2010 Record Registrations
CCS Bucks the Trend with Record Registrations for First Quarter
Despite the quiet times for the UK construction industry and the difficult economic climate, the Considerate Constructors Scheme reports record numbers of site registrations for the first quarter of 2010.
January this year saw 715 sites register with the Scheme compared to 584 for the same month in 2009, making it the highest January total since the Scheme began in 1997. The trend has continued with both February and March achieving record highs of 791 and 902 new site registrations respectively, and the period to date shows an overall increase of 30% compared to the previous year.
Analysis of the companies registering showed that all sides of the industry were represented equally with housebuilding the only sector to record a significant rise, however this was from a marked decrease in their registrations in 2008 and 2009.
Commenting on the figures, Scheme Chief Executive, Edward Hardy said: “The results for the first quarter of 2010 are extremely encouraging for the Scheme and for the industry. Despite the challenging market conditions it’s clear that being a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme is now a priority in all sectors and an ever increasing number of clients are also now making the Scheme a requirement. The increase in registration numbers has certainly exceeded our expectations by quite a margin.”
The Scheme confirms that it will continue to run on its agreed 0% budget if the trend is not maintained.