New partnership will encourage best practice across SMEs

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A new partnership has been forged between the Considerate Constructors Scheme and the National Federation of Builders to foster best practice across construction SMEs

Best practice will be developed under a new partnership aimed at raising standards across construction industry SMEs.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme and the National Federation of Builders have entered into an agreement that will help promote best practice.

The collaboration will give NBF members free Company Registration with the Considerate Constructors Scheme after it comes into effect in January 2017. Members will then be obliged to follow the Code of Considerate Practice, which aims to improve the image of the construction sector and focuses on areas such as appearance, respecting the community, protecting the environment, and ensuring safety.

SMEs are pivotal to the future of the construction sector

Considerate Constructors Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy said: “SMEs are a critical part of the construction industry’s future success.

“They have a huge role and responsibility to continually raise their standards and, in doing so, make a valued contribution to improving the image of the industry.

“The NFB provides a great platform for the Considerate Constructors Scheme to help support SMEs in championing the principles of considerate construction.

“We are therefore delighted to establish this partnership with the NFB.”

Partnership will offer value for NFB members

Richard Beresford, Chief Executive of the NFB also commented stating: “We’re delighted to join forces with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to offer added value to our members.

“NFB members pride themselves on their professionalism and ability to deliver exceptional quality, so it’s great that their efforts can now be recognised as part of the Scheme.

“SMEs often miss out on opportunities simply because they don’t have the resources to complete the multitude of registrations and benchmarking initiatives available in the industry.

“By collaborating in this way, we hope to reduce this burden and improve access to opportunities, working towards achieving a fair playing field for SMEs in construction.”

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