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Business Excellence Award Winners

Mon, 2015-11-30 09:58

Congratulations to all our winners who received their business awards at the prestigious event on Friday 27th November at Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel.

Best Business Award

Winner: Lareine Engineering
A key local employer who is recognised nationally as a high quality designer and manufacturer of ventilation solutions, and whose continued growth and investment has a positive impact on the local community.                                                                 

Highly Commended: Sarco Stopper

High Growth & Innovation Award 

Sponsored by West Lothian Economic Growth Plan 

Winner: Dacoll Ltd
The largest independent providers of IT services in Scotland, delivering excellent and affordable local services, aims to sustainably grow their workforce and revenue over the next five years and establish the company as a recognised market leader

Highly Commended: Sarco Stopper

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

Winner: Decadently Pure
Supplier of award winning handmade pure chocolate, catering to those who appreciate quality chocolate, free from any additives.

Highly Commended: Cosmos Planetarium

Shona Sibbald Woman in Business Award sponsored by Sibbald Limited

Winner: Dr Jennifer Newton, Express Microbiology
The largest microbiology testing lab in Scotland.  Which has grown from a small 4 person start-up in 2003 to a thriving business with a staff of 45, sales of over £2 million and a very strong rate of growth over the last 18 months.

Highly Commended: Linda Chatwin, Genealogy Worldwide

Excellence in Staff Learning & Development Award Sponsored by West Lothian College

Winner: Dacoll Limited
Bathgate based IT Company with a culture of developing their own staff whenever possible, reviewing each individual’s capability and providing training and development opportunities to enhance their skills.

Highly Commended: Genealogy Worldwide
Commended: Lareine Engineering 

West Lothian's Favourite Business Award Sponsored by West Lothian Courier
Winner:  Party Animal Encounters
Provide children and adults the opportunity to touch, hold and learn about a selection of small animals bringing education, therapy and fun together.

Runner-up: Smartlocal Marketing

Enterprising School Award Sponsored by Shin-Etsu

Winner: Inveralmond Community High School
Recognising the need for skills for life and through their Enterprise Group offer the young people encouragement to be more confident and develop their skills for entering the world of work and life-long learning. 

Highly Commended: St Ninian’s Primary
Commended: Bathgate Academy

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