To give you some background, Mearns & Gill acquired the Trades Awards in 2016. This awards ceremony recognises excellence within the trades and construction industry, and across the past two years we have witnessed first-hand the talent, experience and passion that is present here in the North-east.
It became clear to us that there was the potential to introduce a new conference and exhibition, and bring experts from the construction and property industry together, to share their experience and knowledge, as well as address issues and showcase solutions.
We came up with the initial idea of a construction conference in late 2017. Whilst we knew that we had the skills and a trusted event format, we felt that we lacked the technical knowledge that would ensure the conference represented the actual needs of the industry, so approached several associations to see if they would like work in partnership with us.
Following these approaches, we were delighted to welcome on board Aberdeen Association of Construction Professionals, Aberdeen Society of Architects, Aberdeen Association of Civil Engineers, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Women in Property.
Each organisation agreed that there was a genuine need to organise an event like this and that the timing was perfect. So together, we assembled a committee that has been working tirelessly ever since to create a relevant, educational and thought-provoking programme.
We were also delighted to see so many attend our Build It Launch event, with all attendees eager to learn more about this exciting new conference.
Build It takes place at AECC on Friday 30th November, and the programme is now available to download. If you have any questions about the plans for the inaugural event, or would like to discuss how your business can be an important part of the conference, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.