With approximately 630 companies with 5,500 employees based in the region, Construction is a key sector within West Lothian.
Although activity remains high in the area, our local construction businesses are not immune to the challenges facing the industry as a whole throughout the UK, including difficulty recruiting and rising costs.
To help overcome this, the West Lothian Construction Forum was formed. The aim of the forum is to improve collaboration across the sector, encourage school leavers to join the industry, improve training and skills, increase supply chain opportunities, and support sustainability & environmental goals. The Forum meets on a monthly basis to discuss these issues, and consists of members from West Lothian Council, Business Gateway, Skills Development Scotland, West Lothian College, and most importantly, local business owners within the Construction industry.
We are currently looking for more local business owners to join the forum and share their expertise. There are many reasons to join, including:
To learn more about the Construction Forum, please contact Brenda Cumming via firstname.lastname@example.org .
Jamie Taylor, Chair of the Construction Forum
The Construction Forum is chaired by Jamie Taylor, Managing Director of Taylor Roofs. The West Lothian-based business offers specialist roofing services across Central Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Lothians.
You can learn more about Taylor Roofs and the services they offer below: