As one of the UK’s longest standing trade bodies, the NFB is the most representative voice of professional builders and contractors. With this breadth of membership, comes a vast range of knowledge and insight into the construction industry, leadership models and personal development.

The NFB is proud of this wide spread knowledge within the membership, and wants to make sure it is available for others to tap into and learn from! After all, our vision is to help our members build prosperous businesses and create optimal conditions for the construction industry. What better way than sharing best practice throughout the membership.

On this page you will find information, case studies and top tips for personal and professional development along with industry topics and information you may find interesting and useful.

Want to share your knowledge? Get in touch if you have something to say, a hot topic or think you have some knowledge to pass on. We would love to hear from you. Email or get in touch via our contact us page here 

Career development

campaigns   campaigns   upskilling

From apprentice to MD. Read how Phil Langdown began his career as an apprentice and then, last year, became managing director of the same company, NFB member Herbert H. Drew.


Read how Shaun McGovern, managing director at IPM Developments Ltd, turned his life around from crime and drugs, to running a very successful property business.


CITB are addressing the skills shortage, with Buildforce. Read about re-training from the military here.

Building People Campaign        

Neil Walters, MD of Colmore Tang Construction, tells us how they rose to success in just a few years.



Sharing expertise 

campaigns    CCS    insite

Fleet management

Read how Mark Wakeford focuses his expertise in construction,
and his energy on fleet management.


Considerate constructing

Edward Hardy, chief executive at CCS, speaks about what it means to construct considerately.


Learning traditional skills

Nick Green, owner of Artemis Design & Build, was inspired by the NFB Heritage Group launch event to sign up to a lead welding course. He tells us why he recommends learning traditional skills.


Member initiatives


Health and wellbeing

Stepnell Limited looks at why maintaining mental health and wellbeing within the workforce is a company priority.