New Considerate Constructors Scheme executive chair named

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Isabel Martinson has been appointed as executive chair of the Considerate Constructors Scheme…

Isabel Martinson has been named executive chair of the Considerate Constructor Scheme (CCS). Martinson, who is former chair of the Trade Association Forum Ltd, has significant experience in both strategic development and senior management.

Martinson’s resume also includes chief executive of The Giftware Association and Head of Marketing, Communications and Export Services at The Sports Industries Federation. She also has a history in the Royal Navy, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

The role will see Martinson develop strategies to enhance the scheme. This will include the visions to make registration essential for all construction sites, companies, and suppliers. It is hoped this will improve performance across the sector.

Commenting on her appointment, Martinson said: “I feel honoured and delighted to be joining the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

“I am new to the construction industry however, I have been aware of the Scheme as a member of the general public for a number of years, so it has clearly raised awareness of the sector’s commitment to improve the image of construction.

“There are now significant opportunities to take the Scheme further. I am very much looking forward to meeting as many people as possible in the industry, to develop the visions of all involved in this crucial contributor to the UK economy”.

CCS Non-Executive Chairman Mike Petter is set to hand over as chair, but will remain as a director of the scheme. He will also oversee managerial and operational aspects.

He said: “The Scheme has grown exponentially since its first registration back in 1997, celebrating its 90,000th site registration earlier this year.

“We welcome Isabel’s appointment and we are very much looking forward to Isabel’s wealth of senior management experience and strategic insight in helping to develop the Scheme and achieve even more success in improving the image of construction in the future”.

The CCS is a non-profit group that aims to improve the image of the construction industry. Founded in 1997, companies are able to register with the scheme and must follow the Code of Considerate Practice, which includes guidance over appearance, respecting the community, protecting the environment, and securing safety in the workforce.

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