18 September 2021

Construction businesses urged to attend emergency materials shortages summit

All firms and bodies involved in the construction industry in the North East have been invited to an emergency summit to address the deepening materials shortage crisis. The summit is a cross industry event to raise awareness of this and discuss possible solutions.

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Construction Alliance North East (CAN) is working with other regional bodies to stage the Construction Products & Materials Summit to address the worsening materials shortage crisis.

The summit will be held on 1 October and is a direct result of discussions between CAN, the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) and Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) to discuss price inflation and shortages which continues to stall or ground to a halt the sector’s progress.

Construction Alliance North East chair Ken Parkin said, ‘Businesses across our region have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The closure of sites during the various periods of lockdown, staff issues and now ongoing materials shortages in our industry, means many firms are still battling the financial impact of the pandemic.’

To book your free tickets follow the link to Construction Alliance North East.

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