Trevor Steven

Former England international footballer Trevor Steven and Andrew Lewer MP are amongst the first set of high-profile speakers announced for UK Construction Week London, which makes a welcome return to ExCeL from May 7-9.

Trevor Steven, whose distinguished playing career ran from 1980-1997 and included 36 England caps, is now a Mental Health Ambassador at Causeway Technologies, and will be speaking on Day 1 (May 7th).

Andrew Lewer, who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for SME Housebuilders and LUHC Select Committee, will discuss his plans for a ‘Builders’ Manifesto’.

UKCW London will host three days of debate and discussion on how the industry can move forward to tackle its biggest issues, including the skills gap, mental health, fire safety, sustainability, offsite manufacturing, and improving diversity and inclusion.

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A prestigious list of names from modular housing, sustainability, building design and architecture feature on the wide-ranging programme, including:

George Clarke, architect and TV presenter
Ron Lang, Regional Director, Atkins Réalis
Rich Smith, Pre Construction Director, Keltbray
Manjit Rana, Head of Sustainable Commercial Improvement, National Highways
Danielle Haskings, Head of Sustainability & Social Value, MCS
Trudi Sully, UK and Europe Lead – Industrialised Design & Construction, Mott Macdonald
Andrew Gilder, UK Head of Construction and House Building, KPMG
Steve Kerslake, Founder, Construction Sport
Kevin Hutchinson, Head of Social Impact, Considerate Constructors Scheme
Robert Claridge – Europe Learning Solutions Owner, Laing O’Rourke
Colin Bell – Head of Digital Construction at Kier Construction
Michaela Wain, Ambassador for Women in Construction and owner, Design and Build UK
Sandi Rhys Jone, President, CIOB
Sam Patel, Divisional Director – Construction, commented: “The calibre of speakers is one of things that really sets UKCW apart, and this year is no exception; this is only the start, however – we will soon be making more big announcements in terms of VIP keynote speakers and exciting new elements at the show. Watch this space.”

A host of new features, interactive demos, international pavilions from across the globe, and a charity Gumball Rally across the country have all been announced for this year’s UKCW London.

The multi award-winning show will see the debut of a new Live Demo Theatre; Skills and Training Hub; a construction-specific Recruitment Zone; new C-Suite Summits; a ‘Gumball Rally’ which finishes at UKCW London; a host of international exhibitors housed in pavilions from India, China, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

UKCW London is once again co-located with Concrete Expo and The Offsite Show, as well as the UK’s premier event for the self-build sector, Grand Designs Live.

Registration for UKCW London is now live (and free) through the new-look website.

The London show is complemented by its sister event, UKCW Birmingham, which takes place at the NEC from October 1-3.

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