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Star Sponsors Revealed - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce

Star Sponsors Revealed

Companies across Perth and Kinross are showing their support for the area’s most prestigious business awards as they line up to help sponsor this year’s Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards.

In addition to Binn Group’s key sponsorship support, 15 other businesses are backing the awards by sponsoring individual categories in the showcase event.

Unveiling this year’s category sponsors, Chamber Chief Executive Vicki Unite said the event could not enjoy the profile or prestige it does without the generous support of individual category sponsors.

“These sponsors each support a different category allowing us to promote particular key sectors and recognise and reward the best in the business within each,” she explained.

“Their support and encouragement is crucial in creating one the most extensive and inclusive business awards in Scotland. We are extremely grateful to everyone who helps us in this way.

“Our sponsors are leaders in their different fields and it is very commendable that they recognise the need to promote and encourage others to work to achieve the best possible standards.

“A Business Star Award singles out the very best in our area and our category sponsors enable us to let them shine.”

Entry is now closed for this year’s PCC Business Star Awards which culminate in a glittering awards dinner at Crieff Hydro on Friday, November 24, when category winners will be crowned and the district’s overall “Business Of The Year” revealed.

 

Our Main Sponsor, Binn Group and our 14 categories and newly unveiled sponsors for this year’s Business Star Awards explain why they’re supporting this year’s business showcase:

 

SPONSOR INFORMATION

 

MAIN SPONSOR – BINN GROUP

The Chamber is delighted to welcome leading Scottish waste management company Binn Group back as their main Star Awards event sponsor for the second of their three-year support.

Glenfarg-based Binn Group’s commercial director Jim Brown said the company was “honoured and delighted” to be associated with what he considered to be one of the best events of its type in the country.

“The Star Awards is not just a great night out but one of the most robust and ultimately rewarding business competitions,” he said. “I have been a judge myself for these awards and was genuinely taken aback by the calibre of shortlisted entrants and pleasantly surprised by how thorough the judging process is.

“These awards are not just a paper exercise – it’s a very rigorous judging process and that showed me that to actually win a Star Award really means something. 

“Binn Group wants to support that professionalism, success and enthusiasm going forward and we’re happy to sponsor a night which brings together so many elements of the local business community in an outstanding celebration of the wealth of business success in Perth and Kinross.”

 

DYW – Developing Young Workforce

DWK are a local company, employing local people, meeting local business needs.  We have supported the Business Star Awards for a number of years now as we feel it is a great way of recognising a varied range of excellent talent, within a hugely varied market.  Beyond Scotland is a very important category, the applicants are all passionately local, however they have a national/international arena in which to promote Perthshire.

 

Blackadders – Employee of the Year

Blackadders provide perceptive and straight-talking legal, property and wealth management advice to individuals and businesses across Scotland and beyond. The Business Star Awards is a very prestigious event which showcases and celebrates the very best of business across Perthshire. We are pleased to sponsor the Employee of the Year Award as we feel it’s important for those who play an integral part and contribute to the success of a business to be recognised.

 

Perth College UHI – Apprentice of the Year

Perth College UHI has a mission to change lives through excellence in education, research and innovation, developing knowledge, skills, and the experience to succeed.  We are supporting the Business Star Awards as we are committed to working in partnership with businesses to foster and drive positive change and growth in local, regional, national and international economies through education, training and research.  One of our main aims is the development of a skilled and highly qualified workforce which is why we are supporting the Apprentice of the Year Award.

 

Elevator & Business Gateway – Most Promising New Business of the Year

Elevator is a social enterprise providing business support services including Business Gateway to both new and growing businesses across the region.   We support the Awards as it’s important we recognise the organisations and people who best reflect all that is good about our region now and in the future. Elevator through Business Gateway supports over 2,000 new businesses to start up each year across Scotland and while we have a strong interest in seeing every one of these reach their potential it is particularly exciting to be associated with the business that is identified as being the Most Promising New Business.   

 

Graham Environmental Services – Excellence in Customer Service Award

Graham Environmental Services Ltd, established in Blairgowrie in 1993, is a family run business providing Pest Control, Hygiene and Fire services across Scotland.  The Business Star Awards are an excellent opportunity for local businesses to showcase and celebrate their success.  Customer Service is at the heart of every successful business but it’s not always easy to get right – this category recognises those dedicated to going the extra mile.

 

Fairways – Excellence in Business Innovation Award

Fairways is a bespoke recruitment and HR consultancy providing the complete employment package of people solutions from recruitment to exit strategies for employers across Perthshire and Tayside.  As Platinum members of the Chamber we support the Business Star Awards as our contribution to give back to the business company by helping to recognise and reward the many great and successful businesses in this area.  As previous business award winners, we are supporting Excellence in Business Innovation Award as we are keen to see market-changing ideas demonstrated from various industry sectors which has resulted in innovative new services/products coming to fruition.

 

Urban Union – Commitment to the Community Award

Urban Union is a joint venture company specialising in regenerating urban areas across Scotland.  We revitalise communities through building new, high quality, affordable homes in close proximity to transport links, shops, schools and providing improved services and amenities.  We are delighted to support the awards as it’s so important businesses operating in Perth and Kinross are recognised for their outstanding work and contribution to the local community.  We are proud to sponsor the Commitment to the Community category - supporting local communities is a guiding principle of our business and we wanted to celebrate likeminded businesses that demonstrate the same ethos.

