Further to the recent discussions between NSCC and UKCG on providing a stronger voice for the industry, both organisations have now confirmed their intention to proceed with a merger.
There has been overwhelming support from members of both organisations to join up the contracting supply chain and the first meeting of a new Strategy Board has already taken place.
NSCC president Kevin Louch said: “I believe that by sitting around the same table we will be able to have honest conversations about how projects can be delivered more effectively and there is the definite prospect of addressing major industry issues such as pre-qualification, skills and of course payment.”
UKCG chairman James Wates said the merger is a huge step forward for the supply.
NSCC and UKCG will formally vote on the merger in June 2015 and the new organisation, which will be led by current NSCC chief executive Suzannah Nichol, will be operational from 1 September 2015.