Nominations for the North-east’s business Oscars – the 2019 Northern Star Business Awards opened earlier this week.
Now in their 16th year, the high profile awards recognise companies around the region for exceptional accomplishments across a range of fields, from energy to innovation, customer service to people development.
Organised by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, the awards highlight the diversity and success of organisations across the city and Aberdeenshire operating in a wide range of sectors.
The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, May 1.
Categories available for nominations this year are:
- Going Global
- Marketing Magic
- Inspiration from Innovation
- Inspiring Futures
- Staff Matter
- Customer First
- Making the Difference
- Family Business
- Rising Star
- Student Placement
- Eco Hero
- Business of the Year
The Chamber’s head of membership Seona Shand said: “A big part of our role is leading the celebration of our city region as a great place to live, work, study, invest and do business. Companies of all sizes, from all sectors and across the length and breadth of this fantastic region are renowned for their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and the Northern Star Business Awards provide a great stage to showcase and celebrate this.
“Nominating your company is the first step in the process. Competition for a finalist spot is always tough and the categories attract significant interest from across every sector of the business. Past winners have ranged from small local businesses to internationally renowned brands and we would encourage all companies in the region with a great story to tell to consider putting themselves forward.”
Last year more than 40 finalists joined around 600 guests to celebrate excellence and entrepreneurship during the spectacular black tie dinner. This year’s award ceremony will take place on Thursday, September 26 at The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA).