Posts tagged with ‘SELECT’

  • Scottish electrical apprenticeship numbers rise for fifth year

    By Debbie Eales on November 27, 2017
    An air of confidence in Scotland’s electrical sector has led to the fifth year-on-year increase in the number of apprentices attracted to the industry, according to SELECT, the industry’s campaigning trade body. A combination of greater employment opportunities, and increased optimism regarding future employability has meant a 6% increase in electrical apprenticeship numbers, with 750 people signed up to begin […]
  • Survey: Over half of SMEs still hit with retentions

    By Debbie Eales on November 20, 2017
    Findings come as government considers reform of retentions system Nearly six in 10 engineering services businesses (56 per cent) say that a substantial portion of their turnover is currently being held by firms up the supply chain, according to new survey findings from the BESA, ECA and SELECT. Almost one in three businesses (32 per cent) responding to the survey, […]
  • Engineering services sector ends 2016 on a high

    By Debbie Eales on February 27, 2017
    Survey findings come despite rising material and labour costs, and late payment issues More than three in four (78 per cent) engineering services firms say turnover increased or remained steady during the final quarter of 2016, according to new findings within the sector-wide ‘Building Engineering Business Survey’, sponsored by Scolmore. The survey is now being run in partnership by the […]
  • Survey: clients ‘unprepared’ for smart building revolution

    By Debbie Eales on January 31, 2017
    Industry-wide survey finds four in 10 clients are unfamiliar with phrase the ‘Internet-of-Things’ Four in 10 building clients (40 per cent) say they are ‘unfamiliar’ with the heavily-used phrase the ‘Internet-of-Things’, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), and Scottish electrical trade body SELECT. In addition, over half […]
  • Industry bodies launch survey on current and future use of connected technology

    By Debbie Eales on November 22, 2016
    A survey on the use of connected technology by clients in the building services engineering sector, such as facilities managers, architects and consultants, has been launched by the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA), the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Scottish electrical trade association SELECT. Please click here to complete the ‘Connected Technology’ survey, which runs until Friday, […]
  • Over half of SMEs could be ‘frozen out’ of government contracts

    By Debbie Eales on November 4, 2015
    ‘More than half of small firms ‘not ready’ for introduction of BIM Level 2’ Small and medium-sized firms could find themselves unintentionally ‘frozen out’ from competing for tens of billions of pounds of central government contracts in just a matter of months, according to new survey findings from the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA). The survey, carried out with leading industry partners, shows […]