The founder and managing director of CMS Window Systems has been named as a Scotland Winner in the prestigious and globally renowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 Awards.
Andy Kerr, who set up the manufacturers in 2006, now goes forward to the UK final with a chance to be named UK Entrepreneur of the Year at a prestigious event in London in October.
Andy has been at the helm of the company through nearly a decade of continuous growth. Today, the business has a £27 million turnover and employs more than 200 people between its modern manufacturing and recycling facility in North Lanarkshire and additional facilities in Fife.
Andy has built the firm on a sustainability ethos, which extends into every aspect of the business. This includes a commitment to apprenticeships and youth employment, which goes much further than that of most manufacturing businesses, right through to offering an extensive range of products and systems designed for low carbon buildings and operating in a resource-efficient way, with virtually all waste recycled.