Heron Bros has broken CIOB records.  Never before in Ireland have so many members from one company been conferred before in the same ceremony.

Heron Bros had seven of their employees conferred as CIOB members at the Ceremony on Saturday 15th October at 10am in The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, Stormont Belfast.


The CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building) was granted a Royal Charter in 1980 with the objective of ‘promoting the science and practice of building and construction for the public benefit, and to advance public education in this science and practice, including all necessary research and the publication of the results of all such research’.

The CIOB is now considered the leading professional body in construction management and leadership, with corporate members authorised to use the designatory titles of ‘Chartered Builder’ or ‘Chartered Construction Manager’. Both of these titles are a mark of professionalism in the field of construction management and leadership. The CIOB has assessed and continues to monitor that its members are properly qualified, competent and abide by a code of professional conduct and behaviour.

The construction industry is moving at a very fast pace in terms of modern methods of construction, legislation and technology, so it is essential that chartered professionals keep up with changes for the benefit of the public, their employers and clients. If Continual Professional Development (CPD) is not carried out nor recorded, members run the risk of having their membership terminated.

Grainne O’Kane, HR Manager for Heron Bros, said, “We are delighted to have had so many of our employees conferred as CIOB members in one ceremony. This is a testament to the culture at Heron Bros and the great commitment of our staff.  We encourage and support staff to continually develop and progress as professionals. By becoming Chartered CIOB members, our employees vow to keep their job knowledge and qualifications current and up to date and they commit to abide by a strict code of ethical conduct.”