Category Archives: construction

Let’s go innovate!


Bill McBride is a Director of the privately owned Westcrowns Group of companies, member of the Interface Advisory Board, Chairman of the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre, Chairman of Routes to Work South Lanarkshire and a member of the Construction Scotland Industry Leadership Group.

I very recently had the pleasure of being invited to give the keynote presentation to the Canadian Construction Innovation Forum in Edmonton, Canada. Their organisational Board and Executive function is relatively new, full of vigour and directly driven and funded by their construction industry its supply chain partners and their customers. Continue reading

Colleges Scotland welcomes Innovation Voucher expansion


Colleges Scotland welcomes the expansion into the college sector of an established funding scheme which helps match entrepreneurial Scottish businesses with Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

Until now the Scottish Funding Council’s Innovation Voucher Programme has only been available to create links between small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) and Scotland’s HEIs. Continue reading