Trades Awards 2018 Winners Announced at Black Tie Ceremony

Trades Awards 2018 winners

Last night (Friday 8th June), at Ardoe House Hotel, the winners of the 2018 Trades Awards were announced to an audience of over 400 people.

This year’s celebrations, which were the largest to day, were also helping to raise money and awareness for Mental Health Aberdeen, and almost £6,000 + vat was raised on the evening.

Mike Wilson, Managing Director of Mearns & Gill said, “On behalf of everyone at Mearns & Gill, I would like to congratulate all of our 2018 Trades Awards winners. The competition was of an extremely high standard this year, and it was humbling to see so many extremely talented, passionate individuals from all trades disciplines, gathered together in the same room, to celebrate all that is great about the North-east construction industry.”

“It has never been more important to celebrate the good things in life, to recognise efforts and achievements, and to share good news in a way that can inspire others, motivate people to work hard, and encourage them to bring out the best in those around them. Our hope is that the Trades Awards continues to provide the platform for these celebrations, highlighting the incredibly talented individuals, innovative businesses and exciting projects that we have in this area.

Neil Thomson, Construction Director, Stewart Milne Homes said, “Stewart Milne Group are extremely proud to have sponsored Trades Awards for the fourth year in a row, and we would like to thank every person and company who took the time to enter this year, all the way back in February. We would also like to congratulate all 14 of this year’s very worthy winners.”

“It is hugely important to us that we continue to support the construction industry as a whole, both to encourage those who are considering it as a career path, and to reward and recognise those who are already achieving excellence within it. I am honoured to have met this year’s winners, and I now look forward to watching their progress in the months ahead and hopefully they will all return next year to share in another ‘celebration of success’.


Garden Design & Landscaping, sponsored by GPH Builders Merchants

Papillon Design & Landscaping


Home/Building Improvement – Interior, sponsored by Flexistore

Lethenty Cabinetmakers


Home/Building Improvement – Exterior, sponsored by Life Property Management

Nicol of Skene


Best New Business, sponsored by Glulam Solutions

Cherry Tree Group


Outstanding Customer Service, sponsored by Barratt Homes

Nicol of Skene


Excellence in Health & Safety, sponsored by Safety Scotland

Barr Demolition


Trades Innovation, sponsored by Heatcare Oil & Gas

Glulam Solutions


Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Revive the Finish

Kyle Edgar, Nicholas Edgar Property Maintenance and Development


Young Construction Professional of the Year, sponsored by Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Geoffrey Shearer, Safety Scotland


Tradesperson of the Year, sponsored by The Evening Express

Jason Ironside, WB Jamieson


Site Manager of the Year, sponsored by CALA Homes

Gus Mann, Stewart Milne Homes


Best Trades Business, 0-10 Employees, sponsored by Thorpe Molloy

Glulam Solutions


Best Trades Business, 11+ Employees, sponsored by Richard Irvin Energy Solutions

Goldstar Cleaning Services


Outstanding Contribution, sponsored by Stewart Milne Group

Bob McCracken, Fairhurst

  • 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