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