First Master Builder Appointed to Construction Council

A MASTER Builder has been appointed to the Construction Leadership Council, in the hope that it will ensure the council’s representation of SME firms in the construction sector.

Chris Carr, Joint Managing Director of SME house building firm, Carr & Carr (Builders), and Board member of the FMB, has been selected to join other industry leaders on the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), the first such appointment of a Master Builder.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

Commenting on the appointment, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The CLC is tasked with driving industry improvement, but it can only do this if it reflects the actual make-up of the construction sector. For too long the CLC has been dominated by major contractors, so today’s announcement is a big step in the right direction.

“SMEs make up 99 per cent of the construction industry, train two thirds of all construction apprentices, and will be instrumental in achieving the CLC’s ambitions around skills, productivity, and quality. We hope more SME appointments will follow.”

Chris Carr, Joint Managing Director of SME house building firm Carr & Carr (Builders)

Chris Carr said, “I am passionate about the construction industry and I want to help ensure it is able to embrace the challenges that lie ahead. It is therefore a privilege to be asked to sit on the CLC.

“SMEs are the backbone of the construction industry, and I’m therefore pleased that the CLC has taken the decision to broaden its membership by asking me to join.”

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