Come and join your fellow members at our free networking and business event sponsored by TradePoint taking place on Thursday 23 June. The event is hosted by FMB Scotland and is open to all FMB members. Meet your fellow members, take part in the Scotland AGM, share your feedback and ideas, and have a drink together. 

About this event

The afternoon will start with the FMB Scotland 2022 AGM, followed by an informal business briefing for members, and then drinks & canapes.

FMB Scotland Director Gordon Nelson will open the business briefing with a short summary of topical issues in the building industry in Scotland. Members will benefit from learning about the latest updates on the business support and funding available for construction firms in Scotland from Digital Construction SkillsGlenEtive Projects will then share their exciting ideas and plans to involve members in delivering building projects.

This will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunities to talk to your fellow members and ask questions. 

The event will conclude with a drink together, giving you the opportunity to socialise with your fellow members.

The event is free for FMB members, and Gordon Nelson hopes to see you all there. 

The dress code for this event is smart casual.


15.30 Registration, refreshments and networking


FMB Scotland AGM

16.30 Refreshments and networking 


Guest speakers and debate


Networking including a drink and canapes


Event close

 Confirmed speakers

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Chris Grant

Partnerships Manager, Digital Construction Skills

Chris Grant is Partnerships Manager at Digital Construction Skills. He is an experienced Civil Engineer and Construction Manager having worked for Tier 1 Contractors such as Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try for a large part of his 27-year career. Having worked on a number of complex digitalisation projects within the water industry, Chris is passionate about sharing this knowledge and experience by supporting SME and trades-based contractors.
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Saffron Grant

Managing Director, Digital Construction Skills

Saffron Grant is the Managing Director of Digital Construction Skills. She is an experienced Civil Engineer who, during her twenty-five years in the construction industry has worked for contractors, designers and clients. She is passionate about supporting SME construction companies to embrace digital tools to improve profitability and grow their business.
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Paul Hughes

Dual-chartered Town Planner and Surveyor, GlenEtive

Paul is a former Director of Keepmoat Homes, and is a dual chartered Town Planner and Surveyor, with over 20 years’ experience.  He now runs a specialist development consultancy helping SME builders. In his spare time, he helps run a youth cycling club.
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Gordon Nelson

FMB Scotland Director, Federation of Master Builders

Gordon has nearly twenty years’ experience of working in membership organisations in Scotland and joined the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in 2014. Prior to this, he worked at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and for Unilever in business development, membership management and business-to-business marketing roles. Amongst his responsibilities in his role as the Director for FMB Scotland are public affairs, media relations, governance and representing member’s interests to Scottish policy makers and stakeholders within the Scottish construction industry. Gordon is the Secretary of the Cross-Party Group on Construction in the Scottish Parliament, and he is a member of the Scottish Building Standards Futures Board. Gordon represents the FMB on Scotland’s Construction Industry Collective Voice: which is comprised of the leading construction trade and professional bodies. Gordon is actively involved with Site Safe Scotland, the principal committee for construction health and safety in Scotland.
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Phil Prentice

Chief Officer, National Programme Director, Director and Board member, Scotland’s Towns Partnership, Scotland’s Improvement Districts, UK High Street Taskforce and Shelter’s Empty Homes Partnership

Phil is Chief Officer of Scotland’s Towns Partnership, National Programme Director for Scotland’s Improvement Districts and Director of the UK High Street Taskforce. He is also a Board member of Shelter’s Empty Homes Partnership. With 25 years economic development experience, his role is to help drive collaboration to revitalise, repurpose and regenerate our towns and cities.


  • Member ticket: FREE ​​​​​​​

  • Non-member ticket: £49 (including VAT)

A limited number of tickets are available and these will be offered on a first-come first-serve basis. 


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Headline sponsor

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COVID-19 precautions

Before arriving at the venue if you have any symptoms of illness, regardless of whether you think they may be symptoms of COVID-19, please follow the Government guidance.

The venue will be sufficiently equipped with anti-bacterial stations, gloves and masks if needed. We ask that you please also notify us if you test positive within the time frame of the event so we can follow our track and trace communication procedure to our staff and any others who attended the event.

We recommend all delegates to have self-tested with a Rapid Lateral Flow Test kit to help ensure the safety of yourself and others. Although this is not mandatory, we do advise taking a Lateral Flow Test. Results can take up to half an hour to show so please be aware of this if you are going to be doing the test in the morning ahead of your visit.

Any questions please email [email protected].