Builders meet over breakfast

Pictured at the Builders' Breakfast in Sheffield Town Hall are (l-r) Andy Sawford, Chief Exec of the Local Government Intelligence Unit, Sarah Fenton, from ConstructionSkills, Sheffield South East Labour MP Clive Betts MP and Sheffield City Council chief executive John Morthersole
Pictured at the Builders' Breakfast in Sheffield Town Hall are (l-r) Andy Sawford, Chief Exec of the Local Government Intelligence Unit, Sarah Fenton, from ConstructionSkills, Sheffield South East Labour MP Clive Betts MP and Sheffield City Council chief executive John Morthersole
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Local construction businesses have met with industry leaders and local authority representatives in Sheffield to look for ways of encouraging economic growth and creating sustainable jobs in the industry across Yorkshire.

The ‘Builders’ Breakfast’ event was hosted by industry training board CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Local Government Information Unit and Sheffield City Council.

According to CITB-ConstructionSkills, Yorkshire and Humber needs more than 2,500 newly qualified construction workers each year from now until 2015 to keep abreast of demand.

“There needs to be a joint effort on all fronts, particularly when it comes to addressing skills shortages in our sector by ensuring the industry can deliver sustainable local jobs by providing the right skills in the right place at the right time to meet the industry’s needs,” said CITB-Construction Skills’ Sarah Fenton.