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Two more staff welcomed to the SELECT team

SELECT has welcomed two new staff to the team at The Walled Garden as we continue to enhance and expand our offering to Members. Sandra Bennett has been appointed as SELECT’s new Membership Manager, starting in her new role on 23 October. A hugely experienced manager who previously worked at Standard Life and AEGON, Sandra … Continued

SELECT events raise over £5,000 for Electrical Industries Charity

SELECT has donated more than £5,000 to the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) this year to help it continue its vital work for those who need it most. Raised through a series of fund-raising events, the money will now help the charity provide practical support and financial relief to the 1.3 million people working in the electrical … Continued

SELECT Alan: New AIE report shows vital need for regulation

A new report on the importance of electricians to an increasingly digital-dependent society strongly reinforces SELECT’s campaign for industry regulation, Managing Director Alan Wilson has said. SELECT was among the contributors to the first-ever Europe-wide sector report, which emphasises the safety-critical contribution of electricians to both day-to-day life and major advances in infrastructure, the digital economy and climate change … Continued

Views sought on EV charging installation amendment to 18th Edition

Members are being invited to contribute their thoughts to a new draft for public comment (DPC) about Amendment 1 to BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations. The DPC contains proposals to amend Section 722 of the 18th Edition, Electric Vehicle Charging Installations, following advances in technology for this key area of electrical work. After opening … Continued

Industry’s brightest talent recognised at 2019 SELECT Awards

The biggest, brightest and best from Scotland’s electrical sector were rewarded for their excellence this week at the 2019 SELECT Awards. The 14th annual event was the largest yet, with more than 350 guests gathering at the Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow on Friday 11 October to see individuals and companies recognised for their outstanding performance. Hosted by … Continued

‘No deal’ CPR guidance welcomed by SELECT

SELECT has welcomed new advice that confirms how Construction Products Regulation (CPR) could be affected by a no deal Brexit. The UK Government has announced that if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal on 31 October, EU CPR will be retained and a UK-based system will operate, with identical European harmonised … Continued

MSP Stewart Stevenson adds his brick to our Wall of Support

MSP Stewart Stevenson has become the latest political brick in our Wall of Support for better regulation of the electrical trade across Scotland. The SNP politician has joined MPs and MSPs from the Liberal Democrats, Conservatives, the Greens and his own party to back the long-running campaign for the recognition of electricians as a profession. … Continued

New SELECT workshop offers an invaluable insight into tendering

SELECT is set to host a helpful workshop on tendering, working in partnership with the Supplier Development Programme (SDP). The Level 1 (Beginner) workshop will help Members begin to look at the tender process in detail, and deliver the knowledge needed to start bidding for public contracts. The first workshop will be held at The Walled Garden in Penicuik on … Continued

Derek Mackay to make keynote speech at SBCC conference

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will be the keynote speaker at this year’s annual conference of the Scottish Building Contract Committee (SBCC), which will focus on the economic issues currently affecting the industry. The afternoon address by Mr Mackay (pictured above) will centre around the findings of the Scottish Government Report on Economy, Energy and Fair Work. The … Continued

Places still available for FREE payments advice

Places are still available for an upcoming FREE seminar about industry payments and practices. Hosted by SEC Group Chief Executive Professor Rudi Klein, the update will give invaluable advice about payment in the construction sector, including the future of retentions and the use of project bank accounts. The event, entitled An Update On Where We … Continued