Price of Training…

New NFDC president joins board of Construction Industry Training Board.

Newly-elected president of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors – Holly Price – has barely got her feet under the presidential desk but she has already been appointed to another role as a trustee of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Price is one of two women appointed as CITB trustees by Skills Minister Anne Milton MP. Keltbray’s Holly Price is joined by the Principal and CEO of Barking & Dagenham College, Yvonne Kelly as members of the CITB board.

Price started her career in the demolition industry at 17, training to be an engineer. She went on to become Europe’s only female explosives engineer in the sector. Since 2007, Price has been the training and development director at Keltbray Group, playing a crucial role in getting the right people and skills in the right place at the right time. Last Friday, she was appointed President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors.

“I am thrilled Holly Price and Yvonne Kelly are joining the Construction Industry Training Board,” says Skills Minister, Anne Milton. “They will not only bring their wealth of experience and knowledge to the CITB, but will also help boost diversity in the construction industry. I wish them all the best and look forward to them building on the success of the Board.”

Milton’s views are echoed by Peter Lauener, Chair of the CITB Board. “British construction is growing and changing rapidly and it’s vital that CITB’s Board reflects the diversity we want to see in our industry. Both Holly and Yvonne are vastly experienced and passionate about construction careers and play a pivotal role in delivering skills and training within their individual capacities,” he concludes. “Change is gathering pace at CITB and the board plays a crucial role in shaping the future of the organisation. I look forward to working with them to ensure the smooth implementation of our Vision 2020 programme of change, to deliver a CITB that meets British construction’s needs now and in the future.”