Morgan Sindall has become the latest CN100 contractor to support the #loveLIVES campaign to save Building Lives.
The firm has pledged £20,000 towards securing the short-term future of the organisation, its 37 staff and almost 200 young learners seeking to become construction apprentices.
It joins Canary Wharf Contractors Fund and Laing O’Rourke in pledging £20,000 to the campaign, which is looking to raise £400,000 in 50 days.
To date, more than £115,000 has been raised in 12 days.
Morgan Sindall group chief executive John Morgan said: ““As a group, we’re committed to developing our people and providing the best possible working environment for them to thrive.
“The opportunity to work in this great industry should be available to everyone, especially when we are all crying out for good people, so by supporting Building Lives we see it as a way of investing in the future of the industry.”
Last night, Building Lives MD Sian Workman set out the organisation’s plans to reform from September to secure its long-term future at a reception at the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Lawrence, campaigner and mother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence.
Attendees included National Housing Federation chief executive David Orr, a trustee of the Building Lives Foundation.
Mr Orr spoke passionately about the work being carried out by Building Lives, and urged businesses, local authorities and housing associations to show their support to the campaign, run by Construction News, the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and KPMG.
Mouchel has pledged £2,000 to secure the future of one apprentice and several individuals have also pledged their financial support to the campaign.
Mouchel CEO Grant Rumbles, said: “Mouchel is delighted to support Building Lives as we recognise the importance of offering young people the chance to obtain an apprenticeship so they can contribute fully to society and we benefit from their skills and knowledge.”
Among those to sign their names in support of the campaign are contractor chief executives, subcontractors, and individuals writing on behalf of organisations including the London Chamber of Commerce.