There’s so much bad news about, and very likely more to come before economic confidence improves. But whatever difficulties you and your company are facing, there will be CM readers and CIOB members dealing with similar experiences – and several amongst them who can offer constructive advice.

That’s where we come in. In the January issue, we’ll be running a special feature on Managing your Way through 2009. CM is assembling a panel of experts from within and outside the CIOB to answer your questions and suggest courses of action. And if that’s not appropriate, they’ll simply offer their support.

The panel’s expertise will cover running sites and contracts; marketing for future growth; skills and training; legal issues; running a small business; maintaining morale and motivation in the slump, and redundancies – from both sides of the fence.

So if you have a question you’d like to put to the panel, or would like to describe your experiences in this credit crunch-turned recession, you can contact CM

- by text on 07884 423205

- by email on; or

- by phone on 020 7560 4153 or 020 7560 5052

- by post to Construction Manager, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 9UY.

Please contact us before Friday, December 5th. Questions and contributions can be submitted anonymously, if you prefer.