HUB South West, South Ayrshire Council and Morgan Sindall Construction conclude agreement to start work on £55m state-of-the-art Carrick Community Campus at Maybole

hub South West – the public-private partnership of local authorities, NHS, blue light services and a number of leading construction industry contractors – has reached a financial close with South Ayrshire Council and leading Tier 1 construction group, Morgan Sindall, to begin work on a £55m project to create a Continue Reading

Construction comes to the rescue of lost new talent

The jobs market might be booming, but young adults express concerns about their ability to find suitable career opportunities post-pandemic New Government-backed scheme launches to help young people find apprenticeships and first jobs in construction – an industry fighting hard for new recruits In the wake of official statistics showing Continue Reading

SNIPEF enhances its Industrial Relations offering to Members with appointment of new specialist to give direct advice

The campaigning trade association for the plumbing and heating sector is again enriching the services it offers its Members with the expansion of its Industrial Relations (IR) department and the appointment of another IR specialist. The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation has brought HR Management graduate Rosie Ritchie into a full-time IR Continue Reading

SNIPEF secures CSIC grant funding to work with The University of Edinburgh and Energy Saving Trust to research barriers in the ‘green’ supply chain

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation has once again demonstrated its commitment to innovation by securing valuable funding for research into the way the industry progresses towards a net zero society. SNIPEF has accessed funding through the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) and will act as lead partner, with The University of Edinburgh Continue Reading

Danger of unqualified electricians must be regulated before there’s a tragedy, SELECT MD tells radio listeners

People’s lives are being put at risk from electrical work carried out by unqualified or incompetent “electricians” the Managing Director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, has told national radio.  Speaking on the popular Thomas Nagy Electrical Show on Fix Radio, Alan Wilson said: rogue tradespeople “pose dangers not only to Continue Reading

National Robotarium appoints first CEO in major milestone for UK’s tech future

A major milestone in the development of the UK’s tech economy has been reached with the appointment of the National Robotarium’s first CEO. The National Robotarium will catalyse innovation and talent development in Robotics and AI.  Stewart Miller is well suited to lead this initiative, a distinguished business leader with Continue Reading