Bees Knees Awards 2017

Business Bee’s Knees – the results are in …

Aldo Spella, a businessman considered a game changer in the 1960s having introduced the bistro experience and accompanying carry out trade, has lifted the Lifetime Achievement award in the Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2017.

Aldo joined ten category winners who took the top accolades at the 14th annual Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce gala
dinner and awards ceremony, held in front of an audience of 300 in the Marquee at the Chartroom, Kip Marina.

Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2017 category winners are:

Best Performing Small/Medium Business, sponsored by Waterfront Cinema – winner Union Projects

Best Performing Large Business, sponsored by premier partner Riverside Inverclyde – winner Ferguson Marine

Most Promising New Business, sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Hotel – winner Lose It and Love It

Emerging Young Talent, sponsored by Texas Instruments – winner Claire McParland, Deputy Manager,
Holiday Inn Express Hotel

Excellence in Customer Focus, sponsored by premier partner Inverclyde Council – winner Waterfront Cinema

Excellence in Marketing & Communications, sponsored by premier partner Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce –
winner Wet Wall Works

Best Use of New Technology or Innovation, sponsored by Autotec Scotland – winner RIG Arts

Manufacturer or Producer of the Year, sponsored by Union Projects – winner Ferguson Marine

Excellence in Skills and Learning, sponsored by West College Scotland – winner Morton in the Community

Proud to be in Inverclyde, sponsored by CalMac Ferries – winner Scotland’s Boat Show

“Our warm congratulations go to Aldo and another fantastic line up of Bee’s Knees Business Awards winners,”
said Linda Scott, President, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.

“The gala dinner and awards ceremony are the highlight of our Chamber calendar of events. The awards initiative gives companies the opportunity to show their achievements and their ambitions, providing the backcloth and foundation for continued Inverclyde growth. We thank all our sponsors for joining with us to recognise the great talent we have here in Inverclyde.”

As well as enjoying the accolades of success, category winners were awarded a crystal trophy and framed certificate. For their own promotional purposes, media sponsor Gryffe Studios provides them with a broadcast quality DVD showcasing their business, which was screened for the first time at the awards dinner. Other Bee’s Knees Business Awards sponsors are Elaine Stewart Public Relations, Love & Humphries, Wild Rose Flowers and BEP Signs.

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce
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5 East Blackhall Street,
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07534 196253

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