Winners of the first FIS Scottish Awards were revealed at a special ceremony at the George Hotel in Edinburgh where industry leaders gathered to celebrate high-quality finishes and interiors workmanship from across Scotland.

Axis Solutions scooped the Gold Interior Fit Out award; Brian Hendry Interiors won Gold in the Drywall Construction category; David Fisher & Sons of Edinburgh took Gold in the Plasterwork category; Roskel Contracts secured Gold in the Suspended Ceilings section; Worksmart won the Partitioning Gold; Veitchi Interiors took the Judges’ Award (pictured above); and CCF was named Supplier of the Year.

The finishes and interiors sector also awarded Scott Boyle, from Brian Hendry Interiors in Glasgow, Scottish Apprentice of the Year.

Forza Doors sponsored the lunch, with SIG Interiors sponsoring both the Interior Fit Out and Partitioning categories and CCF sponsoring Apprentice of the Year. Winners were announced by guest speaker Sandy Strang.

Interior Fit Out – Gold

Axis Solutions carried out the full interior design and space planning for professional service provider FDM. The project involved installation of new meeting rooms, boardroom, classrooms, breakout spaces and two reception areas.

Interior Fit Out – Silver

Scotwood Interiors delivered a turnkey project for Edinburgh marketing agency Whitespace. The new head office incorporated a reception area, waiting area with bespoke desk and timber wall feature, and meeting room suite using a mixture of solid and glazed walls with laminate doors.

Drywall Construction – Gold

Brian Hendry Interiors’ project for Dunedin House, a highly specified residential development in Edinburgh, consisted of the supply and installation of Speedline external wall linings, interior partitions and suspended ceilings.

Drywall Construction – Silver

Astins’ package on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital project included design and build of all partitions for installation throughout the building, including in the impressive 14-storey atrium.

Plasterwork (general and heritage) – Gold

David Fisher & Sons of Edinburgh was appointed to execute conservation and restoration works to the dome, and the plaster works to the walls, of the banking hall at the Royal Bank of Scotland in St Andrew Square.

Suspended Ceilings – Gold

Roskel Contracts carried out the high-specification ceiling installation within the new 25,000m2 technology centre for Strathclyde University. Roskel developed the design, and supplied and installed various ceilings and features, including 9000m2 of Armstrong perforated metal ceilings and 700 Ecophon Solo rafts.

Suspended Ceilings – Silver

Carter Ceilings’ contract for Audi Aberdeen involved the installation of all suspended ceilings throughout the dealership, comprising the supply and installation of SAS International, Armstrong, British Gypsum and Durlum ceilings to the showroom, office, workshop and used car bay.

Partitioning – Gold

Worksmart was appointed as subcontractor on the Law Society of Scotland project to supply and install a variety of Optima architectural glazing systems to update the workspace.

Partitioning – Silver

North Group worked on The Grande in Aberdeen, an office redevelopment project in the city centre. The project called for the installation of Triplan TP Lite single and double glazed frameless partitioning system, framed glazed units and solid drylining partitioning walls.

Judges’ Award

Veitchi Interiors provided all drylining, suspended ceilings, acoustic rafts, bespoke joinery work and acoustic wall linings as part of a comprehensive specialist fit-out package for the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO). The project was a highly complex integration of new build and refurbishment of an iconic Glasgow landmark.

Apprentice of the Year – Winner

Scott Boyle joined Brian Hendry Interiors in Glasgow an Apprentice Ceiling Fixer direct from school. A long list of praise was submitted in support of Scott winning this award with the company stating that, in Scott, they have uncovered an exceptional talent.

Apprentice of the Year – Runner-up – Stephen Hart of Worksmart.

Supplier of the Year

CCF was nominated by the Pegasus Fire Protection Company for providing a level of service over 19 years that they described as being “second to none”.