Conrad Ritchie, managing director of Score international, collected the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of his late father Charles Ritchie whose contribution to his local community was as immense as his contribution to business.

The finalists and winners of the Northern Star Business Awards, which took place on October 5, 2017, were:

Achievement in International Business

  • WINNER - Churchill Drilling Tools
  • Iqarus In Association with International SOS
  • Schoolhill Hydraulic Engineering Co Ltd

Best Campaign

  • Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • Fifth Ring
  • WINNER - Korero PR
  • One Stop Waste Solutions

Commitment to Innovative Use of Research & Development

  • Tendeka
  • WINNER - TWMA
  • Wood Group

Commitment to People Development

  • WINNER - James Laings & Son Limited
  • Quensh Specialists Ltd

Excellence in Customer Service

  • WINNER - Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • Eat on the Green
  • Glen Tanar Estate
  • Grampian Transport Museum

Excellence in Health & Safety

  • BrewDog Plc
  • WINNER - Stewart Milne Group
  • TWMA

Excellence and Innovation in Procurement

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • WINNER - Craig International
  • Greenwell Equipment

Overall Business of the Year

  • WINNER - AISUS Offshore
  • Bon Accord Care
  • James Laing & Sons Limited
Outstanding Contribution to Society
  • WINNER - Absafe
  • Bon Accord Shopping Centre
  • HorseBack UK - Highly Commended
  • Aberdeen Sports Village

Rising Star

  • WINNER - Andrew Johnson, Blaze Manufacturing Solutions
  • Craig Rochester, Eat on The Green
  • Rhona MacLennan, People Factor Consultants
  • Julia Heys, VisitAberdeenshire

Student Placement Award

  • Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre
  • WINNER - Marathon Oil
  • Repsol Sinopec Resources UK Ltd - Highly Commended

The Green Award

  • Dab Den Ltd
  • Deeside Activity Park
  • WINNER - Douneside House Limited
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