PRECAST2018: In Review

18 May 2018

Sponsored by Trimble Tekla, PRECAST2018 was a great day offering an outstanding programme, with top speakers from the HSE, CPA and BRE. Sir Ken Knight, Chair of the Independent Expert Advisory presented the topic of Grenfell, and the repercussions of this tragedy for the future of the construction sector. Presentations were well received with delegates commenting on the exceptionally high quality of the speakers and topics this year. We had 75 exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services – a record number for our event.
This year the annual event was held at a new venue – Silverstone Circuit, in Northamptonshire. This venue offered a great space for exhibitors to network with delegates, and our speakers to present on a variety of topics. British Precast continues its initiatives with members to improve loading safety, with Wincanton holding a series of informative live demonstrations with vehicles in the paddocks.
The British Precast AGM also took place with British Precast president Matthew Clay of Forterra and the announcement of new vice Presidents Kieran Field (FPMcCann) and Alan Smith (Brett) . Andrew Minson, Executive Director of British Precast, was delighted with the day saying “Once a year it is important to get manufacturing members and the supply chain together so all can be updated on latest issues, renew acquaintances and make new contacts.  Together with our golf day in June and Black Tie Dinner in July, our major events are serving members and are well supported. We are grateful to all exhibitors and speakers for helping PRECAST2018 to be such a success.”
Picture to the left: Silverstone Exhibition Hall, Picture to the right: Sir Ken Knight presentating on Grenfell. 
Picture to the bottom: Wincanton providing Safe Loading Demonstrations