CONSTRUCT is the trade association for those working in the concrete structures industry and they recently held CONSTRUCT day, an event for members and guests held at The Brewery, London. This year’s event was attended by a record 530 guests.
An exhibition was held during the morning in which 36 companies took part. Whilst this was under way we had a taste bud challenge competition in which the participants had to guess the taste of 5 different cheeses, 5 different types of craft beer and 5 different tastes of chocolate. The first prize was won by Matt Gilliver of CCL and his prize was a 2 night glamping break for 4 people. Lucky Matt was also the first prize winner last year in our Scalextric competition. Second prize of theatre tickets including dinner for 2 was won by Ben Eyers of Corbyn Construction and third prize of an all day brewery experience for 2 was won by Marc O’Dalaigh of Careys.
During the Champagne Reception and lunch, entertained was provided by the ever popular Mike Herbert who demonstrated the magic of his scissors by cutting out extraordinary silhouettes of the guests. His performance was much enjoyed by one and all.
Unfortunately, CONSTRUCT Chairman, Steve Regan, was unable to attend but Brian Morrisroe stepped in and talked about the continued growth of CONSTRUCT despite the challenges of Brexit, high inflation and a shortage of skilled labour.
Paul Sinha, the after-lunch speaker, performed a splendid and very funny act, engaging with his audience in a manner which had them waiting for the next part.
The Taste Bud Challenge tickets sold together with the Heads and Tails contributions raised £6,306.41. A big thank you to everyone that attended.
Robin Holdsworth, Executive Secretary of CONSTRUCT said, “CONSTRUCT have been very happy to support The Lighthouse Club over the past few years as we believe this to be a very worthwhile cause. Every year we hold CONSTRUCT Day, and we raise money for the Lighthouse Club from quizzes and games. This year we had a record number of attendees who contributed well over £6,000. In addition, this year we also held the biannual Peter Campbell Lecture at which we charged a small entry fee, the proceeds of which also go to The Lighthouse Club.”
Another big thank you goes out to all the sponsors, PERI, Leada Acrow, Hunnebeck Oliver Connell and Son, Coinford, Ischebeck Titan, Foundation Developments, Square Mile Broking, Thames Reinforcements, RMD Kwikform, Invisible Connections and MPB Structures.