Scottish property care company celebrates triple success at trade body awards

A Scottish property company which has protected buildings across the country for more than 80 years is riding high after it swept the boards at an awards event, organised by a national trade body.

Richardson & Starling won three titles at the Property Care Association’s annual Best Practice awards event, held at The Slate, University of Warwick.

The company took the Training and Staff Development accolade, as well as the Project of the Year – and also retained the Damp and Timber Contractor of the Year title it won at the PCA awards last year.

A record number of entries were received for the PCA Best Practice awards. The winners were selected by an independent panel of three judges, Dr Hector Atlamirano, a building scientist for UCL, Paul Cribbens, Standards Manager at NHBC and Ray Ferris, Head of Compliance and Standards for the Government-endorsed scheme for trades in and around the home, TrustMark.

Richardson & Starling has its headquarters in Cambuslang, Glasgow and 11 further offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Aberdeen, Elgin, Oban, Ayr and Dumfries, as well as over the border in Carlisle.

Stephen Hodgson, chief executive of the PCA, said: “The judges said it was encouraging to see the company’s level of commitment to training, and that the project of the year demonstrated a good example of problem solving and putting the safety of staff first.

“The panel concluded in their remarks for the contractor of the year title that Richardson & Starling epitomises everything a great company representing our industry should be.”

Graham Duncan, the managing director of Richardson & Starling, was joined by members of the team to collect the three awards, which were sponsored by CITB, Pam Ties and Safeguard Europe.

Graham said: “We are really proud to win these prestigious awards.

“They are testimony to all our staff who work hard to deliver a quality service.”

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