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Ayrshire Business Awards 2018 – Winners Announced

 

Following months of anticipation, we can now unveil the winners of the 2018 Ayrshire Business Awards which showcased the region’s best businesses.


Over 450 guests attended the most prestigious night in the local business calendar at Ayr Race Course on Friday 12th October.  This year we were delighted to welcome Elaine C Smith, one of Scotland’s best known personalities and entertainers as host for the evening.

 

The 2018 Award winners are as follows:

 

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

 

Excellence in Customer Service Award sponsored by Seamill Hydro -
Shire Housing Association

 

Ayrshire Food & Drink Award sponsored by East Ayrshire Council -
The Coo Shed

 

Start-up Business of the Year Award sponsored by Business Gateway Ayrshire -
Pillow Property Partners

 

Apprentice of the Year Award sponsored by Woodward - 
Cameron Black -  Spirit AeroSystems

 

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

 

Ayrshire’s Favourite Business sponsored by Media Scotland -
Scott Brown Fitness

 

Chamber Champion Award sponsored by ACCI -
Norman Rennie – Seamill Hydro

 

Ayrshire Apprenticeship Community Challenge 2018 sponsored by Skills Development Scotland -
Joint Winners - GE Caledonian Aviation and Spirit Aerosystems

 

Tourism Award - sponsored by West FM -
VisitArran

 

Family Business Award sponsored by North Ayrshire Council - 
Wilsons Auctions

 

Business in the Community Award sponsored by Westfield Health -

McTaggart Group

 

Ayrshire's Best Business (0-10 employees) sponsored by West Coast Accelerator - 
Blue Rock Insurance Brokers

 

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

 

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

 

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 all of the judges led by Chairs, Walter Smith and Gail Anderson for giving their time and expertise to the Ayrshire Business Awards.  Thanks 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 “This is our third year of sponsoring the event and, yet again, the quality of applicants within each category is quite outstanding, reflecting the strength in depth of our business community in Ayrshire. On behalf of the team at 1825 Financial Planning, we would like to extend our congratulations to all of the winners in each of their respective categories, and thanks again to Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce for the great job they do in supporting business enterprise in Ayrshire.”

 

The event hosted by Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry also raised over  £4000  for  local charity Whiteleys Retreat from the charity raffle.

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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