An increased allocation of funding for affordable homes and energy efficiency from yesterday’s draft Scottish budget has been welcomed, though the Scottish Government “missed an opportunity” to set out how they will invest in Scotland’s builders.
Workloads for small building companies in Scotland fell in the final quarter of 2019 with the political uncertainty in the period up to the General Election having a marked effect, according to the Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland).
Montrose building firm MCK Construction Ltd has beaten hundreds of builders across the UK to scoop the overall Master Builder award in the prestigious Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB) Master Builder Awards 2019. Designed to celebrate the nation’s best builders, the awards were presen
Bridge of Allan-based Kevin Wilson Joiners & Building Contractors has spoken of its “delight” after the firm won a top industry award following the renovation of an iconic Stirling tennis pavilion. The family construction firm was awarded the best Commercial Project honour at the Fed
An apprentice joiner training with Barratt North Scotland has fought off fierce competition to be named ‘Apprentice of the Year 2019’ at the Scottish Federation of Master Builders’ Awards. Jemma Sykes, 27, from Aberdeen, received her award last week during the Federation’s re
A family construction firm is in the running for a top industry award following the renovation of an iconic Stirling building. Bridge of Allan-based Kevin Wilson Joiners & Building Contractors is among the finalists for the Federation of Master Builders’ Large Renovation Project honour for
Scotland’s small building firms have fared better than their UK-wide counterparts with a strong start to 2019, according to FMB Scotland. The FMB’s quarterly assessment of the UK SME construction sector found that workloads declined for the first time in six years across the UK as more r
Small and medium-sized (SME) firms in the Scottish construction sector are remaining stable in the face of continuing political uncertainty, according to a report by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) Scotland. The FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey found that the pace of growth amon
More than £5 billion of capital investment is to be made in 2019-20 to deliver on the Scottish Government’s aim to “grow and modernise” infrastructure, finance secretary Derek Mackay has announced. Presenting his Scottish Budget 2019/20 to the Scottish Parliament yesterday, M
The Federation of Master Builders Scotland (FMB Scotland) has elected two female Scottish Board representatives for the first time in its history. Lee Cairns, operations director at Thistle Trade Group Ltd, and Theresa Gallagher, operations manager/director at Young Wilson & Cunningham Ltd, were