NFB Business & Skills has developed a number of funded initiatives providing contractors with access to training and business development opportunities around some of the challenges facing the sector today.

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Resilience is a strategic objective intended to help an organisation to survive and prosper. A highly resilient organisation is more adaptive, competitive, agile and robust than a less resilient organisation.

BeResilient is a CITB fully funded programme of support aimed at helping companies in the construction sector to implement new organisational resilience approaches in accordance with the British Standard publication, BS 65000:2014 Guidance on Organizational Resilience. This programme has been inspired by recent market research which highlighted that the construction sector on average is the largest contributor to business insolvencies each year in the UK. The project aims to transfer learning and skills to individuals and organisations working in the UK construction industry.

Fully funded support

We are running a series of awareness events around the country where you will hear from the authors of the report The Organisational Resilience of the UK Construction Industry; Are we built on a house of cards? on what it takes to become a more resilient organisation in the construction sector.

We have developed a 7 day how-to training programme aimed at guiding companies that are actively working towards implementing organisational resilience approaches in accordance with BS 65000:2014 using the BeResilient Framework.

We have developed a 4 day leadership course for senior executives who have direct responsibility for the resilience of their organisations. The programme will provide leadership level learning around organisational resilience and it’s implementation using the BeResilient Framework.

Resilience is a relative, dynamic concept and, as such, an organisation can only be more or less resilient. As a result, resilience is a goal, not a fixed activity or state, and is enhanced by integrating and coordinating the various operational disciplines that the organisation might already be applying. In addition, an organisation operates within a potentially complex web of interactions with other organisations, so it is essential to build resilience not only within the organisation, but across its networks, and in its interactions with others. The organisation therefore needs to provide direction to its efforts and ensure effective governance and risk management, as well as build resilience in partnership with others.

The BeResilient Health Check has been designed to assess an organisation's maturity in accordance with the British Standard Publication BS 65000:2014 - Guidance on Organizational Resilience.

For more information about the programme, to register you interest in the courses to join one of our free webinars visit   

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Digital construction – BIM: the next generation BIM logo email size

Building information modelling (BIM) is spearheading a revolution in construction through the adoption of digital technologies for design and construction alongside collaborative ways of working. NFB Business & Skills has secured funding from CITB for digital construction, a support programme which aims to develop and enhance the ways in which contractors and their supply chains work collaboratively using BIM.

All places for this CITB funded programme have now been filled, but to find out more about how we can support your BIM journey, click here.

The programme has enabled 10 contractors to each access over £30,000 of funding for training support for both them and their supply chain to understand, implement, and deliver a live project collaboratively to BIM Level 2 standard, based on requirement of PAS1192.


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