• Inclusion of 16 ground engineering disciplines on the Home Office’s Shortage Occupations List in 2005
  • Increasing the number of ground engineering disciplines on the Shortage Occupations List to 18 in 2008
  • Part of CIC lobby to the DTI, on behalf of CIC, to remove the ‘country of origin’ principle from the EU Services Directive (which would have allowed nationals from other EU countries to work in the UK under their laws, instead of UK laws)
  • Contributing to the Cabinet Office’s review of the Building Regulations
  • Coordination of industry response to the inappropriate application by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) of the Aggregates Levy to chalk arisings from a utilities tunnel
  • Regular contributions to NCE Insite to promote ground engineering to schools and colleges