John’s career in the construction industry spans over 25 years, in which he has built three successful businesses which form Forster Group. His vision to drive skills development and best practice in the solar and construction industry has seen him actively involved in the development of policy, advisory boards, skills development programmes and innovation through products and practice.
John is a board member of the (UK) Solar Trade Association. He is the founding Chair of the Solar Trade Association Scotland which acts as a strong voice for solar in Scotland. He is a member of the Scottish Government’s Renewable Industry Advisory Group. In addition he sits on the Governance Board for the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre. Formerly John Chaired the Scottish House Builders Health & Safety Forum and remains an active member of the steering group. He also contributes to the work of the Homes for Scotland Skills and Training Group.