Thursday 25th February 2016 Newsletter 
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CENE Awards Submission Day is only 4 days away!

This week we have been busy finalising the judging of the G4C North East 2016 Awards ready for the ceremony on April 1st. I have to say a huge thank you to all the judges as I know from reading all the submissions what an extremely hard decision many of you have had to make as all those shortlisted are truly exceptional in their own right. We are now looking forward to the announcements being made in 5 weeks time at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead at what should be a wonderful night for all attending and not just our well-deserved winners. If you have not already booked your place for the awards dinner then please contact Leanne.

Yesterday we held the ‘Payment terms, purpose and effect of certificates and notices’ briefing with Roddy Gordon, Partner in Construction and Engineering at DAC Beachcroft. We would like to thank Roddy and his team for an excellent presentation and their hospitality. The next seminar with DAC Beachcroft is next Thursday morning and is being held at Wynyard, details of this are below.

Yesterday afternoon Leanne and I were at the Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park hotel taste testing our menu for the CENE Awards dinner in June and I have to say it is absolutely amazing!

Next week is very busy for both of us, on Monday evening we are supporting the National Association of Women in Construction North East’s 4th Anniversary event. If you are free it would be great for you to come along to this and hear about what they have coming up and of course this and their other events are not just open for women.

On Wednesday we are exhibiting at County Durham and Darlington Fire & Rescue services Open Day at their new training facility in Bowburn, details of this event are below and we would love to see you there. As previously mentioned, on Thursday we are at Wynyard for the DAC Beachcroft ‘Construction Legal update’. And to complete our busy week on Friday it is First Friday Club in association with Watson Burton, then Leanne and I are off to Leeds to attend the G4C Yorkshire & Humber Awards.
We currently have vacancies for CENE Board Member and Club Committee Members, if you are interested in either of these positions please contact me for an application form. We are also looking to recruit an apprentice in business administration / events management and if you know anyone who would be interested please let us know.

Please remember our deadline for applications for the CENE 2016 Awards is on Monday at 5.00pm so please send your entries either by recorded delivery or hand delivered to Leanne at our office at Rainton Bridge. I have to say after all the conversations we have had and the brilliant nominations we received for the G4C Awards we are getting very excited to receiving all your submissions!

Best wishes


Construction Legal Update Seminar
Date: Thursday 3rd March 2016
Timings: 8.30am – 10.00am      
Venue: Claxton Suite, Wynyard Rooms, Wynyard Park
Cost: £20+VAT CENE Members / £40+VAT Non Members (Cancellation policy is within 48 hours notice)

This seminar is principally for contractors, subcontractors and consultants on three topics central to the outcome of projects in the construction industry– payment, extensions of time and claims. If nothing else, a useful refresher. The seminar will cover three key topics within the industry at present.
Payment – Vikki Pounder, Associate, DAC Beachcroft - Notices - how to get paid and avoid bogus claims for payment. – Matthew Harding t/a M J Harding Contractors –v- Gary Paice and Ms Kim Springall
Time – Roddy Gordon, Partner, DAC Beachcroft - Conditions Precedent, global claims, dominant cause and concurrency
Loss and expense - Warren Kemp, Partner, DAC Beachcroft - What is a global claim and what does the law currently say about the records necessary for prolongation claims.

Further information about what the topics will look at is available on our website or to book a place for this event please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or

First Friday Club

Date: Friday 4th March 2016
Time: 12.30 – 2.00pm
Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne

Watson Burton and Constructing Excellence in the North East would like to invite you First Friday Club on Friday 4th March. The leading networking event for construction, architectural and built environment professionals in the North East, First Friday Club gives you the opportunity to catch up in an informal environment with others in the industry.

The event will be held at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3SA.The event will take place in the restaurant area and light refreshments will be provided.
Watson Burton is sponsoring this First Friday Club. Partner David Spires will be welcoming you to the event and saying a few words on behalf of Watson Burton and the Construction team.

To register please go to
“I’ll See You In Court” – Understanding the Litigation Process
Date: Tuesday, 15th March 2016
Time: 8.00am – 9.45am  
Venue: Offices of Sintons Law, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 4DB
Cost: £20+VAT CENE Members / £40+VAT Non Members (Cancellation policy is within 48 hours’ notice)

Constructing Excellence in the North East in association with Sintons Law’s Kevin Anderson (Construction & Engineering Team) will discuss what happens during a construction court case (known as litigation). The discussion will provide an understanding of the entire litigation process. 
With this introductory guide to the litigation process, you will at least be armed to understand what the process shall entail should you ever find yourself involved in a court case, be that as Claimant, Defendant or any other interested party. Kevin will also outline his experiences of situations that have tested the boundaries of normal court procedures.

