Addam Smith - Band of Builders and Jewson Building Better Communities Trade Hero

Addam Smith - Band of Builders and Jewson Building Better Communities Trade Hero

The Band of Builders story

Addam Smith will be sharing the story of why he set up the organisation, how it’s continuing to support other builders in need and how you can get involved. He’ll also be talking about the next projects Band of Builders will be working on after winning the Building Better Communities Trade Hero prize.

Dave Lee

Dave Lee

Mental health and wellbeing in the construction industry

Having lived through a difficult childhood with experience of both the care and justice systems, Dave found himself wielding a broom on a building site. As the years progressed he quickly rose through the ranks and became responsible for running multi-million-pound jobs. While Dave was doing well, the stresses of the job combined with being the key provider for a young family took their toll.

After hitting rock bottom, Dave explored alternative ways of dealing with stress and his mental ill health issues. On this journey, he discovered tools that made both his personal and professional life easier. As his journey through life continued Dave started sharing these tools with his workforce. This led to him writing a book called “The Hairy Arsed Builders Guide to Stress Management”.

At Jewson Live, Dave will be part of a panel discussing mental health and wellbeing in construction.

Andrew Dixon, Federation of Master Builders

Andrew Dixon, Federation of Master Builders

Getting the finance you need: the difficulties involved and the options available

Andrew Dixon is Head of Policy at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Since joining the FMB in 2013, Andrew has led the FMB’s policy and public affairs work on housing and planning, including issues around access to finance. Prior to working for the FMB, Andrew worked for the National Federation of Builders and in between these roles worked on secondment to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the development of the previous Government’s industrial strategy for construction. Andrew holds an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics.

Robbie Savage

Robbie Savage

Mental health and wellbeing in the construction industry

Robbie Savage is one of Britain’s most recognisable figures, following a high profile eighteen year career. After his retirement in 2011, Robbie has carved out a successful media career across radio, TV and newspapers, gaining further respect for his forthright opinions on the issues that matter in today’s footballing world.

Robbie will be joining a panel discussing mental health and wellbeing in the construction industry.

Clive Johnson – Chairman of the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) and founding partner of Mates in Mind

Clive Johnson – Chairman of the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG) and founding partner of Mates in Mind

Mental health and wellbeing in the construction industry

Clive is currently employed by Landsec PLC as their Group Head of Health, Safety and Security.

As a senior leader, his role is to lead Health, Safety and Security compliance across a very diverse property portfolio.

Over the last 17 years, Clive has been HS&E Manager for Asda Wall*Mart and HS&E Leader for BAA on the Terminal 5 Project.

Clive is now driving the Health and Security agenda. On health, the commitment is to give Health the same billing as Safety where he is Chairman of the Health in Construction Leadership Group (HCLG)

Finally, Clive is a Non-Exec of the Shaw Mind Foundation a Mental Health Charity, the Young Westminster Foundation and more recently has been asked by the Cabinet Office to be part of their Inclusive Economy Partnership Programme focusing on Mental Health

Lee Wilcox - On The Tools

Lee Wilcox - On The Tools

Social Media Tips for SMEs

Lee Wilcox, CEO and founder of On The Tools, will sharing his wisdom on how to use social media to grow your business. After launching the On The Tools Facebook page with his best friend Adam Barrie it now boasts a following of 1.7 million people. In the space of under 3 years On the Tools is now the largest Construction Community in the world and has gone from zero members of staff to 20… and counting.