Bees Knees Awards 2019


Thirty finalists will line up for the Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2019, the 16th annual challenge for Inverclyde businesses and a major highlight in the Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce calendar of events.

Finalists were selected from a shortlist of entrants who have presented their case to category judging panels over the past few weeks.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner in the Marquee at the Chartroom, Kip Marina, on Friday 7th June, when the Lifetime Achievement winner, selected by Inverclyde Chamber Gavin McDonagh, will also be revealed.

Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2019 finalists in the ten categories are:

Inverclyde Business of the Year: sponsored by Specsavers

Ferguson Marine, Holiday Inn Express & Green Oak Funeral Service

Inspiring Sole Trader: sponsored by the Succession Wealth Management

A Spoonful of Sugar, Golden Oak Restoration & PJH Bookkeeping.

Proud to be in Inverclyde: sponsored by West College Scotland

Ferguson Marine, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Ocean Youth Trust

Outstanding Customer Service: sponsored by The Chartroom

Mind Mosaic, Holiday Inn & EE

Inspiring Professional of the Year: sponsored by Inverclyde Council

Leapmoor LLP, Mind Mosaic & Quarriers

Excellence in Skills and Learning: sponsored by Diodes Inc

West College Scotland, IBM UK Ltd & Specsavers

Best Use of Innovation or Digital Technology: sponsored by Waterfront Cinema

The Balmore Group, RIG Arts & Ferguson Marine

Best Food & Drink: sponsored by Riverside Inverclyde

The Start-Up Drinks lab, Toninos Pizzeria & New Chocolate Company

Emerging Young Talent: sponsored by Holiday Inn Express

Abby Allan, Owner Hartbeeps
Mhairi McCann, Chief Editor, Young Scientists Journal
Carys Knox, Deputy Manager West Coast Cinema

Most Promising New Business: sponsored by AutoTec Ltd

The Start- Up Drinks Lab, Clyde Tool Hire McArthur Scott

“Our sponsor representatives and Inverclyde Chamber directors who made up the category judging panels, found themselves challenged once again with an exceptional and diverse line up of shortlisted candidates, each showcasing their achievements and ambitions to claim their place in the Bee’s Knees Business Awards finals,” said Gavin McDonagh, President, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce.

“Our congratulations go to all finalists who are helping us demonstrate continued business growth here in Inverclyde. We have a great deal to be proud about and we thank our sponsors for joining with us to recognise the talent within our resilient local business community.

“We look forward to celebrating their impressive achievements at our awards dinner this June, where we will welcome the local business community, their customers, friends and family in the spectacular setting of Kip Marina.“

Each finalist is invited as a guest of Inverclyde Chamber to attend the summer gala awards dinner, where the business community will unite to hear the winners announced. As well as enjoying the accolades of success, category winners are awarded a crystal trophy and certificate.

For their own promotional purposes, they will receive a DVD showcasing their business from media sponsor Gryffe Studios, screened for the first time during the awards dinner. PR sponsor, Elaine Stewart Public Relations, and programme sponsor, Love & Humphries, are also supporting the Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2019.

Tickets are available for the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Friday 7th June.

Further details are available online or by contacting Inverclyde Chamber Senior Executive Officer, Margaret Moran, on T: 01475 806824, M: 07534 196253, E:

Everyone is invited to join in the Bee’s Knees Business Awards chat by tagging Tweets #BeesKneesAwards2019.

Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce
Room 5, Victoria House,
5 East Blackhall Street,
PA15 1HD
01475 806824
07534 196253

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