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Constructing Excellence Member Forum – The Payment Minefield

10 February, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Payment is simultaneously essential to business performance and one of the biggest and most emotive industry problems. This members forum will draw on members experience and industry expert views to get under the skin of this perennial challenge, both to understand its impacts and debate potential solutions.

This Forum will;

  • Explore the drivers that dictate when payments occur
  • Consider how a more transparent and collaborative industry might address the underlying issues
  • Ask what role new technologies that digitise payments could play in addressing common payment issues
  • Review the potential for alternative funding sources and how this might change the landscape
  • Consider the impacts on different industry players and seek to identify actions that might be taken


Welcome and Introductions Don Ward, Chief Executive

Expert Session 1

  • Cliff Jones, Procure 21 – Clients perspective on creating a level playing field for the supply chain
  • Rob Driscol, Head of Commercial and Legal at B&ES – Impact of late payment on trades and thoughts on payment mechanisms
  • Colin Hardman, Associate Director restructuring and recovery at Smith & Williamson – The necessity of cash flow for business health

Panel discussion/debate

The Proposition: “Prompt payment makes business sense”

Group syndicates

  • G1 “Why is it necessary to delay payments?”
  • G2 “Why are prompt payments essential?”

Expert Session 2

  • Madoc Batcup, CE Funding & Finance Theme Group Leader – Funder interests and alternative funding/funders
  • Rob Taylor, Environment Agency – The benefits and challenges of Project Bank Accounts
  • Paul/Andy, Textura – The benefits of transparency

Panel discussion/debate

Proposition Review Feedback

  • G1 Summary – the need to delay payment
  • G2 Summary – the need to pay promptly

Plenary discussion – vote on the proposition – identify takeaway actions

This event is open to all national members of Constructing Excellence. To attend please email [email protected]


10 February, 2016
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Deborah Hynes
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Pinsent Mason
30 Crown Place, Earl Street
London, EC2A 4ES United Kingdom
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