2024 FMB Scotland Summer Reception
The 2024 FMB Scotland Summer Reception took place at the The Merchant’s House of Glasgow

The Merchant’s House of Glasgow was a fitting setting for the members who attended our Scotland AGM and Summer reception for members on 6 June. After hearing highlights of FMB’s recent work and future plans from Scotland President Alastair Raitt and myself, we confirmed the results of the 2024 Scotland Board elections.

By the time nominations closed on 1 May, 13 members had submitted nominations for the nine vacancies on the Scotland Board. This triggered an online election, which concluded on Friday 31 May. Alastair Raitt confirmed the following members who were either elected or re-elected onto the Scotland Board:

Angus Reid-Evans, Brendan Forbes, Colin McInnes, James Gilmour, Joshua Park, Mark MacDonald, Peter Tait, Robert Wilson and Stephen O’Neill.

As of 6 June 2024, here is a confirmation of your full Scotland Board:

Peter Tait

DITT Construction Ltd

Brendan Forbes

Forbes & Son Property Maintenance

Ryan Fair

George Fair Joiners & Contractors

Alastair Raitt (FMB National Board Rep)

H M Raitt & Sons Ltd

Pam Wilson (President)

Kevin Wilson Joiners and Building Contractors

Samantha Maccuish

Lilium Homes Ltd

Colin Mcinnes

Mcinnes Construction Services Ltd

Jim Gilmour

O D C Ltd

Mark MacDonald

O'Mac Construction Limited

Joshua Park

Q Build Ltd

Stephen O'Neill

SJ O'Neill Construction

Angus Reid-Evans

Spey Building & Joinery Ltd

Stuart Livingstone

Stuart Livingstone Joinery Ltd

Lee Cairns

Thistle Trade Group Ltd

Robert Wilson

Wilson Decorators Ltd

A new President for Scotland

Gordon Nelson and Pam Wilson, FMB Scotland AGM,  June 2024
Gordon Nelson with Pam Wilson at the 2024 FMB Scotland AGM.

After almost four years as Scotland President, Alastair Raitt confirmed this spring he would be standing down at the AGM. There will be continuity though, as Alastair is remaining on the Scotland Board as its representative on FMB’s Board of Directors. Pam Wilson has become the first female President of the FMB in Scotland, as she was elected.

Pam said: “It was five years ago to the day when I was first elected to FMB’s Scotland Board at the AGM in Edinburgh. I have been on quite a journey since then and I wouldn’t have believed back then if you had told me that I would be elected as the Scotland President five years later. Today I am absolutely delighted and it’s an honour being the first female President of FMB Scotland.”

“Alastair has been a fantastic President for the last four year, especially navigating the first two years of COVID. I look forward to working with him, fellow Scotland Board members and with FMB’s Scotland Director Gordon Nelson in my new role.”

After the AGM business concluded, there was an interactive session where two guest speakers shared their insights and tips with members. Business coach, Craig Rattray, explained how members could improve their business acumen tenfold, and Rebecca Bonnington of Tricres Ltd focused on how to build a strong business model that doesn’t require 24/7 input from the owner to operate, and how to develop an affordable exit plan.

Exhibitors prove a hit with members

Our thanks to our headline sponsors Enva and to our event supporters The Isle of Skye Paint Company,  BE-ST and The Lighthouse Club: all taking a stand at the event. Members and exhibitors alike enjoyed some networking over drinks and canapes, and it was a delight to see the energy in the room.

We will be collating the feedback from those who attended, but for now my congratulations to Pam and my thanks to everyone who joined us in Glasgow on 6 June.

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Gordon Nelson

Gordon Nelson

FMB Scotland Hub Director, Federation of Master Builders

Director, Federation of Master Builders Scotland

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. In spring 2023 Gordon was appointed as an industry co-chair of the Construction Leaderships Forum’s (CLF) Transformation Board.

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