Poles in the UK have shown a marked propensity to set up their own businesses, and the main UK sector that Polish-owned businesses specialise in is construction.
Over the years, Polish builders in Britain have established an enviable reputation for quality and value for money; solid workmanship, a timely delivery of projects and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Now, PBLINK, the premier networking organisation for Polish and diverse entrepreneurs in the UK, will be holding its first sector-based event, focused on construction.
Forum organiser and director of Polish Business Link Bart Kowalczyk explains:
“Its not a secret that the UK construction sector currently relies heavily on Poles to keep it going, and this is becoming especially so as the skills shortage worsens. It is becoming harder and harder for construction firms to find the skilled workers they require, so solutions are needed. Also, what impact will Brexit have on this… these are some of the topics which will be discussed at the first ever British-Polish Construction Forum.
“The Forum is aimed at anyone interested in this sector – architects and engineers, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and importers of building materials. This event will provide inspirational case studies and business insights into the construction industry. It will also offer an unrivalled opportunity for networking between British and Polish businesses in this sector.”
“If you are the owner of a company doing business in construction in the UK, you cannot afford to miss this one-day event; you’ll learn much and meet many interesting and potentially useful contacts,” adds Michael Dembinski, Chief Adviser, British Polish Chamber of Commerce.”
09:00 Registration & Introduction, Michael Dembinski, BPCC & Bartlomiej Kowalczyk, PBLINK
09:35 Official Opening and Welcoming
Nick Howe, NatWest Business Banking
Natalia Glabik-Stankiewicz, One Money Mail Ltd t/a Sami Swoi
09:40 How building subcontractors can expand in the UK? Peter Krawczyk, Smart Space Group
10:10 Is off-site construction answer for skills shortage and quality of UK construction industry? Kasia Constable, Sketch Design Limited
10:40 UK Construction safety in constant change, Maciej Klinowski, PractiPol
11:10 BIM in Poland – continuous fight and market creation, Szymon Dorna, Maciej Iwaszko
11:40 – 12:30 LUNCH & BREAK OUT SESSION WITH ABOVE EXPERTS
12:30 How to track and optimise construction projects? Natalia Tomas, Kotrak Ltd
13:00 How to ensure you get paid whilst avoiding disputes with your clients and workers? Agnieszka Bania, Simpkins & Co Solicitors
13:30 Heat Storage in Domestic properties, Joan Pisanek, Sunamp Limited
14:00 Golden Houses – Polish success story in UK- how to run business differently, Monika Slowikowska, Golden Houses Developments Ltd
14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:30 Discussion Panel
Grace Lachowicz, Dekko Interiors Ltd
Piotr Jaworowski, STP
Lloyd Hinton, Insolve Plus
Robert Golebiewski, ANT BM Mrowka London
Piotr Adamczyk, Frontline Architects
Rafael Delimata, BowTie Construction Ltd
15:30 – 17:00 INFORMAL BUSINESS NETWORKING & BREAK OUT SESSION WITH SPEAKERS
To find out more and book a place please visit http://www.pblink.co.uk/construction2017/.