Further news and pictures from the awards last week:-
BIG NIGHT FOR BIG COUNTY BUSINESSES
THE Graham Environmental Services team had a major part to play in the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce 2017 Star Awards supported by The Binn Group. Around 360 guests drawn from the business community donned their best bib and tucker for the event hosted by the Crieff Hydro. Chamber of Commerce president Ross Graham welcomed them to the Star Awards and was invited to present the Business of the Year – Blackhills Specialist Dental Clinic – with their trophy.
Chamber of Commerce president Ross Graham presents Paul Stone of Blackhills Specialist Dental Clinic with the Business of the Year Award
Brother Stuart was called upon to present the Customer Service award to Perth’s Premier Properties. Graham Environmental Services sponsored this category.
Stuart Graham presents the Customer Service Award to Paul Keddie and Katie Hall of Premier Properties
Ross, in his second year as Chamber president, noted: “As ever, Perth and Kinross businesses of all sizes and from different sectors were represented at the Star Awards.
Ross at the Star Awards podium
“Our business community really is something to be proud of and that is exactly what the annual event is all about – putting Perth and Kinross on the map. “Crieff Hydro was an amazing venue for this high profile event.”
Ross said: “Going forward, the Chamber will put particular focus on strengthening our links with international Chamber partners and utilising a network with bases in over 180 countries.” “The Chamber team is also working hard on developing the young workforce and this already is having a positive impact across the area. It’s a national initiative designed to give school pupils a more rounded and accurate insight to the world of work and I would urge any business to play their part.”
On the sporting front the Chamber acknowledged Grand National winning trainer Lucinda Russell, European curling medal wins by Eve Muirhead and Kyle Smith – and the success of Blairgowrie’s Bradley Neil, who has stepped up to compete on the European Tour at the age of just 21.
The Graham family were out in force at the Star Awards
Phil McKenna with Liz and Callum at Crieff Hydro
*Photo credit: The Perthshire Picture Agency (Copyright Perthshire Picture Agency Tel: 01738 623350 Mobile: 07990 594431) was on hand to capture images from the big night at Crieff Hydro
Bradley Neil – European Tour Player
Graham Environmental Services Sponsors European Tour Professional Bradley Neil
GRAHAM Environmental Services are delighted to announce that our name and logo will be adorning the bag of new European Tour professional Bradley Neil.
We have signed a two year deal to sponsor the 21-year-old Scot as he embarks on the next stage of his pro career.
Bradley was one of just 15 players to secure a European Tour card for the 2018 season after a successful campaign on the second tier Challenge Tour.
Directors Stuart and Ross Graham and Phil McKenna have followed Bradley’s progress closely since he was a kid playing on the Wee Course at Blairgowrie.
They joined friends and family when, as the 2014 British Amateur champion, he joined the best players in the world competing at the 2015 Masters, with Phil caddying for Bradley at Augusta.
In addition to playing alongside previous Green Jacket winner Sandy Lyle, Bradley and Phil joined Rory McIlory and his caddie Niall Horan (of One Direction fame) for the nine-hole competition.
Commenting on the sponsorship deal, Bradley said: “It is fantastic to have Graham Environmental Services backing me on Tour. They have been with me every step of the way and this takes it to another level.
“It’s hugely exciting. This is another step up and competing at this level has been my target for the last few years, and a specific aim for the past two seasons.”
Stuart, who played in a successful Perth and Kinross County team with a teenage Bradley, said: “It’s a milestone year for us because 2018 is the 25th anniversary of Graham Environmental Services, which began as a small family firm in Blairgowrie with our parents Jimmy and Anna.
“Supporting Bradley as he takes his first steps on the European Tour is our way of marking the milestone.
“Obviously there are cost implications of going full-time on the Tour and we wanted to give him a helping hand. He will be getting up to 25 invitations over the next 12 months to tournaments all over the world, so travelling and the costs involved is a big factor of living on the tour.
“Bradley has worked tremendously hard to get to this stage and his achievement is put in perspective by the fact that he is the first Perth and Kinross player to reach this level since Brian Marchbank nearly 40 years ago – and we have produced a lot of top class amateur golfers in this part of the world.
“Guys like Wallace Booth, Gavin Dear, Kevin McAlpine and Glenn Campbell were playing off plus four and five for the county team.
“We have been family friends with his parents Rodney and Mandy for years and Bradley’s potential was obvious at the age of six or seven playing on the Wee Course at Blair. He was playing off plus one by the time he was 15.
“We watched him win the Scottish Boys, the club championship, the Amateur title at Royal Portrush and cheered him on at The Masters, US Open and the Open.
“Now everyone at Graham Environmental Services will be backing Bradley as he competes with the elite professionals who compete on the European Tour.”
Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards 2017
The Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards 2017 were held at The Crieff Hydro Hotel on Friday 24th November and congratulations go to Premier Properties, Perth for winning the Excellence in Customer Service Award, which we sponsor. The picture shows our Sales Director, Stuart Graham (right) presenting Alan Keddie and Katie Hall with the award. Well done to all the winners on the night.
Once again we are proud to be a collection point for The Radio Tay annual Christmas appeal. Come and drop of suitable unwrapped presents at our Welton Road Offices in Blairgowrie and make a difference to a child somewhere in the Radio Tay area.
New Office and Telephone Number
Our sister company, Graham Hygiene Services, have moved across the road to a new office with their own phone number. So from now on please call 01250 878242 for all your hygiene needs.