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

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

SELECT Managing Director Alan Wilson tells UK-wide radio audience that retentions “disproportionately penalise small businesses”

The Managing Director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, has told thousands of tradespeople across the UK that retentions “disproportionately penalise small businesses” in the construction industry.  Speaking on the popular Thomas Nagy Electrical Show on Fix Radio, Alan Wilson said it was time to do away with the “outmoded system”.  And he said it Continue Reading

Securing the relationship between the ironmongery and interiors sector

Skills, best practice and innovation are among the top priorities identified in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by two of the UK’s largest trade bodies in the architectural ironmongery and interiors sectors. The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), the only trade body in the UK that represents the interests of the whole Continue Reading

SNIPEF appoints Regional Support Officer and Business Equality Administrator to tackle skill shortages in plumbing & heating sector

The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has made two new appointments to boost apprenticeship numbers and increase diversity.  Gillian Macaulay has joined SNIPEF Training Services (STS) as Regional Support Officer andLorraine Doig has been appointed as Business and Equality Administrator. STS is the training subsidiary of SNIPEF, the Continue Reading

CICV Forum welcomes Scotland Loves Local gift card scheme and urges support for local tradespeople to help underwrite recovery

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has thrown its weight behind the new Scotland Loves Local gift card campaign – and has urged businesses and the public to sign up and help support tradespeople in their area. Designed to revitalise grassroots communities hit by COVID-19, the scheme will see the creation of gift cards for each Continue Reading

hub South West aims its 12th highly successful Building for Growth programme at ambitious businesses in Lanarkshire, Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway

hub South West, the public-private partnership of local authorities, NHS, blue light services and numerous leading construction industry Tier 1 building contractors, is inviting ambitious construction industry-related businesses to participate in its twelfth Building for Growth programme, run in partnership with its Tier 1 contractor partners.  The online programme, which Continue Reading