THE Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) and the National Federation of Builders (NFB) have joined forces to promote best practice and raise standards across SMEs working within the construction sector.
CCS said the partnership will provide NFB members, with a turnover banding of £500,000 to £3.5 million, free Company Registration with the CCS. It will come in to effect from 1 January 2017.
Edward Hardy, CCS chief executive said, “SMEs are a critical part of the construction industry’s future success. They have a huge role and responsibility to continually raise their standards and, in doing so, make a valued contribution to improving the image of the industry.
“The NFB provides a great platform for the Considerate Constructors Scheme to help support SMEs in championing the principles of considerate construction. We are therefore delighted to establish this partnership with the NFB.”
Richard Beresford, chief executive of the NFB added, “We’re delighted to join forces with the Considerate Constructors Scheme to offer added value to our members. NFB members pride themselves on their professionalism and ability to deliver exceptional quality, so it’s great that their efforts can now be recognised as part of the Scheme.
“SMEs often miss out on opportunities simply because they don’t have the resources to complete the multitude of registrations and benchmarking initiatives available in the industry. By collaborating in this way, we hope to reduce this burden and improve access to opportunities, working towards achieving a fair playing field for SMEs in construction.”