At a time of political uncertainty, the appointment of Lord Callanan as the new Construction Minister is a welcome reassurance to the building industry, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of FMB said: “Lord Callanan is well known to many in the building industry through his work on climate change and the need to retrofit existing homes. This experience will be invaluable as Lord Callanan takes up the construction portfolio and hopefully will provide a welcome boost to those builders working in the repair, maintenance, and improvement sector. Top of the list for Master Builders is the need to tackle the skills and material shortages that are plaguing small building companies. The FMB looks forward to working with the Minister over the coming months.”

Notes to editors

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the largest trade association in the UK construction industry representing thousands of firms in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized (SME) construction firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit making, lobbying for members’ interests at both the national and local level.

The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for its members, providing a range of modern and relevant business building services to help them succeed. The FMB is committed to raising quality in the construction industry and offers a free Find a Builder service to consumers. 

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