We’re part of a major team eff ort

ELECT is among the members of Actuate UK, a new alliance for the multi-billion-pound UK engineering services sector that was launched in February via a virtual

industry event. The association is looking forward

to playing a key role in the collective of eight leading trade, technology, research, and professional bodies as it delivers a single and consolidated voice for the sector. As an agent for positive change,

Actuate UK will support the delivery of a safer, more productive, and sustainable UK-built environment and, together with others in the industry, the UK Government and the devolved nations, will play a key role in essential national initiatives.

It will also lead the sector’s response to the building safety agenda and post-COVID green recovery, providing direction and championing the wider industry culture changes needed for their successful delivery.

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of SELECT, said: “SELECT was a very keen and active participant in the work of the

SEC Group, Actuate UK’s predecessor, both at UK but especially at Scottish level. We look forward to working with colleagues in the new Actuate UK body as it broadens its footprint across a whole host of activities linked to our Members’ work.” As well as SELECT, Actuate UK

consists of: ●The Building Engineering and Services Association (BESA) ●The Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) ●The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)

New EETF roles for Gordon and Mike

T e Electrical Engineering Training Foundation (EETF) has appointed Gordon McArthur as its new chair as it continues to help develop the next generation of skills. T e Managing Director of

SELECT Member business WMQ Building Services takes over from Alex Guyan, who has

been in the chair for eight years. Gordon became MD of

family-run WMQ in 2008, taking the reins from his father Jim, who was EETF director and chairman from 2002 until 2015. He said: “It is a huge privilege

to have been asked to take on this important role. T e electrical sector becomes more complex

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and high-tech with each passing year and training must be at the front and centre of everything we do.” Alex said: “It is with great

confidence that I pass the baton to Gordon. He is a dynamic business personality who is acutely aware of the effort we

●ECA – Electrical and Engineering Services ●The Federation of Environmental Trade Associations (FETA) ●The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) ●SNIPEF – The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation. The eight organisations bring a broad range of technical, practical, and commercial expertise to focus on four strategically important themes – skills, building safety, carbon reduction and commercial issues in 2021.

Gordon McArthur (left) and Mike Stark

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