UK Construction Week London & Birmingham are the UK’s largest trade exhibitions for the construction industry. UKCW also holds the prestigious “Best Trade Show in the UK” award from both the Association of Event Organisers and Exhibition News.
Bringing together all walks of the construction industry under one roof, over 600 suppliers exhibit at each event and 300 industry leaders attend to take part in debates and keynote sessions. Both events also have other exhibitions co-located with them, as well as conferences and awards.
Backed by major trade bodies, including the CPA and CCS, these events are shaped by the industry, for the industry.
These events present the sector with unrivalled opportunities to network and develop relationships with contractors, housebuilders, local authorities, major projects, clients and the trades, all under one roof.
Peter Caplehorn is the Chief Executive of the Construction Products Association, having been promoted to lead the CPA in May 2019 following five years as Deputy Chief Executive and Policy Director. His work focuses on engaging with policy makers and industry leaders to raise the profile of the products sector and members’ businesses, grow the market and reduce regulatory risk.
Peter is a Chartered Architect with more than 35 years of experience, but is particularly respected for his leadership across the wider construction industry in a number of key national roles. Most recently he has represented the CPA at the Industry Response Group, initiated by the UK Government to advise and organise a response that will help make existing buildings safe in the wake of the Grenfell disaster. He was also asked by Dame Judith Hackitt to chair the Regulations working group for her independent review, as well as to sit on both the Products and the Golden Thread working groups. In addition, in 2018 Peter was asked by the UK Housing Minister to support a government working group on modern methods of construction in the housing sector.
In addition, Peter is the chair of CB/- (the British Standards Institution’s strategic committee for construction); chair of RIBA’s Regulations and Standards Group; chair of the BIM Task Group’s BIM4Regs working group; chair of the CIC health and safety committee; and until recently after nine years in the role, deputy chair of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC). Peter also served eight years as a RIBA Council member.
Dame Judith Hackitt was the Chair of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety and is Chair of manufacturing trade body Make UK (formerly EEF). Since 2018, Dame Judith has chaired the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG), which has produced three separate reports assessing culture change within the construction industry. She also holds non-executive positions at HS2 Ltd, Made Smarter Commission, Imperial College Court, City & Guilds Group, and High Value Manufacturing Catapult. An engineer by profession, Dame Judith holds a degree in chemical engineering from Imperial College, London.