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Ferguson Marine shipyard nationalised by Scottish Government

THE Scottish Government has reached an agreement with administrators to take the Ferguson Marine shipyard in Port Glasgow into public control. Ferguson Marine entered administration...

Construction businesses urged to prepare for VAT changes

CONSTRUCTION businesses have been warned that failure to prepare for upcoming VAT changes could result in a range of financial difficulties. Nigel Roberts, head of VAT...

Political support grows for campaign to regulate electrical industry

SUPPORT is growing for SELECT'S campaign for recognition of electricians as a profession after four more politicians backed the plans.  MP Philippa Whitford and MSPs...

Roadshows to provide Scottish electricians with latest industry developments

ELECTRICIANS based in Scotland are to get the opportunity to attend a seminar from NICEIC, which will provide information about the latest developments in...

WSP makes senior appointment to Scottish team

WSP has appointed Jonathan Plant as development director (Scotland) for local government within its transport and infrastructure team. He will be tasked with leading the...

New website and subscription service launched by SBCC

THE Scottish Building Contracts Committee (SBCC) has created a new website that offers visitors a range of practical advice and help. The new site will...
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Balfour Beatty reports ‘strong’ half-year financial figures

BALFOUR Beatty has reported the business is 'on track' to deliver a full-year financial performance in line with market expectations. The contractor announced its half-year...

Norbord appoints new general manager at Inverness mill

STUART Hendry has been appointed general manager at Norbord Inverness. Previously based at Norbord’s Cowie plant as MDF production manager, he will be tasked with managing...

Glasgow consultancy invests in larger premises

PICK Everard has appointed a new director and invested in larger premises in Glasgow. Described as a 'strategic move to be closer to key clients' and...

Political uncertainty results in ‘grim’ outlook for construction sector

CONSTRUCTION has 'flat lined' with both the public and private sectors adopting a cautious approach due to political uncertainty. That's the view of Mark Robinson,...

Construction fit-out specialist hails ‘record’ order intake

Contract furniture and fit-out specialist Deanestor has announced a 'record' order intake, with £12.5 million of orders secured in the last six months.

Paisley contractor reports revenue rise

Clark Contracts has reported a rise in turnover from £72 million to £78 million in its latest accounts.

Maxi to earn its Corn on Haddington project

Maxi Construction has secured a contract to renovate the Grade B listed Corn Exchange in Haddington.

CAN-do attitude for new confined spaces division

Structural engineering specialist CAN has announced the launch of a dedicated confined spaces division with a team of specialist technicians, estimators and project management staff.

Scottish projects contribute to ‘strong’ Morgan Sindall profit growth

Morgan Sindall has reported ‘strong' profit growth in the first half of 2019 in its half-year financial results.

Henry Boot PLC announces new CEO

HENRY Boot PLC has announced Tim Roberts as the construction company’s new chief executive.

Bancon celebrates new contract wins

Bancon Construction has announced several new contract wins worth more than £20 million in total.

New associate joins Hardies’ Edinburgh office

David Alexander has been appointed as an associate at Hardies Property & Construction Consultants' Edinburgh office.

Regeneration specialist makes double senior management appointment

Regeneration specialist ENGIE has strengthened its senior management team with two new appointments.

Hardies sees ‘significant increase’ in demand for funder monitoring role

Hardies Property & Construction Consultants claims to be experiencing a 'significant increase' in demand for its funder independent surveyor monitoring service.