Productivity programme to be launched at industry conference

Productivity programme to be launched at industry conference

Construction Scotland is set to launch a new initiative aimed at helping Scottish construction businesses boost their profits by improving their productivity and efficiency.

A collaboration between Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service, Zero Waste Scotland and Skills Development Scotland, the programme, called Profit Through Productivity, will consist of workshops, activities and events.

Full details of the new scheme, which is due to begin in October, will be unveiled at Construction Scotland and CSIC’s joint conference and industry showcase on 13 September at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. 

The event will feature a range of talks, discussions and interactive exhibits to encourage Scotland’s construction businesses to improve their competitiveness and capitalise on the industry’s strengths.

Workshops will feature topical issues including delivering the Scottish Government’s target of 50,000 new homes and rethinking public procurement.

Stephen Good, chief executive of Construction Scotland Innovation Centre commented: “These may be rather uncertain times for the construction industry, but the best thing a business can do to secure its future is to have a positive attitude, look ahead and think about how it can do things differently and more efficiently.  

“Our event will share tips and tricks on how to be more productive, and improve profitability, and it doesn’t matter whether you are a very small company or a major contractor, these messages are crucial to absolutely everyone.”

Ed Monaghan, chair of Construction Scotland said: “The construction sector is such a vital part of our economy here in Scotland that it is in everyone’s best interests for it to thrive.  If you work in the construction industry, you will know the challenges we face. Continual improvement is the name of the game in terms of efficiency, effectiveness, and ultimately improved profitability. Construction Scotland’s Profit through Productivity initiative is here to help you and your business do just that.

“I’d urge everyone in the construction industry to get along to the Conference to not only find out all about this programme and how they can get involved with it, but also learn from some top industry experts and network with hundreds of construction peers.”

 

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