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Client Partners' meeting

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The Considerate Constructors Scheme met with its Client Partners on Tuesday 26th July 2011 at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

The day began with an induction meeting for new Client Partners. Robert Biggs, Scheme Chairman, introduced Scheme Directors and welcomed the six new Client Partners. Representatives from ASDA Group Ltd, John Lewis Partnership, Manchester City Council, Property Bay Wales, Sanctuary Group and Telereal Trillium attended and were presented with certificates. Scheme Chief Executive, Edward Hardy, then gave a short presentation on the history of the Scheme to the new partners and then a discussion was held focusing on an Induction paper which outlined Scheme expectations of Client Partnership.

Representatives from Southern Housing Group, Grosvenor, Construction Clients Group, Highways Agency, Marks and Spencer plc, One Vision Housing, First Wessex and Staffordshire County Council then joined the new Client Partners for lunch and the afternoon session. Edward Hardy gave a presentation on updates of Scheme developments and future aims and objectives. The first part of the meeting focused on the relationship between client and contractor and the benefits of working together. The Client Partner group was then divided into four working groups to discuss 5 Scheme related topics, including the National Site Awards, scoring consistency, 5 point scores, registration of smaller sites and the current Checklist.

Scheme Chief Executive, Edward Hardy, commented:

“This was another productive meeting with our Client Partners and the discussions that arose really demonstrated the commitment and dedication of the group to work with their contractors in improving the image of construction. I would like to welcome our six new Client Partners and very much look forward to working together in the future.”

Client Partners are companies or organisations who are keen to help in improving the image of the construction industry. Client Partnership lasts for three years, with no joining fees and member companies agree to recommend Scheme registration to all sites they control. Client Partners are expected to encourage compliance with all aspects of the Scheme’s Code on their registered sites.

For further information on Client Partnership, please click here.

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