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ROCCO 2014 shortlist announced

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ROCCO 2014 shortlist announced


Renfrewshire Chamber is delighted to announce the shortlist for their annual business awards, the ROCCOs, sponsored in 2014 by the University of the West of Scotland.

Commenting on the shortlisting process, Chamber President Tom Johnston said “this year we received 95 entries, the most we have ever received and the standard of entry across the board was, as expected, of a high quality. 3 judges for each award independently scored every entry (sponsor, Board Director and a subject matter expert) and the top 3 scores go forward to the next stage that starts w/c 20th October, where the finalists present to the judging panel and convince them why they believe they are a worthy ROCCO winner. Frank from Gap TV also starts the process of recording an HD video for every finalist to be shown on the night.”

“Thank you to everyone that entered and to all our judges & sponsors for their support”

The 16 categories & finalists are:

Community Champion of the Year sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire & RBS:
I Am Me
Intu Braehead
The Glitter Beach Foundation

Employer of the Year sponsored by Rolls Royce:
Carli’s Kindergarten
Clyde Marine Training
Glasgow Airport

Enterprise in Education sponsored by the University of the West of Scotland:
Childcare First – Hillview Nursery
Hubbell Scotland
Kickstart (Kirklandneuk Primary School)

Excellence in Customer Service sponsored by intu Braehead:
Glasgow Airport
IRW Systems
Spectrum Service Solutions

Excellence in Manufacturing sponsored by the Scottish Leather Group:
Smith & McLaurin

Family Business of the Year sponsored by The Malcolm Group:
Carli’s Kindergarten
G Porrelli & Co
Spectrum Service Solutions

Innovation & Technology sponsored by Hillington Park:
The Malcolm Group

International Trade sponsored by Glasgow Airport:
CCR3 Limited
Peak Scientific
Smith & McLaurin

Invest in Renfrewshire sponsored by Renfrewshire Council:
Muir Slicer Associates
Pro Website Solutions

Journey to Zero Waste sponsored by the William Tracey Group:
Glasgow Airport
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Spectrum Service Solutions

Most Promising New Business sponsored by Business Gateway Renfrewshire:
Aldwych & Company
Red Media UK

Outstanding Performing Business >25 staff sponsored by the Phoenix Car Company:
Spectrum Service Solutions
Glasgow Airport
IRW Systems

Outstanding Performing Business <5 staff sponsored by West College Scotland:
Anchor Mill Consultancy
CCR3 Limited
Commercial & Asset Finance

Outstanding Performing Business >5 & <25 staff sponsored by Renfrewshire Council:
Boyd & Co

Young Business Person of the Year sponsored by West College Scotland:
Kennett Watches – Tom Kennett
Saporito – Craig Bickett
Tweetiepie Media – Lizzy Todd

Business Leader of the Year
sponsored by Diageo:
Nominations are:
Audrey Cumberford – Principal & Chief Executive, West College Scotland
Robin MacGeachy, MD Peak Scientific
Andrew Malcolm, Chief Executive, The Malcolm Group
Craig Campbell, Owner, Pro Website Solutions
Colin McMurray, MD Clyde Marine Training

All winners are announced at our awards ceremony on Friday 14th November 2014, that takes place at The Normandy hosted by Fred MacAulay. The ROCCOs are now in their 11th year and established as the premier black tie corporate event in Renfrewshire with a sell-out crowd of 500 attending every year.

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