Category Archive: Past events

May 15 2019

Site Visit – 11th June to the award winning Water, Mills and Marshes Project

We are delighted to invite you to our annual site visit which is taking place on Tuesday 11th June at a recently restored steam pump house at Strumpshaw Fen.  This is just part of a five-year project to restore 12 iconic pump houses and drainage mills on the Broads and is providing valuable work experience …

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Mar 13 2019

Building the Next Generation – 12th March 2019

Two years ago at a talk on Skills, NCEC members were asked what the FE colleges could do differently and what the skills groups could do to encourage young people into the industry.  Two years on, a lot of work has been done and we had speakers from Norwich City College, Morgan Sindall, West Suffolk …

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Feb 19 2019

Garden Cities – 12th February 2019

Probably our best attended event this season, Chris Leeming of Lanpro and David Ames gave us two great presentations on Garden Cities.  This was followed by group discussions as to whether our members would like to see a Garden City in Norfolk and where it should be.  Thanks to Clancy Consulting for sponsoring this event.  …

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Jan 09 2019

Inner Cities – 8th January 2019

The topic for the evening was retail within inner cities. We received two insightful presentations; firstly the Executive Director of the Norwich Business Improvement District (BID) Stefan Gurney, who provided an introduction and overview to the Norwich BID and the work they undertake. Stefan outlined the growth of the Norwich BID to support businesses within …

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Dec 14 2018

Sustainability – Tuesday 11th December 2018

This week we welcomed Ed Gillespie, a writer, futurist, campaigner and entrepreneur who has spent the last twenty years at the pioneering edge of environmental and sustainability business and communications. He practices what he preaches and talks internationally on a broad range of environmental issues.  Ed gave an impassioned speech on the looming environmental crisis …

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Oct 29 2018

The Economy – Tuesday 13th November 2018

We were delighted to welcome back Tim Pike to our stage, soon after he recently retired from his tenure as Deputy Agent at the Bank of England. Tim thrilled us with his data-based insights on the state of the economy and the possible far reaching impacts of Brexit posed to Construction. The key takeaways from …

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Sep 27 2018

AGM – Tuesday 16th October – everyone welcome

We are delighted to have Jan Davis (ex Emergency Planning Manager for Norfolk County Council) coming along to talk to us about his work with RedR (Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief).  We will start the evening with networking over tea and cake and this will be followed by a short AGM presentation.  During the …

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Jun 14 2018

The CAMKOX Arc – Where does Norfolk stand?

We welcomed Iain Hill of Bidwells and Linn Clabburn of New Anglia LEP to the last of our events for this year which we held in the iconic Sainsbury Centre.  They gave us an excellent insight into this very hot topic. Take a look at Iain and Linn’s PRESENTATION In conjunction with this, you may …

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Apr 19 2018

High Buildings – What have we learnt? Tuesday 8th May 2018

James Bessey of Blake Morgan gave a really insightful presentation on safety and compliance in the light of the tragedy at Grenfell.  He shared the lessons they have learnt and how they apply to the rest of us, where they see the regulatory framework moving and insurance implications.  Click to  read a summary of the …

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Mar 14 2018

PPE Part 2

Thanks to all who came to the UEA last night to listen to Barry Dell of BRE present two very useful technologies for dealing with Health, Safety and Wellbeing on site – Yellowjacket and SMARTWaste.  If you would like more information on either technology please contact Many thanks to Clancy Consulting for sponsoring this event.

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