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Sat here Thursday evening, with my new favourite drink of G&T and cucumber wondering where to start – what a month! June has been an incredible month for us all at BCUK. Since our end of year presentation and awards I blogged about last month, our team has been exceptionally motivated to ensure their spot on our next yearly incentive to the French Riviera in 2017. Cannes here we come! One month in and already personal bests and office records are being broken, and I’m excited to see what next month brings. Three of our consultants have broken their personal bests – massive congrats to Elle Mackie, Sarah Kennedy and Emma Hughes! Watch this space for more successes!

The majority of this month has been focused around CIH 2016, which took place 27th- 30th June at Manchester Central. This is the 2nd time BCUK have exhibited here and this year outshone the previous. We really gave it 100% and we’re already looking forward to next year! The turnout was great and we really enjoyed catching up with clients and candidates from around the country. Social Housing Director Debbie King and I spent the full three days there- waking up on Friday morning with blisters on our feet and no voice certainly made us realise the three days networking were well spent!It was a privilege to spend three days meeting the best in the business in such an exciting industry, and we’re looking forward to building on the relationships we started at CIH.

One issue BCUK is focusing on for 2016-17 is promoting the construction industry as a challenging and exciting career. In June not only did we attend the CIH, but we also exhibited at Manchester Graduate Career Fair and Employability 2016 in Liverpool.With the construction industry booming and new sites popping up every day, it’s becoming more and more important to see great new talent coming into the industry. Our Resourcing Manager David Tattum is meeting training and apprenticeship providers across the North West and we’re looking forward to working in partnership to provide work for newly qualified trades and professionals. The future of our industry depends on innovative ideas and great partnerships, and Building Careers are going to be leading the way, supporting local companies and local communities. What an exciting time to be part of this industry!

Look out for my next blog in 4 weeks’ time to find out what’s been happening in the world of BCUK…

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