Berwickshire firms excel in business awards

Farne Salmon and Duns Castle Estate were among the winners at the Scottish Borders Business Excellence Awards.

Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 9:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 10:23 am

Hutton Stone Company and the Eyemouth-based Borders Green Team also won runners-up awards at the ceremony in Kelso on Friday.

The annual awards, celebrating all that is best in the Borders business sector, were organised and hosted by the Scottish Borders Chamber of Commerce (SBCC).

Jack Clark, SBCC chairman, said: “With entries up a staggering 300 per cent on last year, it is clear that the business and commercial sector here in the Borders is in fine fettle and that confidence is growing. That’s great news.

“These awards are a fantastic way to recognise and celebrate the success of the many innovative and high quality businesses we have here in the Borders.

“The diversity of the submissions we received, and the range of ambitious businesses they represent across many sectors, are testament to the fact that the Borders is a great location from which to do business and run a successful company.”

Coun Mark Rowley, Scottish Borders Council executive member for business, said: “Events such as this demonstrate just what an incredible range of businesses we have here in the Borders, of all sizes and in all sectors, and the fantastic products, services and work opportunities they provide.”

Local awards – Tourism & Hospitality Business of the Year: Winner, Duns Castle Estate; Social Enterprise Business of the Year: Winner, Re-Tweed; Runner-up, The Borders Green Team; High Growth/Innovation/Turnover Business of the Year: Runner-up, Hutton Stone Co Ltd; Supporting Young Workforce Business of the Year: Winner, Farne Salmon; Exporter of the Year: Runner-up, Farne Salmon.