Northern Star Business Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Northern Star Business Awards are now closed.

Finalists will be announced in June.

The winners will be announced at a glittering black tie ceremony at The Events Complex Aberdeen (TECA) on Thursday, September 26.

With an audience of around 600 guests, the Northern Star Business Awards recognise the exceptional accomplishments of organisations across the North-east.

From pioneering innovation and outstanding customer service to excellence in people development, environmental outlook and marketing prowess, the Awards provide a high-profile platform for showcasing success.


“A big part of our role is leading the celebration of our city region as a great place to live, work, study, invest and do business. Companies of all sizes, from all sectors and across the length and breadth of this fantastic region are renowned for their innovation and entrepreneurial spirit and the Northern Star Business Awards provide a great stage to showcase and celebrate this.

“Nominating your company is the first step in the process. Competition for a finalist spot is always tough and the categories attract significant interest from across every sector of the business. Past winners have ranged from small local businesses to internationally renowned brands and we would encourage all companies in the region with a great story to tell to consider putting themselves forward.”

Seona Shand, head of membership at the Chamber
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Each year, Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce works with registered charities within its membership to be the beneficiaries of donations made on awards night.

Through the generosity of attendees, the Northern Star Business Awards have raised more than £30,000 in the last five years towards helping local charities.

The 2019 charities:




Miscarriage Information Support Service

North East Sensory Services

Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance

Somebody Cares

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Business of the Year

Is your company the true star of the North-east for 2018? This award is for that one company who has shown excellent practice and inspiration to all businesses by being a market leader.

Customer First

The award is designed to celebrate those exceptional companies who put the interest of the customer at the heart of everything they do.

ECO Hero

Is your business passionate about the planet? If your business actively reduces impact to the environment to make a change, you should be in the running for this award.

Family Business

Are you a fantastic family run or owned business? We are looking for a beacon of a North-east family business with an outstanding reputation and true integrity.

Going Global

Has your business made an impact overseas? This award will go to a company that has been successful in growing internationally. 

Inspiration from Innovation

This award will be rewarded to the company that is at the forefront of latest thinking and is using technology or innovation to drive the future.

Lifetime Achievement

This award is given, by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, recognising business leaders who have made an outstanding contribution to the region building their own organisations while contributing to initiatives that make a real difference to the lives of individuals and the wider community.


Making the Difference

Does your company have a big heart? Are you committed to positive change within the community? Celebrate this commitment by entering this category.

Marketing Magic

This award is for the company that has created a successful marketing campaign that has driven customers through the door or grown exposure.

Rising Star

Do you have a future star in your organisation? Are they destined for great things with your business? If you or a colleague has made a significant impact in your organisation apply for this award today.

Staff Matter

For organisations who take care of their people so their people take care of their business.

Student Placement 

This special award recognises the important contribution business makes to student through their participation in RGU’s student placement programme.

Inspiring Futures

This award is for a school and business who have worked together in partnership to deliver either work inspiration, work practice, work experience and jobs (or them all) to ensure young people are moving into work.


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