Courier Business Awards

The Event

Apex Hotel Dundee – Saturday 28th October, 2017.

This year we are celebrating five years of The Courier Business Awards and we want you to celebrate with us.

The prestigious awards, held at the Apex Hotel Dundee on Saturday 28th October, recognise business and individuals from across Tayside, Fife, Perthshire and Angus; businesses and individuals with entrepreneurial flair, who are pushing the envelope in the pursuit of commercial success and who go that extra mile to serve their customers and put the community at the heart of everything they do.

There are 21 categories, plus the coveted Business of The Year, sponsored by our title partner Henderson Loggie, that is awarded to a shortlisted company which stands out from the pack and exhibits determination to achieve excellence in their field and create wealth and opportunity along the way.

New for 2017 is the Enterprise in Education Award and The Family Business of The Year award has been split into geographical regions, so we have The Family of the year for Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Fife, as well as one of those businesses being awarded overall Family Business of the year. If you are a family business, there are more reasons than ever to enter.

Widely recognised as the leading business awards for Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Fife and continuing to grow year on year to become the largest event of its kind in the area, we are proud to be returning to the grounds of the Apex to ensure a very special night to remember.

All of our finalists have one thing in common! They can never believe that they were shortlisted, this could be you. To ensure your business gets the recognition it deserves this year, enter now.

Key Dates

3 May:Entries Open
29 June:Entries Close (5pm)
9 July:Entries Extended Deadline
21 August:Shortlist Announced this week
4 September:Site Visits (week 1)
11 September:Site Visits (week 2)
18 September:Site Visits (week 3)
28 October:Award Ceremony

Itinerary

18:15:Drinks Reception
19:15:Welcome
19:30:Proceedings Commence
20:15:Dinner
23:20:Proceedings Conclude
23:30:Entertainment & Networking
02:00:Carriages
*Timings subject to change

2017 Partners

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Shortlist

  • Apprentice of the Year

    Apprentice of the Year Donna Smith

    Sponsored By:

    1. Cameron Hardy, Babcock International
    2. Dylan Cooney, Thorntons Investments
    3. Matthew Alexander, WBS Keillor
    4. Max Chase, Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre
    5. Olivia Mitchell, Apex Hotels
    6. Rachel Connell, Volpa
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  • Digital Business of the Year

    Digital Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Horisk Leslie Development
    2. Ninja Kiwi
    3. UK Games Talent and Finance CIC
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  • Design and Innovation Business of the Year

    Design & Innovation

    Sponsored By:

    1. Exscientia
    2. SoilEssentials
    3. STAR-Dundee
    4. Stoneridge Electronics
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  • Enterprise in Education

    Sponsored By:

    1. MyWay Digital Health
    2. STAR-Dundee
    3. Whole Life Consultants
    Read More
  • Entrepreneur of the Year

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Announced on the night
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  • Export Business of the Year

    Export Business of the Year Award

    Sponsored By:

    1. Grampian Growers
    2. Ingenico
    3. Mackie's at Taypack
    4. Stoneridge Electronics
    Read More
  • Family Business of the Year

    Family Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Blue Star St Andrews
    2. Burnside Motors
    3. CCTC - T/A Christmas Direct & Sparkling Lights
    4. Clarks Bakery
    5. Denfind Stone
    6. Ferguson Oliver
    7. Gillies of Broughty Ferry
    8. Gowrie Contracts
    9. Hettie's Tearooms
    10. McLeod Glaziers
    11. Tayside Aviation
    12. The Adamson Restaurant & Bar
    Read More
  • Growth Business of the Year

    Growth Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Genoa Black
    2. Homelands Trust-Fife
    3. Jon Frullani Architect
    Read More
  • Manufacturing Business of the Year

    Manufacturing Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Alexander Oastler
    2. Ingenico
    3. Mackie's at Taypack
    Read More
  • Retail Business of the Year

    Retail Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Clarks Bakery
    2. Gillies of Broughty Ferry
    3. Renu Skin Clinic
    4. The Buffalo Farm
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  • Rural Business of the Year

    Rural Business of the Year
    1. Angus Ross
    2. Denfind Stone
    3. Grampian Growers
    4. SoilEssentials
    Read More
  • Science and Technology Business of the Year

    Science and Technology Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Exscientia
    2. STAR-Dundee
    3. Vascular Flow Technologies
    Read More
  • Services Business of the Year

    Services Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Fairways Recruitment
    2. Gowrie Contracts
    3. Tay Valley Veterinary & Equine Centre
    4. Tayside Aviation
    Read More
  • Small Business of the Year

    Small Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Jon Frullani Architect
    2. Lauriston Nursery
    3. Tay Valley Veterinary & Equine Centre
    4. Castlecroft Group
    5. WBS Keillor
    Read More
  • Social Impact Business of the Year

    Social Impact of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre
    2. Enterprising Eastern Perthshire (GrowBiz)
    3. Furniture Plus
    4. Gowrie Contracts
    Read More
  • Tourism Leisure and Hospitality Business of the Year

    Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Bon Viveur Group
    2. Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre
    3. Morton of Pitmilly Countryside Resort
    4. The Black Watch Castle & Museum
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  • Young Business of the Year

    Young Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Homelands Trust-Fife
    2. Kartel Scotland
    3. Lawson & Thompson
    4. The Circle
    5. UK Games Talent and Finance CIC
    Read More
  • Business of the Year

    Business of the Year

    Sponsored By:

    1. Announced on the night
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Judges

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    Richard Neville

    Editor, The Courier

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    David Smith

    Managing Partner, Henderson Loggie

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    Prof. Nick Kuenssberg OBE

    Chairman, Scott & Fyfe and Social Investment Scotland

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    Jim Pettigrew

    Chairman, Clydesdale Bank

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    Philip Long

    Director, V&A Museum of Design Dundee

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    Liz Cameron, OBE

    Chief Executive, Scottish Chambers of Commerce

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    Alison Henderson

    Chief Executive Officer, Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce

Why Enter?

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