SPOA sets skills dates


By Mike Travers


The campaign to equip Scotland’s plant owners and senior executives with the skills to grow their businesses is gaining momentum with a series of tailor-made courses due to kick off next month.

The scheme, revealed on Scottish Plant  last month, has been developed by the Scottish Plant Owners’ Association (SPOA) and is the only one of its kind in the UK. It is designed to promote the growth of small- and medium-sized businesses in Scotland’s hire sector. The Construction Industry Training Board has pledged financial support.

Jim Houstoun, the SPOA’s training manager, this week confirmed the appointment of two training companies to provide modules on themes such as entrepreneurship and leadership, plant and equipment selection, risk management, marketing and sales. A third company will be appointed soon to lead a module on plant delivery and collection.

The cost for SPOA members for the entire programme is £500 per delegate. All modules will be held on Thursdays at Airth Castle Hotel near Falkirk from 10am-5pm. Dates are from March 9 through to June 1.

Unlike previous initiatives where the goal was to create apprenticeships, the latest project is designed to provide owners, directors and senior managers with additional skills and knowledge to help their businesses grow.

Click here to complete an application form then email to here… or send by post to:

The Scottish Plant Owners Association

302 St. Vincent Street


G2 5RZ


Click here for last month’s launch story



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Article posted 15/2/2017