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The panel exists to develop the sector’s strengths, capability and professional approach, to keep pace with technological and professional change.
The panel also develops and promotes a series of activities to support members working in the sector, including our Small Practitioners Conference.
With extensive experience of running a small practice, you will assist in developing useful guidance and updates to members working in this area.
You will attend four meetings a year and have full access to all related documents. You will undertake some work between meetings.
Participating in the panel is a great way to contribute to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
We invite expressions of interest in panel membership each September, contacting all members except Student Members.
Contact the panel if you have questions about their work.
Explore our range of online traning, recorded lectures and up and coming events.
Robert Jopling discusses the building regulatory system in Scotland, certification of design and the SER system.
Jason Stordy introduces BIM and explains how his company use it.
A brief guide to navigating your way through building requirements and understanding common issues that delay applications.
How to plan your business growth over time.
How to build a successful small practice - from staffing to financial issues.
Tim Hetherington gives an honest assessment of the mistakes he has made in business on the road to building a successful practice.
An overview of interactive training courses run by Rob Langley.
Sean will describe what he has learned along the way, growing from one to a team of sixteen.
It will give an insight into business basics, from setting yourself targets through to what it takes to grow a successful practice and develop an effective team.
The presentation follows the Regional Group's Annual General Meeting.
Now in its third year, this popular conference is designed to update, support and educate sole practitioners and those working in small practices.
Expert speakers will share practical advice on a range of essential topics to help small structural engineering practices thrive.