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Construction, as with all industries, requires new talent if it is to continue to thrive. However, as we are all aware there is currently a skills gap which will need to be addressed given pressures on the industry, such as the ongoing RAAC crisis. Urgent action is needed to secure the future of the

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George Buchanan, director and lead architect at George Buchanan Architects, is the latest subject of SCN’s Just a Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry?

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Donaldson Timber Engineering design manager Sue Darbyshire shares her thoughts for SCN’s Just a Minute feature Q: How did you get started in the industry?

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In the run-up to the CICV’s Green Home Festival, event co-organiser and Scotland director of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Gordon Nelson takes on SCN's Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? I joined the FMB in 2014. Having worke

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Dale Taylor, co-founder and technical director at Compliance LEV, takes on SCN's Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? I worked for a Kilmarnock-based blue chip engine component manufacturer, and dealt with ventilation issues for risky materials. As part of my duties I, sta

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Edison Group CEO Calum Melville is the next participant in SCN's Just a Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? I believe there is room in the market to roll up SMEs in the construction and property sector into a £100 million plus revenue construction and property group.

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CRD Property Ltd director, Ryan Davies, takes part in our Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? I followed in my father’s footsteps. He is a plasterer to trade and on leaving school, I started a plastering apprenticeship.

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Next up in Scottish Construction Now's Q&A is Dr Mila Duncheva, business development manager UK & Ireland at Stora Enso Building Solutions and chair of the BE Change Makers. How did you get started in the industry?

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Finn Caldwell, architectural technologist at GLM, takes part in our Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? My grandpa was an architect, so he was the first person to spark my interest. My undergraduate degree was in architectural technology, so I was hoping to move into a ro

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Robert Beagley, Scotframe's business development manager – self build, Scotland South and West, is the latest participant in our Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? Like many people when I left school I didn’t know what I wanted to do and the thought of a care

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Donald W Orr, MD of Unitech Services Ltd and president of electrical trade association SELECT, steps into the Just A Minute hot seat. How did you get started in the industry? I took an electrical apprenticeship after school, qualified as an electrician and then an approved electr

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John McHugh, managing partner at DM Hall, takes part in SCN's Just A Minute feature. How did you get started in the industry? As a trainee surveyor with a local firm in Ayrshire in the early 1980’s before moving to Glasgow and joining dm hall as a young, newly qualified surveyor in 1988.

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SCN's Just a Minute interview feature returns with Spectrum Properties managing director Bill Roddie. How did you get started in the industry? Hard work and determination. I judged that the property sector was the right one for me and decided to get involved. As they say, the world stopped

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The JR Group was founded in 1995 and employs around 170 staff. It started as a scaffolding business and is now one of the largest building and construction firms in Scotland. The business operates throughout Scotland and Northern England, working on behalf of a number of the UK’s leading house

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Construction entrepreneur Lee Marley is the next participant in our Just a Minute feature. Name: Lee Marley

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