Ayrshire Business Awards

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce 2019 Business Awards!

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The Ayrshire Business Awards are back!  2019 sees us celebrate 10 years of the awards.  The awards have become renowned as the headline event of Ayrshire Business week and in the last decade have provided a platform to highlight the success of our businesses in Ayrshire. 

The Ayrshire Business Awards recognises businesses which have demonstrated excellence in a variety of fields. There are other Ayrshire Business Awards out there but these are the only ones transparently judged by impartial industry experts! Is your business thriving, innovative, or providing excellent customer service? Does your business have a lot to shout about? If so, the Ayrshire Business Awards want to hear from you.

Winners will be announced during the Gala Dinner at Ayr Race Course on Friday 11th October 2019.

We are delighted to have 1825 Financial Planning once again as our Principal Sponsor.

David Hughes, Managing Director said “1825 Financial Planning are once again delighted to be the principal sponsor of the Ayrshire Business awards. As in previous years I would encourage all businesses to consider applying for an award. The process will benefit your business and if successful, your colleagues and customers will be able to enjoy the recognition it brings.

 

The 2019 Categories are:

Developing Ayrshire's Young Workforce Award - sponsored by 1825 Financial Planning

Ayrshire Food & Drink Award - sponsored by East Ayrshire Council

Active Travel at Work Award – sponsored by Active Travel Hub

Start-up Business of the Year Award - sponsored by Business Gateway

Apprentice of the Year Award - sponsored by Woodward

Growth Business of the Year Award - sponsored by The RAD Group

Excellence in Customer Service Award - sponsored by South Ayrshire Council

Tourism Award- sponsored by University of the West of Scotland

Family Business Award - sponsored by North Ayrshire Council

Business in the Community Award – sponsored by Westfield Health

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - sponsored by Trump Turnberry

Ayrshire's Best Business Award (0-10 employees) - sponsored by West Coast Accelerator 

Ayrshire's Best Business Award (11-50 employees) - sponsored by Media Scotland

Ayrshire's Best Business Award (51 employees or more) - sponsored by GSK

 

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Val Russell said “The Awards are a great way to raise your profile, celebrate success and shout about your achievements - don’t just take our word for it –here is what some of last years winners had to say…

"VisitArran was delighted and honoured to receive the Ayrshire Business Award for Tourism last year!  This is a tremendous accolade, and reflects well on the fabulous tourism offering that our island businesses and community work so hard to achieve!  I would recommend any business to consider applying for the Ayrshire Business Awards - the process makes you reflect on your achievements, and also helps you focus on future attainment" VisitArran

We were completely thrilled to win the Ayrshire Best Business Award 2018 (for 11-50 employees). It meant so much to us, having worked so incredibly hard all year around, to do that well on home turf, amongst such a great field of local businesses. The evening was a highlight for our staff who were able to join in celebrating their well-deserved award, but also were delighted to support friends and colleagues attending from the other local businesses. Our thanks go to the Ayrshire Chamber for organising a properly meaningful awards night with a great vibe and atmosphere.  Peacock Salt

To request your application form please email awards@entourageuk.com detailing what categories you would like to enter. Companies can enter up to 2 categories and the closing date is Friday 2nd August.

To support businesses through the application process Business Gateway is running a FREE Application Masterclass on 9th July from 1.30pm-4.30pm at the Business Gateway Office (Kilmarnock). To book please visit https://www.bgateway.com/events/13590/applying-for-business-awards-13590

Developing Ayrshire's Young Workforce Ayrshire Award

Developing Ayrshire's Young Workforce Ayrshire Award

Excellence in Customer Service Award

Excellence in Customer Service Award

Growth Business of the Year Award

Growth Business of the Year Award

Ayrshire Food and Drink Award

Ayrshire Food and Drink Award

Start Up Business of the Year

Start Up Business of the Year

Apprentice of the Year Award

Apprentice of the Year Award

Family Business Award

Family Business Award

Business in the Community Award

Business in the Community Award

Tourism Award

Tourism Award

Ayrshire's Best Business (0-10) employees

Ayrshire's Best Business (0-10) employees

Ayrshire's Best Business (11-50 employees)

Ayrshire's Best Business (11-50 employees)

Ayrshire's Best Business (51 employees or more)

Ayrshire's Best Business (51 employees or more)

Active Travel at Work Award

Active Travel at Work Award

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year