A SALTCOATS man who quit his job during lockdown to pursue his dream of owning his own business has came out top in an award ceremony.

George Cameron, 30, owner of CCUS Scotland, was secretly nominated by a customer for the ‘Best in Electrical Repairs’ award at the Prestige Awards and ended up winning his category.

He told the Herald about his shock and delight of being nominated, adding: “I don’t know who nominated me, they wouldn’t tell me but whoever it was I want to thank them.

“This is an amazing achievement as I started from running at home and have only had the shop premises since April.”

George started working in Saltcoats when he was 15 doing computer repairs and then fell away from it and instead would do the repairs in his spare time and worked fulltime for Openreach.

While working for Openreach during the day Mr Cameron had been running the business CCUS Scotland which specialises in phone, laptop, computer and tablet repairs in the evening and at weekends meaning he would sometimes work until 2am.

Although George doesn’t know the identity of the mystery nomination, he was able to find out what was said to the judges when they made their decision to award CCUS the top prize. An extract of the nomination said: “Customer service is of the utmost importance to George and his team of experts. As we all grow more dependent on developing technologies to function in our everyday lives, CCUS recognises the need for speed and dependability in their line of work.

This is why if you need your tablet, phone, laptop or PC repaired in a hurry, they promise to deliver a speedy service without compromising on the quality of parts or workmanship.

George has recently opened a new store in the town centre, offering even more opportunities to those needing their tech fixed quickly and reliably. They’re even offering late night appointments for those who can’t get to them during the day. Or whose phones are suffering from pub-related ailment.

You can find out more at www.facebook.com/ccusscotland.