On 14th June 2016, Andy Smith (pictured), Finance & HR Director and Janice Tyler, Environment & Supply Chain Manager, attended the 4th year anniversary day of the Supply Chain Sustainability School in Birmingham.

The day centred around four key sustainability challenges:

  • Local Supply and Employment
  • Skills/Apprentices
  • Waste/Resource Efficiency
  • Carbon

As is usual with the School events, there was a combination of presentations and interactive group work.

The presentations were diverse, including what was learnt from London 2012, the changing industry priorities for contractors, what the industry will look like in 2025 and addressing the skills gap in construction.

The group work in the morning involved each table of eight discussing one of the challenges listed above. As HR Director, Andy took the lead in the table discussion on skills and apprentices and then presented our views to the room.

The afternoon was an innovation bootcamp and Janice brought the principles of that back to BriggsAmasco and adapted it into a short workshop for our annual forum in July.