Celebrations at the Glasgow Business Awards
Glasgow-based City Building has been recognised for its people management practices with a trio of award wins in the last month.
The building contractor’s award cabinet has seen three new additions in the form of Diverse Social Enterprise of the Year, Public Sector Employer of the Year and a People Development Award. The company has been widely praised for its apprenticeship and training programs as well as its diverse and equal workforce.
City Building and Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) won the Diverse Social Enterprise of the Year award at the inaugural Herald Diversity Awards, for promoting equality diversity and inclusion. RSBi – the manufacturing division of City Building – designs and manufactures a wide range of high quality furniture for major construction contracts. More than half of its 260 staff have a disability, including sensory and physical disabilities.
CityBuilding also received the award for the Public Sector Employer of the Year at the Skills Development Scotland Scottish Apprenticeship Awards and the Glasgow Business Award for People Development. The firm was recognised as the largest provider of apprenticeships in Scotland, while priding itself on treating each apprentice tradesperson as an individual.
City Building has trained more than 1,110 apprentices since 2007, some of them from Glasgow’s most deprived areas.
Dr Graham Paterson, executive director at City Building, said:
“To be recognised by three different awards bodies is a true triumph and a testament to our hardworking staff and apprentices.
“We take people development including training, diversity and equality extremely seriously across the business and the awards are a great chance for all of us at City Building to celebrate the excellent work being carried out by our company’s emerging talent.”