Following extensive discussions with its members and stakeholders, the board of Constructing Excellence (CE) has confirmed the conclusion of the merger with BRE.
The move is designed to strengthen and grow the CE membership and its positive impact on the industry at a time of significant global challenge. Under the merger BRE will maintain the distinctive CE brands*, develop the network and add critical capacity in developing digital tools, delivering training and events and growing the international reach.
It will also enable CE to achieve its long-term ambition of establishing a Constructing Excellence Foundation under the BRE Trust which would see trading profit channelled into research and education for the benefit of members.
Constructing Excellence Chief Executive Don Ward, who continues in his role, said ‘Joining with BRE gives us access to new resources and markets that we require to develop our membership, benchmarking and training services for the UK and international networks.
It means that we can plan for the future with a new level of vision and confidence, and devote our energies to member content, thought leadership and sector influence.’
More information will follow as it is released and the official release can be read here.