Procast employee earns top roofing apprentice accolade

Barry Chisholm, John Brown, Conor Reid and Derek Innes

PROCAST employee and new dad Conor Reid has been named Apprentice of the Year in Roofing in west central Scotland.

Conor, who is in his third year at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride, was presented with a medal, certificate and a cheque at the company HQ in Strathaven.

The handover was made by John Brown, Deacon of the Incorporation of Masons of Glasgow, who handed over the Lady McDonald Medal for Conor’s success in the Marley Trophy.

Conor (23) became a dad for the first time to a little boy just six weeks ago. He proudly received his award in the presence of Procast MD Derek Innes and project manager Barry Chisholm.

John said to Conor, who lives in Maddiston, near Falkirk, “The skill you have shown and the knowledge you have gained are such that it would have been inappropriate to have sent the award through the post, so that is why I am here today – to recognise your achievements in person.”

Conor, who was selected for the prize by college lecturers, said,”The course has been great. Initially, it was hard but I have learned so much as it has become more detailed.”

Derek Innes praised Conor’s commitment to the company and to his career, saying, “You should be proud of what you have achieved. We at Procast are proud of you, your progress and the improvements you are making in your family life. You have done extremely well at college, where you have worked hard, and to see you win this award is a feather in Procast’s cap.”

Conor will now spend a year on-site prior to attaining his Advanced Craft SVQ Level 3 qualification.