Minister appointed chair of Scots construction forum

A SCOTTISH Government minister has been named chair of a forum seeking to “deliver key commitments in areas [of the Scottish construction industry] such as fair work, diversity and inclusion”.

Richard Lochhead is Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade in the Scottish Government and the forum is the Construction Leadership Forum, described – here – as “working with public and private sectors partners to deliver improved infrastructure, creating resilient and sustainable places towards a net zero carbon economy”.

The minister’s appointment coincides with what is being described as a “refresh” of the forum’s membership, to include “improved gender and SME representation and greater geographical reach with a focus on ‘net zero'”.

Says the CLF: “The new members bring expertise from areas such as retrofit, skills development, modern methods of construction, innovative products, technology, and data with a focus on meeting net zero targets, and becoming a more productive, diverse and equal sector.”

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