United Kingdom

Mitsubishi Electric Opens Heat Pump Training Centre in Scotland

Mitsubishi Electric has inaugurated a new heat pump training centre at its factory complex in Livingston, Scotland. The centre isRead More »

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Celebrating Electrical Talent

Scotland’s leading electrical bodies have rushed to congratulate a young electrical apprentice who will take on the best in theRead More »

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James Hutton Institute Awards Soft Services Contract

Contract caterer Elior UK will deliver catering, hospitality and cleaning services at two sites operated by The James Hutton InstituteRead More »

United Kingdom

Propertymark Response to End of Power-sharing Between the SNP and the Green Party in Scotland

Timothy Douglas, Propertymark’s Head of Policy and Campaigns, comments on the ending of the power-sharing deal between the SNP andRead More »

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‘No Second Chances’ with Electrical Safety

Alan Wilson, managing director of SELECT, the Scottish construction trade association for specialist businesses in the electrical industry, has toldRead More »


TFM Contract Awarded by SCTS and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) and Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) have selected OCS for aRead More »


Digital Agency Relocates to Glasgow Regeneration Zone

Digital creative agency ALT has opened new offices at Golden Z which is part of the ambitious Glasgow Avenues regenerationRead More »


Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Renews Sodexo Contract

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has extended its partnership with Heritage Portfolio, a specialist events and catering company inRead More »


Corps Security Expands Glasgow Monitoring Team

Corps Monitoring, a division of certified Social Enterprise, Corps Security, has appointed Andy Mounsey as Monitoring Technical Director and promotedRead More »


Compass in Scottish Youth Charity Partnership

A partnership between Compass Scotland and West Lothian-based charity The Larder will help to tackle poverty and hunger. Founded inRead More »


Softwood Certifications Support Highland Timber Specialist

Scottish timber specialist GMG Energy is set to play a bigger role in the country’s construction sector following the visualRead More »


Frankie’s Story: Electrical Training Officer Supports Charity with Italian Bike Ride

A big-hearted Scottish training officer has raised thousands of pounds for an industry charity that helped him overcome mental healthRead More »


Elior UK Announces Scottish Gas Murrayfield Appointment

Elior UK has appointed Amanda Brown as director of sales and marketing for Scottish Gas Murrayfield – Scottish Rugby’s biggestRead More »


Electrifying Scotland: Surge in Young Talent Sparks Demand for Apprenticeships

Scotland’s electrical bodies are optimistic about the future, with a substantial influx of young talent expected to shape the industryRead More »


Wingstop UK Opens Second Edinburgh Site

Wingstop UK has opened a second Edinburgh site in Fountain Park. The opening follows the success of the convenience foodRead More »


OCS to Support Passengers with Reduced Mobility at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport has selected OCS to support passengers with reduced mobility (PRMs) as part of its commitment to ensuring facilities areRead More »


RAAC and Ruin?

Alan Ferns, Director – Structural Engineering at Dougall Baillie Associates, says seeking timely professional advice can relieve UK building ownersRead More »


SELECT Launches Accredited EV Charge Point Training Course

Scotland’s largest construction trade association, SELECT, has responded to the rising demand for electric vehicle (EV) charge points by launching its firstRead More »


DM Hall Strengthens Capabilities in North of Scotland

Leading firm of Chartered Surveyors DM Hall has strengthened its presence in Northern Scotland with the appointment of Martyn StevensRead More »


Bridging the UK’s Energy Skills Gap with Apprenticeships

Aggreko’s apprenticeships programme has celebrates its latest class of graduates. Andrew MacNaughton, Calum Michie, Lewis Chisholm, Derek Collie and RafalRead More »


Business Moves Group Makes Senior Appointment

Relocation services provider Business Moves Group (BMG) has appointed Darren Kane as regional director for Scotland. Kane‘s background in theRead More »


Atlas Group Expands Footprint Across the UK

Facility services provider Atlas Group has acquired Ayrshire-based Confida FM and Two Counties, a specialist supplier of cleaning services inRead More »


