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05 Apr 19

Trades Awards 2019 finalists announced

After several weeks of reading, scoring and discussing this year’s Trades Awards applications, our judges are …

25 Feb 19

Application deadline extended to Monday 10th March

Further to demand from local businesses, the application deadline for Trades Awards 2019 has been ... Read more >

11 Feb 19

2 weeks left to enter Trades Awards 2019!

The Trades Awards is an annual event, which rewards and recognises tradespeople and trades businesses ... Read more >

01 Dec 18

Trades Awards 2019 open for nomiantions

The Trades Awards, which are once again kindly sponsored by Stewart Milne Group, are the ... Read more >

09 Jun 18

Trades Awards 2018 Winners Announced at Black Tie Ceremony

Last night (Friday 8th June), at Ardoe House Hotel, the winners of the 2018 Trades ... Read more >

03 Apr 18

Trades Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

On behalf of  the Mearns & Gill team, we would like to thank every individual ... Read more >

26 Mar 18

Applications for Trades Awards 2018 are now closed!

We have had another bumper year in terms of applications for Trades Awards 2018, and ... Read more >

09 Feb 18

Celebrating excellence within construction – Balancing humility with pride

  I was lucky enough to be part of the team who launched the Trades ... Read more >

13 Jun 17

Cream of the Construction Industry Gathers to Celebrate Top Trades of 2017

The fifth annual Trades Awards, which were once again sponsored by Stewart Milne Group, took ... Read more >

31 Mar 17

Finalists are set to battle it out for Trades Awards glory

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Trades Awards. A total of 41 finalists ... Read more >

18 Jan 17

The search is on for stars of the construction industry

The annual search for the North-east’s top tradespeople and businesses is once again underway, launching ... Read more >

05 Dec 16

The Search is on for Top North-East Trades Talent

Now in its fifth successful year, The Trades Awards 2017 launched today.  Sponsored by Stewart ... Read more >

20 Oct 16

North-East Awards Ceremony Receives National Recognition

Scotland’s only award ceremony to recognise excellence within the trades and construction industry, has itself ... Read more >

13 Jun 16

Top North-East Trades Celebrated at Prestigious Ceremony

In front of an audience of over 400 trades and construction industry professionals, the North-East’s ... Read more >

16 May 16

Stewart Milne Homes gives First Time Buyers a helping hand

Taking the exciting step into a first home is now even easier thanks to Stewart ... Read more >

11 Apr 16

Stewart Milne staff peddle up thousands of pounds for The ARCHIE Foundation

A team of cyclists from the Stewart Milne Group who challenged themselves to cycle 730 ... Read more >

Montrose building firm is finalist at trade awards

The company entered this year’s Trades Awards and has been listed as finalists in the ... Read more >

Expansion for north east contractors to become “all trades”

Rosemount Viaduct based CFF Contractors has seen its staff count increase to 28 after appointing ... Read more >

01 Apr 16

Trades Awards 2016 Finalists Announced

An independent panel of judges this week announced the finalists of the fourth annual North-east ... Read more >

29 Feb 16

Trades Awards Deadline Extended Due to Second Year of Record-Breaking Demand

Xcite Media, the company behind the annual Trades Awards ceremony has extended the award-entry deadline ... Read more >

19 Feb 16

3 New Categories for Trades Awards 2016!

Trades Awards were launched 3 years ago, and are the only event of its kind ... Read more >

28 Jan 16

Search for Top Trades Talent of 2016 to Launch at Historic Venue

Trades Awards is once again on the search for the region’s most talented tradespeople and ... Read more >

08 Dec 15

Stewart Milne Group supports the search for North-East’s Top Trades for a Second Year

Stewart Milne Group, the 5-star builder of new homes and communities, is continuing with its ... Read more >

17 Nov 15

Do you want to be part of North-east Scotland’s only awards ceremony to celebrate excellence in the trades industry?

With over 450 guests attending Trades Awards 2016, ranging from sole traders to national home ... Read more >

08 Jul 15


Xcite Media, the team behind the Trades Awards and the Scottish Home Show, has been ... Read more >

13 Jun 15

North East Trades Awards 2015 Winners Announced at Prestigious Awards Ceremony

  A handful of Scotland’s most talented tradespeople and trades businesses were recognised last night ... Read more >

22 May 15

Stewart Milne Group begins search for the class of 2015

Leading house builder and timber systems manufacturer the Stewart Milne Group has begun the search ... Read more >

05 May 15

Finalists of 2015 Trades Awards Face Final Hurdle

The search for North East Scotland’s top tradesmen came to an exciting close this week ... Read more >

08 Apr 15

Apprentices on their construction career path with Stewart Milne Group

Fourteen apprentices have taken their first steps in careers in construction with leading house builder ... Read more >

30 Mar 15

North East Trades Awards 2015 Judges Reveal Finalists After Record Number of Entries

  An independent panel of judges today (Monday, March 30th 2015) announce the shortlisted entrants ... Read more >

