WeDO members celebrate their successes at our Annual Awards Ceremony & Dinner

Published by Belinda Roberts MBE on

Our Awards Ceremony & Dinner took place on Friday the 22nd of November at The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa and was once again an amazing evening celebrating the success of Scottish SME businesses. ?Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner in the sumptuous surroundings of the Sheraton followed by a glittering Awards Ceremony. ?The Judging Panel was this year once again chaired by?Graham Langley, Ambassador in our Executive team and he was joined by 3 fellow Ambassadors from our Exec team,??Jack Ogston,??Russell Dalgleish, newly appointed Chairman of WeDO Scotland and?Alan Steel.

From L to R - Ailsa Proverbs, Pete Higgins, Belinda Roberts, Dougie Walker, Kirsty Mackenzie & Gordon White
From L to R – Ailsa Proverbs, Pete Higgins, Belinda Roberts, Dougie Walker, Kirsty Mackenzie & Gordon White


ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR?-?sponsored by?Everycare Edinburgh


WINNER: ??Dougie Walker?of?Claymore Security Solutions

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR?sponsored by?Chiene & Tait?


WINNER: ?Kirsty Mackenzie?from?iMultiply Resourcing

RUNNER-UP: ?Eddie Robb?of?As You Like It Holidays?&?Make It Social

MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESS – sponsored by?Santander


WINNER: ??Pete Higgins?of?UWI Technology

FINALIST: ?Laura Sullivan?of?Bongomagic

HIGH GROWTH COMPANY OF THE YEAR?-?sponsored by?Brown Shipley


WINNER:?Gordon White?of?fatBuzz

FINALIST: ?Stefan Pretty?of?Pretty Klicks

NEW START BUSINESS OF THE YEAR – sponsored by?Alan Steel Asset Management?


WINNER: ?Ailsa Proverbs?of?The Big Cheesemaking Kit

FINALIST: ?Piers Bambridge?of?Pike & Bambridge

Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening was?Peter Ferguson?of?PDF Productions. ?We also held a raffle to fund-raise for our nominated charity?Aberlour Childcare Trust??and were delighted to have raised ?2,786 to help make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children and their families in Scotland.

The Awards Ceremony and Dinner was dedicated to the memory of?Karen McMurrich, Director of?Marketing, Fundraising & External Affairs who very sadly passed away following an asthma attack at the beginning of November.

A fantastic night was had by all, there was a real buzz at the event and guests enjoyed hearing the journeys of our Award winners and finalists.

You can view highlights of the evening along with interviews with Graham Langley, Chair of our Judging Panel and all of our winners by watching the video at the top of this page. ?You can also watch the films of the winners and runners-up talking about their businesses on our Videos page.

Thank you to everyone who came along and joined us, to all of our sponsors and to the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa for having looked after us so well.

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