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Labourer makes grade as director

PEOPLE

TULLOCH has appointed a former site worker as its youngest ever board director.

Tom MacLeod, 29, began his career working on sites with Tulloch as a 16-year-old building technician.

He progressed to site manager and later to north contracts manager - a post he currently combines with part-time studies at Napier University, Edinburgh, where he is taking an MBA.

Tulloch chairman David Sutherland said: 'Tom has shown great qualities and has developed steadily to the point where he becomes our youngest member of the construction board. He has shown how far the right approach can take you.

Our view is that if you're good enough, you're old enough.'

Mr MacLeod said: 'When I started working on building sites I could hardly have dreamed of ending up in the boardroom before I was 30.

'But I'm very conscious of the help I've had in coming through the ranks - from tradesmen to managers up to chief executive George Fraser and chairman David Sutherland. The people I've worked with have been superb and supportive.'