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Chair Andrew Goodenough – December Overview

2020, what a weird year! We started the year with a thriving economy, and the only cloud on the horizon was Brexit, those were the days! Since March the only thing on peoples’ minds has been Covid19, together with the impact of the pandemic.

The construction sector has been a shining light and I congratulate everyone for demonstrating our adaptability, safety culture and determination to get the job done!

We in CE have made great strides in 2020 and have embraced the Covid challenge by transforming our organisation into a digital entity, including our long awaited, Covid delayed awards! On Friday 4th December@ 1600 we are holding our 2020 awards on line, please register and join us for what will be a great event that will showcase Construction in the Southwest. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and entrants for their support, hard work and patience!

Looking forward to 2021, thankfully there is optimism around a vaccine to counteract the pandemic and a return to normality. At this time Brexit is still a mystery to us all, some things never change! I sincerely hope that 2021 will be kind to us all in construction and the economic downturn experienced in 2020 is a blip that won’t materially impact our order books in the longer term.

May I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support and hard work in 2020, and wish you and your families a very happy and safe Christmas, and a prosperous and covid eliminating new year!

Andrew Goodenough
Chair CESW

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