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GPH Builders Merchants unveils sculptures of North-east artist

Aberdeenshire builders merchant unveils sculptures

A North-east-based builders merchant has unveiled a series of sustainable sculptures.

GPH of Westhill and Inverurie is displaying the work of acclaimed North-east artist Bruce Walker.

In 2012, Mr Walker completed a sculpture, commissioned to replace an existing monument to Captain Scott and Dr Wilson‘s explorations of Antarctica. It is believed to be one of the biggest granite carvings in the world and is situated in Glen Prosen, Angus.

Mr Walker’s Pictish Queen, a semi-abstract Aberdeenshire granite sculpture with Pictish Celtic carving, is on show at the Inverurie branch of GPH. The display also features dry stone dyking by world-champion dyker Davie Sinclair, who received a year-long Historic Scotland bursary last August to train under Mr Walker.

Mr Walker said: “There’s so much conceptual art just now but I believe sculpture should be in a sustainable material. I am trying to promote granite and give people an idea of what can be done.

“These traditional methods, which use local materials, have been proven to last."

Nikki Mortimer, GPH sales and marketing director, said: “We first met Bruce through a mutual contact when he was involved in sourcing granite from Craigenlow Quarry near Dunecht.  Having seen Bruce’s work first hand and having been so impressed with his Scott of the Antarctic sculpture, we knew that his work would be very special. It is perfect for discerning private customers, but also what better way to make an impact at the entrance to your business than with indigenous stone, skillfully crafted by local artisans?

“GPH is delighted to be showcasing the work of these talented individuals at our premises. We feel that their work really complements the slab and aggregate products that GPH already displays and sells, as well as providing our customers with the opportunity to own something truly unique, captured in local stone by Bruce and Davie.”

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18/10/10 : Edith Mowatt joins the TradesAdvisor Team

EdithTradesAdvisor is pleased to announce an addition to our small team. Edith Mowatt joined us on 18th October 2010.

Edith will be heading up our business development and accounts management side of the business - improving our communication with our existing members and out promoting TradesAdvisor to local businesses and tradesmen alike.

We are excited to secure someone having the experience and calibre that Edith possesses and we look forward to taking TradesAdvisor to the next phase with Edith's much needed assistance!

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25/06/10 : TradesAdvisor appears in Deeside Piper

TradesAdvisor is proud to be supporting the Forget-Me-Not Club Dementia Support during the Banchory Show on 31st July 2010. Stick it in your diary and come along and see us, and participate in our raffle!

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26/06/10 : TradesAdvisor is proud to announce its sponsorship of the Grampian Policy Schools Alcohol Awareness Trophy

TradesAdvisor is pleased to report its association with Grampian Police's initiative of creating awareness of the impacts that drinking at an early age can have on their future health, safety and criminal record. It has recently received this letter of appreciation from Grampian Police.

"Dear Darren

SCHOOLS ALCOHOL AWARENESS TROPHY

I thank you on behalf of the many pupils who will benefit from your sponsorship of the trophy over the coming years.

Alcohol is indeed a blight across Scotland, therefore by giving pupils safe drinking messages before they begin drunking they will be in a position to make informed decisions that will have an impact on their future health, safety and perhaps any criminal record.

Your company's support is much appreciated and I look forward to updating you with the progression of this initiative."

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22/06/10 : TradesAdvisor Launches!

We've launched TradesAdvisor

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