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North Sea firms in running for Elevator Awards

Elevator chief executive Gary McEwan and Malcolm Buchanan, managing director of Corporate and Commercial Banking in Scotland for RBS.
Elevator chief executive Gary McEwan and Malcolm Buchanan, managing director of Corporate and Commercial Banking in Scotland for RBS.

A total of 27 north-east  contenders, ranging from dog walkers and hairdressers to energy service firms, are vying for honours in the 2018 Elevator Awards.

Applications were  received for 10 award categories, including an inspirational mentor of the year gong for the first time.

Organised annually by Aberdeen-based Elevator, which works across Scotland to help facilitate the start-up and growth of new and existing firms, the awards honour the north-east’s most outstanding businesses, entrepreneurs and mentors, as well as  innovation and community impact.

The winners will be  announced at a ceremony at the Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe House Hotel on June 28.

Elevator chief executive  Gary McEwan said: “Choosing just 27 finalists was a tough task. We are now looking forward to the awards ceremony in June to celebrate so many positive examples of business success here in the north-east.”

The Elevator Awards 2018 finalists are:

Most Promising New Business – sponsored by Business Gateway

The Alexander Smokery Ltd

DYNAMIX Modular

Lynwood Kennels

Business Success Under 3 Years – sponsored by Aberdein Considine

Fierce Beer

Beast Gear Limited

AV One Solutions

Business Success Over 3 Years – sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland

Zenith Energy

Eat on the Green

Motive Offshore Group

The Innovation Award – sponsored by Murgitroyd

RIGOCAL Engineering

Air Control Entech

Softcell Medical Ltd

Employer of the Year

J.Puddleducks Childcare

The Orthodontic Clinic

FortyTwo Studio

Spirit of Enterprise – sponsored by The Princes Trust

MGM Consultancy – Miles Murawiecki

Animal Obsessed – Amy Fergusson

Aberdeenshire Hypnotherapy – Emma Armes

Enterprising Communities Award – sponsored by Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council

Inspire

Charlie House

Gathimba Edwards Foundation

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year – sponsored by the University of Aberdeen Business School

Rebecca Carr

Kieran Hope

Jai Aenugu

Inspirational Mentor of the Year – sponsored by TechX at The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Samantha Leys

Jamie Bennett

Alastair Donald

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