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Good Luck to All Finalists at the Chamber Awards 2017

21st September 2017

We are delighted to announce the finalists for the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber Awards 2017 and they are:

Business High Growth:

Sponsored by  

“Business Gateway is keen to support the wide range of businesses based locally, with the potential to grow.  These businesses boost the local economy and provide extra employment.”

Our finalists

  • AM Bid Services Ltd
  • Golfclubs4cash Ltd
  • Mortgage Advice Bureau Network Partner Scotland
  • Rollo Developments


Business Innovation of the Year:

Sponsored by 

“Network ROI are proud to sponsor the Innovation Award because we believe new ideas adapting to change are crucial to long-term business success.”




Our Finalists:

  • East Lothian; Scotland's Food & Drink County
  • City Access Scaffolding
  • Paragon Products (UK) Ltd
  • Power Migration Partners Ltd


Environmental Impact:

Sponsored by 

Anderson Strathern is delighted to present the award for Environmental Impact. As a firm we believe that all business have a responsibility to create a culture and processes which puts the environment at its heart.  We are delighted to support an award that recognises innovative thinking and the adaptation of new technologies which promote sustainability.”



Our finalists:

  • Forth Resource Management Ltd
  • Miixer CIC
  • Prentice Coaches Ltd
  • Scallywags Children's Nursery


SME of the Year:

Sponsored by 

The HR Dept is delighted to sponsor this award as part of our ongoing support for the Chamber and local businesses. There are many outstanding small and medium sized businesses in Mid and East Lothian, creating jobs and opportunities for local people across an incredibly diverse range of sectors. All of those shortlisted for this award are remarkable local success stories to be proud of.”

Our finalists:

  • AM Bid Services Ltd
  • KEE Electrical Testing T/A ETS Testing Ltd 
  • GMP Print Solutions Ltd
  • Ross's of Edinburgh


Commitment to Student & Graduate Engagement

Sponsored by 

“CA Cameron ACA recognise how important it is for students & graduates to have the employability skills to hit the ground running. We are proud to sponsor the Commitment to Student & Graduate Engagement Award and are excited to see the steps being made to help students achieve their potential when searching and applying for graduate roles and transitioning to employment.”

Our finalists:

  • Edinburgh College
  • The Mercat Grill
  • Mortgage Advice Bureau Network Partner Scotland


Commitment to Youth Development

Sponsored by 

"Developing the Young Workforce, Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy; asks business to be more involved in shaping and recruiting youth talent. Educators and businesses working together as co-investors to create a skilled workforce for Scotland’s future.  This award category represents the ethos of DYW and we are delighted to sponsor and recognise the achievement of local businesses investing in young people."

Our finalists:

  • Crummock (Scotland) Ltd
  • EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd
  • Heavy Sounds CIC
  • The Youth Radio Network


Business Ambassador of the Year

Sponsored by 


East Lothian Council are very proud to sponsor the Business Ambassador award. It’s important to honour the champions of our community because these are the people who are willing to go that one step further and do it all without rewards.”




Our finalists:

  • Lynn Mann, Supernature
  • Rodney Shearer,Alba Trees
  • Sara Roberts, Healthy NIbbles
  • Jim Wilkies, Zest Capital Management


Business Start Up of the Year

Sponsored by 

AM Bid Services Ltd, “As a recent start-up ourselves, we know the challenges new businesses face. Having successfully grown our own business in its first few years, we are delighted to sponsor this award, knowing it will be an important marker on the winner’s growth journey.”

Our finalists:

  • Cross Borders Brewing Company Ltd
  • Fayre Tasty
  • Whisky Frames Ltd


Community Impact Award

Sponsored by 


"EDF Energy have a long history of investing in the local communities around our operations. This is particularly true of our power stations, which are often based in rural and remote areas, we create jobs and opportunities that invigorate local economies. But it is our people, in particular, who are a force for good, strengthening their communities by volunteering and fundraising for charities and good causes. Giving back to our communities has helped make us the credible and trusted company we are today. This award category represents the ethos of EDF Energy and we are delighted to sponsor and recognise the achievement of local businesses investing in local communities. "

Our finalists:  

  • Dunbar Music School CIC
  • Healthy Tots Ltd
  • Newbyres Nursery Ltd
  • Primal Bushcraft & Survival


Excellence in Customer Service

Sponsored by  

“Business Gateway is delighted to give recognition to those businesses based locally that are meeting and exceeding customer expectations.  Their Excellence in Customer Service is giving them a significant advantage as they grow their business”

Our finalists:

  • The Aerial Man
  • Hickory
  • The HR Dept Edinburgh & The Lothians
  • Pentland Format Office Supplies

Winners will be announced at the Mid & East Lothian Chamber Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 26th October at the Brunton. We will be joined by Leeann Dempter, CEO HIbernian FC and Ann Budge, CEO Hearts of Midlothian FC as our guest speakers. Places are selling fast so book your place here

Congratulation to all finalists and good luck!

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