The FIS Scottish Awards are a celebration of the exceptional work and diverse range of projects carried out in Scotland. On 15 September, the awards ceremony was held at the impressive voco Grand Central Glasgow. The event was hosted by broadcaster, writer, Herald columnist and former BBC Political Editor Brian Taylor and was well-attended, with attendees eagerly anticipating the announcement of this year’s winners.
The ceremony began with a welcome address from FIS President Philip Brown, who highlighted the organisation’s activities in 2023 and plans for the future. FIS CEO Iain McIlwee then gave a short speech before presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Len Bunton.
Len has spent his career advocating for fairness in the construction industry. He has been an inspiration to many and has tirelessly fought for a fairer supply chain, calling out unacceptable behaviour along the way. Len has been a powerful advocate for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and has been a solid rock that they can rely on. His efforts have made a significant impact and his dedication has been recognised with this well-deserved award.
After a fantastic three-course lunch, the presentation of the awards began. The winners were as follows:
Specialist Installation – Under £1M: D V McColl, for the National Robotarium Building constructed within the grounds of the Heriot Watt University Campus.
Specialist Installation – Over £1M: Indeglås, for designing and constructing an internal glazed atrium and high-performance rooms in the university’s Advanced Research Centre (ARC) building.
Interior Fit-Out: Scotwood Interiors, for their work on the office at 132 Princes Street in Edinburgh, designed to exude character and promote socialisation and collaboration for global digital transformation consultancy, Kin & Carta.
Project of the Year: Indeglås, for their visually stunning atrium and innovative design and delivery of exceptional quality, meeting the architects and client’s needs.
Apprentice of the Year: Jay Miller, Ceiling Installation Apprentice at D V McColl. With consistent high standards and enthusiasm for learning, Jay completed his NVQ Level 5 in Ceiling Fixing in August 2023, excelling in all elements of his training.
Congratulations to all the shortlisted individuals and companies, as well as the winners on their well-deserved success!