Industry call to builders to join in with campaign

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CONSTRUCTION leaders are calling on Portsmouth’s building firms to back the Construction4Growth campaign and have their say on the future of the local economy.

Figures released by the Construction Skills Network show the south east region suffered an 11 per cent decline in output last year.

The Construction Industrial Training Board now says investment needs to be made in construction at a local level, in the hope it will boost the region’s economy.

Janette Welton-Pai, sector strategy manager for CITB in the south east, said: ‘At CITB, we’re working with industry and government for the biggest impact on economic growth as we feel this is vital if we’re going to get Britain building again.

‘The greater the number of sign-ups we have to C4G, the more influence and impact the campaign can have.’