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 tradesmen at its 2015 awards launch event last night (Wednesday 4th February 2015).

a504caaa6c7a42c41499a5804887f0e8_XLThe event, which was held at Aberdeen’s Trinity Hall – home of the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen – in association with main event sponsor, The Stewart Milne Group, outlined the benefits and potential opportunities available for trades businesses and is open to tradesmen or representatives of trades companies in the North East who might be considering entering the awards.Designed to showcase knowledge, experience and integrity of the region’s joiners, builders, plumbers, electricians and other skilled workers, the awards are now in their third year.Darren Ross, Director at Xcite Media Ltd comments: “Our awards have gained significant industry recognition since their inception in 2012 and have become a highlight in the local events calendar. Not only is there nothing else like this currently in this area, but it is also one of the only opportunities for trades businesses to gain recognition in a predominantly oil and gas dominated region.“The awards are a great opportunity to highlight the fantastic work tradesman have undertaken in the past year, and we have come to identify some real unsung heroes who have gone above and beyond in the trades sector.

Stewart Milne, Executive Chairman of Stewart Milne Group says: “We are delighted to support these awards. Our skilled trades people are a crucial part of our business and with significant growth in house building, it’s a great time to have a trade. We’re currently recruiting for over 200 skilled trades so there are plenty of opportunities. Tradespeople are highly skilled and highly valued by us. They have a critical role to play as our group prepares to significantly increase in size. Recognising them in this way is an honour.”

Ian MacIntosh, Deacon of the Fleshers from the Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen adds: “The Seven Incorporated Trades of Aberdeen have played a major part in shaping the city of Aberdeen with records dating back to the 11thCentury. As a Trades organisation we are keen to work with modern day trades and see a strong partnership with the Trades Awards team and the current trades associated.

“While the Trades association dates back hundreds of years, we are very much keen to see engagement with the modern trades industry as something that will allow this historic association to continue for hundreds more.”

If you missed the event and would like to find out more information on the awards and how to enter contact Lucy Alphonse on 01224 626000 or email Xcite.

It is free to submit nominations to the Trades Awards, with twelve award categories open for entries. Each applicant is eligible to enter a maximum of three categories each and each award winner will be selected by an independent panel of judges. The deadline for entries is Friday, February 27th, 2015, with winners announced at a black tie dinner on Friday, 12th June 2015 at Pittodrie Stadium.

  • 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