SCDI Highlands & Islands Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards 2017
BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS: 7 CATEGORY WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Awards Dinner: Friday 8 September 2017 – The Drumossie Hotel, Inverness
SCDI’s Annual Highlands & Islands Dinner & Business Excellence Awards is the highlight of the Highland business calendar and is always a sell-out, with 350 guests drawn from the Highland business and economic community and across Scotland. This year’s celebratory business Awards Dinner took place on Friday 8 September 2017 in Inverness, with the Awards being hosted by popular comedian, actor and satirist Marcus Brigstocke.
More specifically, SCDI’s Highlands & Islands Annual Dinner & Business Excellence Awards celebrates excellence and is the premier event for showcasing the cream of the region’s businesses.
We’re delighted that joining us as Keynote Speaker at this year’s Awards Dinner was Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills, The Scottish Government.
The SCDI H&I Business Excellence Awards 2017 categories closed to applications on 1 August 2017.
SCDI Highlands & Islands Business Excellence Awards 2017 categories are as follows*:
(*please note that the Closing Date for entries was 1 August 2017)
Benromach Award for Excellence in International Business
– WINNER: Marine Harvest Scotland
An organisation, working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates a track-record of outstanding achievement in the global marketplace, involving a strong internationalisation & export strategy which underpins growth and an ability to innovate and break into new markets.
Crown Estate Scotland Award for Excellence in a Marine Business
– WINNER: CalMac Ferries Ltd
The company working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates successful working in the region’s marine environment – supported by evidence of business performance, environmental care and sustainability and including local community involvement.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise Award for Excellence in Research & Innovation
-WINNER: MIME Technologies
The organisation working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates the application of Research and/or Innovation to improve their competitiveness – including evidence of significant productivity increases, enhanced business processes and how this has affected future plans for the organisation.
Liberty British Aluminium Award for Outstanding Business Ambassador
-WINNER: Dr Gareth Davies, MD, Aquatera Ltd
The business leader who best demonstrates having made an outstanding personal difference to a business and a significant positive contribution to the region’s economy. Innovation, community impact, overcoming barriers and the ability to act as an inspiration to others are as important as turnover.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency Award for Excellence in Environmental Sustainability
-WINNER: Carbon Clever (The Highland Council)
The business or organisation, working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates its commitment and overall approach to improving its environmental performance and resource efficiency – including innovative solutions which minimise environmental impact, sharing good practice and effectively working with third parties, in ways which go beyond regulatory compliance and also increase profits and/or efficiency.
SCDI Award for Excellence in People Development
– WINNER: Aquascot Ltd
The organisation, working in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates its commitment to developing the skills of its employees. This will involve leadership and a company-wide ethos of investment in people which shows a high priority to excellence of service, health & safety, sustainability and the communities in which its works.
SCDI Highlands & Islands Chair’s Award for Outstanding Business Achievement
– WINNER: Loch Ness By Jacobite
Presented to the company based in the Highlands & Islands, which best demonstrates having made a significant positive contribution to the regional economy.
On the Awards Dinner evening, we also presented our Young Engineers & Science Clubs (YESC) Regional Club of the Year 2017 trophy to pupils from Forres Academy.