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CESW Personnel changes

As Constructing Excellence South West continues to prioritise member value at the core of its operations, we are pleased to announce some changes in our operating structure. This presents an opportunity for us to express gratitude and extend warm welcomes to individuals associated with these changes.

With the approval of the board, we are delighted to welcome Kingsley Clarke from SCF Frameworks as the new Vice Chair of the Governance Board. Kingsley has consistently shown great enthusiasm and provided valuable input during our meetings, particularly in coordinating our upcoming and highly anticipated Awards. We eagerly anticipate Kingsley’s continued wisdom as we engage in focused future planning.

We are also thrilled to welcome Michelle Thompson from Batterbee Thompson, who has expressed a keen interest in joining CESW’s initiatives. Michelle’s financial expertise will contribute to the financial stability of the Governance Board in her role as treasurer.

After dedicating several years to CESW, Andrew Goodenough, AJ Eaton, and Lisa Broom have found their day jobs increasingly demanding. In light of this, they believe it is appropriate to step back from the board to make room for individuals with fresh ideas who can commit to supporting the courageous initiatives we have chosen to pursue. Each of them has made significant contributions during their tenure, and we extend our heartfelt gratitude to Andrew, AJ, and Lisa on behalf of everyone involved. We wish them the best in their future endeavours.

As our Theme Groups progress and aim to deliver valuable outcomes, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Imogen Snell from Buro Happold, who will be stepping down due to maternity leave of which we wish her all the very best for a safe and healthy delivery. Imogen is handing over the reins to Natalia Sokolov of Thrings, who is more than capable and enthusiastic about taking on the role. We look forward to the handover meeting and the continued great work within the group under Natalia’s leadership.

After a fruitful duration within the industry, we bid farewell to Mary Bennell, our Smart Construction Chair, as she embarks on a well-deserved retirement to focus on her personal barn conversion project. We wish Mary all the best, and she knows where to find support should she need it. The industry is grateful for Mary’s commitment, and we thank her for her invaluable contributions. Mary is passing the baton to Neil Hall of LiveWest, an experienced individual in both Retrofit/Decarbonisation and New Build development. Neil’s dynamic approach and expertise in MMC will undoubtedly enhance the work of this group.

CESW relies on the generosity of time given by these individuals to provide valuable information on best practices to our industry. We wholeheartedly thank both past and present contributors for their commitment to our cause.

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