CIOB signs six training partnerships with firms in Oman

Caroline Gumble takes traditional tea at Nizwa Fort on 12 January. From left, Wade Kilian MCIOB, Caroline Gumble, John Shenton MCIOB, chair of the CIOB Dubai Hub, the CIOB’s Matt Doran and CIOB Oman Hub chair, Aaron Hennessy FCIOB (All photographs by Lauren Oldham/CIOB)
The Chatered Institute of Building (CIOB) signed training partnerships with six companies in Oman on Wednesday during a visit to the country by CIOB chief executive Caroline Gumble.

Mace, Turner & Townsend, Atkins, Douglas OHI, TOCO – The Oman Construction Company and Arabian Industries signed up to the partnerships.

“CIOB Training Partnerships are set up with built environment organisations wanting to provide their staff with a bespoke training, learning and development plan, leading towards more Chartered members in their workforce,” Gumble posted on LinkedIn.

“It’s a commitment to continuous improvement, professional development and raising standards in the industry. I think today is the first time we’ve signed so many partnerships on one day.”

Aaron Hennessy, general manager at Douglas OHI Oman, UAE and KSA, and chairman of the CIOB Oman Hub, said: “At Douglas OHI, we believe in the power of connection and the power of partnership. To connect and partner with the CIOB strengthens our shared values and enables better dialogue, raising the volume on key industry matters, in particular the well-being of all that work in the built environment in the Sultanate of Oman. We look forward to developing further this professional relationship and to share the findings through out the industry.”

Turner & Townsend director Andrew Quinn, right, in talks with CIOB chief executive Caroline Gumble
Alan Lord, country director for Oman and Qatar for Atkins and Faithful & Gould, at the Training Partnership signing with CIOB’s Caroline Gumble
Caroline Gumble (middle) and Naveed Haque (right), operations director-country director Oman, Bahrain, Pakistan and Maldives at Mace Group
Caroline Gumble seals the partnership agreement with Mark Dean, general manager at TOCO – The Oman Construction Company
Aaron Hennessy, general manager at Douglas OHI Oman, UAE and KSA, and chairman of the CIOB Oman Hub, after the signing of the Training Partnership
Caroline Gumble signing the Training Partnership with Arabian Industries. In back, from left: Sreejith Kesavan MCIOB and Wade Kilian MCIOB. Front, from left, Caroline Gumble and Sadiq Sulaiman
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  1. I have fond memories of the Sultanate of Oman from 1975 – 1978 when I was involved with projects there initially from Taylor Woodrow International’s London office and then in country with Taylor Woodrow Towell and then the Oman InternationaI Development Company. TWT had projects in and around Nizwa and I would visit them from time to time from my own base closer to the Capital Area.

  2. Congratulations from me Ali Ayyad, FCIOB. Well done.

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