02 Mar 15

Trades Awards entry deadline extended due to record-breaking demand

Due to record-breaking demand, Xcite Media Ltd has extended the entry deadline from today (Friday ... Read more >

24 Feb 15

Ten reasons why your business should take part in Trades Awards 2015

Shout about your achievements! Use your award on all corporate literature and advertising, on your ... Read more >

11 Feb 15

Stewart Milne Group targets more than 250 new jobs in 2015

  The NE based house builder will add more than 250 new posts to its ... Read more >

06 Feb 15

North East’s Trades Talent Search Off To Exciting Start

Xcite Media Ltd, the company behind the annual  Trades Awards, welcomed just over 70 talented ... Read more >

26 Jan 15

North-East’s Trades Talent Search To Launch At Special Event

Xcite Media Ltd, the company behind the annual North East Trades Awards, is again on ... Read more >

11 Dec 14

Stewart Milne Group Shows Further Commitment to Aberdeen’s Trades Businesses

Stewart Milne Group, one of the UK’s leading house builders and timber systems manufacturer, today ... Read more >

10 Dec 14

Original 106 Launch the Search for Top Tradesman

Original 106 launch the search for the North-east’s Tradesman of the Year Trades Awards was ... Read more >

05 Nov 14

Will YOU be a Winner at Trades Awards 2015?

Hopefully you will have already heard about Trades Awards, Scotland’s only award ceremony to reward ... Read more >

18 Jul 14

‘Xcite’ment For Local Company As Scottish Home Show and Trades Awards Named As Finalists In Scottish Event Awards

Xcite Media, the team behind Scotland’s rated trades website,, the Trades Awards, Scottish Kids ... Read more >

06 Jun 14

Top North-east Tradesmen Honoured At Industry Awards Evening

An independent panel of judges last night crowned the North East’s top tradesmen at a ... Read more >

13 May 14

Aberdeenshire Builders Merchant Unveils Sculptures

A North-east-based builders merchant has unveiled a series of sustainable sculptures. GPH of Westhill and ... Read more >

18 Apr 14

Judges Announce Northeast Trades Awards Shortlist

An independent panel of judges today announces the shortlisted entrants in the Northeast Trades Awards. ... Read more >

04 Apr 14

Top Luxury Housing Developer Backs Aberdeen’s Trades Businesses

CALA Homes (North), Aberdeen’s most upmarket major builder of new homes and communities, is showing ... Read more >

01 Apr 14

CALA Homes submits joint plans with SRUC for Craibstone development

A joint planning application between CALA Homes (North) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been ... Read more >

19 Mar 14

Cala celebrates five years of five stars

CALA Homes, which has developments across the North of Scotland, has received the maximum five-star ... Read more >

18 Mar 14

North-east builders merchants celebrate a decade in business in Westhill

An award winning builders merchant has launched a competition to encourage customers across the North-east ... Read more >

27 Feb 14

Trades Awards Extends Entry Deadline Due To Popular Demand

Due to popular demand, outstanding tradespeople and trades businesses of the North East of Scotland ... Read more >

26 Feb 14

Award winning decorating firm provides city hotel with five star finish

A North-east painting and decorating firm has recently completed the refurbishment of a prestigious new ... Read more >

12 Feb 14

Continued Growth, Relocation And Rebrand For Aberdeen Events Company

Due to continued organic growth, the team behind Scotland’s rated trades website,, and North ... Read more >

04 Feb 14

How to Identify a Rogue Trader on Your Doorstep

It would be typical for your roof to spring a leak, or your boiler to ... Read more >

22 Jan 14

Call for Public to Nominate Top Tradesmen

TradesAdvisor, the company behind the annual Trades Awards, is today (Monday, January 20th, 2014) calling ... Read more >

04 Jan 14

Happy New Year from the Organisers!

Just a wee message from us all here at the Trades Awards – Happy New ... Read more >

22 Dec 13


From all of us at TradesAdvisor, we would like to wish all our clients and ... Read more >

02 Dec 13

Trades Awards 2014 Opens For Nominations

Search Begins For Top Trades Talent Of The North East Outstanding tradespeople and trades businesses ... Read more >

01 Dec 13

New Trades Awards Website Goes Live!

The organisers behind the North-East Trades Awards, TradesAdvisor Limited, are excited to announce the launch ... Read more >

16 Oct 13

It’s Back! The North East Trades Awards 2014 …

The  North East Trades Awards is back, and the competition is on.  With such a ... Read more >

02 Jul 13

Spotlight on Dab Den- Trades Awards Winner

The Organisers of the Trades Awards, TradesAdvisor, meets one local winner, Dab Den, who won ... Read more >

24 Jun 13

Spotlight on Glencraft- Trades Awards Winner

This month, we met Glencraft, winner of the Trades Employer of the Year award at ... Read more >

18 Apr 13

Finalists Announced for North East Trades Awards 2013

Outstanding tradesmen and trades businesses in the North East of Scotland are recognised, as finalists ... Read more >

08 Apr 13

Applications are now closed

The deadline for applications to this year’s Trades Awards has now passed. We would like ... Read more >

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