Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has invited businesses to nominate themselves as “Northern Stars”.
The Northern Star Business Awards, now in its 14th year, recognise companies around the North-east for exceptional accomplishments across a range of fields from social responsibility to innovation, customer service to achievements in internationalisation.
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There are 13 award categories open to businesses keen to highlight their accomplishments.
The categories available for nominations are:
- Achievement in International Business
- Best Campaign of the Year
- Commitment to Innovative Use of Research & Development
- Commitment to People Development
- Excellence in Customer Service
- Excellence in Health and Safety
- Excellence & Innovation in Procurement
- Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Sector
- Outstanding Contribution to Society
- Overall Business of the Year
- Rising Star
- Student Placement
- The Green Award
There is also a lifetime achievement award which is announced on the night. Last year, former principal of North East Scotland College, Rob Wallen, was handed this accolade for his outstanding contribution to the region. Previous winners of this award have included Professor Sir Duncan Rice, Sir Malcolm Bruce, Sir Ian Wood and Jimmy Milne CBE.
39 finalists and over 700 guests attended the award ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
Chief executive at the Chamber Russell Borthwick said: “The Northern Star Business Awards are a highpoint for the Chamber, giving North-east businesses from every sector the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their success and achievements.
“Nominating your company is the first step in the process, and competition for a finalist spot is always high. All the award categories attract interest from across every sector of the business community.
“It really is time to shine for North-east businesses.”