North-east firm ITC Hydraulics & Manufacturing has scooped one of the top gongs in the 2020 Business Women Scotland Awards (BWSAs).
It was named established business of the year, capping a memorable if challenging 12 months for the business after it also triumphed in the “great” small and medium-sized enterprise category of the Offshore Achievement Awards in August.
Co-founder and managing director Tracy Clark has worked hard over the years to see ICT become a beacon in the hugely competitive oil and gas sector.
The company, which recently celebrated its 21st anniversary, employs 25 people across two Aberdeenshire sites in St Katherines – between Fyvie and Oldmeldrum – and Turriff.
Ms Clark launched the firm with her husband, Ian, in 1999, while also raising a young family. It has since developed and grown, working with clients around the world.
ICT’s MD said its latest success reflected “significant business achievements,” adding: “This year has been difficult because of Covid-19.”
The sixth annual BWSAs, which put women-led businesses firmly in the spotlight, went virtual for the first time. Attendees logged onto a private YouTube channel to watch the live event.
Hayley Wiles, of Angus-based WeeCOOK was the overall winner among entrepreneurial successes spanning the engineering, property, food, design and third sectors.