At its landmark 100th Council meeting last week, Construction Industry Council (CIC) members met to discuss the outcomes of the organisation’s year-long Strategic Review and agree its recommendations for the next five years.
The Review was facilitated by Richard Brindley and led by Tony Burton, with support from John Nolan, Graham Watts and CIC staff members, a Strategic Review Steering Group, comprising several member representatives, and workshops of member representatives at the 2015 and 2016 Members’ Conferences.
The Review has made a number of recommendations for the CIC. It will have a new strapline – ‘Built Environment Professions Together’ - which will be implemented as soon as possible, as part of an overall brand refresh. In addition, it will have a new vision: “To be recognised and respected by government and across the UK construction industry as an effective thought leader.”
The CIC will have a new mission: “To improve the UK construction industry by collectively representing and supporting the built environment professions.”
The Vision and Mission will be implemented immediately and will remain in place until reviewed in 2020 unless otherwise determined by Council.
In addition, the Council agreed three strategic priorities, which will be of equal importance. During 2016-2020, the CIC will provide thought leadership relevant to the construction industry and the wider built environment. It will champion and collectively represent UK built environment professions. It will also promote collaboration and knowledge sharing among its members.
Going forward all the CIC’s activities will be required to support one or more of these strategic priorities.
Speaking after the Council meeting, out-going CIC chairman Tony Burton said: “This has been a very constructive and informative process. It is a very bold move for a member led organisation to take itself apart, analyse and reassemble itself in a Strategic Review like this. It could not have been completed without the full support of the members of CIC.”
“The new structures and governance model better reflect what our members require of CIC and have already created a greater desire for members to be involved with projects on some of the major issues facing our sector. The review is complete, we have had enough talk, now is the time for action.”
Incoming CIC chairman John Nolan added: “The challenges and opportunities for the industry going forward are manifold and complex. With these strategic priorities we will be able to focus our resources on how best to support our members'
The Review implementation plan will be presented at the next CIC executive board meeting on 21 July for ratification.