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Award Winning Businesses Take Centre Stage in West Lothian

Mon, 2014-12-01 09:42

Congratulations to all the Award 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, who are celebrating 30 years of operations in West Lothian, are a key West Lothian business employing over 400 staff and are proud to support their community, actively working with local schools.

Runner-up awarded to Food Options UK Ltd

Highly Commended awarded to Calnex Solutions


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.

Runner-up awarded to Cutting Edge


Entrepreneur & Business Start-up Award 2014 Sponsored by West Lothian Business Gateway

Winner - Pure Flour Power started in 2012 supplying bakes and breads to Eastern European shops throughout Scotland and as the business grows so does their product range and markets.

Joint Runner-ups awards to Fleximix and Cirrus HQ


Shona Sibbald Woman in Business 2014 Award Sponsored by Sibbald Limited

Winner- Catherine O’Day of The Cashroom impressed the judges er drive, determination and professionalism which has guided the company’s growth and shaped their culture of a high quality service. 

Runner-up awarded to Joanne Brindley, Brindley Associates

Highly Commended awarded to Linda Chatwin, Genealogy Worldwide


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.

Runner-up awarded to MLM Solutions

Highly Commended awarded to Robbie Fluid Engineering


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.

Runner-up awarded to Linlithgow Union Canal Society


Enterprising School Award 2014 Sponsored by ShinEtsu

Winner - Cedarbank School supports 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.

Runner-up awarded to Boghall Primary School

Highly Commended to St Ninians Primary School

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 Oatridge College.

Thanks also goes to everyone who donated prizes for the Charity Draw and Auction: Schuh, Best Western Hilcroft Hotel, Xtreme Combat, The Grapes Bistro, 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.