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Ayrshire Business Awards 2019 – Finalists Announced

The shortlist for the Ayrshire Business Awards 2019 has been unveiled, with 44 companies making the cut across 15 categories. The nominees showcase the best of business in Ayrshire, reflecting the breadth and depth of business successes in the region.


Chamber Chief Executive Val Russell said

“2019, the tenth year of these awards, has seen not only the highest number of entries but according to those involved in the first stage of judging the highest quality which has made it very difficult to select finalists. Thanks to all who entered and good luck to those going on the next stage”


David Hughes, Managing Director of the award’s Principal Sponsor 1825 Financial Planning said

“Many congratulations to all the businesses and individuals who have made it to the 2019 awards shortlist, as always the quality of entrants is extremely high and we wish you all the very best of luck in your respective categories”

The 2019 Finalists are


Developing Ayrshire's Young Workforce Award - sponsored by 1825 Financial Planning


⦁ EGGER (UK) Limited

⦁ James Frew Ltd

⦁ McTaggart Group Ltd

⦁ Shire Housing Association Ltd


Ayrshire’s Food & Drink Award sponsored by East Ayrshire Council

⦁ Brownings The Bakers

⦁ Gymmies Kitchen

⦁ Viking Café

⦁ Woody’s Ice Cream Ltd

⦁ Active Travel at Work Award – sponsored by Active Travel Hub

⦁ Ayrshire College

⦁ Booth Welsh

⦁ Department for Work and Pensions Kilmarnock


Start-up Business of the Year Award - sponsored by Business Gateway

⦁ Assurgo Associates Ltd

⦁ Donnini Apartments

⦁ Scrub-A-Dug-Dug – Canine Spa & Boutique

⦁ The Shore


Apprentice of the Year Award - sponsored by Woodward

⦁ Daniel Barclay - Brodie Engineering Limited

⦁ David Brown - Lockharts Law LLP

⦁ David Dunlop - North Ayrshire Council

⦁ Lynsey Garrick -East Ayrshire Council


Growth Business of the Year Award - sponsored by The RAD Group

⦁ Blue Rock Insurance Brokers Ltd

⦁ Cunninghame Housing Association Limited

⦁ Pillow Property Partners Ltd

⦁ Ready4Retirement


Excellence in Customer Service Award – sponsored by South Ayrshire Council

⦁ Dillon Bookkeeping

⦁ Fosters Family Funeral Directors

⦁ Hireaband Ltd

⦁ Old Loans Inn


Tourism Award- sponsored by University West of Scotland

⦁ Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park

⦁ Heads of Ayr Farm Park

⦁ Largs Yacht Haven Ltd



Family Business Award - sponsored by North Ayrshire Council

⦁ Brownings the Bakers

⦁ Engineering Tools & Consumables Ltd

⦁ Heads of Ayr

⦁ Woody’s Ice Cream


Business in the Community Award – sponsored by Ashleigh Building Scotland

⦁ Ayr Gaiety Partnership

⦁ Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd

⦁ RAD Hotel Group Ltd

⦁ Unity Grill CIC


Employer of the Year – sponsored by Westfield Health

⦁ Brodie Engineering Limited

⦁ Merck

⦁ Spirit AeroSystems (Europe) Ltd

⦁ Utopia Computers



Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - sponsored by Trump Turnberry

⦁ Anthony Quinn - Silver Cloud Ltd

⦁ Alice Mitchell - Papeterie Bespoke

⦁ Ryan Leslie - Gymmies Kitchen Ltd

⦁ Stephanie Zikmann Scrub-A-Dug-Dug


Ayrshire's Best Business Award (0-10 employees) - sponsored by West Coast Accelerator


⦁ Alan White Design Ltd

⦁ Hireaband Ltd

⦁ Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd

⦁ Renewable Oil Services Limited



Ayrshire's Best Business Award (11-50 employees) - sponsored by Ayrshire Post, Irvine Herald and Kilmarnock Standard


⦁ Blue Rock Insurance Brokers Ltd

⦁ GolPhin Ltd

⦁ Lockharts Law LLP

⦁ Silver Cloud Ltd


Ayrshire's Best Business Award (51 employees or more) - sponsored by GSK


⦁ Cunninghame Housing

⦁ James Frew

⦁ Fosters Family Funeral

⦁ Merck


The winners will all be announced at the Business Awards Dinner taking place at Ayr Race Course on Friday 11th October.


It promises to be a night not to be missed and we are delighted to announce that it will be hosted by Jennifer Reoch and Edward Reid.


Why not beat the rush and book your place now at www.ayrshire-chamber.org/events . The dinner is a great networking opportunity and everyone is welcome to attend.


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