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Henry McDonald (ex-Guardian) and other reporters are constantly on the look-out for companies and individuals who are doing social good within the construction industry. Companies that focus on corporate social responsibility and those who go the extra mile are on our radar!

Warwickshire Rural Housing- New Meaning students Bearley site

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Warwickshire rural housing specialists showcase their commitment to zero carbon, supporting local communities and working in partnership

Rural housing specialists Warwickshire Rural Housing Association Rural housing specialists Warwickshire Rural Housing Association, in collaboration with New Meaning Training, recently held a passive house event on their site in Bearley, to showcase their latest low-carbon, affordable homes. Stratford-on-Avon District Council members and officers were joined by other developers and housing associations, including Futures Housing Group, Orbit and Two Rivers Housing, to learn more about the Beattie Passive system as […]

todaySeptember 29, 2021

Kevin McLoughlin outside Downing Street-1


Episode Twelve: How Can We Attract Workers To The Construction Industry With Kevin McLoughlin MBE

Henry McDonald talks to Kevin McLoughlin MBE about how we can attract workers into the industry. Kevin owns K&M McLoughlin Decorating, which has a turnover of £6m+ and a company that heavily invests in the apprenticeship scheme. In 2010 he created K&M Painting & Decorating College as his business needs were not being met by the local colleges. In 2012, he helped to develop a CSR – Corporate Social Responsibility […]

todaySeptember 11, 2021

Skills shortage issue resolved by Creating Enterprise in North Wales


Skills shortage issue resolved by Creating Enterprise in North Wales

Headlines like Long COVID and Skills Shortages Means a Tough Winter for Construction Industry, and, Demand for Construction Workers close to a 20-year High, is a small sample of some of the UK articles about the skills shortage issue in the construction industry. Skills shortage is at its worst since 2007 In fact, even before the pandemic, an article on 29th January 2020 in Construction Europe stated that, The Royal Institute […]

todayJuly 28, 2021

Partnership supports next generation of sustainability leaders

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Partnership supports next generation of sustainability leaders with award-winning Green Steps program

Enel Green Power Australia (EGPA) has partnered with Monash University to support the launch of its innovative and award-winning Green Steps program. A global leader in clean energy, EGPA is at the forefront of integrating innovative technologies into renewable energy plants. Green Steps offers transformative and practical sustainability training and consultancy projects for ambitious emerging leaders. Over the past 22 years, the extracurricular program has transformed lives, launched careers and, […]

todayJuly 19, 2021

Bristol & Bath Regional Capital Twitter Post


Bristol & Bath Regional Capital make it onto NatWest’s Top 100 UK Social Enterprises 2021

In a stunning web presentation over at The Pioneer Post, Top 100 UK social enterprises revealed: NatWest SE100 2021. The top 100 includes British social enterprises that range from sustainable neighbourhoods to food that fights loneliness, to clothing brands and community cafés. Constructive Voices is covering those that relate to construction, place, community and sustainability in a series of news features. Bristol & Bath Regional Capital make it onto NatWest's […]

todayJuly 9, 2021

Mental health mates in mind Tp


Episode Four: 25th May 2021: John Burton (Liverpool Narcos) Talks About Employing Ex-Cons, Pete The Builder On New Builds

John Burton (Liverpool Narcos) Talks About Employing Ex-Cons, Pete The Builder On New Builds & Jackie Interviews James Rudoni Of Mates In Mind Did you know that the entire month of May is Mental Health Month in the States? Of course, we had Mental Health Week in the UK from 10th to 16th May. We were lucky enough to catch up with the M.D. of Mates In Mind - the […]

todayMay 5, 2021

Inside Connections construction industry building lives after prison

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Everyone deserves a second chance, right? Meet the man who helps make this happen

Ex-Guardian reporter, Henry McDonald talks to John Burton, creator of Inside Connections Below is an excerpt from the full interview John Burton: Inside Connections was started in 2017. I was an ex-offender that had been in prison, and I wanted to change my life and help change a lot of other people's lives as well. I designed an app on paper while I was in prison. In the last 14 […]

todayMarch 4, 2021