To register for this event please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 500 7880 or
Construction Industry Networking in the Tees Valley  

Date: Thursday 17th March 2016
Time: 12.30pm – 2.00pm   
Venue: The Brasserie, Hudson Quay, Middlesbrough

Constructing Excellence in the North East is delighted to bring you the Tees Valley Network. We are extremely pleased to announce March’s sponsor is Muckle LLP. This relaxed and informal networking event will provide an opportunity for you to meet and catch up with built environment professionals from the Tees Valley area. 

About our sponsor:
Muckle LLP is now the biggest commercial law firm that is based solely in, and intently focused on, the North East. Our stated aim is to be the number one law firm in the North East for business.
Legal 500 states that we have ‘few peers in the region' and clients are able to ‘rely upon its advice without question.' Muckle Construction continues to go from strength to strength by looking after clients and delivering in ways that suits them. Everything we do is geared towards ensuring that our clients genuinely enjoy working with us.

If you would like to register please contact Leanne McAngus on 0191 5007880 or
Current Demands of the Industry

Date: 22nd March 2016
Time: 8.30am – 12.00noon
Venue: Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £10+VAT G4C Members, £20+VAT CENE Members, £40+VAT Non Members (Cancellation policy is within 48 hours notice)

Generation4Change North East are delighted to invite you along to their next CPD event which will discuss the current demands of the industry such as BIM within your business, Your role in relation to BIM, Case study examples of BIM in housing and more, advantages and disadvantages as well as advice on supporting other organisations.

We so far have the following organisations presenting:
- Nick Craggs, Space Group will share his experiences regarding Space's journey towards Level 2 BIM compotency
-Michael Pittuck, Esh Group will share with us ‘Where we are with BIM – from an Esh perspective’
- Peter Watson, Atlas Cloud will look at BIM in the cloud, System integration, Supplychain and the future and Federated BIM
- Laura Brown, Bowmer & Kirkland will discuss BIM in Practice and the reality of delivery
- Natacha Redon, Identity Consult presents on the whole facilities management side of things and its limitations which will include the client
- Dave Monswhite, Turner & Townsend 

If you would like to register please contact Leanne on 0191 5007880 or 
G4C North East 2016 Awards

Date: Friday 1st April 2016
Time: 7.00pm – 12.30am
Venue: Hilton NewcastleGateshead, Bottle Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne
Cost: £45+VAT

** Already sold over 240 tickets** 

For the first time in the region Generation for Change North East will be holding an Awards to celebrate the outstanding examples of excellence and best practice within our sector and the region. The Awards evening will look to award individuals/organisations from six categories which and this will take place at the Hilton NewcastleGateshead on Friday 1st April 2016.

G4C is passionate about focusing on young people and showcasing the young talent in the industry. We are looking to celebrate achievements of this young talent and the organisations supporting and shaping the future leaders of our industry. We know that the construction industry in this area is of a high standard so let’s prove it!

To book your tickets please contact Leanne on 0191 5007880 or
Construction Clients Group 

Date: Wednesday 6th April 2016 
Time: 8.30am registration - 11.00am 
Venue: E-Volve Business Centre, Cygnet Way, Rainton Bridge South Business Park, DH4 5QY 

Further information will be available soon. We have Clive Johnson, Group Head of Health & Safety attending as well as our Chair John McGovern of Northumbrian Water Group. 

If you would like further information, please contact Catriona Lingwood on 0191 5007880 or 
CENE Conference 

Date: 10th May 2016 
Time: 8.30am - 12.30pm 
Venue: Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park Hotel 

Further details about this half day conference will be available shortly! 
CENE Twenty Sixteen Awards  
Date: Friday 10th June 2016  
Time: 6.45pm – 1.00am
Venue: Newcastle Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel  
Cost: £100+VAT CENE Members / £120+VAT Non Members, tables of 10/12 are available upon request.

** Please reserve or book your table now to avoid disappointment as we have already sold over 350 tickets**

The Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards is a celebration of everything the North East Built Environment has to be proud of and we are delighted to be celebrating our twelfth annual ceremony.  
Winners are selected across various categories including Innovation, Integration & Collaborative Working, Value and Sustainability and BIM Project of the Year. We anticipate that the awards will be the biggest and most exciting yet!

For a fifth consecutive year we are delighted to announce Corepeople Recruitment are headline sponsor. Ian Storer, Director Corepeople Recruitment said:
“The Constructing Excellence Awards have built a reputation as one of the must-attend events in the North East construction sector. It is a fantastic event for celebrating what is good about our industry, and we are delighted to be associated with this prestigious event.”
To avoid disappointment please contact Leanne on 0191 5007880 or to book your tickets now!
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