In his inaugural speech as President of the Building Engineering Services Association (the BESA), Malcolm Thomson has encouraged the organisation's larger members to select smaller members as preferred suppliers.
At the BESA annual general meeting, recently, Thomson stated:
“We must emphasise to clients the high levels of technical competence, commercial capability and adherence to safety best practice that members are required to maintain – and we must address the skills shortages that threaten to limit the extent to which members can take advantage of commercial opportunities.”
Smaller companies join the BESA to understand the best practices of the bigger members. In turn, they learn to be more professional, to innovate and be more efficient.
Malcolm Thomson believes that better relationships between large and small members of the BESA will be mutually beneficial.