LHC Public Procurement Conference 2020

LHC Public Procurement Conference 2020 event went virtual due to covid-19 restrictions this year. Reshaped into a "Virtual Festival", LHC's Jennifer Castle, Regional Manager, introduced the conference and set the scene against the LHC purpose to deliver Better Buildings and Homes that Enhance Local Communities and our ambition to contribute to industry change.

Following the headlines of SAFER-QUICKER-GREENER-FAIRER, each of our speakers gave their expert opinion on what policies we should be adopting when aiming for better buildings and homes that enhance local communities.

The morning session kicked off with Duncan Brock of CIPS who presented the final report by the competence steering group, entitled Setting the Bar: a new competence regime for building a safer future. This long-awaited report marks a fundamental change within the construction industry, making key recommendations in setting out a system of competence standards.

LHC Group Director, John Skivington talked about using MMC to accelerate public sector house building to meet the demands of the housing crisis which was welcomed by our audience.  

Our afternoon session was focused on Enhancing local communities with an update from Carol Lynch, Chief Executive of Construction Youth Trust who talked about the importance of upskilling and giving young people a springboard into the construction industry.

We were honoured to be joined by an expert panel who led a very honest discussion around the lack of diversity in the built environment, led by Future of London’s Lisa Taylor. We were delighted to welcome such a brilliant group of people to offer valuable insight to changes the industry needs to make urgently.

If you were unable to attend the event and would like to access some of the videos from the day, you may access them here at our brand new Youtube channel.

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