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East Renfrewshire Business Awards 2017

Following a huge number of entries for this year’s Business Awards, the judges faced a tough task short listing in each category but the companies making the cut across the 8 categories can now be revealed.

The finalists reflect the breadth and depth of business in the region and showcase the very best of businesses in East Renfrewshire.

The 2017 finalists are:

Developing East Renfrewshire's Young Workforce Award
sponsored by Taylor Wimpey Scotland West
Barrhead Housing Association
Barrhead Travel
George Leslie Ltd
Community Impact Award
sponsored by East Renfrewshire Council
Greenhouse C.I.C
Neilston Development Trust/PedalwiseER
Pioneer Mutual Credit Union Ltd
Family Business Award
sponsored by CALA Homes
Creature Comforts
I-Kick Martial Arts Ltd
Tailor Maid Home Care Limited
Excellence in Customer Service Award
sponsored by the Avenue Shopping Centre
The Busby Hotel
Tailor Maid Home Care
Tinies Glasgow
Most Promising New Business Award
sponsored by Barrhead Travel
I-Kick Martial Arts Ltd
LA Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic
The Foundry Café
Excellence in Innovation Award
sponsored by George Leslie Ltd
Fatburn Extreme Ltd
Greenhouse C.I.C
East Renfrewshire's Best Business Award (10 employees or less)
sponsored by Business Gateway
Adcal Dental Laboratory Ltd
Dandy's Delicatessen
First Floors (Scotland) Ltd
East Renfrewshire's Best Business Award (11 employees or more)
sponsored by Miller Homes
Barrhead Travel Service Ltd
Creature Comforts
George Leslie
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: "Having the opportunity to be this year’s principal sponsor and category sponsor of the Developing East Renfrewshire's Young Person's Workforce Award has given our business the opportunity to reinforce our commitment to the East Renfrewshire area as our plan to deliver new developments at Neilston and Maidenhill in Newton Mearns progresses.

"The finalists announced today have impressed the panel of judges to make the shortlist strong and are in themselves an incredible showcase for their drive, spirit and commitment to the local area. I wish them every success in the final stages of these prestigious awards."

Winners will be announced at the glittering awards dinner at the Busby Hotel on Thursday 8th June with Karen Dunbar returning to host this prestigious event. Tickets are still available for this event and demand is high so book early to avoid disappointment!

At this year’s dinner we are also delighted to be supporting Alzheimer Scotland East Renfrewshire Services. If any company wishes to donate a prize that we can include in the charity raffle please email awards@entourageuk.com


This year's categories are:

Developing East Renfrewshire's Young Workforce Award –
Sponsored by Taylor Wimpey

This category is open to any organisation irrespective of size or industry sector that has successfully implemented initiatives that have created training and employment opportunities for young people.

This may be achieved through apprenticeships, partnerships with schools or colleges or similar initiatives that have led to the sustainable training and employment of young people.

Judges will be looking for evidence of a long term commitment to providing training, mentoring and employing young people as an important part of their workforce. This category will showcase the dedication and commitment of the business to securing a highly skilled young workforce. Companies should demonstrate a proven commitment to continued personal development of their young workforce and explain how this has contributed to the business and provided added value.

Family Business Award –
Sponsored by CALA Homes

This award is open to all family businesses in the East Renfrewshire area. The most successful family firms find a good balance between the needs of the business, the owners, and the dynamics of the family.

For this category judges will look for evidence of professional management and responsible ownership. Diplomacy and communication skills need to be demonstrated, while ensuring that growth, development and strategic ambitions continue to be met.

Excellence in Customer Service Award –
Sponsored by the Avenue Shopping Centre

The Excellence in Customer Service Award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and achievement within the field of customer care and service. Entrants will demonstrate excellence through their customer service objectives and strategy, business performance, customer care activities, staff development plans and show how this has driven business growth.

Most Promising New Business Award –
Sponsored by Barrhead Travel

This award is for businesses less than three years old that demonstrate a high degree of entrepreneurship and vision for the future, with the potential for further growth and expansion in turnover, profit and employment levels.

Successful businesses will clearly articulate the business idea and start up process, giving evidence of a well-researched business plan and forecasts for business performance.

If possible, the business should be offering something new to the marketplace and the management style should be entrepreneurial and ambitious. Applicants should present a well-defined vision for the future showing how the business is building towards an enterprise of considerable potential, ideally through evidence of sales, profits and employment achieved to date.

Excellence in Innovation Award –
Sponsored by George Leslie Ltd

The Excellence in Innovation award recognises organisations that have turned ideas into new or improved products, processes, or services in the last three years. Judges are looking for each stage of the process from idea generation, development, design, creation and launch. The judges will be looking for evidence of:
  • The business strategy and culture for encouraging and developing new and/or improved products, processes and services
  • The new and/or improved products, processes, or services developed and / or launched in the last three years
  • Explanation of the market opportunity and commercial results

Community Impact Award –
Sponsored by East Renfrewshire Council

This award is open to all organisations, including Social Enterprises from all sectors. It recognises organisations that seek to enhance the social or environmental opportunities for the people who live in the local communities in which the organisation operates.

Community Impact may be achieved through the organisation's mission or purpose, or through wider initiatives outwith the core business that promote community development, staff volunteering, on-site childcare provision, community access to its facilities or green campaigns to improve the environment. Consideration will be given to how the initiatives are co-ordinated, delivered, recorded, promoted, and the resulting impact they have on the community.

East Renfrewshire's Best Business Award (10 employees or less) –
Sponsored by Business Gateway

This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the East Renfrewshire Area employing 10 full time employees or less and including homeworkers. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is also important. The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.

East Renfrewshire's Best Business Award (11 employees or more) –
Sponsored by Miller Homes

This award is intended to highlight successful businesses in the East Renfrewshire Area employing 11 full time employees or more. They will be able to demonstrate a clearly defined strategy for developing and growing the business in terms of turnover, employment, innovative marketing and communications. Entrants will be able to demonstrate a strong sales focus. Staff personal development and total involvement of the workforce in the growth of the business is also important. The winner will demonstrate entrepreneurial characteristics with dynamic and measurable systems in place to monitor performance, financial controls, marketing and sales growth.


To request an application form please email the awards team on awards@entourageuk.com detailing which categories you wish to enter or call 0141 887 6181 for more information.

With thanks to our sponsors

Principal sponsor

Taylor Wimpey

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Award partners

East Renfrewshire Council Invest East Renfrewshire
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Award category sponsors

CALA
The Avenue Shopping Centre
Barrhead Travel George Leslie Ltd
Business Gateway Miler Homes
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