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Highlands and Islands Excellence Awards Winners!

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and nominees of the Highlands and Islands Excellence Awards 2021 finalists!  The evening was a fantastic celebration of the region and the achievements made throughout various sectors during these unprecedented times.

*Winners in no particular order

Alvance Aluminium Award for Outstanding Business Leader

  • James Mackenzie-Blackman – Eden Court Highlands BRONZE
  • Harriet Fletcher – Highland Hiddle SILVER
  • Tony Story – Kingsmills Hotel Group GOLD

Benromach Award for Excellence in International Business

  • GlenAllachie SILVER

Ocean Winds Award for Excellence in Marine Innovation and Growing the Blue Economy

  • Moray First Marine BRONZE
  • Hebridean Adventures SILVER

SCDI Award for Excellence in People Development

  • Visit Inverness Loch Ness BRONZE
  • Global Energy Group SILVER
  • Aquascot GOLD

The Crown Estate Scotland Award for Outstanding Supporter of Coastal Communities

  • Port of Cromarty Firth SILVER

The Harper Macleod Award for Excellence in Natural Capital, Climate Change and Sustainable Communities

  • McGowan Environmental Engineering BRONZE
  • Robertson SILVER
  • Plastic@bay GOLD

The Highland Council Award for Highland Spirit and Resilience

  • Moray Shop Local BRONZE
  • Highland Hiddle SILVER
  • Williamson Foodservice GOLD

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise Award for Excellence in Upskilling, Reskilling and Emerging Leaders

  • Rybka BRONZE
  • Culloden Battlefield SILVER
  • AES Solar GOLD

The Open University in Scotland Award for SME enterprise of the Year

  • Aquascot BRONZE
  • Mikeysline SILVER
  • Mesomorphic GOLD


SCDI Highlands & Islands Chair’s Award for Outstanding Business Achievement

  • Dunnet Bay Distillers

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