Stewart Milne Group, the 5-star builder of new homes and communities, is continuing with its support of local trade businesses by sponsoring the north-east Trades Awards for a second year. Following the inspirational awards ceremony in 2015, which saw outstanding apprentices, tradesmen and local businesses recognised for their achievements, Stewart Milne Group are once again getting behind the awards as part of the many initiatives they are currently working on to mark their 40th anniversary.
Trades Awards 2016, which officially opened for nominations and applications on Tuesday 1st December, continues to be the only event of its kind in Scotland, and showcases the knowledge, experience and integrity that the north-east trades industry has to offer.
Darren Ross, Director at Xcite Media, the events company behind Trades Awards says “Our awards have grown incredibly since they were first launched in 2012, and this year we expect 450 guests to attend, which is more than double the number who joined us for the inaugural event. Each year, the number and quality of applications exceeds all expectations, and the job of our judging panel gets harder. With the continued support of Stewart Milne Group, we are now able to take Trades Awards up a level, making it an event that the whole industry can be proud of.
I had the pleasure of meeting many of last year’s applicants and winners and saw first-hand the skill and passion that is present within the north-east. Collectively they are excellent ambassadors for the industry and we are already looking forward to receiving this year’s round of inspiring applications.”
Neil Thomson, Construction Director of Stewart Milne Homes North says: “Once again Stewart Milne Group are delighted to support local trades by sponsoring the Trades Awards 2016. We are delighted to be involved, particularly as we celebrate our 40th anniversary. The construction industry continues to offer many opportunities for people, and we have witnessed this year, an unprecedented level of interest in trade apprenticeships. We invest significantly in training and the development of our people and are delighted that trades are rewarded and recognised in the awards.”
Entering into its fourth year, the Trades Awards ceremony will take place at Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House on Friday 10th June 2016, making it the biggest event to date, with over 450 people expected to attend from across the north-east construction industry. With twelve award categories, open to businesses of all sizes, a panel of the north-east’s construction leaders is set to crown:
Home Improvement – Interior – Sponsored by Flexistore
Home Improvement, Exterior
Health and Safety – sponsored by Safety Scotland
Trades Employer of the Year – sponsored by Richard Irvin Energy Solutions
Best in Customer Service
Best Trades Supplier – sponsored by TradesAdvisor.com
Best use of Innovation
Apprentice of the Year – sponsored by Scotia Homes
Tradesman of the Year – sponsored by Original 106
Best Trades Business, 0-10 employees – sponsored by Federation of Small Businesses
Best Trades Business, 11+ employees
Outstanding Contribution – sponsored by Stewart Milne Group
Entries to the awards are open from December 1st and close on Monday 29th February 2016. Awards entries will be judged by a panel of experts, and shortlisted applicants will be subject to a site visit from an independent assessor, before meeting each of their judges at a final networking lunch. The winners will be announced at a lavish awards dinner and ceremony on Friday 10th June 2016 at Ardoe House.
To enter Trades Awards 2016, register interest in attending or to find out how your business can support the event log onto www.tradesawards.com or call 01224 626000
For more information on Stewart Milne Group visit www.stewartmilnehomes.com