VIDEO: Proud finalists party at The Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2015

Guests at last week’s Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2015 were ready to celebrate at Airth Castle Hotel & Spa.

And getting them in the party mood was the inimitable Barbara Bryceland.

The singer gave a top-class performance as she belted out some well known numbers, including Proud Mary which had many of the audience on their feet to dance.

After her fabulous set it was on with the main business of the evening – the handover of the awards.

The event, which was sponsored by Aurora Hotel Collection, was attended by almost 250 business owners, staff and guests.

Outstanding Achievement of the Year went to bus company First Midland Bluebird, while former Falkirk and district town centre manager Alastair Mitchell was named Business Personality of the Year.

The full list of winners was:

Best Start-up Business (sponsored by DigitalKitbag) – Bababoo

Best Green Business (sponsored by WOW247) – Howgate Shopping Centre

Best Social Enterprise (sponsored by Tapestry) – Re-Union Canal Boats

Best Sales and Marketing (sponsored by Barbara Davidson) – Couper & Co.

Best Growth Business (sponsored by Business Gateway) – Callendar Pharmacy

Business in the Community (sponsored by Forth Valley College) – Howgate Shopping Centre

Best Independent (sponsored by AG Office Supplies) – Canada Wood Kitchen & Bar

Employer of the Year (sponsored by Greig Melville HR) – Howgate Shopping Centre

Young Entrepreneur (sponsored by Alexander Dennis) – Stacie Hopper

Best Small Business (sponsored by Ineos) – MES2000

Best Large Business (sponsored by First Midland Bluebird) – Mrs Tilly’s

Highly Commended – Findlays, Hogan’s Fine Food Company and Link Property

Special Achievement – Chris Allen of Enjoy-a-Ball

Outstanding Achievement of the Year – First Midland Bluebird

Business Personality of the Year – Alastair Mitchell