It’s been a busy couple of weeks networking for our managing director Liam Hanlon. Liam attended the Knowsley Construction Forum (19 September) and the Lloyds Business Conference (21 September). Both events help towards improving the growth of the business and introducing more sustainable practices.
The Knowsley Construction Forum event was hosted by the insulated panel manufacturers, Hemsec at its head office in Knowsley. The presentation, titled ‘The Path to Net Zero’ was given by Morgan Sindall Construction. It included a high-level overview about how to record, measure and predict the carbon content of the various levels of the infrastructure in building.
Knowsley Construction Forum was launched to help boost Knowsley’s businesses, leisure and housing offer and to capitalise on the town’s close proximity to both Liverpool and Manchester. The forum was established to encourage and help local businesses and to present opportunities and economic growth.
The aims of Knowsley Construction Forum are to:
- Bring together and establish a network of companies from the construction and development sectors
- Develop, promote and create opportunities for businesses in the sector across Knowsley and the city region to accelerate growth and to do more business
- Improve skills, increase employment opportunities, and highlight supply chain opportunities, eg. Meet the Buyer events, opportunities coming forward through Due North (the CHEST)
- Enable the sector to have a collective voice on local, regional and national issues through the Chamber
- Raise awareness around legislative changes, compliance, procurement etc
- Register interests to receive updates for tender alerts, property news etc.
Last April, The Forshaw Group hosted the Knowsley Construction Forum at our head office in Liverpool. It was a fantastic opportunity for representatives of the region’s construction industry to learn more about tender opportunities, supply chains, contract wins, and make new business contacts.
Lloyd’s Business Conference
The Lloyds Business Conference is a re-launch of the quarterly business club, run in conjunction with Bermans Solicitors and Duncan Sheard Glass (DSG) Accountants. The event was held at Goodison Park in Liverpool, home to Everton Football Club. It was an opportunity to network with other businesses and listen to a presentation from River Capital about alternative funding.
River Capital, formerly Merseyside Special Investment Fund (MSIF), is the organisation that provided the funding and support for our management buyout, ten years ago next month.
Lian Hanlon said of the events, “It’s great to get out and about representing The Forshaw Group and to support other local businesses. We look forward to upcoming workshops and future meetings that follow on from these two events.”