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Ayrshire Chamber Business Awards Finalists Revealed

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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
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 


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

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 Race Course 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