Northern Star Business Awards
The Overall Global Business of the Year Award went to qedi which has achieved remarkable success in the oil & gas industry, trebling its workforce over the last three years and achieving a 35% annual growth rate over the past six years. The Overall Medium Business of the Year was AMC Engineering. The Findon-based company has seen turnover increase from £1.4million to £14 million since 2004 and staff numbers rising from 12 to 80.
Ellon-based LFH Engineering Ltd picked up the Overall Small Business of the Year Award. Launched in March 2010 following a management buyout, the company has enjoyed a remarkable first 18 months in business.
Also proving that you don't have to be a big company to become a Northern Star, the newly introduced Best Campaign Award was won by Limetree (formerly Fruition), a small marketing consultancy which has around a third of its clients based in the Third Sector. Its winning campaign helped environmental charity Aberdeen Forward raise its profile and increase its annual turnover by more than 130% in one year.
AXA Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme
FREE access to the AXA Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme Hotline, helping you to lift the load on legal concerns, financial worries or pressure at work. For more information click here.
Free Business Mentoring
Whether you are a relatively new business, or have ambitious plans to grow your business, working with a mentor can kick-start or re-invigorate, giving you immediate access to impartial advice, relevant experience, and a great network of contacts. For more information contact Gordon Prentice.
Policy & Lobbying
The Chamber acts as the voice of business for its 1,200+ members, lobbying on issues which impact on them. Policy is developed in conjunction with our Policy Council, an elected group of 27 members representing all sizes and sectors of our membership. The Chamber is also supported in its policy formulation process by our Virtual Policy Groups. The groups comprise members of the Chamber's Board and Council and representatives of the wider Chamber membership. Members who would like to be involved with these should contact the Rachel Elliott.
As part of our tailored services the Business Services Network steering group decided to sub divide this sector to provide additional benefits and services:
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Library of information
Business Services Survey- Coming soon
The Business Services Survey 2012 will provide a general profile of businesses in the finance sector in North-east Scotland. The survey is specifically aimed to capture current performance, present and future issues concerning the sector, and the priorities and strategic focus of the industry going forward. It will provide useful market intelligence to sector stakeholders for decision making, effective policy lobbying and representation and also serve as a document for future reference and comparison.
If you would like to be part of the Business Services Network, please contact Seona Shand, Membership Network Manager, on 01224 343929 or email email@example.com for more information.
As a member of the Chamber, you can also get involved by sending information on Business Services related news and events to firstname.lastname@example.org for inclusion on our Business Services Network page and monthly Business Services updates.