Companies and entrepreneurs from across the country have been celebrated at the star-studded Scottish Business Awards 2015, which included an appearance from George Clooney.
2,100 Scottish business men and women attended what is thought to have been the UK’s largest ever business dinner at the EICC in Edinburgh last week.
The awards were hosted by TV comedian Rob Bryson, with notable speakers including Sir Chris Hoy and Judy Murray.
Guests were also treated to more than an hour of storytelling from Hollywood A-Lister George Clooney, who was interviewed on-stage by broadcaster Chris Evans.
They also took part in a charity fundraising auction, which featured prizes including lunch with Arnold Schwarzenneger and golf with former US President Bill Clinton, with the event expected to generate more than £1million for a range of good causes.
The full awards given were:
Company of the Year - Skyscanner
Chivas Brother’s Entrepreneur of the Year – John Watson, John Watson Printers
Itison Female Business Leader of the Year – Allison Sellar – activpayroll
CEO of the Year – Gordon Dewar – Edinburgh Airport
RBS Customer Focus Award – Adopt An Intern
People’s Postcode Lottery Green Business of the Year – Albert Bartlett
Employer of the Year - FES Group
Johnson and Johnson Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Harper Macleod
PwC Commitment to Company Values Award – First Mortgage
Investor in Scotland – JP Morgan
Growth Strategy of the Year – QTS Group
Family Business of the Year – GAP Group
KPMG Large Business of the Year – Cala Homes
Financial Services Company of the Year – Green Investment Bank
Sunday Times SME of the Year – ECS Group
Frame PR Marketing & PR Strategy – The Lane Agency
Tech Company of the Year – FanDuel
RBS Business Innovation of the Year – Route Monkey
CKGSB International Business of the Year – Balmoral Group
Emerging Business of the Year – Celtic Renewables