Ayrshire Business Awards

Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Awards are now open for applications.

Further to a number of requests due to holidays we are able to grant an extension to the Ayrshire Business Awards closing date to Wednesday 25th July at mid-day.

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Is your business Awesome?

 

The Ayrshire Business Awards recognises businesses which have demonstrated excellence in a variety of fields. There are other Ayrshire Business Awards out there but this is the only transparently judged by industry expert’s!

 

 

Ayrshire Business Awards 2018 – Finalists Announced

 

The shortlist for the Ayrshire Business Awards 2018 has been unveiled, with 42 companies making the cut across 12 categories. The nominees showcase the best of business in Ayrshire, reflecting the breadth and depth of business successes in the region. 

 

Val Russell, Chamber CEO said “The first of the two stage judging process has been completed by two independent judges and we are pleased to invite these shortlisted finalists to continue on their journey and make their pitch to our panel of industry judges. The variety of entrants this year just goes to prove there are many #AwesomeAyshire businesses out there. We look forward to celebrating with you all at our Gala Dinner on 12th October. Congratulations and Good Luck to all finalists!

 

David Hughes, Managing Director of the award’s Principal Sponsor 1825 Financial Planning said “Many congratulations to all the businesses and individuals who have made it to the 2018 awards shortlist, as always the quality of entrants is extremely high and we wish you all the very best of luck in your respective categories”

 

The Finalists in the 2018 Awards are as follows -

 

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

Accountant In Bankruptcy
East Ayrshire Carers Centre
Glaxosmithkline
Morrison Construction

 

Excellence in Customer Service Award sponsored by Seamill Hydro:

Glasgow Prestwick Airport
LMA Architects
Shire Housing Association
Slater Menswear

 

Growth Business of the Year Award sponsored by GSK:

Ampcontrol UK
Blue Rock Insurance Brokers
Green Home Systems
RAD Group

 

Ayrshire Food & Drink Award sponsored by East Ayrshire Council:

Bhaile Craft Bakery

Home Cook School

The Coo Shed

Weston Tavern & Restaurant

 

 

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

Bhaile Craft Bakery
Elvinside Florist
Empower Studios
Pillow Property Partners

 

Apprentice of the Year Award sponsored by Woodward:

Catriona Cook - Ayrshire College
Chloe Lennon- East Ayrshire Council
Ryan Kelly - James Frew Ltd
Cameron Black -  Spirit AeroSystems

 

Family Business Award sponsored by North Ayrshire Council:

Enlighten Training
Hydroklear Services
Wilsons Auctions

 

Business in the Community Award sponsored by Westfield Health:

Ayrshire Independent Living Network

Little Acorns Early Years

McTaggart Group

The QTS Group

 

Tourism Award - sponsored by West FM:

Culzean Castle and Country Park
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
The Tartan Camper Company
VisitArran

 

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

Alan White Design
Blue Rock Insurance Brokers
Corrine Smith / JOY by Corrine Smith
Quantum Solutions

Ayrshire's Best Business (11-50 employees) sponsored by South Ayrshire Council:

East Ayrshire Carers Centre
Peacock Salt
Worksmart Contracts

 

Ayrshire's Best Business (51 employees or more) sponsored by Ministry of Defence:

Ampcontrol UK
Buzzworks Holdings
Ready4Retirement

 

There is still time to make your nomination for Ayrshire’s Favourite Business, sponsored by Ayrshire's favourite news titles, Ayrshire Post, Irvine Herald and Kilmarnock Standard. Simply email awards@entourageuk.com before noon on the closing date of Monday 3rd September with the name of your favourite business and 100 words explaining why you like it so much. Make sure that you also include your own name, address and daytime telephone number. In the email subject header use the words Ayrshire’s Favourite Business. Full details are on the website - www.ayrshire-chamber.org/awards/ayrshires-favourite-business-award

 

The winners will all be announced at the Business Awards Dinner taking place at Ayr Race Course on Friday 12th October. It promises to be a night not to be missed and we are delighted to announce that it will be hosted by Elaine C Smith. Why not beat the rush and book your place now at www.ayrshire-chamber.org/events. The dinner is a great networking opportunity and everyone is welcome to attend.

 

 

 A full list of the category criteria can be viewed by clicking here.

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

Ayrshire Apprentice of the Year Award

Ayrshire 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)

Ayrshire's Favourite Business

Ayrshire's Favourite Business

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