VIP Exhibitors

Austin-Smith:Lord is an award-winning multidisciplinary architecture, urban design and landscape architecture practice. We provide a comprehensive range of built environment and place-making design services from our studios in Glasgow, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool and London. The practice is augmented by specialist in-house expertise in Sustainable Design, Conservation Architecture and Planning. We have RIAS ‘Advanced’ level accredited conservation and sustainability architects and an EcoHomes Assessor. Our recent work has received RIBA, RICS, BALI National Landscape, UK Housing, Scottish Design, Saltire Housing Design and Scottish Property Awards. Most importantly we are very proud of the positive feedback we receive from clients and end-users of completed projects.

BDP is a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists. We create outstanding places for people.

Working in interdisciplinary teams we produce integrated, holistic and sustainable solutions. Our cumulative depth of experience gives us leading edge expertise across a wide spectrum of sectors.

Originally established in 1961 as Building Design Partnership, BDP now has studios across the world. These combine local knowledge with the vision, values and infrastructure of a major award winning practice.

Blackwood is a long established not-for-profit organisation providing beautiful, accessible, affordable homes, care and support services across Scotland.

Many of our customers live with physical disability, mobility or other difficulties which mean they need highly accessible and adaptable homes with a flexible and responsive personal service.

Blackwood takes inspiration from our founder, Dr Margaret Blackwood MBE, who over 40 years ago demonstrated the pioneering spirit we want to be known for today. She insisted that her disability should not stop her achieving great things and that technology played an important part in enabling her to be independent.

Through our innovation, design and development, we continue Dr Blackwood’s legacy of helping people live their lives to the full.

Community benefits clauses within public sector contracts are now mandatory in Scotland following the Procurement Reform Act (Scotland) – 2014. This requires contractors to ensure that stipulated community benefits are delivered as per contract requirements.

Community benefits can take the form of:

  • Training or recruitment
  • The availability of sub-contracting opportunities
  • A development of the social, economic, or environmental well-being of an Authority’s area in a way that is additional to the main purpose of the contract in which the requirement is included.

CITB has developed the Client Based Approach (CBA). This is a construction industry approved guidance document quantifying skills and training related community benefit targets that would be considered realistic in terms of the type and value of construction projects. The targets (KPIs and benchmarks) relate to CITB’s skills and training agenda within construction. For example, increasing the number of apprentices, work placements, management training, NVQs and upskilling etc.

Public Sector bodies which adopt CITB’s CBA and embed the CBA community benefit targets within their contracts are awarded ‘National Skills Academy for Construction’ status by the National Construction Skills Academy Group (NCSAG) which is an industry led Approval Panel.


Fife Council’s Economic Development Team will showcase sources of support available to assist in the creation, development and growth of your business, whether it is through accessing new markets to winning contracts with the public sector.  There will be an opportunity to meet with Fife Council Procurement and Property Services to discuss procurement and future opportunities.


We are Scotland's largest social landlord with almost 40,000 affordable homes in Glasgow.

We are part of Wheatley Group, a group of organisations which works together to provide affordable housing, community regeneration and property management services.

Since stock transfer from the city council in 2003, we have invested more than £1.2billion in modernising and improving tenants’ homes, making them warmer, safer and drier.

We are building new homes in communities across the city.

For many years, HLM has cultivated a 'one team' culture with staff firmly at its core. Design excellence and client satisfaction remain critical to our mission, and we couldn't deliver this without a close-knit team of dedicated and enquiring minds. We work internationally as one, sharing best practice, knowledge and experience across the globe.

British Brands HLM, Llewelyn Davies, Sidell Gibson and 33 Interiors, are four independent Architectural and Interior Design Practices forming the Group, with individual design studios located in central London, benefitting from additional offices in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, UAE and South Africa delivering acknowledged Design Quality across key sectors of the built environment.

Land Engineering was established in 1980. Since then we've been on a journey to become Scotland's leading provider for design, development and implementation of hard and soft landscaping, civil engineering, stonework restoration, new build cladding, grounds maintenance and winter services.

As a specialist environmental engineering company, we provide a range of groundwork and civil engineering services, from ground stabilisation, earthworks and drainage, through to retaining walls. We are also specialists in design and construction of natural stone pavement technology as well as a leader in soft landscaping design, construction and maintenance. With one of largest stone masonry resources in the country, our specialists have restored many of Scotland's listed and historic buildings, as well as providing a range of cladding solutions for refurbished and new buildings.

Lidl has announced a £50 million investment in its Scottish property portfolio over the next 12 months as it builds on its 5.6% share of the grocery market north of the border. The retailer has eight Lidl of the Future   stores (LOF) stores under construction in Broughton, Craigmillar, Greenock, Hawick, Oban, Partick, Slateford and Stirling.


Wheatley is Scotland’s leading housing, care and property-management group. It comprises six Registered Social Landlords, a care organisation and two commercial subsidiaries.


The Group spans 17 local authority areas across Central Scotland, providing homes and award-winning services to over 200,000 people.


The Wheatley family:


  • GHA, Scotland’s largest social landlord, with almost 40,000 affordable homes in Glasgow;
  • Dunedin Canmore, which owns and manages almost 8,000 homes in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife, and a commercial arm, Dunedin Canmore Enterprise, providing property management, repairs and maintenance services;
  • Cube Housing Association, with more than 3400 social homes across the West of Scotland;
  • Loretto Housing, with more than 1200 affordable homes in the central belt;
  • West Lothian Housing Partnership, with almost 400 affordable homes;
  • Barony Housing Association which has 380 homes and provides care and support services to over 700 people from Edinburgh and the Lothians to Stirling and Falkirk;

Glasgow City Council have appointed a team led by MVRDV and Austin-Smith:Lord, supported by Space Syntax and a multidisciplinary team, to develop with stakeholders and local communities, Regeneration Frameworks for four districts within the City Centre. This exciting opportunity will focus on districts of Broomielaw, Blythswood, St Enoch and Central as detailed in the Glasgow City Centre Strategy and Action Plan 2014-2019.


Get Involved! Share your Ideas…

We are inviting you to help shape the future plans for these City Centre Districts. Refer to the (Y)our City Centre website for details of the project, opportunities for you to share ideas and participate in forthcoming events.