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Take our quick survey on payment and mental health

SELECT Members are being invited to take part in a quick survey about payment and mental health. This poll is being run in association with the Prompt Payment Directory and 29 other UK construction industry bodies, including SELECT. Aimed at business owners, CEOs and managers, it contains just 12 questions and will only take a … Continued

SELECT welcomes new consultation pledge over regulation

SELECT is among the senior industry bodies which have welcomed the Scottish Government’s pledge to publish a consultation on the regulation of electricians ­– but have also urged them to make it happen soon. The announcement in the 2019-20 Programme for Government was accompanied by an assurance from Holyrood that it would launch an awareness campaign to make … Continued

Domestic ventilation training course launched with Glen Dimplex

SELECT has launched a new one-day training course in domestic ventilation, working in partnership with global experts Glen Dimplex. The course provides information on relevant legislation and guidance to enable the correct installation, inspection, testing, commission and handover of systems in Scotland. It also includes several practical calculations for airflow requirements and measurement.  A SELECT … Continued

VAT reverse charge postponement gets thumbs-up

SELECT and other major construction industry bodies have hailed the decision by the UK Government to delay major changes to the VAT regime. The announcement of a one-year extension to the launch of the reverse charge elicited a widespread positive response from leading UK trade bodies, which had written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer … Continued

SELECT and BESCA collaborate on competence scheme

A new collaboration with the Building Engineering Services Competence Assessment (BESCA) will allow SELECT Members to apply for membership of its Competent Person Scheme (CPS). SELECT has signed a recognition deed with the certification body to set out the terms in which electrical contractors who are SELECT Members can apply for the BESCA CPS. This … Continued

Three new arrivals join the team at SELECT

SELECT has welcomed three more new colleagues to The Walled Garden as we continue to refine and expand our many Member services. Experienced marketing professional Linda Rolfe joined the team on 2 September as our new Events, Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator. Based at our HQ in Penicuik, Linda’s duties will include curating the SELECT website … Continued

Nominees are revealed for SELECT Awards 2019

The shortlist for this year’s SELECT Awards has been revealed after a record number of entrants put their names forward for the annual event. The final winners for 2019 will be announced at a ceremony held at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Friday 11 October. The judging panel faced a tough task to narrow … Continued

More politicians #BackTheBrick for regulation

SELECT’s ongoing campaign for regulation of the electrical industry has been boosted by the backing of two more politicians. MP Stephen Kerr and MSP John Mason have added their names to our Wall of Support, which shows those supporting the crusade for Protection of Title. In his ‘brick’ on the wall, Mr Kerr, Conservative MP … Continued

Deadline extended for popular management course

SELECT has extended the enrolment deadline for its upcoming Effective Manager Programme, run in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University. The year-long programme is aimed at electrical managers or supervisors who want to develop their leadership and communication skills and enhance their company’s performance. Due to growing interest, the deadline for the next intake, which starts … Continued

Four more politicians back SELECT’s Wall of Support

Four more politicians have become the latest high-profile figures to back SELECT’s long-running campaign for recognition of electricians as a profession. MP Philippa Whitford and MSPs Colin Beattie, Alexander Burnett and Graham Simpson have each added their names to our Wall of Support, which shows the organisations and individuals supporting the ongoing campaign for Protection of … Continued