The Scottish Lime Centre has been bucking the down-turn in the construction sector with a huge demand for its focused building advisory and training services recently. This has required the present Director, Roz Artis-Young to move to a newly created post of Technical Director, to allow her to concentrate on meeting the increasing demand in these areas.
Roz is well known and respected within the industry and brings a high level of professionalism and skill to this new post, ensuring the continued quality of the SLCT’s products and services. The SLCT’s unique vocational training facility at Merryhill, Charlestown, and its in-house laboratory in support of the building advisory work, combine to offer contractors, homeowners, building professionals and learners an unrivalled opportunity to acquire skills, knowledge and independent advice.
Stuart Beattie, who has been involved as a business advisor to the SLCT for some time, moves to the new post of Managing Director to oversee all aspects of moving the SLCT forward and to focus on the business. Stuart will ensure core services are maintained alongside staff development. He will also forge new grant funded partnerships to ensure the SLCT maintains its status as Scotland’s first point of contact for any problems or concerns over build quality, whether refurbishment, repair, maintenance, restoration, conservation or indeed new construction.
In 2009, over 2,000 learners attended a wide ranging programme of courses, master classes and workshops at the three training centres used by the SLCT namely Charlestown Workshops, the new all weather training centre at Merryhill, Charlestown and the new training facility at Penicuik House.