CPA welcomes chief advisor

Published:  01 September, 2009

LONDON: In response to the government's announcement to appoint a chief construction adviser, the Construction Products Association welcomed the news and gave its support to the initiative, which if given the promised authority will have a key role to play in bringing the industry and government closer together. 

Commenting on the announcement, Simon Storer communications and external affairs director at the Construction Products Association said;   "We very much welcome the government's decision to appoint a chief construction adviser. We are particularly encouraged that the role the Adviser will have, covers both public sector procurement of construction projects, as well as the wider links government has with the construction industry in relation to initiatives such as New Industry New Jobs and the wider sustainability agenda.

"We also welcome the government's ambition to have a suitable individual in place by November. In this way the chief construction adviser should be in a strong position to influence the thinking of the next government, whichever party is elected in next year's General Election.

"Furthermore we should not be frightened if the appointment comes from outside the industry, as in many ways this could help bring some wider experience to the relationship our industry has with government."

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