Bees Knees Awards 2018

Who are the Business Bee’s Knees 2018? …the results are in

Hugh McKechnie Currie has lifted the top President’s Award in the Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2018, in recognition of his special and significant contribution to Scottish business over many years.

The former Group Managing Director of Lithgows joined ten category winners who took the top accolades at the 15th annual Bee’s Knees 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 2018 category winners are:

Proud to Be in Inverclyde, sponsored by West College Scotland
Winner – Holiday Inn Express

Most Promising New Business, sponsored by Peel Ports – Clydeport
Winner – Wet Wall Works

Excellence in Skills & Learning, sponsored by Autotec Scotland
Winner – Morton In The Community

Most Inspiring Sole Trader, sponsored by Waterfront Cinema
Winner – Leapmoor

Outstanding Customer Service, sponsored by Holiday Inn Express
Winner – Waterfront Cinema

Emerging Young Talent, sponsored by Texas Instruments
Winner – Emma Smith, PG Paper

Best Brand Promotional Campaign, sponsored by The Chartroom
Winner – Caledonia MacBrayne

Inspiring Professional of The Year, sponsored by Inverclyde Council
Winner – McClure Solicitors

Best use of Innovation/ Digital Technology, sponsored by River Clyde Homes
Winner – The Balmore Group

Inverclyde Business of The Year, sponsored by Riverside Inverclyde
Winner – Specsavers

“Our warmest congratulations go to Hugh and another superb line up of Bee’s Knees Business Awards winners 2018,” said Linda Scott, President, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.

“The awards initiative gives companies the opportunity to showcase their successes and their ambitions, which are providing the foundations for continued growth here in Inverclyde. We thank our sponsors for joining with us to celebrate the impressive achievements of both winners and finalists and helping us show how much we have to be proud of 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 DVD showcasing their business, which was screened for the first time at the gala awards dinner, the major highlight in Inverclyde Chamber’s calendar of events. Bee’s Knees Business Awards sponsors include Elaine Stewart Public Relations and Love & Humphries.

Charity Cheque – £2,321.60 was raised through a charity prize draw in aid of Morton in the Community. Brian McLaughlin picks up the cheque from Mags Moran, SEO, Inverclyde Chamber and Vice President, Gavin McDonagh.

Karen Dunbar kept everyone on their toes throughout the evening with the help of Mags Moran our SEO at Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce

Photos courtesy of Alasdair Bryson, Feature Developments

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