AFL Architects run a ‘Building better relationships in the construction industry’ event at the Hilton Deansgate

7th May 2019, 11:56 am

Title: Building Better Relationships in the Construction Industry

DATE: Thursday 30th May 2019

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

LOCATION: The Hilton Manchester Deansgate, 303 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ



This is the first in a series of networking events looking to better connect the construction industry in the Northwest.

This informal gathering of construction professionals allows us to make new contacts within the industry, as well as discuss ways in which we can support each other in building better quality relationships.

Deliver Success with Better Connected Relationships

From architects to developers and contractors through to their many subcontractors, the quality of a working relationship is key to the quality, and survival, of a business. Throughout the day-to-day operations of a project there are many different people and processes involved that all need to run smoothly and efficiently whilst avoiding any breakdown in communications.

This event will include helpful advice from experienced professionals on how they have achieved better working relationships which have resulted in the delivery of successful projects and long-lasting connections.

Drinks, Nibbles and Networking

Guests will enjoy canapes and drinks with stunning views across Manchester from the Hilton Hotel Deansgate, along with plenty of networking opportunities with likeminded individuals who are true advocates of the construction industry.

Register for your ticket now, spaces are limited.

About our Speakers

Marcel Ridyard, Senior Associate, AFL Architects

Marcel will be discussing the importance of effectively managing relations between contractors to avoid time delays and spiralling costs which inevitably result in the deterioration of relationships.

Marcel is a Senior Sports and Leisure Architect at AFL Architects and is currently the Lead Architect on the delivery and the precinct overlay design of Lusail Stadium in Qatar as part of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Over his career he has worked on major sporting complexes, Music, Entertainment & Conferencing Facilities, elite training centres, healthcare, offices & academic institutions. He is also a champion of encouraging more ‘Green Infrastructure’ in construction projects.

Matthew Jones, Founder and Strategic Development Director, Open ECX

Matthew will discuss how you can achieve closer collaboration with sub-contractors to save from the current pit falls suffered by many of the big construction companies.

Matthew is a highly successful business leader with excellent track record in Sales Operational Management, Strategic Planning and Business Development. Experienced and skilled in all elements of the Sales Management process including sales process definition, sales training and implementation of systems. Passionate about leadership, developing people and achieving outstanding results.

He is CEO of the fastest growing e-trading community in Construction. From humble beginnings, Open ECX now trades in 25 countries and has over 1700 active trading partners connected to its platform.

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