Awards Success

Another successful evening for the Council at the APSE Scottish Apprentice of the Year Awards last night.

Graeme Baird (Electrician) was named the Scottish Apprentice of the Year for the 3rd Year Group and David Hutcheon (Plumber) was runner-up for the 2nd Year Group. Well done to both on their fantastic achievement and a huge thank you to Dougie Gibb for the way he looks after the apprentices.  As it happens I dropped in to see Graeme at work on site recently with Dougie (unannounced, sorry about that Graeme!) and was really impressed by the commitment Dougie shows to the apprentices and indeed by the support they have from all their work colleagues.

Last night also saw a celebration of the success of the winners at the Health and Social Care Partnership’s first Staff Awards.  It was great to see this up and running before the first anniversary of the Partnership, sending a clear message about the importance of celebrating the successes arising from integration.  Well done to everyone involved in organising such a fantastic night.