A construction sector expert is warning that it’s crucial
for small businesses in the industry to plan for the future as much as possible
as the UK heads into uncharted waters following the Brexit referendum result.
Business growth consultant Terry O’Mahony says that the UK’s
EU vote and the resultant political upheaval has created an uncertain future.
“When uncertainty goes up, confidence tends to go down, which
can have a knock-on effect to the amount of work available in the sector or the
level of work is maintained but prices suffer,” said Terry, who runs the East
Midlands-based Construction Leaders Club.
“Companies often look at their cost base and cut their sales
and marketing budgets and their training budget, but that means they may be
less able to win work and have fewer people with the right skill set and
capabilities to adapt to the change and cope with the work.
“We are heading into completely uncharted waters post-Brexit
and it’s now more important than ever that the leaders at the top of companies
have the wherewithal, foresight and vision to steer the management and develop
the strategy necessary to guide their businesses through these uncertain
The Construction
Leaders Club, which was established in Nottingham three years ago by Terry as a
networking and business growth organisation supporting businesses and
individuals related to or associated with the UK construction industry, is
running a Discovery Day which will focus on what it takes to be a leader in
times of uncertainty.
The event, on Wednesday 7th September at Risley
Hall Hotel, near junction 25 of the M1 between Nottingham and Derby, will also
look at strategy and marketing, and will shine a spotlight on the two upcoming programmes
that the CLC is running from October, the CLC Mastermind for business owners
and senior decision makers, and the CLC Rising Stars for high potential
individuals who want to step up to the next level.
As well as running development programmes and workshops, the
CLC also stages monthly networking events.  
CLC and its related business support services is the
only business growth, leadership and management development organisation for
the construction industry to be awarded a Chartered Building
Consultancy status – an accreditation granted as part of the Chartered
Institute of Building’s Chartered Building Consultancy Scheme.  CLC can also award CPD credits for its
networking events, workshops and programmes. 
For more
details or to book on the Discovery Day, visit http://www.constructionleadersclub.com/ 
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