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‘North is full of opportunities’

28 June 2019

CIOB member speaks to women’s network

Claire Handby MCIOB, a director at Deloitte Real Estate, spoke to more than 50 women working in the built environment at a Women in Business Network (WiBN) event in North Yorkshire at the end of May.

The CIOB had been invited to speak following the institute’s speech at the New Statesman Northern Powerhouse Conference in February. Handby (pictured) presented on the value of construction in the north of England, as well as current and future trends.

“The north region is an anchor destination to help the UK continue to drive up its construction industry productivity and skillset.”

“From my point of view the north region continues to be an exciting, innovative and career-enhancing place to be. It is an anchor destination to help the UK continue to drive up its construction industry productivity and skillset,” she said.

“The region is a growing home to a host of talented people, startups and technology companies that are inspired to step up and seize opportunities, increasingly embracing and leading the way in areas of construction innovation.

“Through these networks, collaboration and analysing data to drive up performance, confidence can remain high that the industry will continue to be a progressive, growth sector, making a tangible difference to citizens, who use the built environment in one way or another, every day, to go about their daily lives.”

It was agreed that there is a huge amount of potential for construction across the north. Data from the speech will be included in the CIOB’s economic report in October 2019.

The event was held at Ilke Homes in Knaresborough, and featured a tour of its modular building factory.

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