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We Are Ease gains CBC status

9 September 2020

We Are Ease, a construction and project management firm in the south west has gained its Chartered Building Company status.  

We are Ease delivered an £800k project in 15 weeks for the Eden Project

The company is only four years old but already has a great track record – one project in 2018 won the LABC Building Excellence awards and another scooped the RIBA South West Awards 2018. 

Directors Andy Cook (MCIOB) and Dafydd Hollyman (C Eng) wanted to elevate the professional accreditation for the company and its staff, which led to the CBC achievement and support for staff on their journey to MCIOB.

Achieving CBC status was a massive achievement, said Cook. “It is the product of a lot of hard work from our team. It means that our professional construction management approach to project delivery is more widely recognised and only serves to give our clients greater confidence in our ability to deliver their projects.”

The next step for the firm is to get their staff onto the various different professional development routes offered by the CIOB, so that their employees can become chartered members themselves. 

With several younger employees in various stages of university education, a number of senior staff began going through the professional review process to achieve MCIOB accreditation. 

Quantity surveyor Jason Parfey was the first to pass his professional review in early April and is also an active member of the Exeter Novus committee. “I am very proud to have achieved full MCIOB status,” he said. 

“I hope that by continuing to be an active member of Novus I am able to show both my colleagues and young people looking into construction careers the benefits of being a CIOB member.”