Instant Neighbour has been chosen as this year’s charity partner for the Trades Awards.
The awards, which aim to find the most talented tradespeople in the North-east, will also be helping some of the area’s most vulnerable folk.
Instant Neighbour provides services for those experiencing poverty and homelessness across the region.
Event organiser Michael Wilson, managing director of Mearns and Gill, said: “We are delighted to be raising funds for Instant Neighbour as part of this year’s Trades Awards.
“Not only are they a very worthy local charity, but there are some strong connections between the excellent work that the charity carry out via their social enterprises Carpetinc, Removalinc and Joinerinc, and the construction industry.
“We will be working closely with the team at Instant Neighbour in the weeks building up to this year’s awards ceremony, and there will be a variety of fundraising activities on the night itself.”
More than 40% of applications for this year’s awards are first time candidates. Instant Neighbour also has a joiner shortlisted for Tradesperson of the Year.
Susan Cheyne, business development manager for Instant Neighbour, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the Trades Awards charity partner 2017.
“Being the charity partner will help us to raise our profile to more people.”
The judging panel will select winners in 13 award categories including the Evening Express-sponsored Tradesperson of the Year.
Winners are set to be announced at a glamorous awards bash to be held at Ardoe House on June 9.
More information on the awards can be found at www.tradesawards.com