Kintore firm win ‘Best Small Contractor’

SELECT Awards 2013 in Glasgow.''Photograph: Mike Wilkinson...11/10/13.''Copyright photograph by Mike Wilkinson.'Contact Mike on 07768 393673'mike@mike-wilkinson.com'www.mike-wilkinson.com'http://mike-wilkinson.photoshelter.com
SELECT Awards 2013 in Glasgow.''Photograph: Mike Wilkinson...11/10/13.''Copyright photograph by Mike Wilkinson.'Contact Mike on 07768 393673'mike@mike-wilkinson.com'www.mike-wilkinson.com'http://mike-wilkinson.photoshelter.com

KINTORE based electrical firm Johnstone and Ewen are celebrating being chosen as Best Small Contractor at a prestigious awards ceremony hosted by SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland.

The company, based in Kintore, beat off stiff competition from throughout the sector for the coveted prize, which is contested by many of the 90 per cent of SELECT’s members which employ fewer than 10 people.

Winning the award, which was sponsored by ECInsurance, is a major boost for Johnstone & Ewen, which was established just nine years ago and has already built a huge reputation in the area for high quality, good value and excellent service.

Newell McGuiness, SELECT MD and Director of the SJIB, said: “With a diverse customer base, Johnstone & Ewen is continually looking for ways to expand into new areas of the market.

“It has an impressive focus on staff and apprentice training, while smart van and uniform livery reinforce the professionalism of a company whose slogan reads: ‘Getting the job done well, the first time’.

“Many of our member companies are in the smaller segment of the SME category, but they have an extremely important contribution to make to the health of the Scottish economy.”

The award was presented at a gathering attended by the cream of the sector at the Radisson Blu in the centre of Glasgow on Friday night (October 11) hosted by BBC personality Brian Taylor.

It attracted a wide range of companies, from major electrical enterprises to local firms, illustrating the diversity and strength of Scotland’s electrical industry.

Johnstone & Ewen offers a full range of electrical services to the area surrounding Kintore, including office refurbishments, periodic tests, PAT testing, extensions and loft conversions.

It is also a specialist in house rewiring.

It has built its brand awareness on the skill of its staff, who are all time served and registered with SELECT and CLE.

It has also built valuable connections in the local community by offering special rates for senior citizens.