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 (Thursday 11th December 2014) continues to show its support for trades, by becoming the main event sponsor of the annual North East Trades Awards. This follows Executive Chairman Stewart Milne, recently voicing concerns about the lack of young people entering the building trades industry. The Group recently launched a campaign to get trades taken more seriously and become more valued across the country.

The North East Trades Awards 2015 aim to recognise best in field tradesmen, showcasing the knowledge, experience and integrity of the region’s trades businesses and the people behind them. Stewart Milne was the deserved winner of the “Outstanding Contribution” award at Trades Awards 2014.

Isla Stewart, business development manager for Xcite Media – the events company behind the Trades Awards, says, “Stewart Milne Group is such an excellent fit as the main event sponsor with the passion and drive the business holds for the industry. They are currently participating in several initiatives to support the trades industry so this just further confirms their on-going commitment. We are thrilled to welcome the organisation to align with the Trades Awards 2015.”

Stewart Milne, Executive Chairman of Stewart Milne Group says, “We are delighted to support this event. This is an exciting time to have a trade as we, along with many other house-builders, have plenty of new opportunities. Tradespeople are highly skilled and should be highly valued.  Tradespeople and subcontractors have a critical role to play as our group prepares to significantly increase in size. Recognising them in this way is an honour.”

Now in its third year, the Trades Awards will take place at Aberdeen Football Club’s Pittodrie Stadium, on Friday 12thJune 2015. With twelve award categories, an independent panel of judges is set to crown:

  • Home Improvement – Interior
  • Home Improvement – Exterior
  • Tradesperson of the Year (public vote)
  • Health and Safety Initiative of the Year
  • Trades Employer of the Year
  • Best in Customer Service
  • New Business Award
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Best use of Innovation
  • Best Trades Business, 0-10 employees,
  • Best Trades Business, 11+ employees
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Darren Ross, Director at Xcite Media comments, “We are delighted to welcome Stewart Milne Group on board as our main event sponsor. The group is a driving force for the industry and has already created 160 new jobs this year and is planning to recruit a further 250 people in the next year. This shows the organisations commitment to the construction industry and also the positive impact it is making in this area and beyond.

“We look forward to their input and the support which they can lend to the trades businesses in the region.”

Entries to the awards are now open. An independent panel of experts will judge award entries, and winners will be announced at a lavish awards dinner and ceremony on Friday, June 12th, 2015 at Aberdeen Football Club.

  • To enter the 2015 awards, register an interest in remaining sponsorship opportunities or to book a table log onto or call 01224 626000.
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