Sussex Building Control helping to bring construction businesses to the areas

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Sussex Building Control, the local authority building control service for Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council, is helping Kier Construction recruit local construction companies to build new homes in Sussex.

Sussex Building Control, in partnership with the FLASH+ project, is offering local small to medium sized construction companies the opportunity to attend a free two day workshop to find out how to become a supply chain member for Kier Construction to help it deliver exciting new homes across Sussex.

Kier is looking for local companies with skills such as groundwork, carpentry, brickwork, decorating, electrical installation, flooring, landscaping, mechanical and electrical, dry-lining, roofing, suspended ceilings, roads/paving, air testing, fencing, door specialists, guttering, mastic joining, plumbing, tiling, that would like to help it deliver a number of housing projects in Sussex.

Sussex Building Control is partnered with Kier to help it deliver safe, comfortable and energy efficient buildings for local residents and businesses.

Ian Howard, Horsham District Council cabinet member for living and working communities, said: “Sussex Building Control is delighted to support Kier Construction in its drive to recruit local companies and bring employment to local people.

“As the local authority building control service, Sussex Building Control adds value to Kier’s forthcoming schemes by consulting at an early stage.

“Partnering is most definitely a winning formula and a strong emphasis of the partnership between Kier and Sussex Building Control is on encouraging local employment opportunities.”

Claire Denman, cabinet member for planning and economic development at Crawley Borough Council, said: “It’s fantastic to see this Sussex Building Control partnering arrangement with Kier, which will help local businesses reap the benefits of construction projects in the area.

“I’d urge any local businesses with the necessary skills to attend the workshop and give themselves the best chance of joining Kier’s supply chain.”

To find out more, please contact Vanessa Good, business development and marketing officer at Horsham District Council, on 01403 215151 or email vanessa.good@horsham.gov.uk

*To attend, applicants must work for a small to medium sized enterprise with less than 250 employees and have a turnover of less than Euro 50 million or a balance sheet less than Euro 43 million. Businesses should be within the Construction/Built Environment sector and be located in Sussex.