The Yorkshire and Humber region covers Bradford, Barnsley, Doncaster, Grimsby, Huddersfield, Harrogate, Hull, Halifax, Lincoln, Leeds, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Wakefield and York.
The CABE Yorkshire and Humber regional committee is made up from a small number of committee members that meet up four times per year to discuss future events, report back on past events and provide general updates from CABE HQ.
Our aim is to provide regional members with as many opportunities as possible to attend our events and to encourage non-members to come and talk to us about joining CABE. Our CPD seminars are usually held in Leeds and Scunthorpe; however, more recently we now have Hull firmly placed on the map with the help of a regional member actively coming forward helping the committee provide CPD seminars in that area.
One of our most successful events is our AGM in January which attracts a large number of delegates. If you have never attended any of the events, please make it a mission to at least attend one event within the next 12 months and come along and say hello. It’s a very small world in the construction industry and you never know who you will bump into at one of our events.
Over the last 12 months we have been working closely with CIOB to provide joint CPD seminars and give you more opportunities to attend regional events at locations nearer to you. This is something we will be continuing to do for the foreseeable future. We hope to bring you more guest speakers who are experts in their field and not just to rely on product-based presentations.
We launched our first buildeng Yorkshire & Humber in 2017 which is our very own regional mini-conference. It was so successful that we repeated it in October 2018, and will be holding it again in October 2019.
As a region we would always welcome new committee members to bring new ideas and opportunities to other regional members. If you have some spare time and you feel you have something to contribute, we would welcome you to our meetings which are only four times per year for a couple of hours.
We are always looking for CABE members and other professionals you may know to provide seminars, training and to act as guest speakers. If you have, or you know somebody who has, the knowledge and the time to fill this gap please get in touch. This is something we would like to utilise and share amongst our fellow members. Alternatively, if you feel your town or city is under-represented and you would like the opportunity to provide an event we can provide all the help and support you need.
Please take the opportunity to attend at least one event in the next 12 months and get more involved within CABE because we need your support to help grow the region and maintain our profile within the construction industry. As the saying goes: ‘you only get out what you put into it’, and now is the time to make that change.
John Loom - Yorkshire and Humber Regional Chairman