LSC News and Events

  • London & Southern Counties AGM - Book Your Place

    by LSC Region | Jan 08, 2019

    Kempton Flyer 2019

    For more information and to book, please view or download the following information:

    1. Trade Launch Letter AGM 2019
    2. Trade Member Booking Form
    3. Supplier Member Booking Form
    4. Premiere Race Sponsor Form
    If you have any questions about the event please contact the London & Southern Counties Regional Manager, Bernard Delahunty.
  • Roofing, Cladding & Building Ltd have achieved Constructionline Gold Award

    by Roofing, Cladding & Building Ltd | Nov 20, 2018

    Roofing Cladding and Building Ltd

    Constructline Gold Award goes beyond the data collected by PAS91 to include Environmental Management, Quality Management, Equalities and Diversity. It ensures you abide legislation in areas such as Modern Slavery, Anti-bribery and Corruption, and Equal Opportunities. 

    Mike Avellino, managing director said “We are delighted to attain the Gold accreditation from Constructionline and as a result I am very proud of my staff. It shows that we have made the commitment to uphold high levels of health & safety regulations, rules and principles. By achieving Constructionline Gold award we have demonstrated that our organisation has been subjected to increased scrutiny around governance and risk management. It establishes our commitment to provide high quality services to our customers and expert support to our employees.”

  • BCP Lead Course

    by NCTS | Oct 29, 2018


    Do you carry out lead roofing work and do you need a CSCS Card? If so contact NCTS and ask about the Basic Competency Programme (BCP) in Lead from Envirowales, which is the first step to gaining a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card. 

    What is a BCP?

    This is a one-day, manufacturer-approved theory and practical training course, which is mapped to vocational qualifications. Candidates who successfully complete the course can apply for a three-year Red Experienced Worker Card or a Trainee Card.  

    Once candidates are issued with the Red Experienced Worker Card or Trainee Card they have 18 months to register for an NVQ Level 2 Lead Worker Qualification. 

    Envirowales recycle 96% of car batteries, the lead taken from these batteries is branded Envirolead, a product specified by architects and stocked by merchants and only supplied by Associated Lead Mills (ALM) and Jamestown Metals Ltd (JML). 

    • BOOK NOW by email 
    • Or call Jayne or Becky on 01480 501011 
    • Course date: Thursday 7 November 2018
    • Venue: NCTS, The Richard Murdoch Training Centre for Excellence, Geddings Road, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 0NT
  • Cambridgeshire Roofing Company Shortlisted for Prestigious Award

    by Apex Roofing | May 18, 2018

     Jackie Biswell - Apex Roofing

    A Cambridgeshire-based roofing company has been recognised for inspiring a more diverse and inclusive culture within the roofing industry.  

    Cambridge-based Apex Roofing have been shortlisted for the Inspire Awards 2018 in two categories – Most Inspiring Contractor and Most Inspiring Role Model - and are competing against some big names in the construction industry. 

    The Inspire Awards aims to celebrate the individuals and teams that inspire a more diverse and inclusive culture within construction, engineering and housing in the UK.  

    Director of Apex Roofing, Jackie Biswell, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in not one but two categories in the Inspire Awards. To be recognised alongside high calibre companies like Balfour Beatty, Wilmott Dixon and Cundall is an achievement in itself.  

    “We are immensely proud of this recognition because as a company led by women we understand how hard it can be to enter an industry that is mainly dominated by men. With the skills shortage and uncertainty of Brexit, making sure that we are inclusive and diverse within our work and who we employee will put us in better stead for the future.” 

    Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in Manchester at The Hilton Deansgate on 5th June 2018.  

    To find out more about Apex Roofing please visit: 

    For a full list of the companies and individuals shortlisted, please visit: 

  • MP’s Praise for Steel Firm

    by SMD Ltd | Jul 31, 2017

    Robert Syms MP at SMD 

    A Dorset company shaping Britain’s skyline has been praised by an MP for its contribution to the UK’s manufacturing industry.

    Poole MP Robert Syms spoke as he toured the headquarters of SMD Ltd, one of only a handful of British firms to design, manufacture and install its own steel decking systems.

    SMD is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and employs more than 100 staff at locations across the UK, including Leeds, Nottingham and Glasgow.

    The firm’s steel decking has been used in such iconic buildings as the Shard and the Olympic Park in London, Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, Cheltenham racecourse and terminals at Heathrow Airport.

    Mr Syms said: “It is great to see a specialist Poole company at the forefront of the UK’s manufacturing industry and playing a major role in the construction trade.
    “It was also particularly pleasing to learn that SMD is very much attuned to the health and welfare of employees by going above and beyond legal requirements regarding duty of care.

    “And SMD is also helping to plug industry skills gaps through a structured training programme, by employing apprentices and trainees and through continuing outreach work in schools.”

    Mr Syms, whose own background is in the building industry, also praised SMD for publishing a large volume of technical ‘best practice’ journals and online instruction manuals, many adopted by other firms.

    The MP was given a guided tour of SMD’s Tower Park HQ by managing director Ben Pratten and business development director Dan Williams.

    Mr Pratten said: “We were delighted to welcome Mr Syms to SMD. It is heartening to know that our MP is willing to give up his time to offer his backing to a successful company in his constituency.

    “SMD is continuing to expand and we now see the overseas market as one of our main growth areas – we’re flying the flag for Britain despite these uncertain times and the ongoing Brexit negotiations.”

    SMD, whose work has been featured on the television show Grand Designs, is also renowned for its specialist projects in London where experienced employees are able to cope with exacting conditions.

    The company, which has a satellite office in Dubai and a design base in India, was founded in Ringwood in 1987 and has carried out more than 200 construction projects locally, including at the RNLI in Poole, Bournemouth Airport and Bournemouth University.

    The company’s aim is to be the UK’s leading provider of structural floor and roof solutions to Britain’s competitive construction industry. 

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