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The Elevator Awards - out of this world…

Last night (25th June 2015) we were over the moon to celebrate our 16th consecutive business awards.

The awards commend business excellence, entrepreneurial behaviour and outstanding community contributions made by top businesses in the North East of Scotland.

In February 2015 we launched The Elevator Awards 2015 and saw hundreds of businesses in all different sectors apply for our 9 wide spanning categories. 

Given the current economic climate we were very fortunate to again sell out the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel venue at its full capacity of 400 people and we thank all of the business representatives who continue to support the event and all of the businesses being commended, year on year. 

The aim of the evening in its entirety is to focus on the significant success of our 30 finalists who overcame huge competition to be named as the top three finalists in 9 categories. We were also extremely lucky to have NASA Astronaut and former US Navy Captain Steve Bowen speak at the event talking about his experience of space travel and his thoughts on leadership and success.   

Without further ado please let me present to you the winners of our Elevator Awards 2015:

Most Promising New Business - sponsored by Business Gateway: Bagels & Stuff 

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Business Success Under Three Years- sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland:  Zenith Energy

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Business Success Over Three Years- sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland: EFC Group

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The Grampian Award for Innovation – sponsored by Murgitroyd: Equalizer Flange Integrity

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The ‘Spirit of Enterprise’ Award – sponsored by partner Aberdeen City Council: Definition Skin and Laser Clinic

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The Alick Buchanan-Smith Enterprising Communities Award – sponsored by partner Aberdeenshire Council: North East Sensory Services

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Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year - sponsored by ACE Winches: Murray Kerr (SengS – Subsea Engineering Services Ltd)

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Employer of the Year - sponsored by Empire: Grampian Fasteners

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Entrepreneurial Supporter of the Year - sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses: June Burnett (Aberdeenshire Council)

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Entrepreneur of the Year: Graeme Bone, of Drum Property Group (left)

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Lifetime Achievement Award: Jimmy Milne, CBE of Balmoral Group (right)

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  • Most Promising New Business - sponsored by Business Gateway: Bagels & Stuff

    Bagels & Stuff