford Try has appointed Richard Towse as the new commercial director within its highways business, and will be responsible for the Group's Sustainable Growth Strategy.
guy grainger

Guy Grainger appointed as BPF president

Guy Grainger, the current global head of sustainability services & ESG at JLL has today become the President of the British Property Federation (BPF).
Helen Samuels

EKFB announces changes to head up its senior leadership team

The Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB) JV has appointed Helen Samuels and Emmanuel Rossignol to head up its senior leadership team.
Sexism in the construction industry

Sexism in the construction industry

Samuel Hunt, Co-Founder and CEO of MaterialsMarket.com, gives his view about sexism in the construction industry.
Martin Pitt

NG Bailey appoints Martin Pitt as new group commercial director

Martin Pitt has been appointed new group commercial director of the UK’s largest independent engineering and services business NG Bailey and will start his role on the 4th January 2022.
go awards scotland

SPA selected as finalist for the GO Awards Scotland

Procurement framework provider SPA (Scottish Procurement Alliance) has been named as a finalist in the Social Value category of the GO Awards Scotland 2021/22.
hs2 graduate scheme

HS2 begins search for 2022 graduate scheme candidates

HS2 has launched its 2022 graduate recruitment scheme, and is searching for 16 candidates to join its coveted two-year programme.

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HR & Skills News

As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap.

Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest ‘people movement’ stories within the sector. Making sure you’re up to date with all of the industry latest.