SECBE Leaders In Construction have the knowledge and insights to help you and your organisation quickly and effectively improve leadership to achieve outstanding results.

We all know great leadership is critical to every organisation and project, but what enables and what undermines effective leadership in construction? What separates managers from leaders? How do great leaders consistently create great environments where their team understand and commit to the leader’s goal to mutual benefit? 

Effective leadership requires the constant development of individuals if they are to perform to their highest ability. SECBE Leaders in Construction have a strong track record in leadership and people development, including its collaborative creation and delivery of CoTrain, a shared apprenticeship scheme that takes an innovative approach to the early advancement of trade and technical staff.

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The following section gives insights on Client Leadership and Leadership & People Development from the Constructing Excellence awards that SECBE has grown 20% year-on-year…

Client of the Year 2015
Heathrow Airports Limited
Heathrow has played a leading role in the progressive development of the UK Construction industry and the way it does business. Born from decades of working in a highly competitive global industry, Heathrow has to meet challenging value improvement and efficient targets. Really driving process improvements and working closely with their supply chain they are achieving world class outcomes and best value in all areas, to the mutual benefit of all partners. Read more

Client of the Year 2014
Ministry of Justice
The Ministry of Justice Estate Directorate leads the way across the public sector as an intelligent client. Active involvement and the use of a ‘continuous improvement value model’ enables its partners and supply chain to improve and develop, and to be rewarded for excellence. This fosters a culture of high performance, delivering projects on time and to high standards, and importantly helps to drive down costs to meet and exceed government reduction targets. Read more

Client of the Year 2013
The University of Reading
The University of Reading Projects Team drives and nurtures best practice throughout their supply chain because they understand how important enlightened client leadership contributes to the success of challenging build programmes. They have a very structured way of working that enabled them to deliver over £300M of capital projects across their Whiteknights and London Road campuses with no impact upon the day-to-day operations of a busy University. Read more

 Client of the year – Winner 2012
 London and Quadrant Housing Trust

A clear and structured plan, together with a confident approach won a significant amount of work for L & Q and its supply chain to manager and deliver. The project aimed to deliver Decent Homes works to 2,500 properties and an extensive programme of major repairs and environmental improvements to 3,600 homes. Their commitment to partnering has brought huge benefits through collaborative working and is enabling the team to continue to deliver a £69 million programme to exacting standards.Read more

Leadership & People Development 2015
This is a small company with a serious commitment to developing their staff and reinvesting profits to develop the business. They have a responsive, innovative and flexible approach and commitment to share their knowledge and the lessons they learn. An interesting ‘5 star’ philosophy has provided the foundation of focused leadership resulting in the achievement of impressive goals. Read more

Leadership & People Development 2013 & 2014
O’Donovan Waste Disposal 
This family run waste management business is a beacon for leadership in its sector and across London. Sharing learning and best practice across the industry O’Donovan goes above and beyond legal compliance to achieve excellence in its field.
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Leadership & People Development 2012
Balfour Beatty Major Civil Engineering Academy
At the core of Balfour Beatty’s strategy is the desire to develop a diverse team of leaders collaborating with highly skilled teams of managers and staff. Through their Academy they are creating opportunities for personal, professional and technical progression. Their clear objectives have led to measurable long-term improvements in business performance. Read more

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Constructing Excellence Kent Club - Annual Half Day Event
11 July 2018
University of Kent, Canterbury
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CoTrain present at the Southampton Construction Expo
04 July 2018
Apprentice shares his experience of working for CoTrain with industry professionals
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