One of the things we did at the recent RMBF conference in Taranaki is present our Annual Review for the work we did last year as the RMBF.
It was a heck of a busy year last year (as it was for the construction industry as a whole) and it doesn’t feel as if things have slowed down either!
The Annual Review has a couple of key highlights for the Federation:
• We grew our members by 4% last year, the largest increase we’ve had for some seven years.
• We received some really useful feedback from our members through a survey we took of around half of them. We achieved what I thought was a very healthy 98% general satisfaction level although, of course, it would be much better to have had a much higher percentage ranking us as very good!
• 2006 saw a record number of entries in the House of the Year and Commercial Project of the Year Awards in association with PlaceMakers, and in the Apprentice of the Year Competition in association with Carters.
• We generated more than $3 million in unpaid media profile, 75% higher than in 2005.
• And we continued to score very highly on the builders preference list — 80% of consumers said they would prefer to use a Registered Master Builder when it came to building their home or doing their renovation work.
Of course, there are many other highlights from 2006, but you will have to read the Year in Review document to get the full story!
We will be sending out electronic copies of the document to all members very shortly so, if you’re interested, make a point of downloading the file to see what your organisation has been doing for you.