22 September 2017

Build UK announces new Board

Build UK held its showcase of a new initiative Inspiring Construction, incorporating its AGM on Thursday 21 September, at the fantastic offices of Wedlake Bell.

The Inspiring Construction campaign, which launches next week, in collaboration with CITB aims to inspire the next generation to choose a career in construction.

During the evening, the official proceedings of Build UK’s AGM took place, which saw Kevin Louch and James Wates step down from their roles as joint-Chairmen for Build UK after two years at the helm.

It was announced that Mark Castle, Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Mace Group will take the place of Build UK Chairman, with Brendan Kerr, Chief Executive, Keltbray Group as Vice-Chairman.

Build UK is also delighted to welcome back existing Directors along with four new Directors to the Build UK Board. 

Kevin Louch spoke about his time as joint-Chairman at Build UK:

“It is difficult to believe that it was just two years ago that we created Build UK. The progress we have made in that short space of time has been incredible. From the very beginning we were determined to be bold and brave and do things differently. Build UK now has major clients and institutions in membership and we are directly influencing the Construction Leadership Council.”

Mark Castle, the new Chairman of Build UK said:

“I am determined, that as Build UK we will be leading and driving change by working collaboratively to set our expectations, agree shared objectives and achieving better outcomes resulting in stronger, more profitable businesses for all of us. With the opportunities offered by the Construction Sector Deal, which Build UK is driving through the Construction Leadership Council, now is the time for all of us to commit to upping our game.”

The showcase of Inspiring Construction, incorporating the AGM was kindly sponsored by B&CE, CSCS, fuseAware and Wedlake Bell.