CAB's pro-active approach to bringing the supply chain together received further strong support from leading speakers at their February Breakfast Network meeting which also included a positive message to non-member guests – join CAB in 2011!
The event held at the Oak Tree Conference Centre, Coventry saw CAB welcome two construction industry professionals to speak - Tony Mrowicki, RIBA Client Design Advisor and Director of Design & Build Solutions and Mark Ramessa - BAM Regional Supply Chain Manager. Both speakers were keen to talk directly to CAB members and guests to encourage early design involvement to ensure projects are both value engineered and sustainable. For the second presentation, the audience was split into teams for a classroom style discussion on a wide range of issues such as the benefits and risks associated with reducing the number of sub-contractors used, tender strategies and what influenced a tender.
The turnout of CAB members and guests was excellent, Justin Radcliffe, CAB’s Chief Executive commented, “The Breakfast Networks are really gathering momentum with members finding the sheer level of interaction highly thought provoking. Not only did we achieve an almost 100% turnout but we were able to invite several guest companies to the event who were very positive about future CAB membership having observed the type of exclusive opportunity that we can offer members at negligible cost’.
The next two Breakfast Networks are in Glasgow on 7 April and Maidstone, Kent on May 11. To find out more about these and other events in CAB’s exciting 2011 Events Programme please contact Justin Ratcliffe or Julie Harley on 01453 828851.