Gavin Barwell to join panel at Future Builder

October 13, 2016 / Isla MacFarlane
Gavin Barwell to join panel at Future Builder

The Minister of State for Housing and Planning will help find solutions to the skills crisis at the Future Builder roundtable.

While housing has been hoisted high on the political agenda, the skills crisis remains a moot point. The government is demanding one million new homes a year, but with talent in short supply, who is going to build them? No one is better placed to answer this question than Gavin Barwell, the Minister of State for Housing, Planning and Minister for London.

At the Houses of Parliament on 20th October, the Future Builder roundtable, held in association with in association with AppliancePlus+ and Show House, will address the issues around education, apprenticeships, training and recruitment.

The panel will discuss the best ways to promote the new homes industry, with all its diverse opportunities, as a rewarding career for young people, attracting a new generation of talent. Future Builder will also extend its focus to innovation in appliances for homes of the future.

Barwell will join top table panellists Teresa Arbuckle, managing director of Beko plc, John Tutte, group chief executive of Redrow and chairman of the Homebuilding Skills Partnership, Charlie Scherer, chief operating officer of Willmott Dixon and Darragh Hurley, development director of Mount Anvil. The panel will be chaired by Rupert Bates, editorial director of WhatHouse.com and Show House magazine.

Gavin Barwell was appointed Minister of State for Housing, Planning and Minister for London at the Department for Communities and Local Government on 17 July 2016. He was elected Conservative MP for Croydon Central in May 2010.

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