Almond Engineering are changing their opening times. Their new official hours of business are 07:45 to 16:15 Monday to Thursday and 07:45 to 12:30 Friday. The reason for the change is that they have implemented a flexitime system for all their staff. Typically, but not guaranteed, members of the Almond team will in the office between 07:00 to 17:00 Monday -Thursday and 07:00 to 15:15 on Friday. However, the official opening times provide the best opportunity to talk to one of Almond’s helpful team and discuss your requirements, as there may not be anyone available outside these official times. We would like to thank everyone for their understanding as we implement this change which not only reflects modern industry practice, but also creates more flexibility and a better work/life balance for our team.
Michelle Quinn, Almond Engineering’s most recent Director, has been awarded the Shona Sibbald Woman in Business Award. The award recognises the hard work and achievements of women across West Lothian. Michelle collected the award at West Lothian Chamber of Commerce’s Business Excellence awards presentation ceremony. It celebrates Michelle’s hard work, dedication, and achievements, joining Almond Engineering in 2005 as an office junior to becoming the company’s youngest and first female Director in 2018.
Michelle Quinn collected her award at a black-tie gala celebration of business success in the region. “I am proud to have received this prestigious award from West Lothian Chamber of Commerce. I am looking forward to continuing to champion women in business across the region and promote the many business opportunities for girls across West Lothian, particularly in engineering a profession I am passionate about,” said Michelle.
Michelle was chosen to receive the award by a judging panel made up of members of the Sibbald Family. “The Shona Sibbald Woman in Business award, supported by the Sibbald family, was set up to recognise a successful business woman who not only demonstrates strong leadership but has also shown an outstanding contribution to the local economy. We chose Michelle Quinn as this year’s recipient as she has demonstrated what hard work in her chosen profession can achieve. We were impressed with her rise through Almond Engineering culminating in her recent appointment to the board. We wish her continued success into the future,” said David Sibbald, Managing Director, Sibbald Ltd.
Linda Scott, Chief Executive of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce said: “I would like to congratulate Michelle on winning the Woman in Business award in the Chamber’s Business Excellence Awards. These awards recognise the outstanding contribution businesses make to the local economy and the people within them that drive them forward. It is so more important to have more women leaders particularly in the STEM industry’s as it encourages our future female leaders. Awards like this showcase the amazing talent we have out there, and I was also pleased to see Almond Engineering awarded highly commended in the Best Business category.”
Michelle was presented with her award by Eugene McGuire, Shona Sibbald’s brother on behalf of the Sibbald family.
See all the winners of the West Lothian Chamber Business Excellence Awards here: https://bit.ly/2VEUUew