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Feb 17 2020

Placemaking – Tuesday 10th March 2020

See the FLYER for further details about our March event where Hannah Wooler, MD and Head of Heritage and Culture at Hudson Architects, will talk to us about the history of placemaking and how collaborative regeneration can make a difference.  This event will be held in the ground floor lecture theatre of the Julian Study …

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Feb 12 2020

The Economy – Tuesday 11th February 2020

Thanks to everyone who came along to our event on 11th February.  At least Storm Ciara abated a bit and we just got blown about and frozen rather than drenched!  It was a very entertaining and informative evening listening to the two Tims talk about the economy – one at a local level and one …

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Jan 14 2020

Mental Health – Tuesday 14th January 2020

For our January event we welcomed Tom Oxley of Bamboo Mental Health to come and give a superb presentation on mental health in the workplace.  With construction recording more suicides than any other industry, it wasn’t surprising that almost 100 turned out on a very windy evening to hear what Tom had to say.  It …

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Dec 10 2019

Sustainability with Ed Gillespie

It was a year ago that Ed Gillespie visited us and gave an amazing talk on Sustainability, Extinction Rebellion and climate change.  He returned on Tuesday 10th December to discuss “when despair ends and action begins – the plan to rebuild Britain…”  It was an enlightning evening with some amazing statistics – see Ed’s presentation …

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Nov 14 2019

Housing – Tuesday 12th November 2019

It was a very engaging evening when David McQuade, CEO of  Flagship Group came along to inform us of the challenges Housing Associations face in providing enough homes to meet the ever growing demand and how Flagship is addressing this issue. If you missed the event or wish to take another look – here is David’s …

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Oct 10 2019

AGM – Thursday 10th October

We were delighted to welcome Alison Nicholl Head of Constructing Excellence, Building Research Establishment to the first event of this 2019/20 season.  Alison shared her vision for Constructing Excellence and consulted with our members on key components. AGM Presentation     And just in case you’ve forgotten how beautiful Norwich is – this was taken from …

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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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