Developer and house-builder Berkeley Group has joined Build UK’s clients group; Carey Group becomes the 28th contractor member.
Build UK was formed in 2015 by a merger of the UK Contractors Group, representing most of the UK’s biggest contractors, and the National Specialist Contractors Council, a federation of trade associations representing various industry specialist trades.
Since its formation, Build UK has sought to widen its representation of the industry bringing on board clients and, most recently, the Chartered Institute of Building, the first professional body to join.
Build UK chief executive Suzannah Nichol said: “We’re delighted to welcome The Carey Group and Berkeley Group to the Build UK family. With a growing number of clients, contractors and specialist contractors joining Build UK, we can up the pace of change in the industry.”
Berkeley Group divisional managing director Karl Whiteman said: “Berkeley Group is delighted to join Build UK to sit at the same table as a growing number of forward thinking businesses. We are ready to roll up our sleeves to tackle the industry’s challenges together, ensuring we have the skills to deliver the UK’s housing infrastructure.”
Carey Group director Paul Johnson said: “Careys is at the forefront of specialist contracting and we believe that driving collaboration through the supply chain is critical to the industry’s future success. Build UK is the organisation to facilitate positive change across the industry for the benefit of all.”