ROOFING INDUSTRY RESEARCH

 

The Yorkshire and North East Research Meeting is on Thursday 14th July at the Crown Hotel Boroughbridge at 10.00am   Please confirm attendance to Denise@yirtg.org.uk

 

Background

The roofing sector faces some significant challenges in the next 3-4 years in orderto meet top industry priorities. We need your help to really understand what the barriers are to training, to solving skills gaps, shortages, upskilling, multi-skilling and to taking on new people into our sector. With an ageing workforce, labour and skills shortages and an image problem the sector needs to take action now;  and it starts with getting some clear answers to these questions

 How can we increase our sector’s attractiveness?
 How can we qualify the roofing workforce?
 How can we increase competence across the whole sector?
 How can we influence the provision of training to meet our needs?
 How can we best invest in our workforce to gain benefits all round?
 How can we co-ordinate practical actions that work?

 

Here are some questions we’d really like to explore with you through interviews and discussion groups, The Yorkshire and North East Research Meeting is on Thursday 14th July at the Crown Hotel Boroughbridge at 10.00am

 

Your main business challenges

 What are the market conditions like for your firm?
 What are the big challenges in the next 3-4 years?

 

Ambition and Growth

 Do you have plans to grow?
 Could your workforce cope with growth?
 Are you planning your workforce for the future?

 

Your Workforce

 How difficult is recruitment?
 How difficult is getting the right training?
 How difficult is retention or replacement?
 What causes these difficulties?
 How do these issues affect your business?
 How are you tackling these challenges?

 

Solutions and Collaboration

 Is there anything you can’t do alone?
 How can we overcome barriers?

 

Why is your view so important to us?

 We want this research to help boost your productivity and profitability.

 With your help we can identify the right issues to address and develop funding bids that will make the most difference to your business.