J&D Pierce picks up Scottish Engineering Award

Steelwork contractor J&D Pierce of Glengarnock has won the Scottish Engineering Award for the company that has shown the highest level of excellence in industry.

At a ceremony in Glasgow’s Hilton hotel the award was presented to managing director Derek Pierce by Lindsay McQuade, CEO of Scottish Power Renewables.

The family business, founded in 1975 by Pierce’s dad Jim, has over 300 employees and has designed and delivered key projects across the UK, including Glasgow’s Queen Street Station redevelopment, Boeing’s new European Service Hangar at Gatwick and work is due to commence on London City Airport expansion shortly.
Derek Pierce said: “This is a testament of fantastic staff and the hard work and effort from everyone within the business. I am incredibly proud of some of the challenging complex projects that the business has undertaken throughout the UK over the last few years and the company will continue to go forward across the UK designing and building prestigious projects.”

Scottish Engineering’s chief executive Paul Sheerin added: “J & D Pierce (Contracts) Ltd are an inspiring story of a family business who have shown astonishing growth through bold decisions to invest in a strategy they believed in. Their projects continue to ensure that Scottish Engineering and Manufacturing is exemplified in the buildings and facilities used by the public across the UK on a daily basis”.

The 2019 Skills Award in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland was won by Castle Precision Engineering.

President’s Awards for Excellence were presented to –

• Ampcontrol, a Prestwick based manufacturer of integrated electrical and electronic technology equipment.

• Coherent Scotland, a leading photonics manufacturer and innovator based in Glasgow.

• Falcon Foodservice Equipment, based in Stirling manufacturing high quality professional cooking equipment.

• Optos, a Dunfermline based manufacturer of Opthalmic healthcare technologies.

• SP Technology, a Dundee based designer and manufacturer of bespoke automation and robotic systems.

The Scottish Engineering/Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow Award was won by Angus Moodie of Aggreko. The runner up was Nikola Felbab of Babcock International.

The 2019 Primary Engineer Inspirer Award was presented to George Burns, a retired engineer from North Ayrshire. This award recognises an individual who has excelled in their personal support to primary school pupils taking part in the Scottish Engineering Leaders Award.

Five Vice-President’s Awards were also presented to Babcock International, Forth Ports, Hayward Tyler Fluid Handling, Highland Spring Group and Volvo Construction Equipment.


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