28 April 2020 7am - 9am                                                    23 September 7am - 9am

South of England Event Centre, Ardingly, West Sussex                        Sandown Park Exhibition Centre, Esher, Surrey


Speakers for 28 April 2020 - West Sussex


Chaired by
Neil Edwards
Chief Executive, Builders Conference 



Shaun McCarthy OBE
Director, Action Sustainability 

Chair, Supply Chain Sustainability School

Supply Chain Sustainability

One of the biggest challenges is the delivery of ever more demanding environmental, social and economic sustainability through a complex supply chain

Founded in 2012 with 7 partners the Supply Chain Sustainability school has been a phenomenal success now with 100 partners and reaching over 40,000. 

The school is now developing a growing leadership agenda with our work improving employment conditions in the sector

  • The sustainability challenges facing our industry
  • How the school can deliver learning
  • The impact of the school

About Shaun
Shaun is Director Action Sustainability, Chairman of the Supply Chain Sustainability School.  From 2006 -13 he was Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 advising the Mayor and Olympics Minister.

He was awarded an OBE for services to sustainability in 2013.


Ann Bentley
Global Board Director, Rider Levett Bucknall

Stopping the race to the bottom in its tracks
Lack of time, knowledge and fear of challenge, annual budget, poor understanding of procurement law and a ‘cut and paste’ approach are the main contributors to poor procurement practice.

A change in approach will stop this dead.  By including whole life costs, environmental impact, social and human impact, quality, functionality and innovation you can build up models of value rather than price

  • How value can be measured objectively
  • How procuring for value supports Government Policy
  • How this approach and the necessary tools and competences
    ‚Äčare being developed

About Ann
Ann is a member of the UK Government’s construction Leadership Council  and helped develop the Industrial Strategy Sector deal.
She also authored the CLC’s Procuring for Value Report and is an advocate of diversity and social inclusion in the construction industry.

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