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After the release of a survey which revealed the tragic human cost of payment abuse in the construction industry, the head of a trade association has called for action to outlaw practices which are damaging individuals as well as businesses. Fiona Hodgson, chief executive of the Scottish and Norther

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SNIPEF CEO Fiona Hodgson outlines Section75 pensions issue facing some plumbers. The road to hell is paved with good intentions which, in the case of the current situation with the Plumbing Pensions Scheme, is having a devastating impact on our industry and many of the people within it across the UK

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Scotland’s top plumbing apprentices completed a near-sweep at last week’s WorldSkills UK competition, with two of the four award winners up for selection to contest for international glory in China in 2021. Moray College student Connor Cruden, of Garry Cowie Plumbing and Heating, receive

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A Scottish trade body has urged Scotland Excel to insist on the use of project bank accounts (PBAs) for its new £1.5 billion social housing construction framework. Speaking after Scotland Excel’s recent Glasgow conference, Fiona Hodgson, CEO of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing

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SELECT has welcomed the news that BSE Skills Ltd has been awarded another contract by Skills Development Scotland (SDS). As a key player in the joint venture, the association says it is “delighted” at the announcement of the Building Services Engineering Modern Apprenticeships and Scotti

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Neil Hadden has been unveiled as the new President for 2019/20 of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF). Elected at the organisations’ Annual General Meeting last month, Neil is the 97th President of SNIPEF. A long-serving plumber, he joined SNIPEF in

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(from left) head of BESA Scotland & Northern Ireland, Iain McCaskey, with Fiona Harper, the head of employment affairs at SELECT, and Duncan Wilson, deputy chief executive of SNIPEF Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and d

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Construction trade federations across the UK are continuing their push for action on cash retentions. The National Federation of Builders (NFB) and other trade federations with members most likely to be affected by the collapse of Carillion believe this is an opportunity for the industry to move swi

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John Leonard The Scottish & Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has announced that the incoming President for 2015/16 is John Leonard of Belfast.

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David A More Trophy winner Ian Flockhart (centre) from SNIPEF Heating Scotland Ltd with Robin Hall (L) and Robert Beagley (R) Edinburgh College graduate Ian Flockhart, 52, picked up the top award at the 13th annual Apprentice Prize Giving Ceremony organised by the Scottish & Northern Ireland Plu

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