ROCCO Business Awards 2016
A sell–out crowd of 500 people watched 16 awards presented at the ROCCO’s on Friday 18 November at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew - the annual business awards of Renfrewshire Chamber.
The area’s premier business event, now in its thirteenth year was sponsored by Paisley 2021 for UK City of Culture.
Chamber President Audrey Cumberford, Chief Executive and Principal of West College Scotland, gave a warm welcome to the audience and highlighted the chambers successes in the last 12 months. She emphasised the opportunity for Renfrewshire with record investment planned via the Glasgow City Region City Deal and the potential of winning the City of Culture bid.
Council Leader Mark Macmillan gave the main sponsor address and urged companies and individuals alike to #pushthe2021button - available here.
Paisley’s own megastar Paolo Nutini had a video message for the audience to encourage their support and the difference culture can make for young people was highlighted by Street Stuff’s Ben Milne and Mark Kerr. ROCCO favourite Fred MacAulay hosted and was impressed by the performances of three piece girl group Loxi, Singer Lisa Kowalski and an energetic 2021 themed piece by Pace Theatre Co. The ROCCO raffle raised £8,000 for local charities and good causes with St Vincent’s Hospice and Street Stuff Culture Bus Project the main charities of the year.
The winners are:
ROCCO Award for Excellence in Customer Services – Sponsored by Scottish Leather Group
Winner – intu Braehead
ROCCO Award for Enterprise in Education – Sponsored by University of the West of Scotland
Winner – DirectDevitt Comedy Management & Productions CIC
ROCCO Award for Innovation & Technology – Sponsored by Hillington Park
Winner – Rolls-Royce
ROCCO Award for Excellence in Manufacturing – Sponsored by Campbell Dallas
ROCCO Award for International Trade – Sponsored by Glasgow Airport
Winner – Bridge of Weir Leather
ROCCO Award for Invest in Renfrewshire – Sponsored by Invest in Renfrewshire
Winner – I Am Me Scotland
ROCCO Award for Most Promising New Business – Sponsored by Business Gateway
Winner – PowerTek
ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business – Sponsored by Paisley Daily Express
Winner – Origins Fitness
ROCCO Award for Family Business of the Year – Sponsored by The Malcolm Group
Winner – Stafffinders
ROCCO Award for Young Business Person of the Year – Sponsored by West College Scotland
Winner – Fraser Gordon, The Detailing Factory
ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year – Sponsored by Rolls-Royce
Winner – Boston Networks
ROCCO Award for Community Champion – Sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire & RBS
Winner – Active Communities
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <5 FTE – Sponsored by intu Braehead
Winner – Kenneth Keegan Independent Funeral Directors
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business 5<25 FTE – Sponsored by Renfrewshire Council
Winner – Braehead Clan
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 FTE – Sponsored by Clyde Marine Training
Winner – Glasgow Airport
ROCCO Award for Business Leader of the Year – Sponsored by DIAGEO
Winner – Andrew Malcolm, MD The Malcolm Group