Finalists for the Northern Star Business Awards have been announced.
Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce’s annual accolades celebrate the success of north-east businesses.
The awards recognise companies and talent for their exceptional accomplishments and work across a range of fields from internationalisation and innovation to people development, environmental action and customer service.
More than 40 businesses have made it to the finalists stage, with 13 awards up for grabs on the evening of the event.
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre on September 27, hosted this year by BBC broadcaster and journalist Fiona Stalker.
The finalists in the categories are:
- Add Energy
Inspiration from Innovation
- Glencraft (Aberdeen) Limited
- MAC Architects
- Return to Scene Ltd
- Bon Accord Care
- Marathon Oil UK
- Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd
- Breakout Games Aberdeen
- Chatten Quality Meats
- Dial-a-Community Bus
- The Aberdeen Altens Hotel
- Aberdeen Performing Arts
- Big Partnership (in partnership with Aberdeen Football Club)
- Fierce Beer
- Maggie’s Aberdeen
Making the Difference
- Aberdeen Performing Arts
- DAB Plus
- Sport Aberdeen
- Station House Media Unit (shmu)
- Mackie’s of Scotland
- The OTL Group
Business of the Year
- Balmoral Group
- WM Donald Limited
- Hall Morrice Corporate Finance – Melanie Gilmour
- Mearns & Gill – Andrew Spence
- VisitAberdeenshire – Raeanne Verlegh
- BW Offshore
- DAI (Digital Applications International)
- Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd
- Dab Den Ltd
- Grampian Housing Association
- Anderson Anderson Brown and Oldmachar Academy
- Glen Tanar Estate and Aboyne Academy (in partnership with Hospitality Training, Springboard and Hilton Craigendarroch)
- Macphie and Mearns Academy
- Wood and Northfield Academy
The winner of the final award – for lifetime achievement – is announced on the night.
Chamber chief executive Russell Borthwick said: “The Northern Star Business Awards are a highpoint in the calendar for North-east businesses, showcasing the achievements of organisations across every sector in our dynamic region.
“The competition for a finalist spot is always tough and this year is no exception. The quality of entries we received demonstrates that Aberdeen city and shire is not only open for business but outstanding work is being done by companies of all shapes and sizes and that should be celebrated.”
Over £6,000 was raised for local charities through the generosity of the hundreds of guests who attended last year’s event. This year, the chosen charities nominated to receive a share of monies raised at the event are Dial-a-Bus, Me Too!, Marie Curie, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation and Mental Health Aberdeen.