Collaborating will Bring Scotland Closer to Net Zero

More collaboration between politicians and Scotland’s construction industry is vital to reach net zero according to Member of the ScottishRead More »


UK Needs ‘One Nation’ Approach to Electrical Training

Two of Scotland’s leading electrical bodies have warned that training must remain on a national level as they call forRead More »


Why Electrical Safety Begins with a Successful Apprenticeship Programme

Alan Wilson, managing director of Scotland’s largest construction trade association SELECT, has told a radio audience that training and apprenticeshipsRead More »


Kimberly-Clark Launches UK Wind Farm with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust

Kimberly-Clark is celebrating the official opening of a new onshore wind farm by Màiri McAllan, Member of the Scottish ParliamentRead More »


Supporting Builders’ Merchants in Scotland

Independent building products manufacturer Brett Martin is strengthening its presence in the Scottish market. Operating from a distribution hub inRead More »


UK Transport Secretary Visits Scottish EV Manufacturer

All terrain, all electric vehicle manufacturer Munro Vehicles has welcomed UK Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper to itsRead More »


Celebrating Scotland’s Incredible Period Products Act

Kate Smith, Director of Hey Girls which is dedicated to ‘revolutionising’ periods, reflects on the first year of the PeriodRead More »


Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” atRead More »


Scottish Housing Minister to Launch Green Home Festival

Scotland’s second Green Home Festival is set to be launched by Scottish Government Minister Paul McLennan, who has agreed to kick offRead More »


Embracing New Ideas Essential to a Sustainable Future

The organisers of this year’s Green Home Festival are urging homeowners and the construction industry to “be brave” when embracing innovation. Scotland’sRead More »


Fighting Modern Slavery in Scotland

Two of the biggest names in the Scottish energy sector and a global life sciences business have joined the ScotlandRead More »


Caterer Supports Record BT Murrayfield Concert Attendance

Elior UK, the official hospitality partner of Scottish Rugby, has delivered catering and hospitality services for a series of concertsRead More »


Scotland’s Biggest Construction Trade Association Welcomes New Members

Schneider Electric, Robus and CompEx have become Associate Members of SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade association. The three organisations joinRead More »


Scottish Plumbing Apprentice of the Year Competition

Apprentices from the University of the Highlands and Islands have scooped six of the top nine prizes at the ScottishRead More »

Case Studies

Case Study: Access Control Upgrade at University of St Andrews

Abloy UK, Aspex and Johan Doors have worked in collaboration to provide the University of St Andrews with a compliantRead More »


Lobbying Secures Support for Electrical Apprentices

Scotland’s leading electrical bodies are celebrating after securing additional funding for apprentices and adult trainees. The Scottish Electrical Charitable Training TrustRead More »


CECA Scotland’s Most Promising Apprentice

Trainee engineer Christy Dickson is the recipient of CECA – The Civil Engineering Contractors Association’s ‘Scotland’s Most Promising Apprentice 2023‘Read More »

United Kingdom

Luceco to Sponsor SELECT’s Annual Golf Competition

Campaigning electrical body SELECT has confirmed global electrical brand Luceco Group as headline sponsor of its annual President’s Cup golfRead More »


Environmental Recognition for Street Furniture Manufacture

Broxap has been named the winner in the ‘Environmental Practices’ category of the Scotland Excel Awards. As an official supplierRead More »


Serco Bolsters Travel Link between Orkney and Scottish Mainland

Serco NorthLink Ferries, the operator of passenger and vehicle ferries and services between mainland Scotland and the Northern Isles ofRead More »


Edinburgh Leisure Awards Fire and Security Maintenance Contract

Edinburgh Leisure, Scotland’s largest leisure trust, has selected Imtech Group business SPIE UK to deliver fire and security maintenance servicesRead More »


Enhancing the Airport Experience for NHS Patients

ABM passenger handling agents at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport and Aberdeen International Airport will be trained to further support NHSRead More »


Tidy Green Clean to Sponsor Videography at Balmoral Estate Annual Run

For a second consecutive year, “environmentally-friendly” commercial cleaning franchise Tidy Green Clean is sponsoring the videography at charity event RunBalmoral,Read More »


