Launched in July 2009, Company Registration was conceived to make it easier for smaller projects and specialist subcontractors to enjoy the benefits of Scheme participation, even if their individual projects were of short duration. By joining the initiative and closely adhering to Scheme standards, such companies now benefit from recognition by key specifiers throughout the UK. This includes main contractors who are reassured of a potential subcontractor’s considerate practice standards. In addition to a competitive edge, companies also receive advice and feedback from the Scheme’s monitors.
Hosted by Scheme Chairman Robert Biggs at the Building Centre in Store Street, guests enjoyed a great atmosphere and excellent address from guest speaker Chris Blythe, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Building. Representatives from a total of eight registered companies attended, each of whom received either a Certificate of Compliance or a Certificate of Performance Beyond Compliance according to points scored on their last site visit, covered under their company registration.
To date this year almost 300 companies have joined the Company Registration initiative, and it continues to generate strong interest throughout the industry.
Scheme Chief Executive Edward Hardy commented: “It was a highly enjoyable evening and the feedback on the initiative has proved extremely positive. The Scheme’s key objective remains as improving the image of construction, and the inclusion of smaller or specialist contractors is a vitally important step in this process”