Events and Conferences

Events and Conferences

Upcoming Events

All upcoming events have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.


Annual Events


SBF Gala Ball

The Scottish Building Federation hosts an anuual Gala Ball for Members and Guests in March of each year immediately following the AGM. In recent years, the Gala has taken place in the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow with approximately 250 guests attending this black tie event.

Pre and post dinner entertainment is provided in what is always a 'relaxed' evening and a charity raffle is drawn as part of the proceedings.

The SBF Gala Ball is growing in numbers each year and is quickly gaining a reputation as the key construction night of the year.



SBF Annual Conference  

In 2015, the Scottish Building Federation hosted the inaugural SBF Annual Conference and this event has grown to become a firm fixture in the SBF calendar.    

Attendance at the SBF Annual Conference is offered free-of-charge to all Members and the event is scheduled immediately prior to the AGM and Gala Ball in March of each year.  


Highland Construction and Property Dinner

The event is organised in partnership between the Scottish Building Federation, the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The dinner normally takes place in Inverness on the last Friday in November and the current format was initiated in 2012. The evening includes a variety of entertainment, the now famous ‘Hit or Miss’ musical guessing game and the presentation of an Industry Excellence Award to a local winner. 

SBF's warmest thanks go to the local organising committee who volunteer each year to arrange an enjoyable occasion which brings together the whole construction industry whilst raising funds for local worthwhile causes. 

Amazingly, the annual dinner's charity auctions and raffles have now raised an unbelievable total of £70,000 for local charitable organisations in just seven years.




The SBATC Apprentice of the Year Awards

The Scottish Building Apprenticeship and Training Council (SBATC) Apprentice of the Year Awards take place in the Scottish Parliament towards the end of each year.

An inspirational selection of Scotland's construction apprentices are recognised in front of their families, employers, trainers and politicians. Typically around a dozen of the very best  apprentices are acknowledged in the presence of around 100 guests and industry representatives with over £3,500 distributed in prize money.