Nominations open for Northern Star Business Awards

Nominations for the North-east’s business Oscars – the Northern Star Business Awards 2022 – opened this week.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 6:05 am
Businesses are being encouraged to put themselves forward for the awards.
Businesses are being encouraged to put themselves forward for the awards.

Now in their 18th year, the high profile awards recognise companies around the region for exceptional accomplishments across a range of fields, from energy to innovation, customer service to people development.

Organised by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce and held in association with Nucore Group, the awards highlight the diversity and success of organisations across the city and Aberdeenshire operating in a wide range of sectors.

They are free to enter and open to all businesss.

The closing date for nominations is Friday, July 4.

Categories available for nominations this year are:

Going Global;

Marketing Magic;

Inspiration from Innovation;

Inspiring Futures;

Staff Matter;

Customer First;

Making the Difference;

Family Business;

Rising Star;

Student Placement;

Driving Sustainability;

Business of the Year.

The Chamber’s commercial director Seona Shand said: “We’re all aware of the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on business of all sizes and sectors over the last 12 months so we were surprised to have received more entries than ever before for the 2021 awards.

"While we weren’t able to meet in person for our traditional award ceremony, this passion for celebrating North-east business success, even during the toughest of times, continued through with the videos of our 48 finalists and 12 winners being watched over 30,000 times on social media in March.

“There is a real drive in our local economy to recognise the hard work undertaken by businesses to make a positive impact on their people, their customers and their communities.

"Nominating your company is the first step in the process.

"I would encourage all companies with a story to tell to consider putting themselves forward.”

The 2022 award ceremony will take place on Friday, February 11, at The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA).

Nomination forms are available online at agcc.co.uk.