Launch of Northern Star business awards

The 2016 Northern Star business awards
The 2016 Northern Star business awards

Businesses in the North-east are being invited to nominate themselves as “Northern Stars”.

Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce has launched this year’s Northern Star Business Awards, now in its 14th year, which recognise companies around the area for exceptional accomplishments across a range of fields from social responsibility to innovation, customer service to achievements in internationalisation.

There are 13 award categories open to businesses keen to highlight their accomplishments.

There is also a lifetime achievement award which is announced on the night. Last year, former principal of North East Scotland College, Rob Wallen, was handed this accolade for his outstanding contribution to the region.

Previous winners of the award have included Professor Sir Duncan Rice, Sir Malcolm Bruce, Sir Ian Wood and Jimmy Milne CBE.

Chief executive at the Chamber, Russell Borthwick, said: “The Northern Star Business Awards are a highpoint for the Chamber, giving North-east businesses from every sector the opportunity to showcase and celebrate their success and achievements.

“Nominating your company is the first step in the process, and competition for a finalist spot is always high. All the award categories attract interest from across every sector of the business community.

“It really is time to shine for North-east businesses.”

The winners are announced at the AECC on Thursday, October 5, 2017.

Nomination forms are available online at, for further information contact

The closing date for nominations is Friday, April 21, at noon.