Maggie Wright, whose business, Airdrie-based Claymore Training, specialises in helping individuals achieve construction industry accreditations, has been announced Champion Business Award winner at hub South West’s twelfth Building for Growth awards event held online via Zoom last week.

hub South West, the well-established public-private partnership of local authorities, NHS, blue light services and numerous leading construction industry Tier 1 building contractors, guided eight industry-related businesses over the course of its eight week Building for Growth programme in their quest to win more, high-quality work from Tier 1 contractors undertaking projects in the region.

Ms Wright, who set up the business in 2015 won the accolade after a closely contested final event where many of Scotland’s Tier 1 Construction businesses heard from the participating businesses from across South West Scotland. 

The Tier 1 Contractors including Morgan Sindall; Morrison Construction; Robertson Construction; CCG; BAM Ashleigh Scotland; Linear Design & Construct and Kier Construction, were actively involved throughout programme, giving the participants information on potential pipeline projects and guidance on how they might become one of their suppliers.

Ms 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.”

She continued: “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 eight weeklong online programme covered such topics as Leadership and Management, Business Strategy, Tendering and Procurement, Digital Marketing & Social Media, Cyber Security and Business Finance as well as enabling Ongoing Business Support and Development

Ultimately, Building for Growth aims to help participating companies improve their capability and confidence such that they can secure commercially fulfilling relationships with hub South West’s Tier 1 Contractor partners.

Mark Houston, Supply Chain Manager at hub South West, said: “It was a privilege to work with Maggie and the other businesses on our Twelfth 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, said: “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.”