Scotland House: The New Hotspot for Scottish Business

Following the recent announcement from the Economy Secretary Keith Brown MSP, Scotland House has just been launched in London. The purpose of Scotland House is to allow businesses to improve their presence in the thriving London market, and appeal to clients in this area. What makes Scotland House unique is its focus on supporting Scotland’s growth in London and beyond.

Worksmart Contracts are delighted to have delivered the project as Principle Contractor.  Working in partnership with Mitie, Graham & Sibbald and CDA we have created a fantastic new space on behalf of Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Visit Scotland and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.

Scotland House is the official name for the Innovation and Investment Hub, a building used to help build and establish client relations.  The first of these was established last year in Dublin, with the purpose to help establish Ireland as a financial leader of the modern business world.

Scotland House can allow your business to appeal to a whole new market. While Worksmart are already an established business in London, a newer business can reach untapped potential in a thriving market. London is a global powerhouse in the world of business, with some of the most established businesses having started there. This can therefor give the businesses who operate there automatic prestige.

As you can see, Scotland House promises to be a vital part of the business community in London. From the numerous deals and relationships that are likely to come from this amazing facility, to the co-dependence between Scottish and English businesses that will be created. This will be a great place work, and you can see just how good a building it is by watching the video at The building is situated at 58 Victoria Embankment, with excellent road and rail connections. We hope to see you all there soon, and who knows? Maybe I’ll get invited down and meet some of you soon.

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How Worksmart Are Socially Responsible

Just like any organisation, it is hugely important for Worksmart to be socially responsible – meaning that we must operate in a positive and ethical way. This can be achieved in many ways, from making sure all our employees have the consumer in mind and completing interior fit-outs to the highest standard to donating money to charity every year.

Every year, the Worksmart team participate in many events that help to raise money for charity. Some of these include Roon the Toon – a 10k run around Kilmarnock – and the Kiltwalk – a 13 mile walk from Clydebank, Glasgow to Baloch, Loch Lomond. These events not only help to raise money for some very worthy causes, they also help to raise Worksmart’s profile in the local area. These types of events can also be sponsored by companies, which will help to raise even more money for charity and help get the business noticed. We have also recently sponsored The Kevin Thompson Academy – a football academy run by former Hibernian midfielder Kevin Thompson. Our sponsorship was to buy them new football nets, which our Edinburgh regional manager and Hibs super-fan Gary McGurk was delighted to present to the Academy.

Keeping with sports, Worksmart are also proud sponsors of several youth teams, such as Hurlford 2003s and Kilmarnock Rugby and Football Club’s U18 teams. On top of this, we currently sponsor the very talented young swimmer Sophie Craig, who is completing swimming challenges. This money will help to go towards her trip to do community work in Cambodia.

Another way Worksmart have been socially responsible is through the high standards we maintain on our interior fit-outs and refurbishments. Our current mission statement is “Our Mission is to surpass our best competitors, have values and always develop”, which shows that our number one priority is the customer. Worksmart prides itself on our customer relations and has very high levels of customer satisfaction and client retention. This is very important as it ensures we will be able to gain a good reputation in the interior sector.

As well as treating customers well, it is important that we treat our own staff well. After all, without them, Worksmart wouldn’t be able to operate. We have always had a passion for team working, and we work closely with young people in order to recruit apprentices. We also employ both school leavers and university graduates. This ensures that Worksmart have a workforce that can perform to their high standards both now and in the future, and continue to be the best in the interior fit-out and refurbishment sector.

In conclusion, there is now more need than ever for an organisation to be socially responsible. It is very important that all companies help charities, as well as treating customers and employees well to make sure the business operates effectively. If these are not implemented properly, Worksmart would not be the dynamic and thriving company who are consistently growing the way we are today. We encourage you to take part in the events we have mentioned, as the money raised goes to excellent causes.