Falkirk Herald Business Awards is sparkling success

Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2013, Lifetime Achievement Award, Malcolm Allan.
Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2013, Lifetime Achievement Award, Malcolm Allan.

The Link Group has taken the top accolade at The Falkirk Herald Business Awards 2013.

It was recognised with the Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award.

Set up in 1962 and with its administrative base in Callendar Business Park, it has grown to be a leading Scottish social enterprise and housing association.

Link also lifted the Employer of the Year Award.

The glittering event in the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Polmont, was attended by nearly 300 from Falkirk’s business community.

This is the fifth occasion The Falkirk Herald has organised this event with this year’s event, which had Falkirk Council as a strategic partner, attracting a record entry.

Group editor Colin Hume said: “Once again this was a fantastic event. Everyone who made the shortlist for each category should consider themself a winner as the standard was incredibly high.

“Congratulations to all those who have won and thanks to our sponsors who have helped make this such a wonderful occasion.”

The full list of winners is:

Best Start-Up Business (sponsored by Ineos) – The Milk Barn

Best Green Business – Asda Chill Distribution Centre (CDC4)

Best Website/E-Commerce (sponsored by WOW247) – Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa

Best Tourism Business (sponsored by Visit Falkirk) – Capercaillie Cruisers Limited

Best Sales and Marketing (sponsored by Find It) – Couper & Co

Best Growth Business (sponsored by Business Gateway) – Storage UK Ltd

Best Business in the Community/Social Enterprise – Cloybank

Best Independent Retailer: Keep it Local Award (sponsored by Falkirk Delivers) – Sisters Boutique

Employer of the Year (sponsored by Falkirk Council) – Link Group Limited

Best Small Business (sponsored by Forth Valley College) – Your Equipment Solutions Limited

Best Large Business(sponsored by MacRoberts) – Edinmore Contracts Limited

Highly Commended – MES2000; The Caledonian Cheesecake Company; Montana Home Care Ltd; and Falkirk Homeless Project

Outstanding Achievement Award of the Year – Link Group Limited

Lifetime Achievement Award – Malcolm Allan