Who Is behind CAN?

The four organisations behind CAN represent some 500 member companies, employing  more than 100,000 people.

NGBFLOGONorthern Counties Builders Federation

NCBF was established in 1898, bringing together companies within the construction industry to meet and discuss issues and concerns of the day.

Those issues and concerns aren’t dissimilar to those we have today:

  • Workload
  • Tender Costs
  • HR
  • Wages and Conditions
  • Government Policies

During the ensuing years NCBF became the regional arm of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers and following NFBTE’s metamorphosis, it became a standalone entity in 1992.

Since then, NCBF has accumulated a portfolio of assets which have given it a solid investment potential. These funds have been invested in conjunction with the NCBF’s financial advisers and from this, dividends are received.

Members of NCBF agreed that the income received should be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • to promote the construction industry and NCBF members
  • to encourage training within our industry
  • to reward achievements
  • to promote working safely.

NCBF and its members are passionate about the construction industry and wish to bestow reward on those willing and able to promote the benefits of a career within construction. This is achieved through a range of initiatives and donations to North East colleges, schools and the Builders Benevolent Institution.

PrintCivil Engineering Contractors Association

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), is the representative body for companies which  work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.

With more than 300 members split across eight regions, CECA represents firms who, together, carry out an estimated 70-80 per cent of all civil engineering activity in the UK, in the key sectors of transport, energy, communications, waste and water.

CECA represents  civil engineering contractors building and maintaining the UK’s critical infrastructure networks in transport, energy, water, waste and communications.

Currently CECA (North East), represents over 85 civil engineering companies of all sizes. It liaises with all bodies, departments, authorities, regional organisations and other sectors of industry that relate to the work of its members.


fmb_logo_CMYK_100mmThe Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is the UK’s largest trade association in the building industry, with national offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, supported by additional regional offices.

Established in 1941 to protect the interests of small and medium-sized building firms, the FMB is independent and non-profit-making, lobbying continuously for members’ interests at both national and local levels.

The FMB is a source of knowledge, professional advice and support for building firms right across the UK. It also offers practical advice and support to the general public on choosing and working with the right builder.


National Federation of Builders

training(PANTONE294)The National Federation of Builders provides members with collective clout and credibility backed by more than 150 years of experience and activity.  Built on solid foundations, the NFB provides business and policy support to builders, contractors and house builders across England and Wales.

Today, the NFB is a modern, proactive organisation that has steadily built up a reputation for sound judgement, high media profile and robust approach to protecting your interests.  For companies involved in the building and construction industry the NFB provides vital resources in key areas, helps members to win work and saves them time and money so that they can focus on their primary task – construction.

The NFB’s vision is to be the influential voice for construction, creating the environment for business to thrive and contribute to the success of the UK economy.

Its mission is to promote the building profession and influence the business environment to provide optimum conditions for successful building.


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