Organiser: Place North West & Cowgill Holloway
You can now order your copy of the first Place North West Construction Leaders’ Survey Report in association with Cowgill Holloway.
Stuart Stead, partner and head of property and construction at Cowgill Holloway, said: “With this survey we wanted to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the construction industry in 2015 and on the whole the feedback has been extremely positive. Of course, there are still a number of concerns, but the worries from the recession seem to be receding with the outlook turning to one of optimism and confidence.”The survey was carried out during May 2015 by Place North West and was completed by 137 senior executives. The online questionnaire was designed to evaluate the market, uncover priorities and identify areas of concern within the industry. Participants provided feedback in relation to financing, property sectors, geographical coverage. There was extensive feedback about the issues relating to staffing and the knock-on impact on management and systems.
The findings demonstrated a turn-around in the growth of the private sector, now providing a growing percentage of work for the industry; an area which will be closely monitored over the next 12 months – the survey will be repeated in 2016 – to identify whether the reliance on public sector work continues to abate as the private market gathers momentum.
Stead concluded: “The survey has been extremely interesting, demonstrating a recovering marketplace with a lot of optimism out there for the future. There is still a strong underlying message of a frustrating labour market and a competitive landscape but on the whole the future is looking good. The industry is still obviously feeling the effects of the recession so it will be interesting to see how the feedback will change in 12 months’ time as the positive momentum continues.”
The full results of the survey are available to pre-order from Eventbrite for £49+VAT; the 30-page spiral-bound report will be published and distributed in hard copy in mid-August. Click here to order your copy now!