Ayrshire College nominated for Ayrshire Business Award

Ayrshire College nominated for Ayrshire Business Award

The shortlist for the Ayrshire Business Awards 2019 has been unveiled, with 44 companies making the cut across 15 categories. The nominees showcase the best of business in Ayrshire, reflecting the breadth and depth of business successes in the region.

Ayrshire College has been nominated for the Active Travel at Work Award - alongside Booth Welsh and the Department for Work and Pensions, Kilmarnock.

The College promotes the health and wellbeing amongst staff and students and encourages an active lifestyle through its Health, Safety and Wellbeing policy and Promoting Wellbeing Action Plan. Ayrshire College launched Daily Mile routes at all of its main campuses, and participated in the Government approved Cycle to Work scheme.

Earlier this year, the College successfully achieved the Paths for All: Walk at Work Award for all 3 main campuses which focuses on walking and becoming more active. The College is the first in the FE Sector to achieve this award at its three main campuses.

Chamber Chief Executive Val Russell said “2019, the tenth year of these awards, has seen not only the highest number of entries but according to those involved in the first stage of judging the highest quality which has made it very difficult to select finalists. Thanks to all who entered and good luck to those going on the next stage.”

David Hughes, Managing Director of the award’s Principal Sponsor 1825 Financial Planning said “Many congratulations to all the businesses and individuals who have made it to the 2019 awards shortlist, as always the quality of entrants is extremely high and we wish you all the very best of luck in your respective categories.”

The full list of 2019 Finalists are:

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

  • EGGER (UK) Limited
  • James Frew Ltd
  • McTaggart Group Ltd
  • Shire Housing Association Ltd

Ayrshire Food & Drink Award sponsored by East Ayrshire Council

  • Brownings The Bakers
  • Gymmies Kitchen
  • Viking Café
  • Woody’s Ice Cream Ltd

Active Travel at Work Award – sponsored by Active Travel Hub

  • Ayrshire College
  • Booth Welsh
  • Department for Work and Pensions Kilmarnock

Start-up Business of the Year Award - sponsored by Business Gateway

  • Assurgo Associates Ltd
  • Donnini Apartments
  • Scrub-A-Dug-Dug – Canine Spa & Boutique
  • The Shore

Apprentice of the Year Award - sponsored by Woodward

  • Daniel Barclay - Brodie Engineering Limited
  • David Brown - Lockharts Law LLP
  • David Dunlop - North Ayrshire Council
  • Lynsey Garrick -East Ayrshire Council 

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

  • Blue Rock Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • Cunninghame Housing Association Limited
  • Pillow Property Partners Ltd
  • Ready4Retirement

Excellence in Customer Service Award – sponsored by South Ayrshire Council

  • Dillon Bookkeeping
  • Fosters Family Funeral Directors
  • Hireaband Ltd
  • Old Loans Inn

Tourism Award- sponsored by University West of Scotland

  • Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park
  • Heads of Ayr Farm Park
  • Largs Yacht Haven Ltd

Family Business Award - sponsored by North Ayrshire Council

  • Brownings the Bakers
  • Engineering Tools & Consumables Ltd
  • Heads of Ayr
  • Woody’s Ice Cream

Business in the Community Award – sponsored by Ashleigh

  • Ayr Gaiety Partnership
  • Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd
  • RAD Hotel Group Ltd
  • Unity Grill CIC

Employer of the Year – sponsored by Westfield Health

  • Brodie Engineering Limited
  • Merck
  • Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Ltd
  • Utopia Computers

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - sponsored by Trump Turnberry

  • Anthony Quinn - Silver Cloud Ltd
  • Alice Mitchell - Papeterie Bespoke
  • Ryan Leslie - Gymmies Kitchen Ltd
  • Stephanie Zikmann Scrub-A-Dug-Dug

Ayrshire's Best Business Award (0-10 employees) - sponsored by West Coast Accelerator

  • Alan White Design Ltd
  • Hireaband Ltd
  • Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd
  • Renewable Oil Services Limited 

Ayrshire's Best Business Award (11-50 employees) - sponsored by Media Scotland

  • Blue Rock Insurance Brokers Ltd
  • GolPhin Ltd
  • Lockharts Law LLP
  • Silver Cloud Ltd

 Ayrshire's Best Business Award (51 employees or more) - sponsored by GSK

  • Cunninghame Housing
  • James Frew
  • Fosters Family Funeral
  • Merck

The winners will all be announced at the Business Awards Dinner taking place at Ayr Race Course on Friday 11 October. 

22 August 2019

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