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Looking forward to big industry changes while I’m away

The last few months have been characterised by unprecedented political change, which will have a knock-on effect for businesses at local, national and international level.

Construction News has, and will continue, to cut through the noise and provide you with the insight and analysis to help navigate those changes.

From next week I will be on maternity leave, so for a while I will not be chronicling those changes myself.

I’ll miss writing this weekly leader; I’ll miss seeing you at our events; I’ll miss sharing the latest news and highlighting industry innovation.

But I’ll be watching from the sidelines. The next 12 months will be crucial for the construction industry. There will be the march towards Brexit to negotiate; ongoing skills challenges to address; technology to implement.

The modernisation of this industry will have to pick up the pace and its businesses will need to innovate and collaborate to realise individual and collective potential. These are exciting times and I am sorry I will only witness them from a distance.

Happily, I leave CN in more than capable hands. I’m delighted that deputy editor Tom Fitzpatrick will be stepping into my shoes while

I’m on leave as acting editor, and that the rest of the CN team – across editorial, events and sales – will continue to focus their expertise and prioritise their working relationships with you.

With all the change going on around us, it’ll no doubt be welcome to have a change of voice here too.

But rest assured that Construction News will continue to provide the best news and highest quality journalism for and about the industry.

We pride ourselves on our exclusives, our analysis, our features and our comment pieces and that will not change.

We will continue to champion construction, to encourage transformation, to share innovation and to help you celebrate the best of a brilliant industry.

I would like to thank you for working with me and the whole CN team and, after months of what will no doubt be further change, I look forward to returning to an even stronger industry next year.



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