Mactaggart & Mickel hit the slopes

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MACTAGGART & Mickel Group are to sponsor the Scottish Ski & Boarder Cross Championships (SSBX) at Glenshee Ski Resort as the firm looks to expand its north east market.

The annual competition, taking place on 28th February and 1st March, is run by Aberdeen Snowsports Club and has seen popularity grow considerably since its launch in 2010. Organisers will welcome 140 competitors to the slopes to compete in eight skiing and eight snowboarding categories. Each round sees four competitors racing down the course simultaneously with the winner progressing through to the next round. The close ski-to-ski racing is extremely exciting for both competitors and spectators. Winners of the qualifying runs then go through to the grand final.

Mactaggart & Mickel Group is continuing a long tradition of supporting sports and sporting events, from local football teams and athletics to their sponsorship of Commonwealth Games hopeful, swimmer Jordan Hughes.

The company was also part of the City Legacy consortium that constructed the Glasgow 2014 Athletes’ Village.

Director Ross Mickel said, “We’re looking forward to our weekend at Glenshee – the SSBX is a personal favourite of mine and always brings with it an enthusiastic crowd! Aberdeen is a target for our Timber Systems and Homes business so it made sense to get involved and support Aberdeen Snowsports Club to deliver this event which is organised entirely by volunteers. We wish all the contestants the best of luck.”