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
Click to view the Awards Criteria
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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