AYRSHIRE BUSINESS AWARDS
Ayrshire Business Awards 2017– Winners Announced
Ayrshire’s business community is alive and well as the region’s top performing organisations were revealed on Friday night at Ayr Racecourse.
Following months of anticipation, we can now unveil the winners of the 8th Ayrshire Business Awards, which showcased the region’s best businesses.
Over 350 guests attended the most prestigious night in the local business calendar, hosted by Colin McArdle and entertainment from Edward Reid.
Val Russell, Chief Executive at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “My congratulations to all the winners at this years’ Ayrshire Business Awards, what a thoroughly great night it was.
“Chatting with the judging panel it was obvious just how difficult a job they had in selecting a winner from each category due to the extremely high standard of entry.
“I’d like to thank the panel, led by Alistair Dewar, for giving their time and expertise to the Ayrshire Business Awards. Also to our sponsors for their continued support in making the Awards the continued success it is.”
David Hughes from Awards Principal Sponsor 1825 said “The quality of all applicants within each category this year is again fantastic, and pays tribute to the strength in depth of our business community in Ayrshire.
“On behalf of 1825, I would like to extend my congratulations to all of the winners in each of their respective categories, and thanks again to Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce for the continued support they give to the business community in Ayrshire.”
The event hosted by Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce, also raised over £3000 for two charities, Ayrshire Hospice and AIMS Advococy.
The 2017 Winners are:
Developing Ayrshire’s Young Workforce Award sponsored by 1825
Winner - Billy Bowie Special Projects
Business in the Community Award Sponsored by Rivergate Shopping Centre Irvine
Winner - Ashleigh (Scotland) Ltd
Growth Business of the Year Award Sponsored by South Ayrshire Council
Winner - Internet Anywhere
Family Business Award Sponsored by North Ayrshire Council
Winner - Richard Healey Removals
Start Up Business of the Year Sponsored by Business Gateway
Winner - Green Home Systems
Ayrshire’s Apprentice of the Year Award sponsored by GSK
Winner - Elliot Spence VG Energy
Independent Retailer of the Year Award Sponsored by Ayrshire Post, The Irvine Herald and Kilwinning Chronicle and the Kilmarnock Standard
Winner - Opus Couture
Excellence in Customer Service Award Sponsored by Seamill Hydro
Winner - Richard Healey Removals
Ayrshire Food and Drink Award Sponsored by East Ayrshire Council
Winner - We Hae Meat
Excellence in People Development Award Sponsored by Ministry of Defence – Defence Relationship Management
Winner - Ayrshire College
#GoDo Entrepreneur of the year Award Sponsored by Entrepreneurial Spark
Winner - Scot Weir - Derbyshire-Weir
Ayrshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees) Sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise Ltd
Winner - Utopia Computers
Ayrshire’s Best Business (11-50 employees) Sponsored by The McKinstry Company
Winner - LMA Architects
Ayrshire’s Best Business (51 employees or more) Sponsored by Westfield Health
Winner - RAD Hotel Group
Chamber Champion Award sponsored by Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce
Winner – LAH Travel
Full list of categories and sponsors below.