D-Drill managing director Julie White is part of a new board that will help to drive forward all aspects of the construction industry.


Build UK has been established after a merger between UKCG and NSCC and brings together 27 of the industry’s largest main contractors and 40 leading trade associations representing 11,500 specialist contractors.

It would provide a single voice for the whole of the contracting supply chain and will address key issues and, in turn, improve the delivery of projects and drive growth.

Julie, who is also chair of the training board, is part of the main Build UK board that has equal representation from main and specialist contractors including joint chairmen James Wates (Wates Group) and Kevin Louch (Stanford – ACIFC), as well as Paul Abson (Bouygues UK), Mark Castle (Mace Group), Greg Craig (Skanska), Matt Nicholson (Lakesmere NRFC) and Steve Bratt (ECA).

Julie said: “I am delighted to be part of the Build UK board and I am very much looking forward to working with partners across the construction industry to drive and deliver positive change.

“This is an exciting step and one I am very pleased to be part of.”

Build UK, which is being led by chief executive Suzannah Nichol MBE, will initially focus on:

The image of construction

The industry’s skills needs

Effective pre-qualification

Health and safety performance

Fair payment practices