United Capital has announced its group of winners of the Employee of the Year competition, named the Race to Dubai in recognition of the location of this year’s conference.

The Race to Dubai was launched in September 2021, and was open to all employees who could show that they are aligned with the group values of being relentless, ambitious, committed, and entrepreneurial. People were free to nominate themselves or a colleague, with the overall winner being awarded a significant prize: an all-expenses paid, 5-star, family trip of a lifetime, and an invitation to shape the future of a fast-growing, forward-thinking business, by attending our annual company conference in May.

More than 40 nominations were received from across our businesses, ranging from the youngest members of the apprentice community to those who have been with our group companies for decades. The United Capital board had the enjoyable task of reading through all of the nominations in their search for winners, and in the process got to learn more about some of the most exciting sustainability projects, inspirational people, and entrepreneurial approaches to problem-solving that have made United Capital the fastest-growing group in the decarbonisation sector.

Ultimately the nominations were so strong that four winners were announced by CEO Graeme Carling earlier this month. Our winners will all attend our company conference, UC22, which takes place on 16th May in Dubai, where they’ll get to share their thoughts and ideas about the group’s future plans, and take these back to their teams across the country.  The overall winner in the Employee of the Year category will also enjoy a week-long all-expenses paid family holiday at the Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi.

United Capital Rising Star Award – Nicola Barr, Saltire Facilities Management

McGill Apprentice of the Year – Ryan Bisset

Saltire Apprentice of the Year – Jack Boyd

Employee of the Year – Billy Robertson, McGill

Speaking of the Race to Dubai competition, Graeme Carling commented, “Our growth rate is phenomenal, and makes us one of the fastest-growing groups in the country, and certainly in the decarbonisation sector. In large part that’s because of this incredible group of 600 employees we’ve brought together; we all work together in a way that reflects our values of being relentless, ambitious, committed, and entrepreneurial.

The board and I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our very deserving group of winners, and we look forward to congratulating them in person, as well as hearing their fresh ideas, at our conference next month.”