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The UK’s largest built environment event makes welcome return with record visitors

UK Construction Week (UKCW) Birmingham, returned to the NEC this year, with visitor numbers reportedly up 19% from last year.

The show drew over 23,900 visitors from as far afield as Turkey, Brazil, Australia and Canada, and welcomed high-profile visitors including West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, Channel 4 presenter George Clarke, and BBC journalist and presenter Simon Jack.

The event celebrated culture change in construction with three days of debate and discussion from speakers across seven stages, with issues covered including net zero, sustainability, offsite manufacturing, mental health, and improving diversity and inclusion.

Street was a keynote speaker on the Main Stage, facing questions from an audience of industry professionals.

Andy Howe, founder and managing director of CareersForce, was named UKCW Role Model 2022; for the organisation’s work helping UK key workers such as those from the armed forces, police and NHS to forge careers in a range of sectors including construction.

Nathan Garnett, UKCW event director, said: “There is so much happening in the construction industry right now that has put UK Construction Week into a unique position, whereby it can inform and educate the sector as it moves forward. There is a real sense of momentum now as we plan the next one, especially on meeting our next zero targets and creating long lasting culture change. A record number of companies have signed up for 2023 so we look forward to really growing the UKs largest trade show for construction”

Dates for next year’s two shows have already been announced: UKCW London will take place from 2-4 May 2023 at ExCeL; UKCW Birmingham will run from 3-5 October 2023 at the NEC.
www.ukconstructionweek.com

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