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The Midlothian & East Lothian Business Awards 2019 - Finalists announced!

26th September 2019

Business across East Lothian and Midlothian are being celebrated for their innovation, success and spirit as they are shortlisted for this year’s Mid & East Lothian Business Awards.

Up to 31 companies will go head to head across 10 competitive categories, and the winners will be announced at a prestigious awards dinner and ceremony on Wednesday 30th October, at the Brunton, Musselburgh.  

This year has welcomed a record number of new companies, particularly within SME of the Year, New Business, High Growth and Innovation categories, highlighting the growing strength of the East Lothian and Midlothian business community during an uncertain period. 

George Archibald, Chief Executive of Mid & East Lothian Chamber of Commerce, said: “As we look forward to our 14th year of the Mid & East Lothian Business Awards, we’re thrilled to announce the shortlist following another outstanding round of entries across each of the categories. 

“We continue to be in awe of the superb work taking place across the regions, highlighting the entrepreneurial charge, the keen desire to do something new to the business process, the great initiatives that support employees and the overall success of the business landscape. 

“It’s encouraging to see so many new names among the shortlist as we remain committed to providing the best possible platform for East Lothian and Midlothian businesses, whether established or emerging, to showcase their accomplishments. 

“Well done to all of the shortlisted companies and we wish them the very best of luck on the night.”  

Tickets are on sale now for the Mid & East Lothian Business Awards Dinner and demand is high so book early to avoid disappointment. For information on tickets, please contact mia@thebusinesspartnership.org.uk or telephone 0131 603 5040 or visit www.melcc.org.uk

The 2019 Finalists are:

Business High Growth of the Year

Sponsored by

      

 

  • Armadilla Ltd
  • Christie Gillespie Consulting Engineers Ltd
  • Dalkeith Country Park
  • Network ROI Ltd
Business Innovation of the Year

Sponsored by

 

 

 

  • Armadilla Ltd
  • Buck & Birch Ltd
  • Melville Golf Centre
  • Yummikeys Ltd

 

Best Environmental Impact

Sponsored by

 

 

 

  • Hickory
  • Lothian Electric Machines Ltd (LEMAC)
  • Miixer CIC
  • Secret Herb Garden

 

Best Commitment to Youth Development

Sponsored by

 

 

 

  • EDF Energy
  • Lothian Electric Machines Ltd (LEMAC)
  • MacTaggart Scott & Company Ltd
  • Stewart Brewing Ltd

 

Best Community Impact

Sponsored by - TBC

  • ELCAP
  • Made in East Lothian
  • Midlothian Ladies Club
  • Miixer CIC
  • The Sidings

 

Employer of the Year

Sponsored by

 

 

 

  • Jack and Ivy
  • JK Thomson
  • MacTaggart Scott & Company Ltd
  • Network ROI Ltd

 

Family Business of the Year

Sponsored by

 

 

  • The Brand Family
  • The Bonnie Badger
  • Penicuik House
  • Stisi Group

 

New Business of the Year

Sponsored by

 

 

 

  • The Bonnie Badger
  • Claire Houston Baby Massage
  • The Wee Book Company Ltd
  • Yummikeys Ltd

 

SME of the Year

Sponsored by

  

 

  • Armadilla Ltd
  • Eastern Exhibition and Display
  • Hickory
  • Stewart Brewing Ltd

 

Business Ambassador of the Year

Sponsored by

 

  

  • Marietta Di Ciacca, Cockenzie House and Gardens
  • Kristen Hunter, Whisky Frames
  • Andrew McDonald, Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World
  • Douglas Strachan, Douglas Strachan Architect

 

 

 

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