Spotlight on region’s business successes

East Ren Business Awards 2016 images copyright Stuart Russell
East Ren Business Awards 2016 images copyright Stuart Russell

Glitz and glamour was the order of the day at the Dalmeny Park Hotel in Barrhead, last week, as guests attended the most prestigious night in the local business calendar.

Following months of anticipation, The Extra can now unveil the winners of the East Renfrewshire Business Awards 2016, which showcased the area’s best businesses.

Upon arrival at the hotel guests were welcomed by a drinks reception before the opening of the formalities by Scottish Celebrity Karen Dunbar who was the host for the evening.

John F Hamilton, East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce President said: “East Renfrewshire has so much to celebrate and these awards are an excellent platform for local businesses to highlight their success. Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners tonight, with a record number of entries this year, competition was fierce and all the judges were impressed by the range and quality of the entries. Thank you to this year’s sponsors, without their support the awards would not be possible”

The 2016 Winners are:

Family Business Award – sponsored by CALA Homes (West)

Winner - Creature Comforts

Excellence in Customer Service Award – sponsored by The Avenue Shopping Centre

Winner - Barrhead Travel Group

Most Promising New Business Award - sponsored by Business Gateway

Winner -Adcal Dental Laboratory Ltd

Green Award –sponsored by George Leslie

Winner - Neilston Development Trust

Excellence in Innovation Award - sponsored by East Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce

Winner - George Leslie Ltd

East Renfrewshire Food and Drink Award – sponsored by West College Scotland

Winner - Wee Fudge Company

East Renfrewshire’s Best Business Award (10 employees or less) sponsored by Invest East Renfrewshire

Winner - Optimal Physio

East Renfrewshire’s Best Business Award (11 employees or more) sponsored by Taylor Wimpey Scotland West

Winner - Bluebird Care (Glasgow South)

Liana Canavan, Sales and Marketing Director for CALA Homes (West) the awards principal sponsor said: “CALA Homes (West), is currently building at its Queen’s Gait development at Newton Mearns and nearby at Thorntonhall, which lies just across the regional border, so it was great to read about so many fantastic businesses which call East Renfrewshire their home. On behalf of CALA Homes, I would like to extend my congratulations to all of winners. Each has showcased best in practice in each of their respective categories and it is encouraging that this innovation and type of work is being championed in the region.”

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