Finalists announced for Northern Star Business Awards

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The finalists have been announced for the Northern Star Business Awards, the Chamber’s annual accolades for successful businesses in the region.

Now in their 16th year, the Awards recognise companies in the North-east for their exceptional accomplishments across a range of fields from internationalisation and innovation to people development, environmental action and customer service.

The winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony on Thursday, September 26 at Aberdeen’s new events complex, P&J Live.

The finalists in the categories are:

Business of the Year

  • Aberdeen International Airport 
  • Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • Cummings & Co Aberdeen Ltd
  • Motive Offshore Group

Customer First

  • Bon Accord Care
  • Caber Coffee Limited 
  • Donald Russell Ltd

Eco Hero

  • Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • Mackie’s of Scotland
  • The OTL Group

Family Business (sponsored by Aberdeenshire Council)

  • Dalriada Luxury Lodges
  • Greenwell Equipment
  • KR Steel (more recently KR Group)

Going Global

  • Add Energy
  • Motive Offshore Group

Inspiration from Innovation

  • ACE Winches
  • Balmoral Offshore Engineering
  • Stork

Inspiring Futures (sponsored by DYW North East)

  • ARR Craib Transport Limited and Northfield Academy
  • Mackie’s of Scotland and Alford Academy
  • Robertson and Inverurie Academy
  • Score Group Plc and Mintlaw Academy

Making the Difference (sponsored by Balmoral Group)

  • Aberdeen Sports Village
  • Bon Accord
  • Charlie House
  • Community Food Initiatives North East

Marketing Magic

  • ACE Winches
  • Aberdeen International Airport
  • Charlie House
  • VisitAberdeenshire

Rising Star (sponsored by University of Aberdeen)

  • Lee Forsyth – Aberdeen Football Club
  • Chloe Watt – Siberia Bar and Hotel
  • Lynsey Shepherd – Trump International

Staff Matter

  • Bon Accord Care
  • Marathon International Oil (G.B.) Limited
  • Sport Aberdeen

Student Placement (sponsored by Robert Gordon University)

  • BW Offshore
  • NHS Grampian
  • Shell UK

The winner of the final award – for lifetime achievement – is announced on the night.

Chamber chief executive Russell Borthwick said: “The Northern Star Business Awards are a highpoint in the calendar for North-east businesses, showcasing the achievements of organisations across every sector in our dynamic region.

“The competition for a finalist spot is always tough and this year is no exception. The quality of entries we received demonstrates that the Aberdeen city region is not only open for business but outstanding work is being done by companies of all shapes and sizes and that should be celebrated.”

Through the generosity of attendees, the high profile awards have raised in excess of £30,000 in the last five years for good causes around the North-east. This year’s beneficiaries have been named as Miscarriage Information Support Service (MISS), North East Sensory Services, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, CLAN Cancer Support and Somebody Cares.


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