Firstly may I say thank you so much for the overwhelming response we have had regarding our conference, which has had to have a last minute venue change due to the demand! We have almost 100 delegates and counting already signed up and travelling from all over the UK.
Secondly, let me draw your attention to the fact that David Cameron has written to the NSCC and stated that he is…
“…very aware of the pressures faced by subcontractors in the construction sector’ and that ‘the construction supply chain should not have to wait for lengthy periods to be paid for work they have already completed’.
He went on to say that ‘this is something the Government takes extremely seriously’ and that ‘payment will be included within the Industrial Strategy for Construction’.
There is an overall feeling of a lack of security and safe footing within the construction industry, and we hope the huge amount of support for our conference will help us to call on Mr Cameron to get to grips with the real problems and adopt their Fair Treatment Charter across all public procurement and make it law as soon as possible.
It’s all very well Mr Cameron saying that payment “is something the Government takes extremely seriously” and that “payment will be included within the Industrial Strategy for Construction”, but do they understand what is really going on?
If they do, then they need to address the real problems of late payment, reduced payment, lack of proper valuation and unfounded set offs, all driven by grossly unfair contractual arrangements. The list goes on and on!
We as an industry have to find an answer, and if the government cares about the industry and the 200,000 jobs already lost they need to action this now, before it’s too late! Clearly there is no shortage of thoughts, ideas and inspiration, but what the industry desperately needs is action!
The Prompt Payment Code and Government’s Mystery Shopper service DO NOT WORK, and on the face of it an effective solution that could be introduced both quickly and economically, is the StreetwiseSubbie.com’s ‘Fair Treatment Charter’. If you would like a copy please email us at info@StreetwiseSubbie.com.
The Fair Treatment Charter will be launched in earnest at the ‘Specialist Contracting in the UK is Broken! – What Can We Do To Fix It?’ conference at the Nottingham Belfry on 7th June 2013.
Because we have over 100 delegates have moved to the Nottingham Belfry, which is a much larger venue!
The Nottingham Belfry Hotel Mellors Way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham, NG8 6PY. Please Allow 10 Minutes From M1 J26
Here is the link to the new venue; Nottingham Belfry Hotel
We still have a few spaces available. Simple email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the programme;
8:30 Registration and tea and coffee
9:00 Start prompt
Barry J Ashmore – The Launch of StreetwiseSubbie Fair Treatment Charter
Steve Sutherland – The Specialist Contractor Who Was Prepared to Stand Up and Be Counted!
Richard Brackenbury – Recent Legal Developments That Affect You!
Diane Dean – The Pitfalls of Not Checking Credit References!
10:20 Coffee Break
Natalie Wilson – Social Media’s Not Just For Kids!
Justin Perry – How to Get Rid of Retention!
Kevin Sharkey – Cash is King – Managing Working Capital & Access to Finance’
Bernard Coleman – The Upside of Specialist Contracting!
Steve Pilling – Contractors Dirty Tricks and How to Beat Them!
12:15 – 1:00 Buffet Lunch and informal networking
1:00 – 2:00 Flexible Q&A session “All Your Questions Answered!”
Please let us have your questions and whether you would prefer to remain anonymous or raise your question personally from the floor.
2:00 Onwards Take advantage of a Free 15 minute consultation with one of our experts!
I look forward to seeing you all there, and once again I thank each and every one of you for the overwhelming support we have received.
Please share, Tweet, and help us to spread the word with the hashtag #buildfair4all