Moray businesses urged to step up for excellence awards

John Cowe - urging businesses in Moray to enter annual Business Awards.
John Cowe – urging businesses in Moray to enter annual Business Awards.

FIRST RATE, INNOVATIVE and successful businesses that are helping to underpin the Moray economy.

That is the view being expressed over businesses in the region by the chair of Moray Council’s economic development and infrastructure services committee, Councillor John Cowe, as he urges local firms to put themselves forward for Highlands and Islands business excellence awards.

In 2015 the Awards saw such as Johnstons of Elgin attain an Outstanding Business Achievement award – now it is hoped that more of Moray’s skilled businesses and their leaders can claim recognition for their efforts in 2016.

The awards, organised by the Scottish Council for Development and Industry, provide a unique platform to showcase the achievements of the area’s businesses and celebrate excellence in a range of sectors.
The 2016 awards will be presented at the annual dinner on Friday, September 9 at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness in front of 350 guests.

Entries will close on August 1 and are being invited over several categories, including international business, marine business, outstanding business ambassador, research and innovation, business service and engagement, environmental sustainability, people development and outstanding business achievement.

Councillor Cowe said: “We have many first rate, innovative and successful businesses here in Moray which help to underpin our economy and I hope very much that they will enter for this year’s awards.
“The Highlands and Islands awards are a celebration of the great work that these businesses do and I would be delighted to see a strong representation from Moray at this year’s ceremony.”

More information on the Awards and details on how to enter can be found online.