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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

Christmas times

Christmas and New Year opening hours at SELECT

With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve finalised the hours that The Walled Garden will be closed over the festive period. SELECT will be shut from Wednesday December 25 until Sunday 5 January and will open again for business as usual on Monday 6 January. These dates mean the last day to order stationery is Thursday 19 December. Any … 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

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

SELECT supports new election call to end payments abuse

SELECT has backed a new campaign by The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group that calls on all parliamentary candidates to vow to crack down on late payments. The SEC Group is seeking to obtain a commitment from all would-be MPs that they will support legislation to: Mandate 30-day payment terms on all public sector contracts and … 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