Our Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner took place on the 24th of November at Ghillie Dhu in Edinburgh and 150 people attended. The evening was a celebration of the success of our members and competition was fierce for the 4 Awards.? The judging panel was Graham Langley, Gaynor Turner, Gill Eastgate and chaired by Paul McKay, our thanks to them for giving up a considerable amount of their time to ensure the judging process ran smoothly.

THE AWARD CATEGORIES

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Paul Bodger of Anytime Leisure

Finalist: Justin Hutton-Penman of Flock Design & Advertising

Paul Bodger commented “We’re thrilled with the result and still surprised with the nomination, let alone the Award itself.? All the hard work that the staff, Josh, Jonny and I have done over the past 3 years has put the company in a great position and we are genuinely delighted to win this Award.? To get this sort of recognition from the judges and other leading Scottish businesses validates everything we are striving for.”

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Winner: Chris Davidson of Webit Technologies

Finalist: Suzie McCafferty of Platinum Wave

Chris Davidson commented “Winning Young Entrepreneur of The Year was a great surprise and an honour.? We are very much looking forward to growing the business and the recognition of this Award will no doubt help us to build a stronger platform for success.”

MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESS

Winner: John Hall & Ian Cander of Pod Mobile

Finalist: Mark Boyde of NAC

John Hall commented “Being recognised by WeDO as the year’s most innovative business is testament to the fantastic work done by the Pod team over the last year to create a product that is on the cusp of realising its true global potential.”

HIGH GROWTH COMPANY OF THE YEAR?

Winner: Mike Wynn of CP Recruitment

Finalist: Mark Boyde of NAC

Mike Wynn commented “We are so delighted to have received this Award and we feel it’s a justification of our ethos in trying to create an environment which allows our consultants to flourish and our reputation to grow.”

Congratulations go to all of our Winners, Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Nominees.

We would like to thank everyone who attended and helped make it a fun evening and to all of our sponsors:

NAC, Coffee With A Lid, Everycare Edinburgh, Sound + Vision, MB Productions and? Red Facilities??

You can view more photos from the event in our Gallery and hear more about our Finalists and Winners businesses in the 2011 Award WeDO Awards Ceremony video on our Video page.