CEF joins ‘top table’ at Construction Leadership Council

CEF Managing Director will represent NI construction industry on new CLC Senior Advisors Group...

CEF Managing Director, Mark Spence.

Construction Employers Federation (CEF) Managing Director, Mark Spence, has been appointed to join the Senior Advisory Group of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), following a significant recent restructure aimed at ensuring broader representation in devolved regions.

The CLC works alongside government and industry organisations to promote the construction sector and deliver industry objectives on areas including sustainability, efficiency and skills as well as convening industry wide responses to major issues such as Covid-19.

The refreshed structure of the Construction Leadership Council follows the creation of the CLC Task Force in March in response to the pandemic. The CLC Senior Advisors Group was established to support the Task Force, which is at the heart of the drive to transform the industry as set out in the CLC Industry Recovery Plan.

As a member of the CLC Senior Advisors Group, CEF MD, Mark Spence, will be the sole representative of the interests of the Northern Ireland construction industry to the Task Force as well as providing advice and support.

Commenting on the restructure, CLC Co-Chair, Andy Mitchell, said: “To support the Task Force, a CLC Senior Advisors Group has been established, along the lines of non executives of a typical board. This group will provide an even wider representation of different parts of the industry, together with support, challenge and guidance.

“We would like to thank all of those involved in supporting the efforts and achievements of the CLC in recent times, and wish the new members the very best of luck as we all work to see our industry flourish.”

Mark Spence, Managing Director of the CEF said, “The CLC has played a central role in harnessing the successful efforts of the industry to stay operational during the pandemic as well as leading on initiatives to improve efficiency, skills and growth in UK construction. `

“CEF’s appointment ensures that NI construction will be at the top table of policy and decision making in UK construction, as well as ensuring local issues can be heard and factored into advice to UK government. CEF welcome this appointment and looks forward to working with fellow members of the CLC.”

The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) is the certified representative body for the construction industry in Northern Ireland. The organisation has over 800 member companies ranging from micro businesses employing a handful of people to the largest construction companies in Northern Ireland. In total, CEF member companies account for over 70% of construction output in Northern Ireland.

For more information visit www.cefni.co.uk or www.constructionleadershipcouncil.co.uk