GGF backs ‘Get Britain Building’ initiative

gbbNigel Rees, Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Group chief executive, has attended the launch of the Get Britain Building 2020 Delivery Plan, which makes the case for using construction as a driver of jobs and growth and includes a range of recommendations for the next government, covering the period 2015 to 2020.

At the launch, it was mentioned that the construction industry is bigger in revenue than the aerospace and car industries added together and the campaign and this latest report has gained cross-party support. The 2020 Delivery Plan outlines how best to deliver new housing and infrastructure projects that would result in 200,000 new jobs in the construction sector – according to the industry’s leading organisations including the GGF.

As a co-signatory of the Get Britain Building Campaign, the GGF joins the Modern Masonry Alliance, Federation of Master Builders, Home Builders Federation and Builders Merchants Federation who represent the major players in the construction and housing industry from the manufacturers and  suppliers of building materials, right through to both the large and small construction companies.

Nigel Rees said: “It’s important for the GGF to get fully behind an industry wide campaign such as ‘Get Britain Building’. We have been involved since the launch of the campaign in 2009 and we completely endorse this recent report, which proposes a comprehensive range of solid recommendations to help growth and jobs in the sector.”

The Get Britain Building 2020 Delivery Plan is available to view at

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