THE CONSTRUCTION Industry Council (CIC) has launched a special 'regional organisation' to unify the UK construction industry, providing firms in the regions with national support and boosting business.
The ICE has lent its full support to the new organisation, and has taken key roles on the regional committees in the north west, north east, east, and south east.
At the CIC North West inaugural meeting today, ICE local association honorary secretary Guy Rigby will be elected deputy chairman.
The launch in the north-west follows inaugural meetings in the east and south east in April and in the north east in May.
CIC Wales and CIC South West are already fully established with Welsh executive secretary Denys Morgan and Devon & Cornwall Branch chairman Roy Fairclough leading for the ICE.
Work is under way to prepare for inaugural meetings in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside.
The CIC was formed 10 years ago with the bold ambition of becoming a single voice for the industry. A CIC spokesman said formation of the regional groups recognises that there are many shared interests and many opportunities for collaboration within the industry.
For more information contact ICE director of the regions Julien Parott (020) 7665 2107.