Events & News News Chamber News New Year's Resolution from Major Lincolnshire Housebuilder Larkfleet Homes [www.larkfleethomes.co.uk] – the Lincolnshire-based housebuilder – has made a New Year resolution for 2018. The company has pledged to work with suppliers, subcontractors, local colleges and others to help to plug the ‘construction industry skills gap’. It is one of many companies to have signed the Home Building Skills Pledge [http://www.hbf.co.uk/policy-activities/home-building-skills-partnership/skillspledge/] developed by the Home Builders Federation (HBF) [www.hbf.co.uk]. Karl Hick, Larkfleet Homes CEO, said: “By making the pledge we are committing to recruit the best possible talent and to train people to the highest standards. “We are part of a growing momentum for really tackling this crucial agenda. It is vital to nurture the future of the construction industry if we are to build the homes that the country needs. “By being proactive in terms of engaging staff, and by being inclusive and diverse in our recruitment, we will be able to future-proof our workforce to continue to deliver high quality new homes.” The Skills Pledge covers topics such as diversity and promoting careers in construction as well as training and related issues. Larkfleet is already a major investor in training and skills development. It is one of the sponsors of the newly-opened Greater Peterborough University Technical College which aims to give young people ‘hands on’ as well as theoretical training for careers in the engineering and construction sectors. Photo caption: Karl Hick, CEO of Larkfleet Homes, has made a New Year resolution to help plug the construction industry skills gap.