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Helping It Happen 2017 National Awards Sponsors

Working with Communities Award and Main Sponsor

The MacRobert Trust

The MacRobert Trust is the proud keeper of an historic legacy, one that informs everything we do.

The Trust is both landowner and charity, and we discharge both these duties within a modern context but with the philosophy of our benefactor, Lady MacRobert, at the heart of nearly every decision we make.

Her legacy lives on through our continuing connection with the military, with the countryside and farming, and in our commitment to our charitable work, in particular our assistance to young people to help them achieve their potential no matter what disadvantages they may face.

Rural Housing Award sponsored by Clarendon

Clarendon Planning & Development Ltd are delighted to be involved in The Helping it Happen Awards and to be sponsoring the Rural Housing Award. We take great pride in supporting the provision of rural housing which is so critical to the survival of, what can often be, fragile rural communities. Clarendon has the expertise and understanding to deliver high quality market and affordable housing which can facilitate rural communities in remaining sustainable and vibrant.

Multi-disciplinary Planning and Development Consultancy offering a full range of technical disciplines including architects, consulting engineers and transportation consultants. The company provides a commercial approach to site identification and procurement, valuation and appraisal and project management through the planning process including site promotion and rural diversification.

0131 297 2320

Rural Business Award sponsored by Turcan Connell

Turcan Connell are delighted to be sponsoring the Rural Business category at the inaugural "Helping it Happen" Awards. Land based businesses throughout Scotland underpin the local rural economies of the areas in which they are situated, often in challenging circumstances. Turcan Connell is a leading advisor to business owners being able to provide expert advice on all aspects of business structure, land ownership, succession, diversification, employment and other matters. Congratulations to all those nominated for an Award and particularly to the winners.

Turcan Connell offers all the professional advice under one roof that an individual might need during their lifetime. We offer a full range of legal services alongside a complete range of tax services. We believe that this approach of combining legal and tax expertise really sets Turcan Connell apart, enabling us to provide the best advice and counsel.

0131 228 8111

Conservation Award sponsored by Wardell Armstrong

Wardell Armstrong LLP welcomes this opportunity to sponsor the Helping It Happen campaign and to recognise the contributions that landowners and rural businesses are making to conservation throughout Scotland. Environmental protection and conservation management are at the heart of successful development projects and we are fortunate to work with clients passionate about delivering these objectives. We congratulate all the nominees and look forward to celebrating their successes at the awards ceremony.

Wardell Armstrong LLP is a multidisciplinary Engineering, Environmental and Mining consultancy with a history going back over 180 years and a reputation for high quality service.  We are an independent Limited Liability Partnership and have over 450 professional, technical and administrative staff based at offices in throughout the UK including Edinburgh and Glasgow. We combine an understanding of local and regional contexts with national and international expertise.  Our business areas include Energy and Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability, Infrastructure and Utilities, Land and Property, Mining, Quarrying and Mineral Estates and Waste Resource Management.

Tourism Award sponsored by Gift Of Grouse

The Gift of Grouse is delighted to be sponsoring the Tourism category of the Helping It Happen 2017 national awards.
Scotland is a truly world class destination for the classic country sports of shooting, fishing and stalking.
The red grouse can only be hunted in the UK and has enduring international appeal. Gift of Grouse was established to promote the many benefits of moorland management for grouse shooting. How it contributes to the sustainability of many upland estates, how the investment by grouse moor owners helps to look after remote rural communities and how plays and important conservation role including the protection nof rare wildlife species. Grouse shooting is a high value and integral part of the Scottish country sports tourism offer and we are passionate about helping rural Scotland to develop as a tourist destination.

Education Award Sponsored by Lycetts

Lycetts are delighted to sponsor the Education Award at the inaugural Helping it Happen Awards. The Lycetts group is a well established, forward thinking group of companies providing a comprehensive range of insurance and financial advice to private individuals, landowners, businesses and trustees. Headquartered in Newcastle we are a nationwide firm with 250 staff in offices from Edinburgh to Exeter to serve a principally rural client base.

We have developed a reputation as a leader in the Farm and Estate, Bloodstock and high-value residential property sectors, all of which are supported by the detailed, commercial knowledge available via our Commercial division. In our Financial Services division we provide independent advice on such matters as pensions, inheritance tax, life assurance, health insurance, employee benefits, investments, business protection and wealth planning."

0131 225 9119

Awards Drinks Reception Sponsored by AM Phillip

Formed in 1955, A M PHILLIP has dealerships throughout the East and North of Scotland with franchises for FORD, FIAT, ISUZU and IVECO Commercials.

Ford offer the award winning Transit range complimented by the market leading Ranger pick-up and were instrumental in securing Scottish Land & Estates Members exclusive discount on the four wheel drive range.

Fiat Commercials now offer a wholly new vehicle, the stylish Fullback 4x4 pick-up giving comfort and style with no compromise on performance and productivity.

The Isuzu D-Max Pick-ups offer a range with 3500kgs towing capacity and 5yr/125,000 mile warranty.

Iveco round off the portfolio with a rugged and durable range, including the Daily 4x4 off-road vehicle.

A. M. Phillip Ltd at Forfar, Tel: 01307 474000.

Iver Salvesen Green Business Award

Iver Salvesen was an active member of the Southeast Regional Committee of Scottish Land and Estates from 2008-2016. Living in the Scottish Borders, he was a farmer, builder and developer who believed deeply in the importance of renewable energy and preserving the environment. His wish to learn about this subject prompted his return to university to earn a MSc in Architecture and Environmental Studies in 2013.

His primary focus in his final years was to design and build environmentally friendly homes, as well as to oversee the installation of renewable energy systems into homes, farms and estates. He recently began the design and build of one of the first straw bale houses in Scotland, which was built almost entirely by volunteers.

Iver died tragically and suddenly in July 2016 whilst doing volunteer work in Tanzania, where he was building houses for widows and orphans.

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