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Congratulations to all winners and highly commended - Chamber Business Awards 2016 page banner image

Congratulations to all winners and highly commended - Chamber Business Awards 2016

The 2016 awards are now over and what a fantastic evening it was. Held for the 3rd time at the Brunton in Musselburgh, the annual awards evening was attended by around 300 guests making it one of the biggest networking events in the region. 

Thanks to the generous contributions of the guests, the raffle draw raised £1800 for RNIB  Scotland, our chosen charity for this year. All in all the evening was a huge success, recognising and rewarding businesses in 10 categories.  

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered the awards and a big congratulation to the finalists and winners. Thank you also to our sponsors for their continued support and for you who attended on the night and made the event a memorable one.

If you would like to be a part of next year’s event then please contact Dita Macfarlane on 0131 603 5040 or email dita@thebusinesspartnership.org.uk

More photos of the awards event are here


Small Business of the Year: NB Distillery, North Berwick (Winner), The Kilt Hire Company Ltd, Dalkeith (Highly Commended) and The Chocolate Tree, Haddington (Highly Commended)

Local Business Hero: Louise Elder, Black and Gold, Haddington

Excellence in Customer Service: Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar, (Winner) and Dalhousie Castle  Hotel, Bonnyrigg (Highly Commended)

Networker of the Year: David Calder, Bitweb.TV, Joppa, Edinburgh (Winner) and Mark Johhnston, Asset Finance Ltd, Dalkeith (Highly Commended)

Best Employer for Student and Graduate Recruitment: AM Bid Services, North Berwick (Winner) and Pentland Precision, Loanhead (Highly Commended)

Social enterprise of the Year: Lead a Bright Future, Haddington (Winner), Loanhead After School Club (Highly Commended) and Heavy Sound CIC (Highly Commended)

Best Company for Youth Engagement: Crummock (Scotland), Bonnyrigg (Winner) and Canon UK (Highly Commended)

Best Green Business: Digital Typeline Publications, West Telferton, Portobello, Edinburgh

Best Family Business: Happy Days Nursery, Dalkeith (Winner) and The Key Place, Penicuik (Highly Commended)

Best Business High Growth and Innovation: HAD-FAB, Tranent (Winner) and Pentland Precision LTD, Loanhead (Highly Commended)

Special Lifetime Achievement Award: Simpson Research / Elvingston Science Centre

Special Recognition Award: Jim Findlay



Business High Growth & Innovation - Awarded to a business that can demonstrate how an innovation or change to its business model has delivered tangible growth and success sponsored by 

Best Family Business - is for established family businesses across all industry sectors that can demonstrate sustained success across a broad range of measures. Sponsored by

Green Business - Awarded to a business that has made significant environmental improvements and has committed to improving and demonstrating their green credentials. Sponsored by


Best Company for Youth Engagement - Awarded to a business who has demonstrated a commitment to investment in young people whilst at the same time providing them with skills to develop their own characteristics, values and habits. Sponsored by

Social Enterprise of The Year - Awarded to an organisation that exists to address social or environmental need, reinvesting all profits or surpluses into the community and back into the business. Please download Social Enterprise Award Form Sponsored by


Best Employer for Student & Graduate Recruitment – This award honours the organisation that delivers on its recruitment promise and consistently meets graduate expectations, including fostering a graduates’ personal and professional development, and developing their employability and skills base. Sponsored by 

Small Business of the Year - Open to organisations employing up to 50 full time members of staff. This award will go to the company that has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in. Sponsored by

Excellence in Customer Service
- Recognising organisations with a focus on    customer service and care this award has been designed for businesses who can demonstrate excellence and commitment in the ever important area of customer service. Sponsored by  


Networker of the Year - Awarded to a business person who has demonstrated their outstanding networking abilities and highly successful conversion rate.Sponsored by 

Local Business Hero - Awarded to a local business person who has contributed a great deal to the wider community. Sponsored by

The Awards entries are now CLOSED and winners will be announced at our prestigious Business Exhibition and Awards Dinner on Wednesday 26th October at the Brunton, Musselburgh. To enter please download Awards Form 2016 and for more info – contact Mia Gilchrist on 0131 603 5040 or email mia@thebusinesspartnership.org.uk


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