Aberdeen Making Progress with Real Living Wage

An ambitious campaign by the Aberdeen Living Wage Action Group to grow the number of Accredited Living Wage employers whoRead More »


Culinary Talent on Show in Glasgow

Compass Scotland is celebrating the success of its chefs and apprentices at the ScotHot 2023 Culinary Championships. The Culinary ChampionshipsRead More »


Housing Association Awards Door Entry Contract

Maryhill Housing Association in northwest Glasgow has selected Imtech Group subsidiary Spie UK for a 36-month contract to service andRead More »


Energy from Wastewater Powering 800 Scottish Homes

Veolia is helping Scottish Water on its journey to net zero by increasing the amount of renewable energy generated atRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Scottish Government Net Zero Budget Commitments

Fiona Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), comments on over £500 million ofRead More »


Completion of MEP Works at Sacred Heart Primary School in Ayrshire

SPIE UK has completed a contract with Morrison Construction to deliver full mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works at theRead More »


Leaky Ambition

Star Aberdeenshire apprentice Connor Cruden has been recognised with a ‘Medallion for Excellence’ after competing against finalists from 20 countriesRead More »


Wireless Fire Protection Installed at Historic Country Home in Scotland

Wireless fire technology from Hyfire is protecting The House of the Binns, a historic house in West Lothian that isRead More »


Star Apprentice to Represent UK at WorldSkills Plumbing Finals in Germany

Connor Cruden, who in 2020 completed his four-year plumbing apprenticeship having come top in 2019 at the SkillPLUMB UK finalsRead More »


Compass Scotland Announces Food Charity Partnership

Compass Scotland has launched a new surplus food partnership with food charity, FareShare. This partnership will encourage Compass Scotland sitesRead More »


Electricians Bill Goes Before Scottish Parliament

Construction trades association SELECT is hailing a new Bill which has been presented to the Scottish Parliament by Conservative MemberRead More »


First European Jack Nicklaus Branded Residential Golf Development Under Construction

Nicklaus Companies and award-winning developer FM Group have launched the first residential golf community in Europe to be carry theRead More »


Commonwealth Games 2022: How Nudge Theory is Driving Better Hygiene Behaviour

Katy Slater, Regulatory Director, New Growth Platforms at Reckitt, explains how ‘nudge theory’ is boosting hygience confidence at large-scale events,Read More »


Tennent Caledonian Breweries Awards Scottish Catering Contract

Elior UK have been awarded a staff catering contract at Tennent Caledonian Breweries’ Wellpark brewery in Glasgow. The three-year contractRead More »


Green Cleaning Products Manufacturer Appoints Alliance Scotland as Exclusive Country Distributor

GreenTeck Global have signed a five-year partnership with Alliance Scotland for distribution of its  innovative range of natural cleaning solutionsRead More »


SSEN Transmission Launches Digital Journey with IBM Maximo and Peacock Engineering

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) Transmission has appointed Peacock Engineering, a class-leading specialist in Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solutions,Read More »


SELECT Nominated for UK Trade Association Awards

SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade body has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the Association Excellence AwardsRead More »

Net Zero

Scottish Partnership to Deliver EV Charging Solutions

Two award-winning Scottish businesses have teamed up to help meet the growing demand for electric vehicle chargepoints. Solutions provider EcoRead More »

Case Studies

RHASS Pavilion Features Stunning Masonry Design

IG Masonry Support has delivered eye-catching masonry design for a single-storey pavilion that is being used as an event spaceRead More »


Knowledge at your Fingertips

Industry collaboration body the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) has taken a major step towards achieving greater openness, transparency andRead More »


CICV Calls for UK Conformity Assessed (UKCA) Mark Intervention

The Construction Industry Collective Voice (CICV) is calling on the Scottish Government to intervene and help address concerns raised byRead More »


Lessons in Hygiene from COP26

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement and Hygiene at Reckitt, shares insights into what brandsRead More »


