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Ayrshire Business Awards 2018

The Finalists in the 2018 Awards are as follows -

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

Accountant In Bankruptcy East Ayrshire Carers Centre Glaxosmithkline Morrison Construction


Excellence in Customer Service Award sponsored by Seamill Hydro:

Glasgow Prestwick Airport LMA Architects Shire Housing Association Slater Menswear


Growth Business of the Year Award sponsored by GSK:

Ampcontrol UK Blue Rock Insurance Brokers Green Home Systems RAD Group


Ayrshire Food & Drink Award sponsored by East Ayrshire Council:

Bhaile Craft Bakery

Home Cook School

The Coo Shed

Weston Tavern & Restaurant


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

Bhaile Craft Bakery Elvinside Florist Empower Studios Pillow Property Partners


Apprentice of the Year Award sponsored by Woodward:

Catriona Cook - Ayrshire College Chloe Lennon- East Ayrshire Council Ryan Kelly - James Frew Ltd Cameron Black -  Spirit AeroSystems


Family Business Award sponsored by North Ayrshire Council:

Enlighten Training Hydroklear Services Wilsons Auctions


Business in the Community Award sponsored by Westfield Health:

Ayrshire Independent Living Network

Little Acorns Early Years

McTaggart Group

The QTS Group


Tourism Award - sponsored by West FM:
Culzean Castle and Country Park Robert Burns Birthplace Museum The Tartan Camper Company VisitArran


Ayrshire's Best Business (0-10 employees) sponsored by West Coast Accelerator:
Alan White Design Blue Rock Insurance Brokers Corrine Smith / JOY by Corrine Smith Quantum Solutions


Ayrshire's Best Business (11-50 employees) sponsored by South Ayrshire Council:

East Ayrshire Carers Centre Peacock Salt Worksmart Contracts


Ayrshire's Best Business (51 employees or more) sponsored by Ministry of Defence:

Ampcontrol UK Buzzworks Holdings Ready4Retirement


There is still time to make your nomination for Ayrshire’s Favourite Business, sponsored by Ayrshire's favourite news titles, Ayrshire Post, Irvine Herald and Kilmarnock Standard. Simply email before noon on the closing date of Monday 3rd September with the name of your favourite business and 100 words explaining why you like it so much. Make sure that you also include your own name, address and daytime telephone number. In the email subject header use the words Ayrshire’s Favourite Business. Full details are on the website -

The winners will all be announced at the Business Awards Dinner taking place at Ayr Racecourse on Friday 12th October. It promises to be a night not to be missed and we are delighted to announce that it will be hosted by Elaine C Smith. Why not beat the rush and book your place now at The dinner is a great networking opportunity and everyone is welcome to attend.

 A full list of the category criteria can be viewed by clicking here.

Posted on Friday 7th September 2018