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Rewarding Excellence in Scotland

Rewarding Excellence in Scotland

APSE is delighted to announce the winners of the APSE Scotland Building and Housing Apprentice Awards and the Margo Blair Award 2019.

Speaking of the Apprentice Awards, APSE Chief Executive Paul O'Brien said, "The finalists are a credit to their councils. To see so many hard-working, intelligent people of all ages dedicated to improving their communities fills me with enormous confidence for the future. The talent on display last night just goes to highlight the importance for local authorities in investing in apprenticeship schemes." 

The Margo Blair Award, now in its second year, honours the late Margo Blair, a champion of local government best practice and performance improvement. The Award recognises the excellent work which Scottish local authorities are currently involved in within their services. Speaking of the award, APSE Scotland Chair Cllr Les Sharp said, "The finalists have shown that, as demand grows for services, they are providing groundbreaking and truly innovative solutions; helping to maintain world-class service delivery. A big well done and thank you to all involved."

The winners were announced at the APSE Scotland Building and Housing Seminar in Dunblane on Thursday 7 February 2019. 

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Scottish Building & Housing Apprentice of the Year 2019 Finalists

1st Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Brandon Russell, Aberdeen City Council (Joiner)

Liam Phillips, Dumfries & Galloway Council (Plumber & Gas Engineer)

William McNaughton, East Ayrshire Council (Plasterer)

Ross Borthwick, North Ayrshire Council (Electrician)

Winner: Dylan Allan, Fife Council (Joiner)

 

2nd Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Ciaren Chalmers, Fife Council (Electrician)

Kris McMillan, South Ayrshire Council (Electrician)

Winner: Alan Smith, East Lothian Council (Joiner)

 

3rd Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Daniel McTaggart, Dumfries & Galloway Council (Plumber & Gas Engineer)

Alex Wylie, Falkirk Council (Plumber)

Calum Love, Fife Council (Stonemason)

Dominic Downie, South Ayrshire Council (Heating Engineer)

Winner: Matthew Lang, South Lanarkshire Council (Electrician)

 

4th Year Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

David Hutcheon, Aberdeen City Council (Plumber/ Heating Engineer)

David Henderson, Dumfries & Galloway Council (Joiner)

Ryan Fair, Fife Council (Plumber)

Daniel Kittridge, Stirling Council (Electrician)

Darren McLeod, West Dunbartonshire Council (Painter)

Winner: Callum Bonner, Clackmannanshire Council (Painter & Decorator)

 

Non-Trade (sponsored by Jordan Electrics)

Aidan Maguire, East Dunbartonshire Council

Katie Pentland, Fife Council

Winner: Ashley Duffy, Fife Council

 

Margo Blair Award 2019 Finalists

Fife Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

Winner: East Ayrshire Council

 

NOTES TO EDITOR

  • The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) is a not-for-profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services and operates one of the UK’s largest research programmes in local government policy and frontline service delivery matters.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

           

 

          

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