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Members urged to give their views in retentions consultation

SELECT has reminded its Members to have their say and take part in an industry-wide government consultation on the use of cash retentions in construction. Managing Director Alan Wilson said that every Member business should make their views known to the Scottish Government discussion before it closes on 25 March. He said: “This consultation gives everyone … Continued

Future is electrical

MD Alan: We need to attract the brightest talent

The need for more young people to join the electrical industry in Scotland has never been greater – and those who do so will have an “opportunity for life”. That’s the view of SELECT managing director Alan Wilson, who says fresh talent is urgently required to meet the ever-increasing demand for new technology and electrical … Continued

Certificates of Membership

New Membership and Training certificates launched

SELECT has launched new Membership and Training certificates as part of an ongoing refresh of all print and digital material. The new-look Membership documents are designed to replace existing plastic cards, with a paper copy posted to each Member business once annual subscriptions are paid. A digital PDF version will also be emailed to each Member business for … Continued

Conflict Avoidance Pledge

SELECT signs up to Conflict Avoidance Pledge

SELECT has added its name to a growing campaign for more collaborative working by signing up to the Conflict Avoidance Pledge (CAP). A joint initiative by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the Institution of Civil Engineers and other major professional bodies in the built environment, the Pledge aims to … Continued

Consultation retentions

Consultation on retentions is welcomed by SELECT

SELECT has welcomed the Scottish Government’s announcement of an industry-wide consultation on the use of cash retentions in construction. The move follows a massive ongoing campaign by SELECT, working in partnership with the Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group. SELECT and SEC Group Scotland have been carrying out extensive lobbying amongst members of the Scottish Parliament … Continued

Gala dinner

Gala dinner celebrates 50 years of SJIB excellence

Guests from across the electrical and construction industry made it a night to remember at a special gala dinner to toast the 50th anniversary of the Scottish Joint Industry Board (SJIB). Some 80 people gathered to celebrate in the Queen Anne room at Edinburgh Castle, including representatives from Unite the Union, the Joint Industry Board, … Continued

Views are sought

Committee seeks Members’ views on EVs and energy systems

The Scottish Parliament’s Economy, Energy and Fair Work Committee is seeking the views of SELECT Members as part of a new energy inquiry. As part of a wider focus on electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure, the committee wants written input from as many people as possible on the following themes: The impact of increasing numbers of … Continued

EuropeOn logo

SELECT plays its part as AIE becomes EuropeOn

After 65 years as AIE, the European Electrical Contractors’ Association has changed its name to EuropeOn, with SELECT playing its part in the transformation. The association has unveiled a new identity to reflect the electrical sector’s vital contribution to virtually all areas of European economy and society. And taking pride of place on its new-look website is an engaging animation which … Continued

campaign boost

Huge boost as 32 more MSPs back call to regulate electricians

More than 30 MSPs have added their voices to SELECT’s rapidly-growing campaign for regulation of the electrical industry. Some 32 new politicians have joined the swell of cross-party support after we recently spent three days meeting MSPs and delivering our vital message about safety at Holyrood. The MSPs’ names will now be added to our Wall … Continued

New EV charging installation course to launch in 2020

SELECT is delighted to announce that it’s now working in partnership with Fife College to offer a new City & Guilds training course on Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation. The two-day course, which will begin in early 2020, aims to provide expert guidance to learners wishing to gain a better knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the installation … Continued