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Bees Knees Awards...The Finalists are Announced!

Above: Bee’s Knees 15th Annual Business Awards


Thirty finalists will line up for the Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2018, the 15th annual challenge for Inverclyde businesses and a major highlight in the Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce calendar of events. Finalists were selected from a shortlist of entrants who have presented their case to category judging panels over the past few weeks.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony and gala dinner in the Marquee at the Chartroom, Kip Marina, on Friday 8th June, when the Lifetime Achievement winner, selected by Inverclyde Chamber President Linda Scott, will also be revealed. The evening will be hosted by one of Scotland’s best-known comedy actors, Karen Dunbar.

Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2018 finalists in the ten categories are:


Inverclyde Business of the Year (sponsored by Riverside Inverclyde):


Inspiring Sole Trader (sponsored by the Waterfront Cinema):


Proud to be in Inverclyde (sponsored by West College Scotland):


Outstanding Customer Service (sponsored by Holiday Inn Express Hotel):


Inspiring Professional of the Year (sponsored by Inverclyde Council):


Excellence in Skills and Learning (sponsored by Autotec Scotland):


Best Use of Innovation or Digital Technology (sponsored by River Clyde Homes):


Best Brand Promotion/Campaign (sponsored by The Chartroom):


 Emerging Young Talent (sponsored by Texas Instruments):


Most Promising New Business (sponsored by Peelports - Clydeport):


Linda Scott, President, Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce said:

“Our sponsor representatives and Inverclyde Chamber directors who made up the category judging panels, found themselves challenged once again with an exceptional and diverse line up of shortlisted candidates, each showcasing their achievements and ambitions to claim their place in the Bee’s Knees Business Awards finals. Our congratulations go to all finalists who are helping us demonstrate continued business growth here in Inverclyde. We have a great deal to be proud about and we thank our sponsors for joining with us to recognise the talent within our resilient local business community. We look forward to celebrating their impressive achievements at our awards dinner this June, where we will welcome the local business community, their customers, friends and family, to a wonderful evening hosted by Karen Dunbar in the spectacular setting of Kip Marina.“


Above: On the Judging panel for the Bees Knees Awards are ri's CEO Fiona Maguire and Head of Business Investment Andrew Bowman 


The finalists will attend the summer gala awards dinner, where the business community will gather to hear the winners announced and awarded with a crystal trophy and certificate. Media sponsor Gryffe Studios, PR sponsor Elaine Stewart Public Relations and programme sponsor Love & Humphries, are all supporting the Bee’s Knees Business Awards 2018.

To book tickets for the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on Friday 8th June click here. Further details are available by contacting Inverclyde Chamber Senior Executive Officer, Margaret Moran, on T: 01475 806824, M: 07534 196253, E: seo@inverclydechamber.co.uk or visiting the Inverclyde Chamber of Commerce website.

Join in the Bee’s Knees Business Awards chat by tagging Tweets #BeesKneesAwards2018.


Published 19th April 2018