Construction in Leicestershire

A number of high profile construction and housing developers are based in Leicestershire, notably Wilson Bowden (which includes David Wilson Homes), William Davis and the Sowden Group. In addition, the area is a major centre of minerals extraction, notably gypsum and road stone (British Gypsum and Lafarge).

Local Networks and Support Organisations

Pro Con Leicestershire

ProCon is an organisation open to all those involved in the property and construction industries in the Leicestershire area. It provides information and debate on current and topical issues that affect property and construction generally and locally.

East Midlands Centre for Constructing the Built Environment (EMCBE)

The EMCBE is an important initiative for the Region’s construction industry. Its origin lies in the ‘Bridging the Gap’ research and report as undertaken by Loughborough University back in late 2002 and early 2003 to specifically examine the status of the Region’s skills base. That research identified a compelling agenda for an urgent and joined-up response in respect of training provision, and recruitment and retention initiatives across the Region in order to respond to the skills shortages in the construction industry.

National sources of information information relating to the Construction Industry

HMRC eLearning course: Tax Advice for the Construction Industry