Category Archive: Past events

Oct 22 2015

AGM and Presentation of the Enterprise Centre

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Ben Humphries of Architype and Steve Brock of Morgan Sindall gave great presentations on their journeys through inception to completion of the Enterprise Centre.  Those who were at our AGM in October 2013 would have seen Ben talk about his plans for the project so it was great to be able to see the finished …

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Jun 15 2015

Site visit to County Hall – 9 June 2015

Site visit to County Hall Our final event for the 2014/15 season took us to County Hall for a presentation and tour of the works being carried out. We were able to see a completed fully working open plan floor as well as one on which refurbishment has yet to start. Thanks to the guys …

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Mar 18 2015

Sustainability – 10 March 2015

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Have I got Sustainability for You Eat your heart out Paul Merton and Ian Hisplop. The Norfolk Construction Excellence Club’s take on the popular panel show had as many laughs if not more! Guest presenter, Chris Heath, posed some very interesting questions on sustainability which were answered expertly by our panel comprising Dr John French …

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Feb 22 2015

Innovation – 10 February 2015

The Dragons’ Den The Dragons, Anthony Hudson, Simon Coward, Debbie Wildridge and Bryn Mainwaring, came to the Den to listen to three exciting presentations by Etopian Homes, Andi Gibbs and Liz Harris Mike Gunn and Joe Daniels of Etopian Homes gave a very enthusiastic presentation on their carbon neutral building system made from recycled glass. …

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Jan 18 2015

Value – 13 January 2015


Professor Julian Malins of NUA gave a brief presentation on Designing the Future.   To break the ice, everyone had to draw a portrait of the person they were sitting next to. This caused much hilarity and, thankfully, no-one was too offended by the results!   This was followed by a workshop. Everyone was given a different …

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Dec 21 2014

Integration – 16 December 2014


For our Integration event we invited a panel of Councillors along to answer questions from the audience relating to integration and diversity in the Construction industry. The panel consisted: Glen Tingle – UKIP Simon Woodbridge – Conservative Trevor Wainwright – Labour James Wright – Liberal Democrats Lesley Grahame – Green Party Saul Humphrey chaired the …

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Nov 21 2014

Leadership – 11 November 2014


John Bull of Tall Tree Performance Leadership made a return visit to Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club having last visited in 2011. We questioned our leadership culture and reflected on our own style, we learned the benefits of secure base leadership and what the key ingredients are of a high performing team plus so much more. …

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Oct 16 2014

AGM 2014 – 14 October 2014

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AGM 14th October 2014 This year we held our AGM at the very impressive Hethel Innovation Centre in the Colin Chapman Room. Simon Coward, Director at Hethel Innovation gave a passionate and inspirational presentation on Hethel Innovation, highlighting the success of several of its users and explaining his hopes and plans for further expansion.   Ron …

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Jun 29 2014

Site visit to Pentney Abbey – 10 June 2014

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Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club’s final event of the 2013-14 season was a site visit to the beautifully restored Gate House to Pentney Abbey on 10 June 2014.   This event was sponsored by Barron & Smith Architects

May 19 2014

Risk Management – 13 May 2014

On 13 May 2014 Norfolk Constructing Excellence Club Committee member Chris Heath hosted an event on risk management. The event took the form of an interactive workshop where attendees were encouraged to examine their own attitudes to risk together with a talk from golf professional Nick Catchpole giving an insight into how players manage risk. Download a summary …

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