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Experienced business leader and consultant Paul McDevitt showcases the Positive Action Club, a newly launched virtual peer-to-peer support group for decision-makers from the public, private and third sectors. We are entering a period of increased uncertainty and the challenges facing business leader

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Kevin Gibb is vice chair of CIOB’s Scotland North Hub and works as a senior building standards surveyor (BSS) at the City of Edinburgh Council. He has been involved in several high-profile projects, including Edinburgh St James Quarter, Meadowbank Stadium, and cancer units at the Western Gener

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As part of a series written by the Housing and Place Delivery Forum members reflecting on Scotland’s revised and soon-to-be-adopted fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4), Steven Tolson argues that planners will be judged on the outcomes they deliver and that real change will require

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Stephen Pearson, chair of Financial Inclusion for Scotland, and Carolyn Sawers, chief executive of Corra, launch an initiative where people can help those most in need of support with energy costs.

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Politically and economically, 2022 was a tumultuous year. Despite an encouraging start, by the third quarter it was clear that Scotland’s property sector was being impacted by spiralling inflation, soaring energy costs and increasing interest rates, writes Barry McKeown. Yet, let me recall som

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Bill Roddie from Spectrum Properties shares his thoughts on what to expect in the property and construction industry in 2023 including a catalogue of challenges to housebuilding and the private rental market. Given the social, political and economic turmoil of the past three years, it would be

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AM Bid founder Andrew Morrison unveils what he believes is in store for bids and proposals over the next 12 months. 2022 was the year when the term VUCA really came into its own. The acronym describes a world which is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous, and most people would now agree with t

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With a variety of social issues highlighted by adverts over the festive period, Homes for Scotland chief executive Jane Wood considers why now, more than ever, we should reflect on the role housing has in our society. Supporting everyone’s right to an adequate standard of living and enshrined

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Alastair Wallace, senior partner from Thomas & Adamson, reviews 2022 and outlines what he feels lies ahead for the construction industry in the coming year. It was the year that was defined by change and unpredictability. Covid restrictions might have gradually eased and disappeared, but were re

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Homes for Scotland's Liz Hamilton looks ahead to the National Planning Framework 4 and outlines what it means for the Scottish economy. Scotland needs more homes. With a shortfall now approaching 100,000 houses since 2007, this is beyond doubt and we require a robust and ambitious plan to put this r

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Data specialist Anna Reed explores the four key trends driving Scotland’s commercial real estate sector and shaping the future of the country. Scotland’s economy is getting back to business and so is its commercial real estate (CRE) sector. Creating opportunities for developers, investor

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