Business awards aiming to put the best in Fife in the spotlight

Fred MacAulay, who will host Fife Business Awards

Fred MacAulay, who will host Fife Business Awards

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Local business big and small are being invited to step into the spotlight and be recognised for their success.

The bi-annual Fife Business Awards launched this week and organisers are inviting enterprises of all sizes to enter what promises to be a bumper event.

North east Fife has had its share of success stories over the 10 years of the awards.

For example, in 2012 The Adamson bar and brasserie in South Street, St Andrews, won the Most Enterprising Start-Up Award.

Managing director Julie Lewis said her team was delighted to win, adding: “We thought it was a great thing to enter, and originally we were just pleased to be nominated.”

Chris Parr, chair of the Fife Economy Partnership, the principal sponsors of the awards, said: “There are a large number of tremendous businesses within Fife and we hope as many as possible put themselves forward in one or more categories.”

Fife Chamber president John Silcock added: “The business awards provide a great opportunity to celebrate the success of all sizes of businesses in Fife.”

The Fife Free Press Group is media partner for the event.

Winners will be announced at a ceremony on March 19 next year at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes.

The evening will be hosted by comedian Fred MacAulay.

The categories are: Workforce for the Future, sponsored by National Oilwell Varco; Best Education & Business Partnership, sponsored by Culture of Enterprise; Success through Sustainability, sponsored by Green Business Fife; Most Enterprising Start-up Company, sponsored by Business Gateway Fife; Tourism Award, sponsored by Forth Ports Ltd; Best Performing Business (under 50 employees), sponsored by Condies; Best Performing Business (over 50 employees), sponsored by FMC Technologies; Create in Fife, sponsored by Fife Cultural Trust;

Exporting Achievement of the Year; Excellence in Customer Services, and Success through Innovation

More information and applications can be found on the Fife Chamber of Commerce website www.fifechamber.co.uk.