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Circular Steel 2023
Update on sign-ups and supporting partners
As the year draws to a close, I’m already looking to next summer and Circular Steel 2023! So here’s an update on how it’s all coming together.
Sign-ups to the waitlist are steadily increasing, with over 65 already registered. Of this, over 30 have told me they have a story to tell or wish to be a speaker which is great. I think as I try and finalise the agenda next year I’ll find it hard to squeeze everything into one day! Like the 2022 event, we will be touching on both reuse of steel and newly produced low carbon steel.
The event will be a full day, including refreshments on arrival, lunch and some social/networking from around 4pm.
Of the sign-ups, there is a fantastic spread across the entire industry.
In 2022, I brought along some insurers and construction lawyers along, who I see as a crucial part of validating widespread steel reuse. Both these groups were fully supportive, in fact the insurers explained that they are fine with steel reuse, as long as they are aware of what is happening and the appropriate tests and checks are undertaken. Speaking of construction lawyers, I’m able to share that I now have Mishcon de Reya as a Silver Partner, more on this below.
2023 Gold Partners
Circular Steel 2023 will be bigger and better than the 2022 event. Having some support as I arrange this all in my spare time is crucial, therefore I am very pleased to announce that I have five Gold Partners for the event.
Cleveland Steel & Tubes (supplier/fabricator) - Roy at CST is what the younger of us might call an “OG” in the steel reuse space. He has been doing this for years on a smaller scale, but now is helping the industry learn what needs to happen on a larger scale.
Skanska UK (main contractor) - a tier one main contractor, Skanska need little introduction. They attended in 2022 and their continued involvement underlines the ethos to reduce carbon on their projects. Dan and I regularly catch up to discuss the industry in general and it is clear this is a forward thinking company.
EMR (supplier) - Bill and colleagues at EMR know steel, but their background is scrap on a large scale. In recent years EMR saw the potential for reusing steel and are making changes in their business to increase their reuse offer.
Elliott Wood (consultant) - I’ve been working with Founder, Gary, and Director, Penny, in a variety of ways over the last couple of years. EW’s desire to change the way the industry approaches project, with key emphasis on understand of carbon and sustainability is impressive - they are leading the market in their consultancy field.
Bourne Group (fabricator/installer) - as a founding member of SteelZero, the intent of Nigel and his team at BG to develop low carbon steel solutions is clear. Nigel was on a panel in 2022 and I hope we’ll hear from him again in 2023.
2023 Silver Partners
As mentioned above, I’ve a fantastic Silver Partner in Mishcon de Reya.
Mishcon de Reya - Adriano attended 2022 with his previous employer, but has now focused MdR’s attention on how they can help the industry move towards material reuse - check out his recent article in Property Week. I certainly look forward to hearing more discussion on how we tackle the procurement of reused materials.
There are still four Silver spots available. Take a look here and then email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Didn’t make it to the 2022 event?
Missed it, or forgotten what happened at Circular Steel 2022? No problem, there’s some photos and resources on the website here. You can see the agenda, speaker list and the display boards. Plus Kai and Clare at UKGBC helped with a superb wrap-up report which only got released a couple of weeks ago.