Vox pop, a regular feature in the construction magazine, asks industry experts a single question and records their spontaneous answers.
The question for the 11 June 2015 issue was: “How can UK contractors take advantage of opportunities presented by global projects?” Alan replied, “While British construction firms are held in high regard around the world, we must not be complacent and expect a Union Jack flag alone to be a guarantee of quality. We have to prove our credentials and be competitive, as high standards of work are not just the provenance of a British workforce and competition is always getting tougher.
“The recession was a painful reminder that we live on an island, with a relatively small economy and limited market. The biggest constraint to growth has been the availability of capital and bank support. You can be as bullish as you like, but what companies need is access to capital.”
You can read the full article on the Construction Manager website.
Construction Manager is distributed to all UK Chartered Institute of Building members and provides a picture of what the domestic industry is doing at home and abroad, and a full roundup of industry news. It covers the latest developments in everything from politics and management to financial and structural engineering.