Winner - cHeRries Tremendous Training & Development

LTM Training Academy – winners of the cHeRries Tremendous Training & Development award 2011!!

LTM are thrilled to be awarded the prestigious cHeRries award for Tremendous Training & Development in recognition of our work developing the renowned in-house training programme and establishing the Training Academy as a SQA Approved Centre. The award nomination stated:

“Their commitment to training and development has been described as a ‘benchmark for the construction industry’, and the LTM Training & Development Team play a core role in achieving LTM’s overall strategic objective of ‘Building the future and repairing the past’. Most recently, the T&D Team have been the driving force behind transforming the in-house BCT (Building Conservation Trainee) programme into a formal qualification and establishing LTM Training Academy as an approved SQA Centre for delivering the NPA (National Progression Award) for the Conservation of Masonry.”

The judges were so impressed with Steven and his team that they wanted this additional comment to be read on the evening.

“There is no better testament to the success of Steven Laing’s passion for training and his craft than Marischal College. It is worth reflecting on the words of John Betjeman to fully understand the world class stature of this asset in the heart of Aberdeen:

“No-one can dismiss Marischal College, Aberdeen, when looking at the work of the present century. Wedged behind a huge town hall in an expensive and attractive mid-Victorian baronial style, I saw a cluster of silver-white pinnacles. I turned down a lane towards them, the front broadened out. Oh! Bigger than any cathedral, tower on tower, forests of pinnacles, a group of palatial buildings rivalled only by the Houses of Parliament at Westminster”.

And also to pause and ask ourselves why, during the unveiling of the world class renovation so beautifully carried out by Laings, that there was no fanfair, major, or even local, press coverage or celebration of the building and the local craftsmenship and teamwork which delivered it from obscurity.”

[Sir John Betjeman CBE (1906 – 1984) was an English poet, writer and broadcaster. He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture.]

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