Partners and Sponsors
Abertay University offers world-leading courses in computer games technology, as well as expertise in business, engineering, health, science and sport.Visit Abertay University website
Dundee is full of life & energy. It now has an international reputation as a centre for arts & culture, life sciences and the creative industries.Visit Dundee website
110% Gaming is an exciting gaming magazine that’s packed with news and reviews, online LOLs, hints and tips, puzzles, comps and more!Visit 110 Gaming website
Once upon a time, before the invention of the games console, the only way to battle space aliens or compete with a computer was in an arcade. The folks at Paisley Pinball want to resurrect that magic. ‘Playing arcade and pinball games is a completely different experience,’ says Eric Ridley, the company owner, ‘It’s livelier, more sociable and a more interactive experience. There’s no pre-programmed artificial intelligence – it’s you against the machine. There’s something exciting about that.’
Paisley Pinball site machines in leisure and retail spaces and offer competitive hire rates for large scale and private events.
‘We want to make the world a little bit better by filling it with pinballs,’ says Eric. For more information check out the website at www.paisleypinball.co.uk or follow them on Twitter @paisleypinball.
Elevator is one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, start-ups and high growth businesses. Elevator works across Grampian and Tayside to help facilitate the start-up and growth of new and existing businesses. Currently engages with over 3,500 start-up businesses and assists around 1,800 organisations to grow annually with advisory support. With the launch its Centre for entrepreneurship, Elevator aims to support an additional 200 start-ups per year through stimulating interests in launching and growing businesses, as well as welcoming global talent onto the Elevator Programme accelerating businesses. Elevator will launch a second Centre for Entrepreneurship with Accelerator Programme in Dundee in late 2016. Elevator supports the entrepreneurs, business leaders and employees of today and tomorrow by providing expert business advice, teaching entrepreneurship and enterprising behaviour.
We are a well-established local Company successfully serving local pubs, clubs, hotels & restaurants since 2002. We stock all major kegs of beer & cider as well as an extensive range of spirits, bottled beers/ ciders, wines and soft drinks.
We have a large fleet of vans and delivery is usually within 24 hours, if not the same day. We cover North Fife, Perth, Dundee, Angus and now up beyond Aberdeen. We accept most major credit and debit cards or cash payments.
You can place an order either directly to JF Kegs or to your local Salesperson. For regular orders, why not contact us about opening an account.
Henderson Loggie has been serving Scotland and Scottish organisations for over a century now. We maintain a local presence with national coverage, with offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We are proud to be part of the Courier Business Awards which provide a great ‘shop window’ to promote the talent that exists throughout the area. We work closely with businesses of all sizes and we see at first hand the effort that goes into making them a success.
Recognising business achievement is, unquestionably, a positive thing to do – it sends out clear messages about the calibre of the organisations operating in this region and, via the Courier, it demonstrates to the wider public the vital role that local companies play as the backbone of the economy.
The awards represent tangible recognition and reward for the hard work, ability, energy and determination of the workforces in the award categories and puts the spotlight on the challenges that companies face and how they develop innovative solutions to overcome them. In addition, the awards reflect the knowledge, skills and capability of those located in this part of Scotland and will reinforce the message that Courier Country is a desirable area in which to build and run companies, as the talent pool is here to help businesses succeed.Visit Henderson Loggie website
Ninja Kiwi is a computer game developer with offices in Dundee and Auckland. Founded as Digital Goldfish in 2005 by two graduates from Abertay University the company went on to be acquired in 2012 by New Zealand based Ninja Kiwi. They have accumulated over 100 million downloads on the AppStores.Visit Ninja Kiwi website
Apex Hotels is one of the UK’s leading independent operators of four-star contemporary hotels. Headquartered in Edinburgh, the family-owned group operates 10 hotels in Dundee, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bath. Known for its signature warmer welcome, the Apex City Quay Hotel & Spa is ideally suited for both leisure and business travellers. Situated within the heart of Dundee city, the hotel and spa has recently undergone a £2.4 million bedroom refurbishment and provides a modern, premium four-star experience, no matter the occasion.Visit Apex City Quay Hotel and Spa website
Red Pepper Events is Dundee’s longest running event management company. Established in 2005, we work throughout Scotland managing all types of events from small intimate parties to large corporate functions. We can plan, organise and deal with as much or as little of your event as you require. We are event perfectionists. With our boundless creativity, eye for detail and precise planning, we’ll make sure your event, is the best event ever!
Led by Eleanor Whitby, the Red Pepper team has over 30 years of experience in hospitality and events. We love coming up with fresh and innovative ideas. We are passionate about events and aim to exceed our clients’ expectations by providing every guest with an experience they won’t forget.
Our clients include HSBC, BP and ITV’s Lorraine Kelly. One of our specialities is managing festivals and we are the organisers of NEoN Digital Arts Festival, Angus and Dundee Roots Festival and the ever popular Seafest. We also organise high profile fundraisers for charities such as the Scottish Spina Bifida Association and Maggie’s.Visit Red Pepper Events website
Boutique Hotel, Wedding Venue, Cafe and Gin Bar
Standing proudly in Dundee’s affluent West End, Taypark House is an elegant Category B listed former Scots Baronial mansion house.
Constructed around 1863, this handsome house is set within stunning mature garden grounds and enjoys panoramic views across the Botanical Gardens towards the silvery Tay and the hills of Fife.
The property has been sympathetically restored to its former glory and now boasts 14 individually designed bedrooms bursting with the character and charm of a country house hotel.Visit Tay park House website