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Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024 now open for entries

30 November 2023
Step into the spotlight of Excellence – seize your chance to shine!
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SECBE Awards winners sweep three trophies at the National Constructing Excellence Awards 2023

27 November 2023
Congratulations to the National Awards winners!
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Key Dates for the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2024 are announced

24 October 2023
Our awards are unique to the industry – delivered by a non-profit team – with a mission to drive change and share best practice
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CLOCS at UK Construction Week

17 October 2023
CLOCS's Delivery Partner hospitality day at UK Construction Week
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Cohort 4 Completes IFLP, Set to Drive Growth and Innovation

16 October 2023
Thirteen Leaders Join IFLP Network of Innovation Leaders
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Congratulations to our CoTrain Apprentices!

01 October 2023
Six apprentices completed their journey with CoTrain last month
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Our local Constructing Excellence Clubs events announced

15 August 2023
Member or not, there is something special for everyone
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Constructing Excellence SECBE 2023 Awards winners have now been announced

15 August 2023
Read the stories about our outstanding finalists and winners and get inspired!
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People's Choice Award voting now open!

03 May 2023
Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023 open the People's Choice Award voting.
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Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023 finalists have been announced

16 March 2023
Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry to the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards this year!
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OnSite Support provides PPE kits for CoTrain apprentices

08 February 2023
The leading national provider of safety, welfare and site equipment company OnSite Support supports CoTrain with PPE kits
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CoTrain supports National Apprenticeship Week 2023

06 February 2023
SECBE's CoTrain joins the annual week-long celebration to shine a light on the amazing work being done by apprentices, employers, and their training providers across the country.
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IFLP kicked off the Series 4 cohort with a record-breaking number of participants

12 January 2023
IFLP kicked off the Series 4 cohort with a record-breaking number of participants
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Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023 now open for entries

23 November 2022
We are thrilled to announce the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2023 are now open for entries!
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The IFLP wider network has begun!

20 November 2022
SECBEs programme launched in 2020 is now evolving and helping to deliver even more benefits to the industry.
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Join CLOCS for Road Safety Week 14-20 Nov 2022

01 November 2022
Working in Construction Logistics? Join CLOCS for Road Safety Week 14-20 Nov 2022.
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CoTrain and CLOCS provide a world of work experience for teenagers

19 May 2022
SECBE programmes collaborate to provide a world of work experience for teenagers on Mace project The Cube, in Paddington.
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New IFLP series starts in May 2022

21 March 2022
At SECBE, we are absolutely astonished by the feedback we've received from our current IFLP participants.
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March CLOCS bulletin

18 March 2022
March CLOCS Bulletin is out featuring the latest news
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CoTrain recruits first four FJAA (Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency) Apprentices

14 March 2022
The CoTrain team are happy to announce we have recruited our first four FJAA (Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency) Apprentices.
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It's National apprenticeship Week 7-13 February!

07 February 2022
This National Apprenticeship Week 2022 we talk about our apprentices, their experience and their future, and celebrate the many benefits that apprenticeships bring to employers, individuals and the wider economy.
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CoTrain supports National Apprenticeship Week 2022

28 January 2022
SECBE's CoTrain Programme is proud to support #NAW2022 - National Apprenticeship Week (7-13 February 2022).
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Does your company have spare funds in their Levy pot?

14 January 2022
Would you be interested in transferring the spare funds in your Levy pot to pay for a college course for apprentices?
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SECBE donates laptops to Basingstoke charity

16 December 2021
SECBE is proud to to support Basingstoke families, children and elderly people
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SECBE is delighted to share CoTrain's fantastic achievements during 2021

16 December 2021
Our CoTrain Shared Apprenticeship Scheme supported many organisations and apprentices
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IFLP FREE taster sessions

06 December 2021
Find out how IFLP can help your company grow and develop mindset and toolkits with IFLP business change programme.
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SECBE launches the Contracting Excellence Awards 2022

01 December 2021
The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2022 celebrate regional excellence and form part of the national Constructing Excellence Awards.
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SECBE signs new contract for CLOCS to continue its vital work in making UK roads safer

23 November 2021
We are delighted to announce that SECBE has signed a new 5-year contract with TfL to continue delivery of the Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) scheme
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Celebrating 25 years of constructing places that care for people

18 June 2021
Guest blog from CRASH
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Online event: Why wouldnt you work collaboratively?

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 11:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: SME - industry disrupter?

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 11:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: Customer satisfaction accident or design?

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 12:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: Innovation is it worth the risk, is it worth investment?

