Sam Hart and Stephen Scott join Berwickshire Housing Association board
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) has announced the appointment of two new members to its board of trustees.
Stephen Scott is a business development manager at Fleming Homes in Duns, providing a first point of contact through to sale for budding self-builders and liaising with private clients, architects and main contractors.
He previously worked for Greenvale AP as UK sales and technical manager, a role which came with the responsibility for some of the emerging markets for the company working throughout Europe and launching their crop storage systems in Canada.
Sam Hart, an innovation manager at the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), oversees the acceleration of industrialisation through modern methods of construction, offsite manufacturing, sustainable product development, quality and procurement. He has worked in housebuilding and the wider construction industry for over 25 years, with experience designing and implementing quality management systems and health and safety programmes, specifically in an offsite manufacturing context.
Sam is also a board member of Offsite Solutions Scotland (OSS), an organisation incorporating ten of Scotland’s foremost offsite construction companies, with a combined manufacturing output of £170 million and employing more than 1,000 individuals. OSS was founded following a successful UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) project, culminating in a Cooperative Development Scotland Collaboration Prize.
Helen Forsyth, BHA chief executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome both Stephen Scott and Sam Hart to our Board. They bring a wealth of experience and skills which will complement those of our current board.
“Both will be notable additions with their knowledge on the challenges of living within rural communities and place the board in a good position as the organisation moves forward with our Business Transformation ambitions. We are all looking forward to working with them both.”
Both new board members were successfully recruited following a recruitment campaign earlier this year.