Mike Leonard, director of the Modern Masonry Alliance and co-founder of the Get Britain Building campaign, talks about Get Britain Building.
"Get Britain Building is the UK's biggest partnership of companies and organisations associated with the built environment.
"As a direct result of the current economic downturn, our industry is under major threat with factories closing, skilled workers leaving the industry and companies going out of business," said Mr Leonard.
"We forecasted 450 000 job losses by the end of 2009 for our sector, which is a national disgrace that the media and the Government pay scant regard to.
"If this situation is not addressed we will lose the capacity and skills we need to meet the needs of our community in the future. That is why we are calling on the Government to put building at the very heart of the recovery agenda."
On a basic level, Mr Leonard stated, "everyone needs a home and a job and that is what the campaign behind Get Britain Building stands for – building homes and creating industry jobs.
"The General Election will be a three-horse race. While the Liberal Democrats will not be able to win the election, they will have an opportunity to influence government as never before."
Here at Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire we hope to see that the Get Britain Building campaign does what it has set out to do, create new homes and new jobs.