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Business Excellence Awards

Award Winning Businesses Take Centre  Stage in West Lothian

Congratulations to all the Winners at the West Lothian Business Excellence Awards on Friday 28th November.

This prestigious award ceremony was deemed a great success and was celebrated in style at Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel by over 210 guests and business leaders from West Lothian and beyond.

These awards recognise the success and entrepreneurship of local businesses, meet our winners



Best Business Award 2014 Sponsored by 51st Infantry Brigade
Winner - Shin-Etsu Handotai Europe Ltd
Celebrating 30 years of operations in West Lothian.  A a key West Lothian business employing over 400 staff ShinEtsu value the benefits of West Lothian as a manufacturing base and are proud to support their community, actively working with local schools and where possible utilising local business in their supply chain.

High Growth & Innovation Award 2014 Sponsored by West Lothian Economic Growth Plan
Winner -  Calnex Solutions
Designs sophisticated test and measurements solution hardware and software to sell globally to the telecommunications equipment manufacturers and network operators; this company  continues to grow locally and internationally.
Entrepreneur & Business Start-up Award 2014 Sponsored by West Lothian Business Gateway
Winner - Pure Flour Power
Started in 2012 by directors who identified a gap in the market for Eastern European bakes and bread and now employs 12 full time staff and has shown around 80% increase in turnover in the first year of trading. A very well deserved, and inspiring, start-up business award winner.

Shona Sibbald Woman in Business Award 2014 Sponsored by Sibbald Limited
Winner - Catherine O’Day, The Cashroom 
Nominated by her colleagues Catherine’s professionalism and integrity has guided and shaped the company’s culture and will lead the business into the next growth stage.  It is her strength and drive which has shown her to be a very worthy winner of this award
Excellence in Supporting Staff Learning & Development 2014 Sponsored by West Lothian College
Winner - Macrae Edinburgh
Recognise their people development are the cornerstone of their strategy to fulfil the company’s 2020 vision for future growth.
Best Tourism Business 2014 Sponsored by Visit West Lothian
Winner -  The Scottish Owl Centre
Based in Polkemmet Country Park attracts visitors from all walks of life and has seen numbers more than double over past 2 years, showcasing these amazing birds and the local area.
Enterprising School Award 2014 Sponsored by ShinEtsu
Winner - Cedarbank School
Supporting young people requiring additional learning needs and have introduced various projects to encourage and develop the children’s skills for learning, life and work, and importantly have confidence in their own abilities.

To see full list of winners & finallist click here

To see this years winners videos click here

We would like thank all our sponsors Ministry of Defence, West Lothian Economic Growth Plan, West Lothian Business Gateway, Sibbald Limited, West Lothian College, Visit West Lothian, ShinEtsu, Clydesdale Bank and SRUC Oatridge Campus.

Thanks also goes to everyone who donated prizes for the Charity Draw and Auction: Schuh, Best Western Hilcroft Hotel, Xtreme Combat, The Grapes Bistro Onelife Lesure, Deer Park Golf & Country Club, Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel and Macrae Edinburgh helping to raise £2465 for local charity No Limits

Lastly thank you to our guest speaker double Commonwealth Champion and Olympic gold medallist Neil Fachie and all our guests for making it a fabulous night.