And the Award goes to….

Lethenty Cabinetmakers were one of the big winners at the North of Scotland Trades Awards 2018. At a black tie event in the Ardoe House Hotel on Friday 8th June 2018, we were presented with the award for the Best Trades Business (Interiors) in front of an audience of over 400 guests.

This honour helped greatly in our campaign to re-launch our business following the Lethenty Mill fire of 2016. It was also a great boost for the guys who work here. The heart of any trades business is its people and we feel very fortunate in having four very loyal and skilled men on the team. They have all been with me for over ten years and I wouldn't have much of a business without them.

It also felt good to be part of an event that recognises good work. We Scots are a reticent lot and blowing our own trumpet doesn't come naturally to us. We tend to just keep our heads down and get on with our work. There are dozens of small scale trade firms working away in quiet corners of North East Scotland producing exceptional work and it was good to celebrate that.

Sometimes it feels like my cabinetmaking company is a bit out of step with the times. So for us to win this award feels like our quirky wee business has been validated.

— Graeme