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Edinburgh Construction and Property eConnections 20.05.2020

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

EC Construction and Property eConnections

Join other business owners for Business e-Connections

Networking dedicated for Construction and Property in Edinburgh and surroundings.

Construction & Property Connections powered by Edinburgh Connections attracts anyone interested in this sector – architects and engineers, those working in the property market, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, manufacturers and importers of building materials, property investors and more.

We aim to help YOU meet new connections from your industry, build new relationships, possibly new customers, peer support, potential suppliers, collaborations, partnerships and we will have a bit of fun too.

Guest Speaker – Steven McKenzie, JAD Joinery Ltd

JAD Joinery Ltd, a multi accredited Sub or Principal contractor based in Edinburgh, grew its turnover from £1M to £6M in just 2 years. Since it’s 2012 incorporation to 2017 JAD only operated within the New Housing sector, partnering the likes of Miller & Persimmon Homes. Steven attributes JAD’s growth to diversifying into new sectors i.e. commercial, hospitality, education, etc, where more attractive margins are found; this coupled with the careful promotion of longstanding Joiners into management roles has seen the company thrive.

Operations Director, Steven and his business partner and founder John Dickson, have invested heavily on industry accreditations and staff training since coming together in October 2017. They both established the JAD Apprentice Academy where they help young people and adult trainees gain an apprenticeship in Joinery, and to date employ 20 on a full time basis. Steven believes a solid foundation is critical of any business, and you must speculate to accumulate in the longer term, and will discuss this during a Q&A session.


11:00 am Welcome, EC update & emeeting rules, Colin McKeand and Bart Kowalczyk

11:10 am Business Insights from Steven McKenzie of JAD Joinery.

11:30 am Q&A with Guest Speaker

11:40 am eNetworking in breakout rooms

11:55 am Summary

12:00 am Close


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Edinburgh Business e-Connections on-line events are FREE for EC Members and non-members.

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IMPORTANT – Please treat this (and other Networking events) as a client appointment, don’t book for the sake of booking, or on the chance that you might make it. Other than genuine emergencies, we will be monitoring cancellations very closely during 2020, don’t get caught with a cancellation FEE.ions