Award Sponsors

Stewart Milne Group - Sponsor of Outstanding Contribution

Working with the Stewart Milne Group isn’t just a job – it’s about building a career with one of the country’s most exciting and dynamic employers.

We recognise that our staff are individuals and believe that our people are fundamental to our continued success – we value input and ideas and actively cultivate team spirit and the sharing of ideas.

As a company, the Stewart Milne Group is committed to excellence and we apply our values to everything we do. You’ll be working with great people in an exciting environment.

As employers, the Stewart Milne Group is committed to helping people develop through our strong coaching and training programmes. From building your skills to advancing your career, working with the Stewart Milne Group offers a wealth of opportunities.

For their full list of current vacancies.

Flexistore – Sponsor of the Home Improvement – Interior

Flexistore are Self Storage Experts who offer flexible, convenient and secure mobile self-storage solutions to homes, businesses and students in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, as well as several other locations around the country.

We offer a COMPLETE SERVICE – COLLECTION, STORAGE and RE-DELIVERY, to make storing your goods as convenient as possible. We bring your storage vault to your door inside one of our secure trailers, you load it, we pick it up, store it in our secure warehouse, and bring it back to you when you need it. You can have as many vaults as you need. Storage doesn’t get more hassle free than this.

So whether you are moving or renovating your home, or just have more stuff than space, why hire a van when you don’t have to?

Safety Scotland - Sponsor of  Health and Safety

Safety Scotland Ltd is a locally based independent safety consultancy formed by Ron Murray and Kevin Main, two former directors of Wood-Murray Associates Ltd.

Safety Scotland is based in Aberdeen, but service sites and clients throughout the whole of Scotland in safety consultancy, training and the provision of CDM Co-ordination.

Ron has worked in the construction industry for thirty five years and has gained considerable experience in all aspects of construction management and safety and health practice and management within the confines of the construction and allied industries.

Kevin has worked in the construction industry for thirty plus years and has gained considerable experience in all aspects of construction practice. Starting his career as an apprentice joiner, Kevin progressed his career gaining City & Guild certificates, this developed over many years and he now holds membership with IOSH and CIOB.

Barratt Homes- Sponsor of Outstanding Customer Service

Details to follow

The Evening Express – Sponsor of Tradesperson of the Year

Aberdeen’s daily evening title covering local news and sport, including Aberdeen FC, from the North-east of Scotland. Official Media Partner of Trades Awards 2017

CALA Homes (North) – Sponsor of Site Manager of the Year

CALA Homes are the UKs most upmarket luxury national housebuilder delivering exceptional family homes in the best locations throughout Scotland and the South of England.  Here in Aberdeen, we have a heritage dating back to 1875 as the City of Aberdeen Land Association giving us a real underlying strength in the city. Celebrating our 140th year last year with the successful opening of Oldfold Village, Milltimber and proudly retaining our 5* HBF rating for a 7th year.

Richard Irvin Energy Solutions - Sponsor of Best Trades Business, 11+ Employees

Richard Irvin provides sustainable energy solutions and services to both commercial and domestic customers. The company operates three core business units of M&E Project Services, Facilities Management, and Energy Management.

With an ever present focus on customer needs, service delivery and adding value, Richard Irvin provides:

  • M&E – Design, build and installation of mechanical and electrical solutions for major build and refurbishment projects
  • FM – Facilities management services for commercial and domestic buildings, and private and social housing
  • EM – Developing and producing energy management solutions for our customers

Thorpe Molloy - Sponsor of Apprentice of the Year

The Trades & Tech team at Thorpe Molloy Recruitment has specialised in providing a quality service for trades based recruitment since 2011.

Now the largest dedicated team for Trades recruitment in Aberdeen, this specialism has steadily built relationships within the local construction, energy, FMCG and engineering industries.

Committed to the Aberdeen city and shire job market, the Trades & Tech team strives to deliver first class customer service, taking pride in understanding each customer’s particular recruitment requirements whilst sharing impartial advice and relevant market knowledge.

WM Donald – Drinks Reception Sponsor

WM Donald Ltd, established in 1977, are one of the North East’s leading and most trusted civil engineering contractors with a dedicated and productive local workforce.

For 40 years, we have been providing a wide range of services to clients in the commercial and public sectors including construction of highways, housing, structures, utility infrastructure, flood defences, waste water networks and much more.


  • Stewart Milne Group
  • AACP
  • Barratt Homes
  • Cala Homes
  • Evening Express
  • Flexistore Aberdeen
  • Glulam Solutions
  • GPH Builders Merchants
  • Life property Management
  • Nicol of Skene
  • Richard Irvin
  • Safety Scotland
  • Thorpe Molloy
  • Mearns and Gill