LABC Chief Exec urges adoption of Hackitt reforms at NHIC awards
Speaking at the 2018 National Home Improvement Council Awards LABC Chief Executive, Paul Everall, urged the industry to unite behind the 100% Hackitt initiative.
The awards, which took place in the magnificent setting of the Gladstone Library, focussed on innovation, safety and tackling fuel poverty.
Paul, who is the current Chair of the NHIC, said, "Getting the quality of building improvement work right first time is a key priority for the National Home Improvement Council. Events like tonight help to show that competent builders, designers, fitters, suppliers and other professionals can make the difference and deliver the sort of improvements the public demands.
"Dame Judith Hackitt produced an expert report showing that a better way was possible with proper regulation of building work, an end to conflict of interests where developers can choose who signs off their work, and more investment devoted to improving skills and competency. Her call for a systemic change of culture in the industry is most welcome and echoes what many in the industry have been saying for years.
"Dame Judith’s recommendations – all 53 of them – provide a positive way forward for all of us – from the major development projects to domestic refurbishment and home improvement. And I hope everyone here will not only agree but also join the wider industry in seeking to adopt her reforms in our day-to-day work."
LABC and the BBA launched the 100% Hackitt initiative last month to highlight the need for all 53 recommendations to be adopted by the industry and government.
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