This year’s Business Star Awards event was held at the Crieff Hydro Hotel. The event was hosted by journalist/broadcaster Maureen Young and Tay FM’s Gary Robinson.
The prestigious event attracted entries from a diverse range of business sectors. In addition to the awards that were presented to the successful businesses, Stephen Leckie, the Chief Executive of Crieff Hydro, also presented an ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award to Stagecoach’s Sir Brian Souter – One of Scotlands most notable entrepreneurs.
Sir Brian and his sister Ann founded the Stagecoach group in 1980 and has now grown into one of the world’s largest transport companies. A significant supporter of charitable causes he also set up the Souter Charitable Trust in 1992 with his wife.
The 11 Business Star Awards winners and Sir Brian were presented with a bespoke piece of Sarah Peterson glassware which reflected the black and white theme of the evening and the Chamber’s recognisable Star Award profile.
Sponsorship for the event came from Perth and Kinross Council, Tay FM and the Famous Grouse Experience.
Full list of awards
Tay FM Young Business Person of the Year – Michael Boyle Jnr – Boyles Stonemasons
Perth & Kinross Council Apprentice Employee of the Year – Victoria Beattie, Auchterarder Gymnastics Trust
Bank of Scotland Most Promising New Business Award – Hetties Catering & Tearooms
Royal Bank of Scotland Customer Service Award – Rapid Tyre Services
Stagecoach Group Sustainability Award – Horsecross Arts
InCommerce Marketing Campaign of the Year – The Bathroom Company (Perth)
The Famouse Grouse Experience Event of the Year – The Enchanted Forest
Highly Commended – Newbiz – Perth College UHI
Black & Lizars Hine Opticians Business Innovation Award – Douglas Baillie
Highly Commended – Aviva Insurance
Squirrel Self Store Training & Development Award – The Famous Grouse Experience
Highland Spring Charity of the Year – PKAVS
Binn Skips Business in the Community Award – Horsecross Arts
Highly Commended – Heartland FM
PERTHSHIRE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – The Bathroom Company (Perth)