Thursday, 11 September 2014

East Anglia is Leading the Way in Construction Industry Growth

Although we recruit throughout the UK for sales and marketing jobs in the construction and building industry, it is always good to hear the sector performing well in your own region. 

Therefore, being a Cambridgeshire based company, we were delighted to read the great news found in the latest figures which Barbour ABI supplies to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), cabinet office and treasury. They revealed that the East Anglia is at the forefront of growth in the industrial construction sectors.

Mirroring the dramatic increase in construction sales and marketing opportunities we've been experiencing in the region of late, Barbour ABI's latest economic and construction market review, which shows that the value of industrial construction contracts across East Anglia totalled more than £180 million in July - this accounted for 44.4% of the overall contracts awarded for the sector throughout the UK, an amazing increase of 40.2% on July 2013.

This underlines the vital role the industry is playing in the improving UK economy, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), based at Bircham Newton, near King’s Lynn said: “Construction is a vibrant and exciting industry that is worth billions of pounds a year to the east of England.

“The industry benefits the local economy as construction workers spend their salaries where they live, with 90p returned to the local economy for every £1 paid in wages.

“With recent research suggesting the industry needs 20,000 new apprentices in the east of England over the next five years, it couldn’t be a better time to get into the industry.”

The report stated that the eastern region accounted for 11% of the total value of construction contracts awarded across all sectors in July, just behind London and the South East with 15% each and the North West with 12%.

Michael Dall, lead economist at Barbour ABI, said: “Industrial construction activity in July was at its highest since Christmas, and the East of England was right at the forefront of this growth.”

We will keep flying the flag in the East Anglia region for the construction industry. You can search for the latest construction sales jobs in East Anglia here.

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