Category Archive: Past events

May 18 2017

Site Visit – Earlham Hall and The Quadram Institute

We had a lovely warm, sunny evening for our site visits to Quadram and Earlham Hall. An informative presentation was delivered in the site offices by Dr Nick Goodwin (BBSRC Programme Manager at the park) and Damon Cutler (Construction Director for Wates). The walk round of the building itself drummed up a lot of interest …

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Apr 25 2017

Shaping the Future of Norfolk

Our thanks go to our speakers,  Alan Waters, leader of Norwich City Council, Jonathan Cage, president of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and David Hebborn – Programme Manager at Marham for AECOM for their insightful presentations on how we can shape the future of Norfolk.  This provoked a good debate and we hope you all …

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Feb 16 2017

Building Growth – What is it and What is it doing?

It was great to learn at our event last night just how much is going on in the region to address the problems the construction industry is facing.  We were very lucky to have Mark Pendlington, Chair of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, give the lowdown on what New Anglia LEP are doing.  We …

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Oct 22 2015

AGM and Presentation of the Enterprise Centre

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

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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