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SELECT team boosted by arrival of four new staff

SELECT has welcomed four new members of staff to The Walled Garden and beyond as we continue to expand our service to Members. Experienced journalist Iain Mason joined the team on 16 July as our new Head of Membership and Communications. Iain has edited our in-house magazine, CABLEtalk, for the past two-and-half years and has also … Continued

Members invited to free seminar on payment and practices

SELECT Members are invited to attend a free seminar by Professor Rudi Klein, who will deliver the latest news on industry payment and practices. In the talk, entitled An Update On Where We Are And Where We Might Be Going, Professor Klein will give an update about payment in the construction sector including the future … Continued

Apprentices deliver clear ROI, new research shows

Companies that recruit apprentices can see a return on investment (RoI) as soon as year two of the apprenticeship programme, according to new figures from The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP). Using scenarios based on low, medium and high charge-out rates for unskilled and skilled work, the overall net costs and benefits of apprentice recruitment have … Continued

New seminars offer help with payment issues

The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group Scotland is holding two seminars to give SELECT Members advice on overcoming payment problems. The invaluable one-day events will cover topics including what to look out for in contract conditions, how to protect a business from non or late payers, and potential problem contract clauses. The events are being … Continued

SELECT backs damning new research findings on late payment

SELECT has characterised the latest research findings into the ongoing scourge of late payment by the Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group Scotland as wake-up call for the Scottish economy. SMEs in the construction supply chain in Scotland, says the research, are still suffering from poor payment performance and the latest initiatives by the Scottish Government, … Continued