Wednesday 27 January


5pm to 6pm


virtual via Zoom


£0.00 for non-members

Come along and hear what Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of CE Midlands, has to say on what a post COVID-19 construction & property sector might look like. In association with Glenigan he was recently asked to address the Worcestershire LEP on the subject and this has resulted in other LEPs and Councils taking an interest in his findings, most notably Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Dorset and Birmingham. Andrew has been working with CESW member company, Dowlas, to investigate the affect the coronavirus will have on future office space, residential and other accommodation requirements which should lead to an interesting discussion and debate.

In addition, during lockdown CE Midlands has been working hard in creating ‘deliverables’ to improve the performance of the Midlands construction sector with others in the pipeline. Andrew will update us on the following:

  • How-to Guide to Best Practice procurement
  • Mental Health in the Construction Industry – a How-to Guide
  • Diploma in Smart Collaboration (working title)
  • Clients Commitments Best Practice Guide
  • The Grid (Innovation & Sustainability portal).


Andrew Carpenter joined the UK construction industry in 1977 and held a series of sales and business development roles before becoming involved in change management and best practice, first within CRH and then later as a Board Member and Director of Constructing Excellence.

From 2008 – 2010 he worked as a consultant in ‘lean’ measures, and from 2011 has been helping to spearhead the Net Zero agenda by using more structural timber in building with a ‘Fabric First’ approach. Andrew was appointed Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence South West in September 2013 and Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence Midlands in May 2018.