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The construction question: solutions for a broken supply chain

The outgoing Construction Products Association’s CEO, Dr Diana Montgomery, reflects on a number of key issues construction faces as an industry that are cause for concern.

By Dr Diana Montgomery at 6 Jun 2019

CPA's Year in Review

I am delighted to be writing to you as we approach the end of 2014 to report on a year that has been broadly positive for construction product manufacturers and distributors. Certainly if you supply into the housing market it has been busy and there are also positive signs in other sectors.

By Dr Diana Montgomery at 24 Dec 2014

New Year’s Greeting

With 2014 now arrived, I believe we can look back on 2013 as a pivotal turning point in the fortunes of our industry, with the Construction Products Association continuing to play a key role in helping our members address the challenges ahead. To begin with, despite still coming out of one of the worst downturns in memory and the prevailing headwinds, we have been encouraged by increasing evidence that the market has finally turned a corner.

By Dr Diana Montgomery at 10 Jan 2014

When is a shortage not a shortage?

The market has experienced a surge in activity since the weather-affected Q1, with the potential for continued higher demand into 2014. As the most recent Construction Trade Survey confirms, the biggest boost has been in the new build housing market, stimulated by the government’s ‘Help to Buy’ scheme and the positive economic outlook for the broader economy.

By Dr Diana Montgomery at 27 Nov 2013

Parliamentary Reception

We have been very pleased with the positive feedback from our guests following our annual Parliamentary Reception, held earlier in the week. Our host Lord Tebbit, together with Michael Fallon MP and Iain Wright MP, all spoke well of the need to develop a true partnership between Government and industry that will move us forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century built environment.

By Dr Diana Montgomery at 25 Oct 2013

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