Shortlist Announced for Dumfries and Galloway Business Awards 2016

Dumfries, Scotland March 2, 2016: The shortlist for the DGBusiness Awards 2016 in association with Dumfries & Galloway College has been unveiled.

Organisations, individuals and businesses from across the region put their name forward for one of the prestigious awards.

From start-up businesses and individual entrepreneurs, to family businesses and social enterprises, the whole business community wanted to be in the running.

Brian Rennie President of the Chamber of Commerce that organised the Awards said “We were delighted both with the quality and quantity of businesses that came forward for the Business Awards. The judges had a tough time deciding each category so just to be shortlisted was a real achievement.

These awards are the perfect opportunity to celebrate the strength of the business community across the region whilst recognising those who excel within their field.”

It’s now time for the shortlisted finalists to appear in front of a panel of judges who have the tough decision of choosing the winner of each category.

The winners will be announced on Friday April 29th 2016 at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries. Tickets are on sale now for this event and demand is high so book early to avoid disappointment.

For tickets you can book at www.dgchamber.co.uk or telephone 01387 270866
The Shortlisted finalists are:

Outstanding Customer Service Award sponsored by Dumfries & Galloway College
Finalists: Mostly Ghostly Investigations Sparklers Private Nursery
Dumfries & Galloway Housing Partnership

Outstanding Business with Over 25 Employees sponsored by Gates Power Transmission
Finalists: Ashleigh Construction Robinsons Scotland Gretna Gateway Outlet Village

Outstanding Business with Under 25 Employees sponsored by Gates Power Transmission
Finalists: InHouse Chocolates by Design Rouchan Loch Townhead Garage

Most Promising New Business Sponsored by Business Gateway
Finalists: Harper Stairmand Insurance Brokers IsCompliant Nocturnal Wildlife Tours Ornavi Solway Tours United Bricks

Outstanding Social Enterprise sponsored by Third Sector Dumfries & Galloway
Finalists: Kirkudbright Summer Festivities Dalbeattie Community Trust Stewartry Care

Champion in Developing the Young Workforce sponsored by DGTap
Finalists: Jas P Wilson Springboard West Galdenoch Farm

Family Business Award sponsored by Armstrong Watson
Finalists: Jardine Funeral Directors The Boyd Group Solarae

Rural Business Award sponsored by Scottish Power Energy Networks
Finalists: JKM Business Services Damsel Fly Fishing Wee Glebe Holiday Letting

Young Entrepreneur sponsored by the University of the West of Scotland
Finalists: Dayne Boyd Josie Mallinson Hamish Odinson

Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by Easterbrook Hall
Finalists: Graham Hollinger Raymond Boyd Ruth Jardine


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