“Being a member of a Professional Body and Holding a Professional Qualification can bring an estimated lifetime benefit of £152k to an individual, compared to those without Professional Qualifications”

Quote from CIOB “Understanding the Value of Professional Qualifications and Professional Bodies Report (CIOB 2015)


My story . . .

I became interested in construction at around 13 years old watching my father with home improvements, and when I was a few years older, I started to take a deeper interest in his trade(Bricklayer), and thanks to his encouragement my career path started to evolve and my family supported me when I later studied Building Construction for 5 years, which then inspired me to want to become MCIOB; and following some successful grades and gaining employment, my aim was to gain Chartered status with CIOB; however due to procrastination on my part and lack of inspiration and support from a previous employer I did not pursue this.
When I sourced Constructing Professionals Ltd (Richard Humphrey FCIOB), in 2016 I quickly realised this was the best move to date in my career progression; and the guidance and support provided with bespoke 1-2-1 training excellent resources and learning materials really made me feel at ease and confidence grew to the point where I achieved great results at the 10-day open book examinations in June 2017.
The approach and style of preparing me, for the examination was so good I didn’t realise it was happening.
Following that I was prepared for the Professional Review, which again provided the result of being awarded MCIOB “Chartered Construction Manager” status in February 2018, the buzz and confidence boost from the journey and this outstanding outcome has provided me with a calm and professional confidence I never had before of which colleagues and associates have commented on the change and my professional approach, clients respect my Professional status, and this supports my personal profile and employer’s opportunities for growth.


Andrew J Mason MCIOB
Chartered Construction Manager