Well it has been a week since the 2017 Business awards and we have only just recovered!
We want to thank everyone who attended and congratulate those who were luck enough to win!
The night kicked off with a champagne reception and a chance for all the businesses to network and relax. We had a call to dinner at 7.00pm and the awards were introduced by the one and only Clanadonia Tribal Drummers. Outgoing Director Bruce Walker welcomed everyone to the event and stressed how it was important we spent the evening celebrating local business and more importantly celebrating ourselves and our successes as business owners, entrepreneurs, employees, family members, friends or search and rescue dogs!
The first three awards to announced were:
Best Start Up Business won by Stirling Gin with a Highly Commended going to Hydrogen.
Best Micro Business won by Siabann.
Best Small Business won by Ecosse Holdings with a Highly Commended going to Forth Paving and Landscape Services
The second round of awards saw 123vPLC take home Best Family Business (Highly Commended to Ecosse Holdings), the Robertson Group take home Developing The Young Workforce (Highly Commended to Rooftec(Scotland)) and Sv24-7 take home Excellence in Customer Service (Highly Commended Bon Accord life).
Sadly our speaker for the night Josh LittleJohn from Social Bite had been called away to an emergency earlier in the week so could not be with us but co-founder Alice Thompson sent a video encouraging everyone to enjoy themselves and congratulating those who had been shortlisted. Whilst everyone tucked in to their dessert we had a charitable collection for Social Bite and the Chambers Veterans Into Employment project - thank you to all those who donated!
With that it was time for our compere Derek Walker to announce the winners of the final three awards:
Business Leader won by Neil Mclean of United Auctions (Highly Commended to Cariss Moir of Moirs Cleaning).
Business For Good won by Falkirk Football Community Foundation (Highly Commended to Macroberts Arts Centre).
For Valley's Favourite Business won by Lou Mac Fitness.
Director Paul Harkness then took to the stage to give the vote of thanks to all those involved in the awards and to every single member for supporting the Chamber and what we do. What better to way to finish of the night with one final blast from Clanadonia and chance to offer your congratulations to the lucky winners on the night!