More than 800 BAM staff and subcontractors in Scotland downed tools across offices and sites to join colleagues around the globe celebrating the 150th anniversary of parent company, Royal BAM Group.

Bruce Dickson, Regional Director, said, “We are proud to have been part of the BAM family since they purchased GA Group in 1992. Royal BAM Group have invested heavily in Scotland throughout that time to support and grow the business into what it is today, whilst allowing us to retain our identity as a Scottish regional contracting business based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 150 years of trading is definitely something to celebrate in our industry and from our perspective having the support of a robust parent committed to the Scottish market is invaluable to both our staff and our clients.”

Some sites took the opportunity to organise events to fundraise for the company’s charity partner, CLIC Sargent, while staff in the Edinburgh and Glasgow offices put their cake making talents to the test and took part in The Great BAM Bake-Off with points awarded for originality, theme and taste.

Royal BAM Group was founded in 1869 as a small family business in the Netherlands and has grown into one of the largest construction and property firms in Europe, employing around 20,000 people, with 5,500 based in the UK.





In Scotland BAM Construction has been responsible for building many notable buildings such as the V & A Museum Dundee, the Riverside Museum in Glasgow and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh, alongside a host of prime office developments, educational, health and leisure developments.