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 12:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: To what extent are you prepared to let your employees fail and why?

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 13:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: Managing conflict to deliver major projects

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 13:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: Conservation & Regeneration in decline?

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 15:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: Net Zero 2050: The final frontier?

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 15:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: Time, cost and quality - Offsite has cracked it!

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 16:00 | 45 mins
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Online event: Learning from the coronavirus pandemic

18 June 2021
Thursday 1 July | 16:00 | 45 mins
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People's Choice Award voting now open!

08 June 2021
Voting for the People's Choice Award is now open! Choose your favourites and help them win. Voting closes at 16:45 on Thurs 1st July.
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Congratulations to all the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021 Finalists!

15 April 2021
We've narrowed down our shortlist of the best projects, collaborations, and initiatives in the construction & built environment sector from across the London & SE region.
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Quality

05 March 2021
FREE Webinar open to all construction clients
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Virtual Summit & Awards Ceremony 2021

24 February 2021
The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021 are hosting a Virtual Summit & Awards Ceremony on 1st July 2021. Become a part of it by entering your best work from 2020! Don't forget entries close on Monday 15 March 2021.
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Constructing Excellence National Awards 2020 Winners!

03 February 2021
On 29th January 2021, Constructing Excellence held the 2020 national awards, bringing together the eight regional winners in fourteen categories, to celebrate the very best of the best. See the Winners now!
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CoTrain Newsletter - Dec 2020

21 December 2020
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the CoTrain team
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Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021 now live!

03 December 2020
The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021 kicked off today. With 14 categories to enter, were excited to be back for out 15th year celebrating the best of the construction & built environment industry from across the London & SE region.
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CoTrain apprenticeship update

03 September 2020
We are looking to place apprentices - can you help?
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CoTrain in Top Gear recruiting

03 September 2020
Contractors and supply chains
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CoTrain sponsor the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2020

03 September 2020
Virtual awards were held on 2 July 2020
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Be inspired by apprenticeships

05 May 2020
Apprenticeship Initiative award finalists 2020
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NAW 2020: Alex Ferguson & Josh Saunders at Kier

05 February 2020
Spotlight on CoTrain Apprentices - life as an apprentice
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NAW 2020: Hannah Fleming at Midas

05 February 2020
Spotlight on CoTrain Apprentices - women in construction
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Are awards worth the effort?

05 February 2020
The Built Environment sector certainly likes winning trophies there are 10s of award schemes to enter. There are even award schemes that celebrate companies that organise awards schemes! So, here's how to decide where to invest your efforts.
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Construction adds value to peoples lives

22 January 2020
We often celebrate great projects, but we dont always recognise the VALUE they add to the quality of life and business.
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RIFT R&D specialise in making innovation pay

21 January 2020
Thats why sponsoring the Innovation award is such a great partnership
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Cheesmur Building Contractors keeps hold of People Development

17 January 2020
The People Development category resonates with Cheesmurs own core values, and their commitment to promoting positive attitudes to a team culture keeps them sponsoring year after year.
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The Twelve Apprentices of Christmas

20 December 2019
On the first day of Christmas the foreman said to me First thing lads make the tea! ...
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CoTrain Apprentice Training & Development Day - 30 Oct 2019

20 December 2019
As part of CoTrain's commitment to developing our apprentices, we host Training & Development (T&D) days that provide an opportunity for our apprentices to meet one another while encouraging them to develop their skillset and leadership potential.
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CIOB continues to sponsor SME of the Year

27 November 2019
SMEs are the backbone of the industry and are recognised by Constructing Excellence and the CIOB for their dominance of and contribution to the supply chain.
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Dandara and CoTrain - a shared apprenticeship in action

10 September 2019
Case study with Dandara
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Employee Assistance Programme launch

10 September 2019
The health & wellbeing of all our employees is at the core of SECBE's CoTrain programme and embedded in its culture.
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CoTrain now offers apprenticeships in Interior Systems

10 September 2019
We are pleased to announce the availability of apprenticeships in Interior Systems through our training Partner in West London.
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The CoTrain team is growing

06 June 2019
CoTrains welcomes Mark Pope, Apprenticeship Manager
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McLaughlin & Harvey and CoTrain rescue apprentice

06 June 2019
Find out how and why McLaughlin & Harvey worked with CoTrain to take on a displaced former Dawnus apprentice
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95 percent of CoTrain's qualified apprentices are in full-time roles

06 June 2019
Find out how CoTrain helps apprentices take their 'next steps'
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From Apprentice to Director: CoTrain interviews Russell Miller, Willmott Dixon

