Experience and independence
We’ve been in business for over 13 years, supporting SMEs with digital construction skills training, upskilling and business improvement through our Setting Out for Construction business. We’re not resellers of any third party products and are proud of our reputation for integrity, high-quality training and independence.
Why we’re here
There’s a vast array of digital tools. We’re here to help you make sense of them and work out which ones will have the most positive impact on your business, aligned with your business goals. Through our road-tested training and strategy support toolkit, we’ll help you develop a structured digital construction strategy and give your teams the skills and confidence they need to drive change in your business.
Get in touch
- Email any of us directly, using the addresses in our biographies below, or
- Book a call here:
DCS team members
The Digital Construction Skills leadership team are all experienced Civil Engineers with a detailed understanding of the practical and commercial challenges faced by construction companies.
Saffron Grant, BEng (Hons), Managing Director
Saffron is an experienced Civil Engineer who, during her twenty years in the construction industry, has worked for contractors, designers and clients. She is an Approved Trainer for the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and an Associate Lecturer for Glasgow Caledonian University.
Saffron sits on the Skills Development Scotland Digital Economy Skills Group and chairs the Upskilling and Reskilling work stream of this group. She is a member of the Industry Leadership Group (ILG) for Skills and Workforce, and is the chair of the Future Skills Group. She is involved in the Digital Strategy Steering Group for Scotland’s construction industry and a number of other Recovery Plan actions.
Gail McEwen, Operations Manager
Gail is a Civil Engineer with over ten years’ experience of the construction phase of civil engineering projects. She is a PhD student at Glasgow Caledonian University, specialising in studying the implementation of digital transformation within the construction sector. Her site experience includes a range of hands-on and supervisory site-based roles including plant operating, site engineering and project management.
Chris Grant, BEng (Hons), Project Manager
Chris is a Civil Engineer with 25 years’ experience working for construction companies including Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try. His experience spans projects including buildings, roads, bridges, petrochemical, tunnelling and client tech business improvement projects.