A Montrose native, Eric Dalgarno, whose family has strong local connections, has had his Brechin business awarded.
Eric, formerly of Alton Way and a pupil of Montrose Academy, has another connection with the area. Dalgarno Park, Hillside, is named after his grandmother.
His business, ELD Roofing, was recently notified that he had been recommended by customers to The Guild of Master Craftsmen, and has been invited to join the Guild.
The invitation to become a Guild member was a bolt from the blue for Eric, who did not even realise he had been put forward for the award.
Although he has run his own business for the past eight years, Eric has worked in the roofing trade throughout his entire working career.
He said: “I didn’t know anything about it until the paperwork came though. A couple of customers recommended me and I got a letter to join.
“As far as I am aware I am the only one in Scotland this year to receive a certificate from the Guild for roofing. “It’s good to get recognition. I went in to business to give customers peace of mind, not just to do a job and get paid for it.
“I would just like to say thank you to who ever it was that recommended me.”
The Guild of Master Craftsmen use their mark to signify reliable trade businesses to the public.
Membership is only available to those who can demonstrate that they consistently achieve high standards and are therefore eligible to receive The Guild’s prestigious Certificate of Quality and Service.
Eric’s wife, Carol, who helps in the running of the business, added: “It’s not easy for a business to survive in this climate, and we’ve been lucky that our clientèle keeps building. We’d really like to thank everyone for their custom.
“We’d also like to thank the Guild for accepting us as members.”