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BuildStore wins accolade at National Business Awards for Scotland

BuildStore was one of five finalists in two categories – the e-business strategy of the year and the growth strategy of the year, for which it won first prize.

The criteria for the award was based on the organization best able to demonstrate organic growth – rather than through merger or acquisition – that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and growth share improvement.

Financial director John Foley collected the award on behalf of BuildStore at last week&#39s gala ceremony at the Glasgow Hilton.

Raymond Connor, founder and managing director of BuildStore, says: “It is a great honour to win this award. It represents not only the growth of Buildstore, but growth of the whole self-build sector, which is now being widely recognised as a viable and accessible route to affordable housing. My thanks to the whole team at BuildStore for their unwavering commitment.”


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XIT2 predicts chronic shortage of surveyors

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Liverpool Victoria raises commission on Exweb

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How to balance bottom-up with top-down research in constructing multi-asset credit portfolios

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