MAGGIE Wright, whose business specialises in helping people achieve construction industry accreditations, has been crowned the Champion Business Award winner at hub South West’s 12th Building for Growth awards event held.
Ms Wright founded Airdrie-based Claymore Training in 2015. She triumphed in a final event where many of Scotland’s Tier 1 construction businesses heard from participating businesses from across the region.
The Tier 1 contractors – which included Morgan Sindall, Morrison Construction, Robertson Construction, CCG, BAM, Ashleigh Scotland, Linear Design & Construct, and Kier Construction – were involved throughout the programme, providing participants with information on potential pipeline projects and guidance on how they might become one of their suppliers.
The eight-week online programme covered topics such as leadership and management; business strategy; tendering and procurement; and digital marketing & social media.
Maggie Wright said, “Claymore Training provides high quality, tailored training solutions to meet our client’s individual needs at highly competitive prices. We pride ourselves in working alongside our clients to investigate their training requirements and having a flexible approach to meet their needs.
“All our training is delivered to the highest standard by our experienced trainers who have over 15 year’s industry experience. Their expert delivery ensures maximum skills transfer from training to workplace. We work with a wide portfolio of clients ranging from individuals through to large multi-national organisations.
“We offer industry recognised certificates and accreditation including the Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS), Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) and National Plant Operators Registration Scheme (NPORS) and work alongside regulatory bodies to ensure our work is to the highest standards.
“The Building for Growth programme is fantastic, and I am delighted to have been involved in such a well organised and effective programme. It covers all key elements of running a successful business and delivers expert advice, guidance, and resources for each area.
“I have gained a wealth of knowledge from the business experts on the sessions and my peers. The programme allows delegates to engage with the hub’s Tier 1 contractors and provides a fantastic opportunity to form relationships with them. I have no doubt my participation in this programme will help grow my business and I would urge other businesses to get involved in any future programmes.”
The Building for Growth initiative can help SME companies build relationships with major contractors.
Mark Houston, supply chain manager at hub South West, said, “It was a privilege to work with Maggie and the other businesses on our 12th Building for Growth programme. Considering that we now run these programmes online, it was admirable to see how the businesses and out Tier 1 Contractors have adapted to this format and worked together on-screen to achieve some great outcomes to grow their businesses.
“For Maggie to win this award was recognition of her commitment and dedication over the last eight weeks to implement all that the programme had to offer which will help her to achieve greater success in the growth of Claymore Training.”
Michael Ross, CEO of hub South West, added, “The programme has already delivered success to the leaders of its participating companies and we hope and trust that all of the businesses in our thirteenth Building for Growth programme will follow in their footsteps.”