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SELECT welcomes Scottish Government consultation on retentions

SELECT has welcomed moves by the Scottish Government to take action on one of the industry’s main problem areas – cash retentions. A public consultation on the use of retentions in construction contracts will take place in spring next year. This will be in advance of any announcement on the matter in the Westminster parliament. … Continued

Apprentice winners recognised by Scottish Minister

  L to R, Fiona Harper, The Secretary of the SJIB, Jamie Hepburn, Stephen Berry, Blair Hendry, Elyse McBride, Jock Simpson, Chair of the SJIB and Gary Mason from Edmundson Electrical (Sponsors).          At a recent event held in the Holyrood hotel, Jamie Hepburn, Minister for Business, Fair Work & Skills, presented awards to the three finalists … Continued

SELECT past president Jim McArthur

SELECT is sorry to announce that one of its past presidents, Jim McArthur has lost his long fight against a terminal illness recently. Jim was SELECT President between 1997 and 1999 and also served as chairman of the Lanarkshire branch of SELECT. Jim was the founder of Weir & McQuiston, which his son Gordon now runs. The thoughts of all at … Continued

Survey aims to shine a light on payment abuses

SEC Group (Scotland) which represents the interests of specialist contractors across Scotland and is made up of a number of major industry bodies including SELECT has launched a survey to capture data to allow us to make a case to government officials that something needs to be done to ensure fair payment in our industry.  The survey also asks for views on the … Continued