Builders' Merchants News
More support for Repairing Britain
Published:  02 July, 2009

ABERDEEN: DeWalt has given its support to Repairing Britain, the campaign to secure 250 000 jobs in the construction sector at risk during the recession.

Repairing Britain is designed to boost the UK economy by stimulating the construction industry and encouraging the public and local authorities to take an interest in the maintenance of their homes and community buildings.

The campaign says up to half a million jobs could be lost in the current downturn. However, it is highlighting that refurbishment and improvement projects create many more jobs than new build schemes, require skilled tradesmen and are more sustainable.

Richard Mallinson, DeWalt group marketing manager, said: “As a leading professional power tool manufacturer, the strength of the residential and commercial construction sectors is a key driver within our business. DeWalt, therefore, recognises and support the positive steps that the 'Repairing Britain' campaign is taking to help the look and feel of local communities and to protect and create jobs within the construction industry.”

Garvis Snook, who is spearheading Repairing Britain and is also chief executive of property repair and maintenance specialist, Rok, said: “DeWalt is a globally-renowned name in the construction sector and a respected commentator on the issues affecting the industry. They are part of a supply chain that requires an active construction sector, which can be achieved if the plans set out by Repairing Britain are followed.”