Registrations continue to rise
The Scheme is pleased to report that registration numbers for 2013 are currently outperforming 2012 as the industry remains committed, now more than ever, to improving the image of construction.
The Scheme is currently experiencing an 8% increase in Site Registrations when compared to what was achieved in 2012, and a superb 15% rise in Company Registrations. Notable months include July which received the highest number of Site Registrations that month has ever received since the Scheme began and August narrowly missing out on the same feat.
These numbers represent a great achievement not only for the Scheme, but for the industry as a whole. Construction News recently reported that construction output has risen at the fastest rate since 2007, a positive sign that the industry is recovering and that as construction activity increases, so do the number of sites and companies that see the benefit and value in registering with the Scheme.
As construction activity across the UK increases, it is essential for the industry to remain committed to improving the image of construction, and through registration with the Scheme, the industry is demonstrating to the public that this is a new era, one of professionalism and consideration. The Government have released a report titled Construction 2025 which predicts the global construction market will grow by over 70% by 2025. In order for Britain to remain at the forefront of construction, the report identifies the need to improve the image of the industry in order to attract new talent, and this is where the Scheme, and those who register, are leading the way.
This year, the Scheme has so far welcomed three new Associate Members and three new Client Partners, a further sign that the Scheme continues to play a vital and respected role within the industry. These new organisations apply to the Scheme because they see the benefit it brings to the industry and the significance and reassurance it carries with the public.
As registrations continue to rise, so do the levels of consideration shown towards communities and neighbourhoods, the industry’s workforce and the environment. This is seen at the Scheme’s annual National Awards, where registered sites and companies are recognised for their outstanding contribution towards improving the image of construction.
Last year’s National Company Award winners
The Scheme’s recent 2013 National Site Awards were the biggest and best yet. The Scheme presented the industry with the highest number of awards it has ever given, further proof that not only does the industry continue to support the Scheme and its values, but that it continues to raise the benchmark and set even higher standards of consideration. This year’s National Company Awards are also shaping to be bigger and better than anything before. The Scheme will be handing out the highest number of awards in the history of Company Registration, a testament to the ever growing number of construction companies who work tirelessly to improve the image of the industry.
The industry’s support for the Scheme and the aim of improving the image of construction has been unwavering since it began in 1997. The Scheme would to take this opportunity to thank the industry for its help and support, and look forward to a brighter, more considerate future.