The Gideon Schreier Award

In 2008, in conjunction with CP Holdings, Waystone chose to set up a Bursary in memory of Gideon Schreier, the son of the Chairman of CP Holdings and a former director of Waystone, who died in his early 50s. 

Schreier was instrumental in forming Waystone Limited and was a Director of the company up until his death in 1998. As a close colleague of the current Managing Director, Stuart McLoughlin, he provided encouragement, guidance and support in the early years of the growth of the Waystone business.

An engineering graduate of London University, Schreier had a broad understanding of the disciplines necessary to create a successful regeneration company and furthermore he had a passionate interest in the training and promotion of young people, particularly in the industries in which the C.P. Holdings Group has major interests such as construction and engineering.  His untimely death at the age of 52 was a set back to the development of the Waystone business but since then the company has recovered and prospered.

Aptly named 'The Gideon Schreier Award', a Bursary of 3.5k is awarded annually to a student studying construction based at the Wakefield College Skills Xchange at Glasshoughton, which opened early 2009.

The award applies to second year students who show continued commitment to the course and have excelled in all areas, or someone who may not be able to complete their training without the funds.

Stuart McLoughlin, Managing Director of Waystone, added; ‘I am pleased that we can leave a legacy in the form of a bursary to recognise the work of Gideon Schreier. He was an extremely talented but modest individual with a dry sense of humour and the Waystone Directors are pleased to be able to perpetuate his memory by supporting the bursary award to an outstanding student of the Wakefield College.’