North East businesses set to shine for Northern Star awards

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Russell BorthwickMonday 1st February 2016, Aberdeen, Scotland. Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Pictured: Russell Borthwick, Chief Executive AGCC (Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Businesses in the North-east are set to shine as over 70 of them celebrate their nomination for this year’s Northern Star Business Awards.

Organised by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, the awards recognise companies around the North-east for exceptional accomplishments across a range of fields from energy to innovation, customer service to people development.

The winners are announced at a glittering ceremony at the AECC on September 22, hosted this year by broadcaster and journalist Louise Minchin.

Also preparing to sparkle are the charities which will benefit from the event.

Over £6,500 was raised for local charities through the generosity of the 750 guests who attended last year’s event and the Chamber has just announced the five organisations that will benefit from the 2016 awards as Absafe, Children 1st, North East Sensory Service, the RNLI and Scarf.

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.

“All the award categories attract interest from across every sector of the business community and competition for a finalist spot is always high.

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

The nominations are across 11 award categories, which are:.

Achievement in International Business
Commitment to People Development
Commitment to Innovative Use of Research and Development
Excellence in Customer Service
Excellence in Health and Safety
The Green Award
Outstanding Contribution to Society
Outstanding Contribution to the Energy Sector
Overall Business of the Year
Rising Star
Student Placement
There is also a lifetime achievement award which is announced on the night.

Last year, Balmoral’s chairman and managing director James Milne CBE was handed this accolade for his outstanding contribution to the region.

The Northern Star Business Awards take place on Thursday, September 22, 2021 at the Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, in the Bridge of Don in Aberdeen.

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