Industry players unite to tackle construction perceptions

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Construction and regeneration group, Morgan Sindall, recently joined Construction United, a coalition of construction industry players aiming to change perceptions of the sector.

Morgan Sindall will now support Construction United in delivering the initiative’s three key objectives – improving public perceptions of construction, encouraging young people to consider careers in the industry and maximising the health and wellbeing of its workers.

Construction United was formed in February this year and has product distributer SIG and the CSCS skills certification scheme amongst supporters.

Graham Edgell, director of sustainability and procurement at Morgan Sindall, said, “Public perceptions of the industry have an effect on all of us, and it’s vital to address this if the sector is going to continue to grow. At Morgan Sindall we have a longstanding dedication to both encouraging new talent through our apprenticeship/graduate programmes and facilitating the development of our existing workforce.

“By becoming a Construction United partner we’re showing our support to the wider industry and supporting worthy charity causes by hosting and participating in October’s events, and we encourage firms at all levels in the construction industry to do the same.”

Mark Tomlin, UK group sales and marketing director at SIG Distribution, added, “It’s extremely encouraging to hear Graham’s passion for the work that we’re doing, and having Morgan Sindall on board will help to raise further awareness of our cause, we look forward to working with them in the coming months.”