Tideway Andy Mitchell at SkillsPlanner launchThe SkillsPlanner project was formally launched on 24 February 2016 at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. Over 130 guests listened as programme director Rebecca Lovelace introduced the project, followed by keynote speakers Andy Mitchell CBE, CEO of Tideway (right), and Sir Nigel Shadbolt, founding partner of Seme4 – both organisations are SkillsPlanner partners.


Launch presentations

The launch presentations (mainly comprising Sir Nigel Shadbolt’s slides) are available via Slideshare, or click the image (below) to open a PDF version (7.4MB) – this will open in a new tab.

SkillsPlanner launch title slide

Listen to our podcast of Tideway’s Andy Mitchell talking about the importance of investing in skills to support our major infrastructure projects (Click on image below – SoundCloud will open in a new tab).

Tideway Andy Mitchell at SkillsPlanner launch

Panel discussion

Following the launch presentations, an expert panel fielded questions from the audience.

Other content

  • Twitter stats SkillsPlanner 24 FebDuring the evening, #SkillsPlanner featured heavily on Twitter, with over 200 tweets from more than 50 contributors. Read our Storify stream from the evening.
  • Read our blog post about the event, and about the buzz it created.
  • See how some SkillsPlanner partners marked the event – like SERIO.

About Paul Wilkinson

A construction PR and marketing specialist since 1987, an advocate of the application of social media in architecture, engineering and construction, and an authority on SaaS-based construction collaboration technologies. Speaker, writer, prolific blogger and tweeter, and PR manager for two Ethos-managed projects: SkillsPlanner and BuildForce.