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Scottish Building Contractor of the Year Award 2022

Stephen Gardiner Construction, based in Auchterarder, was named Scottish Building Contractor of the Year at the Construction Awards of Excellence hosted by Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News on Thursday 7 April 2022. 
The longstanding SBF Member builds predominantly bespoke houses for families creating their own homes, and they cite client involvement, honesty and professionalism as key factors in this successful process.  This is backed up by glowing client and architect testimonials. The judges were particularly impressed with the quality of their construction projects and the firm’s local investment. 
The prestigious awards were held at a gala evening in the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London and honoured the exceptional contributions of companies and individuals in the construction and building sector across the UK. 
Other finalists were Muir Construction (Inverkeithing, Fife), Thomas Johnstone (Inchinnan, Renfrewshire) and Richard M MacKenzie (Tain, Highlands). 
In addition, Scott & Brown (Builders) Ltd based in Edinburgh were also honoured with a ‘Highly Commended’ acknowledgement in the Heritage Project of the Year award, a tremendous achievement for a UK-wide category.     
Commenting on winning the ward, Stephen Gardiner, said: “Winning this award is a recognition of how hard our team has worked through a very difficult period for us all. We are just a small business in Auchterarder but by offering a high-quality, bespoke services, we can make our customer’s dreams come true.” 
Mr. Gardiner was presented the award by Greig MacLeod of MacLeod Construction, the current President of the Scottish Building Federation as the sponsors of the category.  
Mr. MacLeod said: “The quality of the finalists in this category speaks volumes for the health of the Scottish construction and building sector.  They all deserve to be recognised for their fantastic work, not only in the projects they deliver but for the jobs they create and the young apprentices they support.” 
“This year Stephen and his team just had the edge but I am sure the others will be back even stronger next year and looking to win this prestigious award.”