 

The Enchanted Forest – Excellence in Tourism & Leisure Award

The Enchanted Forest is Scotland’s multi-award-winning sound and light show and the UK’s best cultural event.  As a previous winner of a Business Star Award, The Enchanted Forest is delighted to support and encourage other businesses who excel in the tourism and leisure industry.  Tourism and leisure is a vital part of the Perthshire economy and we are delighted to work with Perthshire Chamber of Commerce to shine a light on its stars.

 

Stagecoach Group – Contribution to Sustainability Award

Stagecoach Group is a major international public transport group, providing journeys for more than 3million customers a day by bus, coach, train and tram in the UK, United States and Canada. We are proud to have our international headquarters in Perth. The transport services we provide locally are also critical in connecting people with jobs, bringing customers to businesses and helping our regional economy to grow.  We want to work with our people and our partners locally to help make our region a prosperous and sustainable place to live, work and invest.
 

DWK Office Solutions – Beyond Scotland Award

DWK are a local company, employing local people, meeting local business needs.  We have supported the Business Star Awards for a number of years now as we feel it is a great way of recognising a varied range of excellent talent, within a hugely varied market.  Beyond Scotland is a very important category, the applicants are all passionately local, however they have a national/international arena in which to promote Perthshire.

 

Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants – Business Growth Award

Johnston Carmichael is Scotland’s largest independent firm of Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers.  We support these Awards because they recognise businesses and individuals putting Perthshire on the map, opening doors to a wealth of opportunities for the area.  As trusted advisers to some of Scotland’s fastest growing businesses, we know that achieving sustained business growth isn’t easy, and are delighted to support local businesses making their mark.

 

Perthshire Advertiser – Independent Retailer of the Year Award

At the heart of the Perthshire community for 188 years, the PA (and sister titles Strathearn Herald/Blairgowrie Advertiser) reaches an unrivalled print audience comprising tens of thousands of local readers. Our digital platform is accessed by more than 100,000 unique visitors every month, complemented by a growing social media audience in excess of 20,000. The PA is proud to support the Business Star Awards and is welcomes the chance to champion the cause of the region's impressive independent retail sector.

 

Castle Water – Excellence in Food & Drink Produce Award

“Castle Water is the leading independent water retailer in the UK, supplying hundreds of thousands of businesses, charities, and public bodies throughout England and Scotland. Castle Water is pleased to support the Business Star Awards and the wide range of local businesses with the potential to grow and the ability to boost our local economy. Castle Water serves many customers in the Food and Drink sector across the UK, and we are very keen to recognise those hard working companies who demonstrate a passion for their produce, dedication to customer satisfaction and the hunger to achieve greater market success.”

 

Thorntons – Most Inspirational Business Leader

Thorntons is one of the few remaining full service legal firms in Scotland and a leading legal and estate agency firm in Perth.  Its specialist teams offer innovative and commercially aware solutions for SMEs, large corporate clients, public authorities as well as private individuals. 

Thorntons operates from ten locations in Edinburgh, Dundee, Fife, Perth and Angus with 54 Partners and over 400 staff. The firm boasts an array of business awards and legal accreditations across its specialities.  We have a clear focus on client care and a pride in each of the areas that we operate. We’re proud to support the Business Star Awards that recognise business excellence across Perthshire.  Businesses strive with clear leadership but a business is only as successful as its weakest link so investing in training and development of employees is crucial to the future of any business.  An inspirational leader should be at the heart of any business and we are proud to support this category that honours outstanding business leaders across Perthshire.

 

Our 2017 finalists are:

Developing Young Workforce Perth & Kinross Award

Crieff High School and Remake Scotland

Kinross High School and WSP

Perth High School and Entier

 

Blackadders Employee of the Year Award

Megan McCole, Eva Lucia

Rachael Prothero, Horsecross Arts

Neil Riley, Kilmac

 

Perth College UHI Apprentice of the Year Award

      Olivia Pardoe, ConsultingM3

      Niamh Gilmartin, Perth College UHI

      Steven Gardner, Vector Aerospace Component Services UK

 

 

Elevator & Business Gateway Most Promising New Business Award

Club 300         

Molke

Scotia Cabins

 

Graham Environmental Services Excellence in Customer Service Award

Club 300

            Deja Hair and Beauty

            Premier Properties Perth

 

Fairways Excellence in Business Innovation Award

            Blackhills Clinic

            The Learning Cauldron

            Tiny Tastes

 

Urban Union Commitment to the Community Award

      Hunters of Kinross

      Kilmac

      Motorvate Therapies

The St. Johnstone Community Trust

 

 

The Enchanted Forest Excellence in Tourism & Leisure Award

      Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery

      Taymouth Marina

      The Old Manse of Blair

 

 

Stagecoach Group Contribution to Sustainability Award

       Green Tourism

 

 

DWK Office Solutions Beyond Scotland Award

      Castle Water

      Molke

      Merlin ERD

     

 

Johnston Carmichael Chartered Accountants Business Growth Award

            Black Watch Castle Museum

Blackhills Clinic

            Castle Water

            Fairways

           

 

Perthshire Advertiser Independent Retailer of the Year Award

     Eva Lucia

     Precious Sparkle

     The Original Chair Company

 

 

Castle Water Excellence in Food & Drink Produce

Allan’s Chilli Products

            Good Life Farming

            Murrays Bakers

 

Farquhar & Son Employer of the Year Award

      Heaven Scent

      Thorntons

      Louisa Clements Professional Haircare

 

 

Thorntons Most Inspirational Business Leader

To be announced on the night.

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