Legal and Estate Agency Business Appoints Father and Son Duo

Edinburgh and Glasgow based Watermans has appointed Darren and Alistair Lee to its board of directors with the remit ofRead More »


Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Hard Services Contract

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has awarded a contract to deliver planned and reactive maintenance, and project servicesRead More »


Scouts Catering Services Contract

ESS, the defence, energy and government services business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new cateringRead More »


Improving Diversity within Scottish Construction

The Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF) is celebrating International Women’s Day by highlighting its work on a National Equity andRead More »


ABM UK: Readdressing the Gender Balance

On International Women’s Day 2022 (IWD 2022), Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s divisional director for Scotland, tells FM Magazine fostering gender diversityRead More »


Compass Partners with Decorated Scottish Chef

Compass is partnering with Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred Chef, Stephen McLaughlin as he becomes Culinary Ambassador for Compass Scotland. ThisRead More »


Scottish Minister Visits Community Campus

Clare Haughey MSP, Minister for Children and Young People recently visited the construction site of the Maybole Community Campus. The MinisterRead More »


Kier Recruitment Drive to Fill Over 1,200 Vacancies

Kier has launched a recruitment drive with over 1,200 jobs available across the Group. As one of the UK’s leadingRead More »


SPIE Awarded School M&E Contract

McLaughlin and Harvey have selected SPIE UK as the Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) contractor for the Boclair Academy, a newRead More »


Feedr Launches in Edinburgh

Compass Group has introduced Feedr, the workplace delivered food technology platform it acquired in March 2020 to the City ofRead More »


New Name, Same Vision

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has rebranded to reflect an expanding remit as its members increasingly collaborate on otherRead More »


Scottish Police Authority Contract

28.10.2021, 09:59 Scottish Police Authority Contract The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has selected Atalian Servest to deliver a full rangeRead More »


CICV Forum Recognised in Scottish Parliamentary Motion

21.10.2021, 16:36 CICV Forum Recognised in Scottish Parliamentary Motion A cross-party selection of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs) haveRead More »


Improving the Coordination of Offshore Wind Transmission

20.10.2021, 18:02 Improving the Coordination of Offshore Wind Transmission The Crown Estate, Crown Estate Scotland and National Grid Group subsidiaryRead More »


Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021

With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass GroupRead More »


Protecting Scotland’s Construction Workers Post-lockdown

12.08.2021, 16:06 Protecting Scotland’s Construction Workers Post-lockdown The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has published a video reminding construction professionalsRead More »


Acquisition Boosts Mitie Telecom Capability

11.08.2021, 08:55 Acquisition Boosts Mitie Telecom Capability Mitie has acquired DAEL Ventures UK, together with its subsidiaries DAEL Telecom, JBRead More »


Lessons from the Recent Fire at a Lancashire Primary School

09.07.2021, 15:35 Lessons from the Recent Fire at a Lancashire Primary School A major fire at a school in Lancashire,Read More »


Napier University Edinburgh Recognises Glass Czarina

28.06.2021, 14:41 Napier University Edinburgh Recognises Glass Czarina The creative and entrepreneurial spirit of Indeglass founder Jeanette MacIntyre has beenRead More »


What you Need to Know About the Environment Bill

21.06.2021, 08:09 What you Need to Know About the Environment Bill Gareth Rondel, Sustainability Lead at the Contractor Health andRead More »


CICV Forum Welcomes Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Chair

18.06.2021, 11:15 CICV Forum Welcomes Scottish Construction Leadership Forum Chair The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has welcomed the appointmentRead More »

Automation & AI

Future Defence Infrastructure Services Programme Contract

15.06.2021, 07:27 Future Defence Infrastructure Services Programme Contract Mitie has won a new seven-year contract to deliver maintenance services onRead More »


Britain Builds Back

09.06.2021, 14:19 Britain Builds Back According to a forecast by the UK’s Construction Skills Network (CSN), the sector will returnRead More »


What’s Missing from School Fire Protection?

20.05.2021, 14:19 What’s Missing from School Fire Protection? Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains why many schoolsRead More »

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