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From left: Julie Fitzsimmons, member services and events coordinator for CIOB Northern Ireland; Jonathan Payne, chair of the CIOB Northern Ireland Hub committee; Caroline Gumble, chief executive officer of CIOB; and Yvonne Conway, vice chair of CIOB Northern Ireland Hub committee

CIOB Belfast annual dinner proves a success

Over 200 people attended the CIOB annual dinner event at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast in May.

Master of ceremonies was BBC Northern Ireland news journalist Mark Simpson. Speakers were Jonathan Payne, chair of the CIOB Northern Ireland Hub committee, and Caroline Gumble, CEO of CIOB. Popular comedian Paddy McDonnell provided the post-dinner entertainment.

Sponsors were Training LMS, Tughans, Hays, MJM Marine and Keystone Lintels. Over £2,300 was raised on the night for CIOB Assist.


Chartered members to be recognised at Scotland Awards

CIOB in Scotland Awards Lunch 2024 will take place on 11 October at DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central.

The event will be hosted by Nicky Marr and guest speaker is Irish comedian Keith Farnan. All MCIOB and FCIOB members who have achieved their designation this year will be recognised as part of the event.  

Contact [email protected] for a booking form.


Cambridge Hub hears about retrofitting occupied housing

How to tackle retrofitting in homes that are already occupied was explained by leading experts at a Cambridge Hub event in May.

Geoff Parkinson, head of procurement at Fortem Solutions, discussed the challenges of retrofitting social housing.

He was followed by Steve Nesbitt from MTC, who provided commentary on the key concerns and opportunities of retrofitting when homes are occupied.

The event was held at Cambridge Regional College.


CIOB presents fundraising results to Lighthouse Club

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Maidstone Hub’s Oma Megbele (left) and Adam Mitchell present Shauna Greenaway with the funds raised

CIOB’s Maidstone Hub committee has presented the proceeds from the raffle held at its recent Construction Professionals’ Dinner to the Lighthouse Club, the charity dedicated to the wellbeing of construction workers and their families. 

The sum of £2,431 was presented at a hub CPD event by hub chair Oma Megbele MCIOB and vice chair Adam Mitchell FCIOB to Lighthouse Club ambassador Shauna Greenaway.

Greenaway expressed her thanks to everyone, explaining that the work of the charity is more relevant today than ever before, with a record number of enquiries.

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