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These resources have been selected to provide information on the Construction industry in Scotland. Your local Business Gateway office can help you connect with other organisations and support networks to help you further your idea or business.

Resource Efficient Scotland

Reduce your waste with a range of tools and guides tailored to those involved in construction – from designers and contractors to clients and customers.

Skills Development Scotland – Modern Apprenticeships

ConstructionSkills is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, working with industry, for industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce.

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)

Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) connects industry to world leading academic expertise. Developed with industry our support streams include: product, process, business and service.

Architecture and Design Scotland

Promoting a better understanding of the importance of quality design in both the public and private sectors.

Construction Scotland

Construction Scotland’s aims are to represent the industry on the big issues affecting the industry, to engage and coordinate action against the key priorities and issues which will lead to the successful growth and sustainability of the sector, and maximise its contribution to the wider Scottish economy.

Scottish Building Federation

The Scottish Building Federation was established in 1895 working with its members to bring together ideals, collective needs and collaborative business practices. SBF continues to represent the interests and aspirations of its members throughout Scotland.

Association of Brickwork Contractors

The Association of Brickwork Contractors (ABC) is a Trade Body representing the largest Specialist Brickwork Contractors across the UK.

Brick Development Association

The Brick Development Association represents the UK’s clay brick and paver manufacturers.

Steel Construction

All the information you need about steel construction.

Chartered Institute of Building

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction. We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.

Federation of Master Builders

The Federation of Master Builders is the largest trade association in the UK construction industry, representing thousands of firms in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Construction Industry Training Board

CITB supports training and skills in construction sector.

Construction Industry Council

The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

The British Woodwork Federation

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is the trade body for the woodworking sector. We offer advice, support and wood industry information to our 700 members as well as guidance for customers who use, or specify, our members’ products and services.

Homes for Scotland

Homes for Scotland is the voice of the home building industry in Scotland, representing some 200 companies and organisations which together deliver 95% of new homes built for sale each year and a significant proportion of affordable housing.

The Guild of Master Craftsmen

The Guild of Master Craftsmen helps its members to build and evolve their businesses by increasing public awareness of their skill and integrity through national promotion on The Guild also provides expert business support and discounts and savings on business expenses.

Civil Engineering Contractors Association

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association is the representative body for companies who work day-to-day to deliver, upgrade, and maintain the country’s infrastructure.

Institution of Civil Engineers

ICE supports civil engineers and technicians throughout their careers. They award professional qualifications that are the industry standard, lead the debates around infrastructure and the built environment and provide an unmatched level of training, knowledge and thinking.

Institute of Roofing

Like-minded professional people with a desire to drive, increase & maintain professionalism in supervision, management & ownership in the roofing industry.

National Federation of Roofing Contractors

The National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited (NFRC) is the UK’s largest roofing trade association.

Single Ply Roofing Association

The Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) is the trade association representing the UK’s single ply roofing industry.

Metal Cladding and Roofing Manufacturers Association

The MCRMA web site contains a range of useful features designed to educate specifiers and contractors alike on building envelope design, the systems available, their application, superior life expectancy and unrivalled value over other material alternatives.

Roof Tile Association

The Roof Tile Association represents the UK’s leading manufacturers of pitched roof solutions. We are the central representative body establishing a common viewpoint for clay and concrete roof tile manufacturers.

The Tile Association

Are a large independent trade association representing the UK tiling industry.

Association of British Ceramic Distributors

The Association of British Ceramic Distributors (ABCD Tiles) is a group of independent ceramic tile distributors located throughout the UK.

Scottish Decorators Federation

The Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) is Scotland’s trade association for the painting and decorating industry.

Scottish Plant Owners Association

SPOA is a trade association whose members are all interested in the business of owning and hiring plant used in the uk construction industry.


SELECT is the trade association for the electrical contracting industry in Scotland.

DigitalBoost – Digital Skills and Training for SMEs

Helping businesses across Scotland with free advice, workshops, 1:1 expert support, online tools, guides and a quick healthcheck to assess your digital strengths and weaknesses.

Scottish Government – Business Support

Guidance on the policies and interventions in place to support Scottish SMEs.

Healthy Working Lives

Healthy Working Lives is the place to come to if you are an employer in Scotland looking for workplace health, safety and wellbeing information.

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Support agency for the Northern regions of Scotland which focusses on Innovation, trading internationally, funding/investment, skills development and more.

Scottish Enterprise

Focussed on assisting businesses who are looking to accelerate and grow through exporting, developing products and services, funding and business development.

Scotland IS

From innovative technology start-ups and global online service businesses that are transforming our lives to the universities that train our skilled people, ScotlandIS has developed a thriving membership and community for the economic benefit of everyone.

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s national skills body. They contribute to Scotland’s sustainable economic growth by supporting people and businesses to develop and apply their skills.

Business Loans Scotland

Loans from 25K to 100K for new and growing Scottish SMEs.

Young Scot – National Youth Arts Fund

Grants to nurture creative talent in young people aged between 14 and 20 years old.

Zero Waste Scotland

Support, funding, campaigns and other interventions to help people and businesses reduce waste and be more efficient with resources.

Heritage Lottery Fund

Funding projects that connect people and communities to the national, regional and local heritage of the UK.

Just Enterprise

Just Enterprise is a consortium formed from Scotland's key social enterprise support agencies. Collectively, they are able to provide expert Start Up, Business Support, Business Recovery, Procurement, Leadership and Learning Services, to third sector organisations across the length and breadth of the country.

Princes Trust Scotland

Every young person should have the chance to succeed. PTS help young people in Scotland get into education, jobs and start businesses.

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Women’s Business Centre

Led by Women’s Enterprise Scotland this centre is to help women achieve their business aspirations, make connections, up-skill and get support.