About Us

How We Started

Beginning in 2006, we were founded by a small group of likeminded construction companies in the Greater Nottingham area. They decided to give the construction industry their full support, focusing attention on general skills shortages that plagued the industry and promoting construction as a career of choice to schools and colleges.

AFC are a Company Limited by Guarantee, we have a Board of Directors who are elected by the members from the Management Team every year at our AGM Meeting which is held in December.

We are funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) who are funded by a Government levy on the construction industry.

Our Vision

“Action for Construction is committed to supporting the development of SME’s and Micro-businesses required to meet the future and changing needs of the industry and attracting the next generation”

What We Offer Our Members:

  • A wide range of quality open & bespoke training courses at reduced prices from vetted local providers and ATO’s who will handle your direct claims for you.
  • Advice and support with claiming CITB grants, including the preparation of training plans and updates on any grant scheme changes. Including writing your Skills & Training Applications and project completion reports
  • Regular updates on any changes that are relevant to our industry.
  • A direct link between local education and employer apprenticeship opportunities, as well as promoting construction as a career in schools and working with employers to offer students some hands-on work experience.

Do Your Bit and become a STEM Ambassador

STEM Ambassador Hub North Midlands, South and East Yorkshire
Whether you are a teacher, group leader, STEM Ambassador or employer, your local STEM Ambassador Hub is available to support you with anything related to the STEM Ambassador programme.

Areas covered
Lead organisation
Address
Website and email address
Barnsley

Derby / Derbyshire

Doncaster

East Riding of Yorkshire

Kingston Upon Hull

Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire

Rotherham

Sheffield

Direct Education Business Partnership (CIO) Direct Education Business Partnership,

Commerce House, Millennium Way, Dunston Road, Chesterfield,
Derbyshire
S41 8ND

01246 212535

ambassadors@debp.org
www.debp.org/employers/stem-ambassadors/

Our Team

We are a Company Limited by Guarantee and have a Board of Directors, who are elected by the members from the Management Team. The day to day running of the group is done by the General Manager/GTO, this position is presently held by Adele Doyle.

The current Directors, re-elected at the 2019 Annual General Meeting are:

  • Catherine Canning (Chair)
  • Gary Shout (Deputy Chair)
  • Lucy Drury (Secretary)
  • Rob Bailey (Treasurer)
  • Adele Doyle (General Manager / Group Training Officer)
Catherine Canning (Chair)
Gary Shout (Dep Chair)
Lucy Drury (Secretary)
Rob Bailey
Rob Bailey - Treasurer

The Management team comprises the directors and:

  • David Cookman
  • Matt Bust
  • Lee Drury

CITB Engagement Officers

Andrea Russell – CITB Nottinghamshire Engagement Officer

M: +44 (0)7393 796340

E: Andrea.Russell@citb.co.uk

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-russell-a578002a/

Davina Lowe – CITB Derbyshire Engagement Officer

M: +44 (0)7796 994944

E: davina.lowe@citb.co.uk

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davina-lowe-85936013/