The BLCC in Ireland where honoured to have Mike Jones, Business Development Director of IBM Contractors as our guest speaker recently. The event was held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Stillorgan on the 1st November 2018. Mike outlined a very interesting and informative presentation on “Construction in Ireland”. It covered some of the major projects that BAM have been involved in over the years. From highways to spectacular Bridges, Impressive Buildings like the Microsoft new offices in Leopardstown and the long anticipated €1 billion new Children’s Hospital under construction on the campus of St James Hospital Dublin 8. BAM Contractors are a global company which are going from strength to strength and have sustainability, equality and corporate social responsibility as part of their ethos and approach for continued success into the future. Our President, Anny Verwijs-Dees then introduced the newest member of the Chamber, Mr Edgard Hall. Mr. Hall was proudly wearing his decorations of Chevalier de La Roi Leopold and Commander of the Crown and he read the attached document to the room after the presentation by our guest speaker. This is the week of 100 years remembrance of WW1 and as an ex-serviceman and in honour of Mr. Hall’s Grandfather he felt it was an opportunity to pay tribute to the 1000’s of men and women who lost their lives for the freedom of others. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a reception and networking opportunity before the conclusion of yet another successful event for the chamber.