Sir Robert McAlpine hits 150 CIOB members in 150th year

11 March 2019 | By CM staff

Sir Robert McAlpine has reached 150 members within its ranks in the same year that the contractor celebrates its 150th anniversary.

The news came as Sir Robert McAlpine chief executive Paul Hamer spoke about his company's role in changing Britain's cities and building a legacy over the contractor's 150-year history.

Hamer was interviewed about the firm's achievements as part of a video produced by ITN Productions in association with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

The video, fronted by presenter Natasha Kaplinsky, looks at the firm's philosophy over the generations, as well as how it is attempting to increase diversity among the industry's workforce.

Speaking as part of the video, Hamer said: "We changed the skyline of major cities, be it London, be it Manchester, Newcastle, Leeds. With that, we become associated with iconic changes to Britain and the way that Britain functions."


Congratulations to Sir Robert McAlpine on two tremendous achievements.

Mr. McFee is right, we need to collaborate in the future to overcome the issues of productivity and skill crises. Please don't overlook the mature resources you have to help bring that collaboration about. They are a valuable part of Diversity. After years in our strenuous industry,it would be welcome to find a new path enabling mature workers to continue to play an important part in construction, without the physicality of many of our tasks. Age-Positive is working for that end. We would be happy to share our thoughts with you.

Victor Cooper MCIOB, 12 March 2019

Delighted to add my congratulations, a tremendous achievement.

mark beard, 13 March 2019

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