UK Chiefs Beg for Industry
Chief executives of no fewer than 24 construction-related associations and companies in the United Kingdom have banded together in an effort to highlight the importance of the construction industry and plead with the government to use the industry to stimulate growth in Britain’s economy.
The 24 executives, a group including Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK chief executive Mike Peasland, Costain Group chief executive Andrew Wylie and chief executive of the Electrical Contractors Association Steve Bratt, have published an open letter to the government in the nation’s Daily Telegraph.
The letter points out that industry, through both the employment and activity that it generates along with the assets it builds, plays an integral role in the British society and the nation’s economy.
It says, however, that current construction output is falling as the economy shrinks, government spending winds back and public infrastructure projects are delayed.