In 2012, retiring BHS Scotland Chairman Loraine Young gifted a beautiful antique timepiece (in the shape of an hour glass) with the inscription ‘For the giving of your time’. This beautiful trophy is given to an outstanding BHS Scotland volunteer each year.
This year our winner is male and young – how is that for unusual. Derek has decided that the hour glass is to be given to Paul Phillips – throughout 2015 'Tall Paul' as we like to know him has got more and more involved in BHS Scotland and not only is he useful for loading lories after events like the Royal Highland he can actually turn his hand to anything.
Over the summer Paul volunteered for the Blair Europeans and ended up driving ambassadors around Scotland, read at our horseman’s Sunday, but perhaps his ‘piece de resistnace’ was being the hay tramper in the back of the ruck maker at the working horse day. Introduced to BHS by his girlfriend Sarah, Paul has had a baptism of fire, and you might wonder why someone so new to BHS is getting an award, but quite honestly we could not have survived without Paul this year, that is why Derek chose him.