Construction United, a coalition of some of the construction industry’s key stakeholders which aims to change perceptions of the sector, has welcomed Morgan Sindall plc to its ranks.

Morgan Sindall will support Construction United in its three key objectives; improving public perceptions of construction, encouraging young people to consider careers in the industry and maximising the health and wellbeing of its workers.

Formed in February 2016, Construction United has already gained the support of SIG, FIS, the Thermal Insulation Contractors Association (TICA), and leading skills certification scheme, CSCS.

The initiative has also selected The Prince’s Trust, Crash and Time to Change as its key charities.

Speaking about their involvement in Construction United, Graham Edgell, director of sustainability and procurement at Morgan Sindall plc said: “Public perceptions of the industry have an effect on all of us, and it’s vital to address this if the sector is going to continue to grow. At Morgan Sindall we have a longstanding dedication to both encouraging new talent through our apprenticeship/graduate programmes and facilitating the development of our existing workforce.

“By becoming a Construction United partner we’re showing our support to the wider industry and supporting worthy charity causes by hosting and participating in October’s events, and we encourage firms at all levels in the construction industry to do the same.”

Mark Tomlin, UK group sales and marketing director at SIG Distribution, added: “It’s extremely encouraging to hear Graham’s passion for the work that we’re doing, and having Morgan Sindall on board will help to raise further awareness of our cause, we look forward to working with them in the coming months.”