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Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2019

Congratulations to our winners

The Lanarkshire Business Excellence Awards 2019 winners were announced at a gala dinner on Friday to celebrate the achievements of our business community.

The awards recognised individual and team success across ten categories of business endeavour.

Comedienne and actress Elaine C Smith was the perfect compere for the evening and guests were entertained by Soundsational.

Thanks to the generosity of everyone who attended the awards dinner, over £8000 was raised for Kilbryde Hospice.

The winners are:

Big Bite Catering - Lanarkshire’s Best Business (0-10 employees), sponsored by Highlander International Recycling

Document Data Solutions - Lanarkshire’s Best Business (11-50 employees), sponsored by Business Gateway

Clear Business Water Ltd - Lanarkshire’s Best Business (51+ employees), sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise

Pulp-Tec Ltd - Lanarkshire’s Best New Product or Service, sponsored by LESL

Logos Logistics - Lanarkshire’s Best Family Business, sponsored by Roadbridge UK

Big Bite Catering - Lanarkshire Food & Drink Provider Award, sponsored by Clyde Gateway

Devro (Scotland) Ltd - Lanarkshire Employer of the Year, sponsored by North Lanarkshire’s Working & South Lanarkshire Works 4 U

Holiday Inn Express Hamilton - Excellence in Customer Service Award, sponsored by Made in Scotland

Soundsational - Lanarkshire Community Impact Award, sponsored by CMS Windows

Ross Kerr at Volvo Construction Equipment Haulers - Lanarkshire Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Developing Young Workforce Lanarkshire

This is the 26th year of the awards, which are hosted by North and South Lanarkshire Councils.

Councillor Allan Graham, Convener of the Enterprise and Growth Committee at North Lanarkshire Council said: “Congratulations to all our winners, who have demonstrated excellence in the way they manage their business and deliver quality services.

“Lanarkshire is the perfect location for business, but it is the people who work in and run each company that makes them successful. Our awards recognise these people, their skills, expertise, talents and commitment and say thank you for their efforts in making Lanarkshire a great place to work and invest.”

South Lanarkshire Council’s Chair of Community and Enterprise Resources, Councillor John Anderson, said: “Lanarkshire has long been a hotbed of successful and diverse businesses and so, to be a winner at these awards, an extremely high level of excellence has to be achieved.

“The winners this year have shown that this exceptional standard is not only continuing, but flourishing, as they nurture business success, as they innovate and as they recognise the expertise and dedication of all who work with them, at every level.

“It is also important to acknowledge that the overall standard of applicants, and especially the finalists, is as a high a calibre we have had in the 26 years we have staged these awards.

“Congratulations to them all and long may they continue to contribute to the success of business across Lanarkshire.”

General Teaching Council Scotland Excellence in Professional Learning Awards 2018

Professionals working in Scotland's education sector were recognised for their excellence in professional learning at a GTCS Awards celebration which was held in September 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Glasgow in partnership with Education Scotland, Leckie & Leckie and SQA.

GTCS Chief Executive and Registrar, Ken Muir, said:

"The GTCS Professional Learning Awards programme is about recognising and celebrating the commitment to high quality professional learning and leadership of learning which international research shows has the potential to transform the lives of children and young people in our schools and education settings."

The evening was hosted by TV personality Dougie Vipond and attracted around 200 guests including teachers and other professionals working in the education sector across Scotland. Images for this event can be viewed on our gallery.

Entourage UK were delighted to have been chosen as the event management company for this event.

Ayrshire Business Awards 2018

Following months of anticipation, the winners of the 2018 Ayrshire Business Awards which showcased the region’s best businesses were announced.

We were delighted to work with the team at Ayrshire Chamber of Commerce to deliver the 9th Ayrshire Business Awards.  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 event raised over  £7000 for  local charity Whiteleys Retreat from the charity raffle and a donation from the Santander Foundation.  Elaine C Smith rasied additional funds for the charity by kindly donated and signed copies of the Gruffalo which for the very first time has been translated into Glaswegian by Elaine C. Smith herself. 

You can view the full list of the 2018 Award winners are on the Chambers website -https://www.ayrshire-chamber.org/awards/business-awards

Ayrshire Business Awards 2017 attracts record numbers

It has been just over a month since we delivered the Ayrshire Business Awards Dinner. 2017 saw the event relocate to Ayr Racecourse who hosted a record number of guests who had gathered to celebrate the region’s best businesses. The Awards were hosted by Colin McArdle and the guests were entertained by the fabulous Edward Reid! The event raised over £3000 for local Ayrshire charities Ayrshire Hospice and AIMS Advocacy.

A full list of the award winners can be viewed at https://www.ayrshire-chamber.org/awards/business-awards and some images from the event can be seen in our Gallery. We are looking forward to next years event already!

General Teaching Council Scotland Excellence in Professional Learning Awards

2017 saw the General Teaching Council Scotland planning its first ever high profile, national Professional Learning Excellence Awards. The purpose of the event is as a celebration of the best of professional practice in terms of professional learning, the promotion of a professional learning culture which is valued based and requires leadership and the promotion of leadership and learning at all levels. The black tie celebration event took place at the Hilton Glasgow, Grosvenor on 21st September 2017.  The evening was hosted by TV personality Dougie Vipond and attracted around 200 guests including teachers and other professionals working in the education sector across Scotland. Images for this event can be viewed on our gallery.

Entourage UK were delighted to have been chosen as the event management company for this event.