ABNCommunity, an online and face-to-face business networking organisation, has held its fifth annual awards event in Aberdeen.
ABN, led by director Andrew Smith, holds around 22 networking events each year. In addition, its online presence – www.abncommunity.com – has more than 7,000 members.
The awards were held at award-winning Nepalese and Indian restaurant, 8848, which is on Aberdeen’s Union Street. This year’s winners were Best Contact Builder – Yekemi Otaru (Doqaru); Best Charity Member – Myles Edwards (Gathimba Edwards Foundation); Best 10 Groups Member – Nicola Currie (XIC); Best Online Member – Phil Anderson (Phil Anderson Financial Services); Best Overall Member – Mark Thouless (Flux Creative)
Andrew said: “The awards put the focus on our members’ successes in the past year. It was great to bring people together to highlight the power of networking in the past 12 months. In addition, it was an opportunity to showcase our new and improved business networking website.”
More than £17m worth of business has been won through ABNCommunity, the company’s free online resource which is believed to be the only one of its kind in Scotland.
It is used by a broad spectrum of business professionals including those in the oil and gas, legal and finance, property, creative, retail and leisure, food and drink and sales sectors.