2021 Summit

Watch our 2021 Summit panel discussions featuring our sponsors and lots of our 2021 Finalists & Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2021 Summit on Thursday 1st July 2021! The Summit took place before our Awards Ceremony with over 500 of you getting involved throughout the day. The day involved a series of 10 panel discussions where leaders, innovators and disruptors from our region talked about some of the biggest topics affecting our industry.

Net Zero 2050: The final frontier?

What is the future for ‘sustainability’ once net zero carbon is achieved?
Hosted by Natasha Baum - Senior Project Manager, Willmott Dixon Construction - sponsor of Sustainability.

SME - industry disrupter?

Is this our best opportunity to take the lead - to deliver what our customers need in a way that is sustainable for business and the environment?  
Hosted by Malcolm Clarke - Managing Director, Baxall Construction - sponsor of SME of the Year

To what extent are you prepared to let your employees fail and why?

How do you create a successful people development strategy and embed an open culture for individuals to thrive and your business to grow?
Hosted by Steve Hayman – Director, Cheesmur Building Contractors - sponsor of People Development  

Why wouldn’t you work collaboratively?

This session focused on enablers and barriers to collaboration and the policy, culture and tools needed to accelerate change.
Hosted by Simon Paramore, Commercial Director, Waterloo - sponsor of Integration & Collaborative Working

Learning from the coronavirus pandemic 

Do you feel the construction industry will adopt some, if not all, of the lessons learnt including revised ways of working?
Hosted by Adrian Shah-Cundy – Corporate Responsibility Director, VolkerWessels UK - sponsor of Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Innovation – is it worth the risk, is it worth investment?

Innovation is a prerequisite to competitive advantage so why would you not invest?
Hosted by Julie Barry – Head of Business Development for RIFT R&D - sponsor of Innovation

Managing conflict to deliver major projects

The first thing we do - let's kill all the lawyers" (Shakespeare Henry VI).
Hosted by Christian Charles and David Weare – Partners, Construction, Fladgate - sponsor of Project of the Year

Time, cost and quality - Offsite has cracked it!

But, how well does Offsite address current day challenges of zero carbon, design flair & flexibility and fire?
Hosted by Steven Hearn - Chief Executive Officer, Mid Group.

Customer satisfaction – accident or design?

How an integrated team approach to customer satisfaction delivers positive outcomes and creates value for all involved.
Hosted by Alex Neall - Framework Manager, Southern Construction Framework - sponsor of Outstanding Customer Satisfaction

Conservation & Regeneration in decline?

Will the post-Covid focus on place, wellbeing and social value rather than conservation lead to a decline in specialist heritage skills and techniques?
Hosted by Ian Bailey – Director, Artelia UK - sponsor of Conservation & Regeneration

Date for your diary: our 2022 Awards open in November 2021! We hope you can join us!

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