“The construction industry faces many challenges. The foremost challenge is creating trust with our clients and supply chain as we ourselves change and develop. We’ve achieved this so far by creating quality relationships as a result of our progressive and non-contractual manner. This makes us good partners and problem solvers for both the public and private sectors.
“Another challenge is building sustainably. This isn’t optional; it must be at the heart of everything we do.
“And we must develop our young people and attract new people into this profession to bridge the skills gap. When I began, there were times when I was working out of a phone booth and the back of a car. Thankfully modern technology has transformed our industry and we offer young people a high tech and varied career environment far more suited to their skill sets.
“Young people expect more of employers and need a clear career path. I’m passionate that we should make sure they have it because they are the future of this vital industrial sector.”