With the news that Lord Henley has been made the new Construction Minister, the Federation of Master Builders chief executive Brian Berry has welcomed the announcement.
Brian said: “We welcome Lord Henley to the position of Construction Minister. Lord Henley is clearly an experienced Minister who will be able to bring to bear knowledge and understanding gained in a number of other Government departments. Construction is a key strategic industry, with particular needs, and it is important that the Minister assigned to the industry recognises this. His work with the Construction Leadership Council will be important, but we will also expect him to remain aware that the vast majority of the industry’s employment and activity is undertaken by small and micro companies. A comprehensive strategy for the future of the industry needs to include these firms and provide a roadmap for the ongoing professionalisation of the wider industry.”