08 May 2019
CoTrain talks to Russell Miller, Director of Operations at Willmott Dixon about his career journey from apprentice to Director
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The importance of Quality Assurance Apprentices - Southern Industrial Roofing

08 May 2019
Southern Industrial Roofing, based in Portsmouth, recently talked to CoTrain about why they invested in Quality Assurance (QA) apprentices.
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Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2019 - Apprenticeship Initiative finalists

08 May 2019
sponsored by CoTrain
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From Apprentice to Director: CoTrain talks to Ian Edwards, Willmott Dixon

01 April 2019
CoTrain interviews Ian Edwards, Director of Operations at Willmott Dixon, about his career journey so far from apprentice to Director of Operations
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Apprentices of the Month - February 2019

01 April 2019
Thank you and congratulations to our hardworking apprentices this month
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Recruiting and employing trainees with W Stirland

01 April 2019
We talked to Kempton Cannon, Construction Director at W Stirland, about how CoTrain has helped his business take a new approach to recruiting and employing trainees.
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Paid-work-trials - Interview with Chris Anderson, Francis Construction

06 March 2019
Francis Construction uses ‘paid-work-trials’. We talked to Chris about how using paid-work-trials has helped his business.
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CoTrain launches the Community Giving Award

05 March 2019
CoTrain recognises and rewards outstanding performance with our Apprentice of the Month and new Community Giving Award
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CoTrain Apprentices Awarded for outstanding effort

29 January 2019
Apprentice of the Month & Highly Commended Awards
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Double awards for CoTrain apprentices

10 January 2019
Apprentice of the month and highly commended awards for November
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Apprentice helps Wates site work towards CLOCS National Standard

10 January 2019
Wates achieve high score in their first CLOCS site audit
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Happy New Year from SECBE

03 January 2019
What have we got in store for 2019?
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CoTrain Development Days 2018

30 November 2018
45 Apprentices attend our two day event
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CoTrain Apprentice of the Month

29 November 2018
Anthony is our September winner!
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Where are they now?

29 November 2018
We catch up with former CoTrain Apprentice Amy Baber
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CoTrain apprentice reaches finals in Adult Apprentice category

29 November 2018
Proud finalist at the Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018
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Morgan Sindall winners at the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2018

19 November 2018
Winners of the Preservation & Rejuvenation Award for Lambeth Town Hall
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CoTrain apprentice is a finalist at Berkshire Awards

14 November 2018
Shortlisted in the Berkshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018
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Apprentice of the Month September

24 October 2018
Trainee site manager George wins well deserved award!
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Apprentice Twitter Takeover CoTrain apprentice

24 October 2018
Sam takes over the reigns on @JoinCoTrain for the day!
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CoTrain attend prestigious graduation ceremony

18 October 2018
Willmott Dixon host ceremony for apprentices and management trainees
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Introducing our new board members

04 October 2018
Welcome to our new members of the SECBE management board
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SECBE Board Member Jacqueline O'Donovan speaks at major international event

13 September 2018
The Women’s Leadership Symposium at World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin.
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CoTrain Apprentice works toward Degree Apprenticeship

10 September 2018
Rafik explains how completing a CoTrain Apprenticeship has helped him towards his goal of being a Quantity Surveyor.
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Apprentice of the Month

10 September 2018
QS apprentice Sam wins CoTrain award
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Galliford Try continue to support CoTrain Apprentices

10 September 2018
Long time supporters provide our apprentices with starter tool kits
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CoTrain Apprentice looks at ways that CLOCS can be used on Wates site

15 August 2018
Apprentice gains skills while researching CLOCS
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SECBE Award winners to compete in the National Awards

02 August 2018
Regional winners off to the Constructing Excellence National Awards 2018
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CLOCS Bulletin August 2018

01 August 2018
News and updates from the CLOCS team
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May's CoTrain Apprentice Awards

06 July 2018
Apprentice of the month & highly commended
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Guests help CRASH to raise thousands at 2018 awards

03 July 2018
CRASH Charity raises over £4k at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards!
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Constructing Excellence SECBE awards photo album

03 July 2018
Have you made it into our online gallery?
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2018 Winners announced

29 June 2018
Winners celebrate at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018!
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SECBE is a CRASH Fundraising Champion

21 June 2018
SECBE named fundraising champion by the construction industry's charity!
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CoTrain Apprentice presents Apprenticeship Initiative Award

05 June 2018
Alex Fowler and June Wilkinson of BAM Construct UK present CETC with prestigious award
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