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Former England international footballer Trevor Steven and Andrew Lewer MP are amongst the first set of high-profile speakers announced for UK Construction Week London, which makes a welcome return to ExCeL from May 7-9.

Trevor Steven, whose distinguished playing career ran from 1980-1997 and included 36 England caps, is now a Mental Health Ambassador at Causeway Technologies, and will be speaking on Day 1 (May 7th).

Andrew Lewer, who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for SME Housebuilders and LUHC Select Committee, will discuss his plans for a ‘Builders’ Manifesto’.

UKCW London will host three days of debate and discussion on how the industry can move forward to tackle its biggest issues, including the skills gap, mental health, fire safety, sustainability, offsite manufacturing, and improving diversity and inclusion.

A prestigious list of names from modular housing, sustainability, building design and architecture feature on the wide-ranging programme, including:

  • George Clarke, architect and TV presenter
  • Ron Lang, Regional Director, Atkins Réalis
  • Rich Smith, Pre Construction Director, Keltbray
  • Manjit Rana, Head of Sustainable Commercial Improvement, National Highways
  • Danielle Haskings, Head of Sustainability & Social Value, MCS
  • Trudi Sully, UK and Europe Lead – Industrialised Design & Construction, Mott Macdonald
  • Andrew Gilder, UK Head of Construction and House Building, KPMG
  • Steve Kerslake, Founder, Construction Sport
  • Kevin Hutchinson, Head of Social Impact, Considerate Constructors Scheme
  • Robert Claridge – Europe Learning Solutions Owner, Laing O’Rourke
  • Colin Bell – Head of Digital Construction at Kier Construction
  • Michaela Wain, Ambassador for Women in Construction and owner, Design and Build UK
  • Sandi Rhys Jone, President, CIOB

Sam Patel, Divisional Director – Construction, commented: “The calibre of speakers is one of things that really sets UKCW apart, and this year is no exception; this is only the start, however – we will soon be making more big announcements in terms of VIP keynote speakers and exciting new elements at the show. Watch this space.”

A host of new features, interactive demos, international pavilions from across the globe, and a charity Gumball Rally across the country have all been announced for this year’s UKCW London.

The multi award-winning show will see the debut of a new Live Demo Theatre; Skills and Training Hub; a construction-specific Recruitment Zone; new C-Suite Summits; a ‘Gumball Rally’ which finishes at UKCW London; a host of international exhibitors housed in pavilions from India, China, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

UKCW London is once again co-located with Concrete Expo and The Offsite Show, as well as the UK’s premier event for the self-build sector, Grand Designs Live.

Registration for UKCW London is now live (and free) through the new-look website.

The London show is complemented by its sister event, UKCW Birmingham, which takes place at the NEC from October 1-3.

The NEC was the birthplace of UK Construction Week in 2015 and the trade show has grown to become the UK’s largest built environment event. Details on the Birmingham programme of events and speakers will be announced in due course, but exhibition space is already filling up – to enquire for your business, contact  [email protected]

To find out more about both shows and to register for UKCW London for free, visit

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Organised by Media 10 – the multi award-winning events and publishing company, UK Construction Week (UKCW) is the UK’s largest built environment event. Running twice per year in London (2-4 May 2023, Excel London) and Birmingham (3-5 October 2023, NEC Birmingham), the event attracts an engaged audience from all sectors of the construction industry to share knowledge, solve problems, and explore new, sustainable ways of working.

UKCW also plays host to 100s of companies showcasing their latest innovation, products and services. For stand and sponsorship enquiries visit

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About Trevor Steven

Trevor is a former England international professional football player with his sporting career having spanned 17 years across various clubs including Burnley, Everton, Glasgow Rangers and Olympique de Marseille. Trevor also played for England as part of the 1986 and 1990 World Cup squads.

Trevor joined Causeway in November 2020 as Mental Health Ambassador to spearhead Causeway’s partnership with Everton in the Community. The aim of the partnership is to highlight and raise awareness of poor mental health in the construction industry and campaign for positive change.

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