Collaboration

We are active in the sector's most influential and important organisations.  As well as helping us develop and share ideas, collaboration also give us and our fellow contractors a louder voice when it comes to important sustainable development issues. 

Recent topics to which we have added our voice include:

- a letter to the Prime Minister urging him not to scale back on so-called green levies on energy bills (organised by the UK Green Building Council)

- a letter to the three main parties urging them to come together to ensure the Green Deal doesn't fail (organised by the UK Green Building Council)

- a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer explaining why a 2030 power sector carbon target is essential for growth (organised by the Aldersgate Group).

The Aldersgate Group
We contribute to the board of this alliance of leaders from business, politics and society who drive action for a sustainable economy.

UK Contractors Group (UKCG)
Rob Lambe continues to chair the UKCG’s environmental working group and helps senior industry participants share best practice on sustainability, develop common standards and skills, and measure and aggregate results to demonstrate continual improvement. Steve Cook chairs the materials sub-group.

UK Green Building Council
John Frankiewicz is a board member on the UK’s leading membership organisation campaigning for a sustainable built environment.

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)
Steve Cook sits on the UK board of Directors of PEFC representing the construction sector.  This organisation promotes sustainable forest management.

Grown in Britain
Steve Cook chairs the contractors' task group for the Grown in Britain campaign.  The campaign was launched in 2013 as part of the Government’s forestry and woodlands Policy statement - a response to the Independent Panel on forestry’s final report (2012). This task group reports to a panel, chaired by Dr Peter Bonfield of BRE.  The panel comprises CEOs from retailers, contractors, developers and corporations who are in a position to change the way timber is procured and presented to consumers.

Green Construction Board
Rob Lambe is the Chairman of the Knowledge and Skills Group for the UK Green Construction Board.

Zero Carbon Hub
David Adams is a Director of the Zero Carbon Hub, and Chairman of the modelling Tools Task Group of the Dvab (Designed v as-built) research Project funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government.