In a career that has spanned over two decades with BAM there has always been a ‘community’ element to Chris’s role, and ensuring that the communities that we work within truly benefit from their contact with us is something he is very passionate about.
Chris took up his current role in 2000, and since then he has developed an expertise in learning and development which he has applied both internally, within the BAM organisation, and externally through involvement with the UK Contractors Group and Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). His team of Education and Community Co-ordinators work with BAM project teams to plan and deliver commitments relating to engagement with education, local employment and training. Today he is responsible for developing and monitoring the success of BAM’s overall community engagement strategy.
Chris’s memberships and major achievements:
- Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers and of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
- Board member of the Construction Industry Training Board since 2005
- Chair of the CITB Grant Scheme Working Party since 2007, which allocates grants to stimulate training within the construction industry
- Member of UKCG Corporate Responsibility Group
- Member of steering group that established an award-winning shared apprentice scheme in Coventry, in collaboration with the city council and local FE College.
- Representative of BAM as employer sponsor for Medway University Technical College