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Scottish Business Awards

EICC geared up for Clooney’s big night

George ClooneyThe shortlist in 19 categories for the Scottish Business Awards, to be held at the EICC on 12 November, has been announced.

Actor George Clooney will take part in a Q&A during a ceremony hosted by comedian Rob Brydon. Mr Clooney will focus on the “business of Hollywood” and his humanitarian work in sub-Saharan Africa.

The event will also feature a guest appearance by Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy. Mr Clooney follows other top special guests who have attended the event: Sir Richard Branson, President Bill Clinton and Sir Bob Geldof.

Shortlist:

Entrepreneur of the Year

  • Peter Bruce, Entier
  • Bruce Wishart, Empteezy
  • Ricky Nicol, Commsworld
  • John Watson, John Watson Printers
  • Mike Welch, Blackcircles
  • Jim Duffy, Entrepreneurial Spark
  • James Watt, BrewDog
  • Andrew Dobbie, MadeBrave

Female Business Leader of the Year

  • Heather Matthews – Little’s
  • Fiona McBain – Scottish Friendly
  • Marlene Shiels –Capital Credit Union
  • Allison Sellar – activpayroll
  • Faith Simpson – Faith Simpson Accountants
  • Elaine Motion – Balfour + Manson
  • Marie Owen – Location Scotland
  • Jennifer Paice – Safe Deposits Scotland

Chief executive of the Year

  • Ken McEwan – McEwan Fraser Legal
  • Gordon Dewar – Edinburgh Airport
  • Keith Cochrane – Weir Group
  • Nigel Eccles – FanDuel
  • Martin Brown – EMC
  • Edel Harris – Cornerstone
  • Juliana Delaney – Continuum Attractions
  • Alistair Wilson – Warranty Services

Employer of the Year

  • FES Ltd
  • Skyscanner
  • Barrhead Travel
  • NVT Group
  • McEwan Fraser Legal
  • Fleet Alliance
  • City Building LLP
  • BrewDog

Growth Strategy of the Year

  • Fleet Alliance
  • Genius Gluten Free
  • Brodies LLP
  • QTS Group
  • Lomond Capital
  • Babcock LGE
  • Critiqom
  • Iomart

Family Business of the Year

  • GAP Group
  • Albert Bartlett
  • MacTaggart & Mickel
  • Little’s
  • Spectrum Service Solutions
  • We Hae Meat
  • Highlander
  • Campbell & Kennedy

Large Business of the Year

  • Stagecoach Group
  • Cala Homes
  • Arnold Clark
  • Standard Life
  • Aberdeen Asset Management

Financial Services Company of the Year

  • Scottish Friendly
  • Green Investment Bank
  • Social Investment Scotland
  • Glasgow Credit Union
  • Virgin Money
  • Tesco Bank
  • Royal London
  • Nucleus

SME of the Year

  • Ness Clothing
  • Ryden LLP
  • Montpeliers Group
  • Knight Property
  • Abbott Risk Consulting
  • Chisholm Hunter
  • Exsel IT & Communications
  • ECS Group

Customer Focus

  • Adopt An Intern
  • Spectrum Service Solutions
  • Gilson Gray
  • Sykes Global
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Hub North Scotland
  • Social Care Alba
  • ISSOS

Green Business of the Year

  • Élan
  • Albert Bartlett
  • CR Smith
  • Campbell and Kennedy
  • SgurrEnergy

Corporate Social Responsibility 

  • Burness Paull
  • Asda
  • Harper Macleod
  • Scottish Power
  • CalMac
  • Itison
  • Tesco Bank
  • CR Smith

Commitment to Company Values 

  • BCF Technology
  • First Mortgage
  • Peak Scientific
  • GAP Group
  • Wheatley Group
  • EnQuest
  • Mace
  • Royal Bank of Scotland

Investor in Scotland

  • Lidl
  • HSBC
  • JP Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • EY
  • Tilney Bestinvest
  • BT
  • CGI

Tech Company of the Year

  • Made Brave
  • FanDuel
  • Skyscanner
  • Mallzee
  • Swarm Online
  • Intelligent Point of Sale
  • Pure LiFi
  • Bright Solid

Business Innovation of the Year

  • Spoonfed
  • Sodexo
  • Procure Wizard
  • Route Monkey
  • Celtic Renewables
  • ESPC
  • J&D Wilkie
  • Sykes Global

International Business of the Year

  • BrewDog
  • Peak Scientific
  • TBR Global
  • Balmoral Group
  • Lingo24
  • Alba Power
  • Retail Management Consultants
  • Vascutek

Emerging Business of the Year

  • Celtic Renewables
  • Escape
  • Gilson Gray
  • Spoonfed
  • Tens
  • Vermillion
  • Lux
  • iPos

PR Marketing & PR Strategy

  • Cala Homes
  • The Lane Agency
  • Leith Agency & Stripe Communications
  • Glasgow City Marketing Bureau
  • Nucleus Financial
  • Virgin Money

Josh Littlejohn, the founder of the Scottish Business Awards, said:  “The companies and business leaders involved are truly the heartbeat of our economy. We are looking forward to bringing the Scottish business community together for an evening which includes a once in a lifetime audience with George Clooney to celebrate the success stories of the Scottish economy and raising a considerable sum for charity.

“The event continues to grow and we can smash the 2,000 attendee record we set last year and this is a testament to the strength of the Scottish business community.”

 

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