Brian Berry is chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), the UK’s largest trade association in the building industry. Prior to his current appointment Brian was director of external affairs at the FMB, responsible for UK and EU policy, public affairs and media relations. Before joining the FMB, he was head of UK public policy at the RICS. Brian is a regular commentator on construction issues in the media and is a Freeman of the City of London and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Given that the skills shortage is currently the number one concern for most construction employers and therefore it’s vital that the industry recruits and trains more new entrants
Despite grassroots support the Conservative party, like Labour, doesn’t seem committed to the housebuilding push we need
We need to get the balance right between brownfield and greenfield development and I’m not sure Labour has done that yet
SMEs must speak with one voice to combat cuts in payments by housebuilders