Highland Business Awards 2017

Location: Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

Date: Friday 29th September 2017

Time: 12:00

Sorry, online booking for this event is not currently open.

To reserve a table or places, please download the awards lunch booking form

The 2017 Highland Business Awards, part of the fifth Highland Business Week, will recognise and celebrate the achievements of businesses and individuals throughout the region. 

With twelve diverse categories on offer, organisations of all sizes and across all sectors in the Highlands, Islands and Moray are encouraged to put themselves forward, and help to recognise the efforts that play an integral role in sustaining a successful business environment in this region.

Inverness Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce this year's finalists and winners:

Outstanding Performing Small Business - Sponsored by Business Gateway
Black Isle Renewables Ltd
Cruise Loch Ness Ltd
Fishbox Ltd

Winner: Fishbox Ltd

Outstanding Performing Business (25+ Employees)
Equiom (Scotland)
Gael Force Group
Innes & Mackay Solicitors and Estate Agents

Winner: Gael Force Group 

Most Promising New Business - Sponsored by Ritsons
Grassroots Garden Shop
Inverness Kart Raceway Ltd
Loch Ness Spirits

Winner: Grassroots Garden Shop

Best Family Business - Sponsored by Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP
Gows Lybster Ltd
Loch Ness Spirits
Williamson Foodservice

Winner: Gows Lybster Ltd

Best Social Enterprise - Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company
The Shieling Project Community Interest Company

Winner: The Shieling Project Community Interest Company

Developing the Young Workforce  - Sponsored by DYW Highland Regional Groups
Regional Winners
Mackays Hotel (North Highland)
Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd (West Highland)
Robertson Group Ltd (Inverness & Central Highland)

Winner: Mackays Hotel

Highly Commended
BSW Timber Ltd (West Highland)
Nuvia Ltd (North Highland)
R&I Cruden Ltd (Inverness & Central Highland)
The Storehouse (Inverness & Central Highland)

Exporter of the Year - Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Made in Scotland
Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd
Speyside Distillers Co Ltd

Winner: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd

Inverness & Ross-shire Business of the Year
Fishbox Ltd
Innes & Mackay Solicitors and Estate Agents
Macleod & MacCallum Ltd

Winner: Macleod and MacCallum Ltd

Caithness & Sutherland Business of the Year - Sponsored by Caithness Chamber of Commerce
BBM Solicitors
Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd
Gows Lybster Ltd

Winner: Dunnet Bay Distillers Ltd

Lochaber Business of the Year - Sponsored by Ben Nevis Distillery
BSW Timber Ltd
Glenuig Inn
Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd

Winner: BSW Timber Ltd

Cairngorm Business of the Year
G2 Outdoor Ltd
Speyside Distillers Co Ltd

Winner: Speyside Distillers Co Ltd

Business Leader of the Year
Colin Marr - Eden Court Theatre & Cinema
David Siegel - HighNet Telecoms
Willie Watt - Subsea 7 / Wick Harbour Authority

Winner: Colin Marr - Eden Court Theatre & Cinema

Highland Business of the Year

Winner: Marine Harvest (Scotland) Ltd

Lunch & Awards Ceremony
The Award winners will be announced at the Highland Business Awards Lunch which is being held at the Drumossie Hotel, Inverness on Friday 29 September at 12.00 noon for 12.15pm to 4.00pm. Tickets are on sale for the event, priced at £62.50 + VAT per person, and may be booked individually or for tables of 10. Price includes welcome drink and three course lunch with tea/coffee. Please note that places can currently only be confirmed once all finalists and sponsors have been accommodated.

To attend the event download the ticket reservation form here.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Firmly established in the region's business calendar, the Highland Business Awards provide sponsors with excellent branding, media and promotional opportunities, targeting Inverness Chamber's database of over 1,000 named business contacts and providing extensive press coverage through Executive Magazine and SPP's regional newspapers.

Click here for sponsorship details.

Executive Partners

Platinum Partners

International Trade Partner

Gold Partners