2018 finalists and winners

The finalists and winners of the Northern Star Business Awards, which took place on September 27, 2018, were:  

Martin Gilbert, co-CEO of Standard Life Aberdeen, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement accolade. 

Going Global

  • activpayroll
  • Add Energy
  • WINNER - BioTechnics

Inspiration from Innovation

  • Glencraft (Aberdeen) Limited
  • MAC Architects
  • WINNER - Return to Scene Ltd

Staff Matter

  • Bon Accord Care
  • Marathon Oil UK
  • WINNER - Phil Anderson Financial Services Ltd

Customer First

  • WINNER - Breakout Games Aberdeen
  • Chatten Quality Meats
  • Dial-a-Community Bus
  • The Aberdeen Altens Hotel

Marketing Magic

  • Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • WINNER - Big Partnership (in partnership with Aberdeen Football Club)
  • Fierce Beer
  • Maggie’s Aberdeen

Making the Difference

  • WINNER - Aberdeen Performing Arts
  • DAB Plus
  • Glencraft
  • Sport Aberdeen
  • Station House Media Unit (shmu)

Family Business

  • WINNER - Laings
  • Mackie’s of Scotland
  • The OTL Group

Overall Business of the Year

  • activpayroll
  • Balmoral Group
  • WINNER - WM Donald Limited

Rising Star

  • WINNER - Hall Morrice Corporate Finance – Melanie Gilmour
  • Mearns & Gill – Andrew Spence
  • VisitAberdeenshire – Raeanne Verlegh

Student Placement

  • WINNER - BW Offshore
  • DAI (Digital Applications International)
  • Repsol Sinopec 

Eco Hero

  • Aberkil
  • Dab Den Ltd
  • WINNER - Grampian Housing Association

Inspiring Futures

  • Anderson Anderson Brown and Oldmachar Academy
  • WINNER - Glen Tanar Estate and Aboyne Academy (in partnership with Hospitality Training, Springboard and Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Craigendarroch)
  • Macphie and Mearns Academy
  • Wood and Northfield Academy